Shimano Curado I Baitcasting Reels

Shimano Curado I Baitcasting Reels

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SA-RB Ball BearingsRoller BearingsGear RatioWeightPrice
26in516.3:17.4oz$149.99 USD
30in517.2:17.4oz$149.99 USD
23in515.5:17.4oz$149.99 USD
26in516.3:17.4oz$149.99 USD
30in517.2:17.4oz$149.99 USD
The Shimano Curado I Baitcasting Reels are best used for both saltwater and freshwater, and are offered in multiple gear ratios. These baitcasting reels are built with the latest in Shimano fishing reel technology.

  • X-Ship: X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear is eliminated, enhancing the casting performance with lighter lures, and allowing for longer casts.
  • SVS Infinity: Shimano's newest innovation in brake system technology. SVS infinity provides easy to manage, consistent spool control and brake force on the new Curado I series baitcasting reels. With brake weights that use inner friction against the raceway during the cast, this controls spool speed especially when using lighter lures, plus external adjustment knob provides for quick, precise adjustments for either the conditions or when you switch baits. This combined with X-Ship technology gives anglers precision cast control
  • Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D):Leads to signifigantly reduced spool vibration. By designing a balanced and uniform thin wall aluminum constructed spool, this creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
5 Stars based on 26 reviews
, Tucson, Arizona
Absolute Must Have!
April 16, 2020
My all time favorite reel of my entire arsenal. Build to las, and I have a blast fishing it! Bottom line, If my house was on fire... I’m going in to get my Curado I 201HG lol.
  • Silky Smooth
  • Deep Spool, excellent Line/Braid Capacity
  • Wish I had one for all my combos
  • 90mm Handle
By Brian
Portsmouth, NH
another great Curado
August 18, 2017
great bass reel I use this model for spinner-baits. It's easy to adjust the cast control hen switching to different lures. Like the Stradic this is another great value performance reel from Shimano,
  • light weight
  • easy to cast with
By jim
Columbia, PA
Shimano reels
February 8, 2017
Have been using Shimano bait casting and spinning reels for over 20 years, best reel on the market bar none .
Covington, GA
January 27, 2016
The Curado is smooth and fast. I've shied away from baitcasters in saltwater because of the wind. Not a problem with this reel. Have not had a backlash yet. Can cast much further than my other reels.
By Bryan
Sanjose California
Very light manageable reel
October 20, 2015
Very annoying noise not sure what the deal is?
  • Great reel cast flawlessly fits well in palm of hand, light
  • Can't figure out what's causing the noise ???
By mark
pompton plains, NJ
August 24, 2015
awesome reel price you cant beat another beautiful reel from shimano
By john m.
Huntington beach ca
Awesome reel.
June 9, 2015
Best baitcaster on the market. Very easy to use and cast.
  • none
By James
Awesome Reel at an Awesome Price! Tackle Direct Always comes through.
June 6, 2015
I have had several generations of the Curado, from the BFS super free when they first came out well over a decade ago, and through several disappointments in the Curado, finally, a reel that can truly bare the Curado name without it being just a facelift. The technology in the new entire Shimano Line is something I have come to love. This reel has incredibly smooth casting, a smooth retrieve, comes in 3 handy speeds that caters to your type of fishing situation and scenario, and is just a great reel for the price. I have several Anatares, Calais, JDM reels, and so on….and I still find myself reaching for this reel. And with Tackle Direct, I can always rest assured that the reel is fresh, hasn't been tampered with by going through the bidding site even with buy it option, etc….Tackle Direct just rules.
  • X-Ship is a bit technical, but pretty nice to have in this reel. Even in the Stella SW-B ('13 SW), it is a nice option. The reel is just buttery smooth and is light, casts well, and is just fun to fish with. Can handle any freshwater bass or fish you can throw at it and is also an excellent inshore rod when fishing for specs, flatties, reds, etc.
  • None. Great reel for great price.
By Marcio T.
A generation that truly honors the Curado legacy
May 31, 2015
I've just started to fish with my new Curado I. I usually go for snook, barracudas, jacks. The casting is really good, smoother and longer than my old Curado E (also a superb generation of the Curado). I've used 4 times until now and I'm totally satisfied with this equipment. I would recommend it to anyone who loves bait casting.
  • Accurate construction
  • Ergonomic
  • No cons until now
By Jason
Williamstown, NJ
Great Value - Great Price!
May 31, 2015
Picked this reel up right inside their retail store in Egg Harbor, NJ. Very comfortable in hand and ergonomically pleasing. Nothing it better than picking up a new reel, it being lightweight and comfortable to fish with all day!
  • Low profile, Great price point, and looks great!
  • There is a gear sound on retrieve. Seems like they all do it and I am not concerned with Shimano's durability.
By Carlos
Montevideo uruguay
excelent reels
May 31, 2015
excelent reels
By Ben
West Texas
Good price on a good reel.
May 16, 2015
Casts great. No break adjustment needed for me. They even gave some free worms and a jerk bait with the purchase.
  • East casting. Easy maintenance.
  • None yet.
United States
Great value
May 13, 2015
I use this reel for black bass fishing
By Ryan
cottage grove, Wisconsin
Solid investment
May 11, 2015
Great quality reel for the great price offered at tackledirect. Very smooth and balanced.
By jimmie w.
sulphur la.
shimano cu200ipg curado baitcasting reel
May 9, 2015
great reel at a great price with fast shipping
12 Questions & 12 Answers
from Sylva,NC asked:
June 10, 2019
What is the frame made of
1 Answer
The frame is made of a power al aluminum frame 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 12, 2019

Owen carpenter
from Chicago asked:
February 18, 2018
Is this reel still in stock to buy?
1 Answer
Hello Owen, this item has been discontinued.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 19, 2018

from Bay Area, CA asked:
November 10, 2017
Would this be a good to pair with a shimano trevala? I already have the rod but looking for a lightweight reel for jigging rockfish/lingcod. Thanks
1 Answer
A Curado would work paired with a Trevala, but some might feel the reel is a little small for your application. You might want to consider a larger baitcasting reel like the Tranx 300 or Daiwa Lexa 300. Also, if you do want to go with the Curado, this particular model (Curado I) is discontinued and no longer available, you will want the newer model, the Curado K.
Submitted by: Devon on November 13, 2017

from Texas asked:
June 15, 2017
will be fishing for peacock bass in the Amazon (8-12 pounds). need a MH 2 or 3 piece travel rod - any suggestions ?
1 Answer
The St. Croix TIC70MHF3 Tidemaster Inshore Casting Travel Rod would match very well with the Shimano Curado for Peacock bass in the size range your aiming for.
Submitted by: Donald on June 15, 2017

Gerald St.Hilaire
from Los Angeles asked:
May 22, 2017
Could I use this for calicos in Southern California?
1 Answer
You can but I would suggest considering a larger low profile reel like the new Shimano Tranx or Daiwa Lexa.
Submitted by: Devon on May 27, 2017

from Brownsville,Texas asked:
February 4, 2017
Can this reel be used in saltwater ?
1 Answer
Yes the Curado I is a great baitcaster for saltwater.
Submitted by: Devon on February 7, 2017

Gerald McNabb
from Salem Oregon asked:
May 20, 2015
what is the max drag
1 Answer
Gerald: The max drag on the Curados is 11 lbs. Thanks!
Submitted by: John on May 24, 2015

from New Orleans, LA & Egg Harbor Twp., NJ asked:
April 18, 2015
which item numbers are left hand drive and which are right hand drive?
1 Answer
Hello Vaughn. The "200" models are right hand retrieve and the "201" models are left hand retrieve. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on April 20, 2015

from Merrick NY asked:
April 15, 2015
Can you please list the right handed reel numbers ...Please don't tell me the lefthanded ones
1 Answer
Hello Ron. The CU200I, CU200IHG, and the CU200IPG are the right handed models. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on April 16, 2015

from roanoke virginia asked:
April 15, 2015
what is the diffrence between shm 2751 -6.31 and shm 2754- 6.31 also shm 2752- 7.21 and shm 2755 - 7.21.. is it left and right if so which is right handed
1 Answer
James, In the Curado Line any reel with a 201 product code indicates it is a left hand reel.
Submitted by: Frank on April 15, 2015

Hank Chvatal
from LaPorte, Texas asked:
May 27, 2014
Do you carry these reels in a left handed retrieve model?
1 Answer
The CU201IHG is a left handed model. It is on pre-order.
Submitted by: Customer Service on May 27, 2014

from Texas asked:
May 5, 2014
What is the difference between the SHM-2752 & 2755?
1 Answer
The SHM-2755 is the left handed version.
Submitted by: Customer Service on May 5, 2014


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