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 42 reviews
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 updateCategoryParent
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
By Kent R.
Skiatook, Oklahoma
Curado 150 DC
February 7, 2021
I own 16 of these reels. They can’t 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, it’s 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.
Prosversatile reliable no backlashes great bang for buck
Consnot 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!!
ProsLight weight Very smooth Very smooth
By Joe
newark, de
November 24, 2020
i love this reel casting is amazing u really don't have to thumb will buy more
By Blayne
Austin, TX
Compact, light, and durable
August 13, 2020
This reel is a powerful thing. The DC cast does provide some additional line control. However, it's not a guaranteed cast - the user is still involved in preventing back lashes. Casting into the wind and with light baits is improved. There is a distinct electronic noise that distinguishes it from it's non-DC cousin. I've owned it for nearly a year and fished in only salt water conditions. This reel is holding up very well.
Proscasting ease, durability, precision, light
Conselectronic noise is a little off-putting, but I'm just trying to come up with something for a con
By Chris L.
Winder, Ga
Looks and Performs GREAT!
June 2, 2020
I loved it so much that I had to get another ONE!!!
By Dale
Can't get much Better!
May 12, 2020
I purchased this expecting to have issues with the RATS NEST i normally got when using a Baitcaster but this thing is amazing! Don't get me wrong I have left the thumb off a couple of times and get a mess but overall it is a great real if you remember the basic!
Highly recommend! Shimano makes QUALITY - I am also a cyclist as well and would not buy anything but Shimano!
ProsSHIMANO QUALITY Ease of use Great Technology
By Manuel
Reston, Virginia
Carefree casting
May 10, 2020
I picked up baitcasting reels late in my life. After much practice and understanding of the mechanics of the reel I became fairly good at it. However, that didn't prevent from time to time to get a bird nest. This reel eliminated this problem for me so I can concentrate in fishing and not getting bird nests. It is a fantastic reel.
ProsIt does what it says; settings for different line (braid, mono, flouro)
By marshall
lemont, IL
May 4, 2020
if you are thinking about buying one just do it you would not regret it
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Another standout!
April 10, 2020
Does everything have to be digital? In this case, Shimano was on the mark with yet another great Curado. Easy, smooth, one a beginner will like.
ProsGreat drag for fresh
ConsMay not give you enough if you get a real big one on
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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