Have you seen the new Shimano Curado Rods? We all know about the new Curado K Reel but now there is a rod to match! We got the opportunity to fish them this Summer and really give them a test run. Here are our thoughts...
If you visit Shimano's site they'll teach you about UD Carbon, NanoResins, and quality of cork. That's not the style of review we are interested in. Instead, we're going to give you a quick rundown of the rods, how they fished, and whether or not we'd purchase them again in the future.
Stand Out Models...
7'2" Heavy- Frogs, Light Flipping
7'5" Heavy - Frogs, Flipping, pitching
7'6" Med/Hvy Moderate- Jigs, Texas Rigs, Light Flip
7'6" Heavy - Heavy Flipping, Frogging, Pitching
7'8" Medium Heavy Crankbait: Crankbaits with size 2 or larger trebles
7'2" Medium Crankbait: Size 6 or larger trebles
7'1" Medium Spinning: All-around Spinning Rod
Shimano Curado K Reel: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Other rod options with "moderate actions"...
Dobyns Champion 765 Flip: http://bit.ly/2afyhHp
St. Croix Legend Elite 7'6" Med/Hvy Mod: http://bit.ly/2z2qdHc
St. Croix Legend Tournament 7'2" or 7'6" Moderate: http://bit.ly/2bPOSpx
Line Recommendations for various applications...
Frog and Flip- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
All-around fishing Braid- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
All-around fishing fluoro- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Crankbait Braid- 20 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Crankbait fluoro- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Leader Material- Maxima Ultragreen (8-30 lb): http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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