Shimano Curado 150 DC : An In-Depth Look

Shimano's new Digitally Controlled reel is a hit! The Shimano Curado DC will be on the market soon and you need to check it out. Come along as Tim tests the casting distance with both braid and fluorocarbon and puts it through the real world tests as he fishes with the reel on Clearlake. 

The Curado DC Is available for Pre-Order NOW at Tackle Warehouse. 

Curado 150 DC:

Whether you enjoy finesse fishing or serious power fishing, this reel has a place in your arsenal. We're very excited to see the DC reels return to the US market!

Tim paired the reel with two different rods...

Frog Rod- Expride 7'3" XH:
Jig Rod- Expride 6' 10" M:

The baits...

Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2:
Jig- Dirty Jigs 3/8 oz Football Jig:
Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:

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Shimano Curado Rod Review | Worth the Money???

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. 

New Shimano Curado Casting Rods:
New Shimano Curado Crankbait Rods:
New Shimano Curado Spinning Rods:

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:

High End Rods with Comparable models- Expride Series:
Price Point Rods with Comparable models- Exage Series:

Other rod options with "moderate actions"...
Dobyns Champion 765 Flip:
St. Croix Legend Elite 7'6" Med/Hvy Mod:
St. Croix Legend Tournament 7'2" or 7'6" Moderate:

Line Recommendations for various applications...
Frog and Flip- 65 lb Sufix 832:
All-around fishing Braid- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
All-around fishing fluoro- 15 lb Sunline Assassin:
Crankbait Braid- 20 lb Sufix 832:
Crankbait fluoro- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:
Leader Material- Maxima Ultragreen (8-30 lb):

Lure on the rod- Strike King 8.0:
Rod Racks on the wall:


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Shimano Curado K Casting Reel Review | First Look Before They Even Hit The Market!

Shimano has an all-new reel releasing in conjunction with ICast! The Curado K replaces the Curado I and its packed with a ton of new features! Larger handle, smaller body, larger spool open, improved braking, and micro module gearing to give it that buttery smooth feel.  Even better, its offered in 6:1 , 7:1 , and 8:1 gear ratios in both right and left hand retrieve!

We've used Shimano Curados for years and this is the best one they've ever produced. This reel blows the previous generations away and for the same great price of $179.99 . We pushed it to the limits with aggressive frog fishing and flippin and were not disappointed! 

The reel is available for pre-sale through Tackle Warehouse with an expected ship date of July 18th, 2017. If this is a reel you're interested in be sure to get it ordered so you're in line when they arrive!


Get The Curado 200K Here:

Line to spool your new reel...

Our preferred braided line:
Our preferred Fluorocarbon Line:
Our preferred monofilament line: