Shimano Curado DC Casting Reels

Shimano Curado DC Casting Reels

Shimano's new Digital Control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance.

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RetrieveInches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Flouro Line Capacity (lb test/yds)Power Pro Line Capacity (lb test/yds)Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Price
Right Hand266.2:110/120
117+17.8$249.99 USD
Left Hand266.2:110/120
117+17.8$249.99 USD
Right Hand317.4:110/120
117+17.8$249.99 USD
Left Hand317.4:110/120
117+17.8$249.99 USD
Right Hand368.5:110/120
117+17.9$249.99 USD
Left Hand368.5:110/120
117+17.9$249.99 USD
The Curado DC casting reel is Shimano's most advanced Curado ever produced. Built on the platform that has made the Curado name synonymous with durability and versatility, the Curado DC adds Shimano's NEW Digital Control Braking system. The DC Braking system uses a completely sealed microcomputer that analyzes the spool speed 1,000 times per second and automatically applies the precise braking to achieve maximum casting distance while preventing backlash. No matter the wind conditions, weather, or lure weight, 4 easy adjustments on the side plate allow the angler to quickly and definitively "set and forget" the brakes and let the reel do the work.

Shimano Technology Found In Curado DC Reels :
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to it’s stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It’s efficiency through strength.
  • I-DC4 Braking - Intelligent Digital Control braking features an easy to use 4 setting external dial that can be easily adjusted on the water to provide optimal braking as conditions and lures change.
  • Micro Module Gear - State-of-the-art gear design makes use of smaller gear teeth and more of them, which results in a more efficient gear train and much smoother retrieve.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.

5 Stars based on 27 reviews
By Reese
Great reel
January 31, 2020
I have been using this reel for about a month now in the left hand variant because I’m used to lh spinning reels and this thing is great. Super smooth with easy to use drag system love it. Shiva o has never produced something I’ve complained about.
By Tj
Fantastic reel
January 18, 2020
Shimano always steps their game up and using the DC technology in their Curado series is fantastic. I purchased the 8:5 ratio for flipping and pitching. The DC helps with skipping the jig for less back lash for newer fisherman.
By Kenny
Widely known great reel
November 20, 2019
The curado has a good history with many others. While I've used this one with the DC it makes it so much easier for beginners to learn to cast not to also mention that super satisfying sound
By camron
Olathe, KS
Great reel
November 8, 2019
I have had it for a year and have had no problems. It’s very smooth and can cast light lures very far.
By Michael E.
Love that backlash protections!
October 24, 2019
I just finally got my hands on one of these and couldn't be happier! Lightweight and seems strong.
ProsSuper light, smooth as butter and a GREAT sound when casting!
ConsThe freespool setup is different that conventional reels. Just pay attention to that. I'd like to see it build as a pure saltwater reel.
By seth
palmyra, VA
New Favorite Reel
July 16, 2019
Well, I use to used a lot of baitcasters when I was younger. As I got older, I not really knowing switched to spinning reels. Shimano came out with this reel and I was immediately wanting to try this reel because of the DC control. So I bit the bullet and order one. Practiced in my yard for a few days and then went to the lake that weekend. And I have to say wow this reel is smooth. I would recommend this reel to anyone wanting to learn to throw a baitcaster or even a pro who wants a piece of mind.
ProsSmooth Easy to learn Strong drag
By Brandon
Sacramento, CA
Best Bang for the Buck Shimano Out there.
June 19, 2019
DC reel for $250? Yes please... comparatively to the Metanium DC it is a little heavier and not as smooth, but it will still cast a country mile, skip casting on setting 4 is amazing. Curado K for 180, Chronarch for 279. So Yes the Curado DC is a great buy.
ProsDC 150 Size spool Easy of Use
ConsWish it had low gear ratio
By daniel w.
harleysville, Pa.
Easy control!!
June 18, 2019
This reel is the easiest that I have to control. Whether I am casting, flipping, or switching lure weights. I highly recommend it!!
By Van
dc reel for below $400!
June 1, 2019
I wanted this reel as soon as it was released, but it took me a year to finally come around and get one. It is very smooth and hard to backlash if on the correct settings. I absolutely love this reel.
By Joe
Gregory, SD
Curado DC
April 27, 2019
Try out my new shimano DC today. It’s was awesome, I love every bit of it. Hardly have any backlash I even used it on a windy day. It the first casting reel that I can cast with confidence. I’m gonna buy me another one.
By Daniel H.
April 23, 2019
Very good casting reel
ProsNo thumbing to control the drum
By Mike
Great for any level fisherman.
April 7, 2019
I dare you to try and get a birds nest on this baitcaster. The only thumbing necessary is when your lure hits the water. GREAT REEL. I spooled it with 15 lb power pro braid. I have a few friends that have also got this reel. The only negative that they have told me is that you can birds nest it sometimes only if you have it spooled with fluorocarbon.
By william
New Jersey
Shimano always made good freshwater gear
April 4, 2019
Way back 30 years ago plus and when I was younger my family lived a considerable amount further away from my fathers boat in Atlantic Highlands than i do today, so freshwater fishing was my main way of fishing, and my shimano was my go to company. Still have some of my old reels in the garage that still work smooth till this day that are older than my son and daughter.
Awesome reel it does what it says ,
March 26, 2019
I recently got the Curado 150 dc xg also the Rods , split an Casting, spinning it’s a 10 ***************** star it’s do awesome it was really windy I put it on 2 it amazing that I got two strikes less than / minutes 20 it’ was papio Barracuda, ono, all in total of 52 minutes good fight made me an him tired lol I highly recommend to get this reels an Rods , in the market, screw the spinning reels it’s bull crap
Curado 150 dc 150 dc xg get it you’ll be happy lije I am I ordered couple more Rods an reels
ProsIt does it?s job like the reviews says
ConsGetem worth the monetary down the road you will never regret it
By Geofrey
Henderson, NV
Favorite Reel
March 22, 2019
Hands down my Fave
6 Questions & 6 Answers
John D Schultz
from Marion, Ia asked:
January 1, 2020
What do you suggest for line for top water lures.
1 Answer
Any braided line from 15-20 pound test.
Submitted by: Ryan Henry on January 3, 2020

from Houston asked:
December 13, 2018
What is the power source for the "micro computer" ?
1 Answer
Everytime the spool spins it generates power, kind of like a alternator. There are no batteries or plugs needed for this reel.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 13, 2018

from seattle asked:
August 22, 2018
What is the difference between the 150 hg and the 150 xg?
1 Answer
The HG has a 7:4:1 gear ratio and the XG has a 8.5:1 gear ratio those are the only differences.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 23, 2018

jay mangubat
from Maryland asked:
July 25, 2018
Is there a warranty that come with the real
1 Answer
One year from the date of purchase.
Submitted by: Bernie on July 26, 2018

Robbie rayner
from Brisbane australia asked:
July 19, 2018
Are these saltwater rated.?
1 Answer
Yes, you can fish the curado dc in saltwater.
Submitted by: Bernie on July 19, 2018

Bj reger
from Winder ga asked:
July 18, 2018
Drum or disc brake system? How much is the friction material?
1 Answer
It works of a magnetic braking system so there's no real friction causing components
Submitted by: Bernie on July 19, 2018


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