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 itís stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An anglerís actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. Itís 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 Shimanoís 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 bearingís 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 48 reviews
By nicolas
Armenia, ColombiA
Just amazing
September 15, 2021
Everything about this reel is amazing, the dc technology allows the angler to really push the limits. I have use it for peacock bass and it worked great.
  • Dc technology
  • Smooth drag
  • Smooth retrieve
  • None
By Allen
Gallatin, TN
September 9, 2021
By far my most favorite real ever. If you donít mind the price tag, it is so worth it. Smooth as silk and the dc keeps the birds nest away. Canít beat it!
By Hugo
September 9, 2021
Great Casting distance out this reel, you dont need to do anything other than cast and retrieve the reel do the hard part for you. It is a fresh water reel but I been using it mainly for salt water. I been able to catch Jacks, snappers, snooks, bass and even hooked into a pretty decent size tarpon. It performs flawlessly every time.
  • No backlash, cast farther that most DC.
  • None, even the price is reasonable for what you get
By Joshua
Valley Lee, MD
Get your dials set first
July 19, 2021
My first outing I was not impressed; However, that was entirely my fault. I didnít read the instructions for setup. Since then Iíve dialed it in correctly and have had zero issues. Great reel I would buy again!
  • Great baitcaster to start with or just to have for lure weights that can offer problems backlashing.
By Robert
chicago, Illinois
Amazing product
June 4, 2021
high quality reel
no more birdsnests
May 19, 2021
This reel is amazing. Easy to set up and works as advertised.No problems even on windy days.
  • easy set up
  • long trouble free casts
  • hooked on the dc sound
By Tom
Spring, TX
High Performance
March 11, 2021
I'm impressed with this reel, especially at this price point. Super smooth casting, feels great in your hand, and that digital braking just sounds cool.
By Dave
East Tennessee
Working great
February 10, 2021
I am able to go all day without a backlash now!

I need to buy another one!
By Anonymous
Port Aransas, Texas
Best of the best
February 8, 2021
Hands down the best bait cast reel there is on the planet the technology Shimano put into these reels is truly incredible
  • none
By Kent R.
Skiatook, Oklahoma
Curado 150 DC
February 7, 2021
I own 16 of these reels. They canít be beat for the price.
By Kevin
Revolutionary Technology!!!
February 2, 2021
Just ordered my 2nd Shimano Curado DC. It will soon be on ALL of my rods. Unbelievable casting distance with very minimal thumb. If ANY! Plus it's smooth as silk. I steelhead fish in the PNW and put my gear through the wringer. These reels are perfect!
By Christopher
Elkhart, IN
1st Shimano Reel
January 29, 2021
I decided to get this reel after talking with friends about how great the brand is. After I received it, I had to try it out the same day. Remember, in northern Indiana in January, itís really cold and snowy here. When I took it out to try, it preformed very well, and would recommend it to anyone else who would want to get it. My lures that I have tried out just sailed from the rod. I probably casted close to 50+ yards without a lot of force.
By Bobby
, California
Shimano workhorse
January 23, 2021
Own several Curado DCs in all 3 speeds. Very versatile and reliable workhorse. Enjoy the DC sound. Just one small backlash in a couple years of fishing them.
  • versatile
  • reliable
  • no backlashes
  • great bang for buck
  • not as light as super high-end reels but also not heavy
By Roger
So smooth
January 21, 2021
Very smooth and light weight great addition glad I Purchased two of them!!
  • Light weight Very smooth Very smooth
  • None
By Joe
newark, de
November 24, 2020
i love this reel casting is amazing u really don't have to thumb will buy more
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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