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Shimano Curado DC #13086209
03/08/19 05:28 PM
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For those who have them do you like them? I have a Curado K and looking to adding another reel to the arsenal and the DC has caught my attention. Any feedback would be great and also what line do you all have on them. Not sure If I want to go straight braid with a fluoro leader or straight fluoro.

Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13089064
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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13089157
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i don't know one curado from another, but i have several of the older ones and bought a newer one for my grandson last Christmas. all of them are excellent reels. a little TLC and a super tune will make em compete with anything on the market.


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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13090322
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Thanks! I picked one up today. Cant wait to use it.

Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13092264
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They are nice for certain situations and presentations. I really like them for skipping and flipping docks. Makes it a lot easier in my opinion. And I have another one for throwing square bills. Come in handy throwing smaller baits in windy conditions. But for me, I donít see much else I would prefer them for over a traditional Curado. I donít feel like I can get as much distance out of them as a traditional reel since you canít turn the braking completely off.

Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Pantera III] #13093308
03/15/19 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Pantera III
They are nice for certain situations and presentations. I really like them for skipping and flipping docks. Makes it a lot easier in my opinion. And I have another one for throwing square bills. Come in handy throwing smaller baits in windy conditions. But for me, I donít see much else I would prefer them for over a traditional Curado. I donít feel like I can get as much distance out of them as a traditional reel since you canít turn the braking completely off.


Well said

I would agree.
You can still backlash them and distance it's not the reel for distance.
Good for fishing docks and in the wind with some baits.




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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13099764
03/22/19 09:16 AM
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Reel casts great and really amazing when it comes to skipping turn that thing on 4 and skip your heart out.


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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13104222
03/26/19 11:54 PM
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With DC, same as the Daiwa SV concept, you will give up a bit of casting distance to gain more control over casting. In Daiwa's world, SV is great for skipping, beginners, windy days, super light baits, etc but for typical casting techniques I don't like it. I have SV reels on my pitching/skipping setups, but not on anything else. Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, Chatterbaits, Swimbaits, Carolina Rig, etc I'd prefer to have the distance over the over-braked spool control and stick with traditional spools.


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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13107803
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I picked up a Curado DC to go on a new rod and to try with the skipping casts.

I have a couple Curado K's for a long range casting.


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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13123106
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Strange that people are talking about giving up distance. That has not been the case for me at all. My DC casts the furthest of all the reels that I own. I would have them on every setup I have if I could afford it.


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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: BTwrestle04] #13124086
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Originally Posted by BTwrestle04
Strange that people are talking about giving up distance. That has not been the case for me at all. My DC casts the furthest of all the reels that I own. I would have them on every setup I have if I could afford it.


I mostly agree w/BT on this. The only exception is for really light presentations (under 3/8-oz), where I can usually get more distance on my Aldebaran.

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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: metanium] #13124279
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Originally Posted by metanium
Originally Posted by BTwrestle04
Strange that people are talking about giving up distance. That has not been the case for me at all. My DC casts the furthest of all the reels that I own. I would have them on every setup I have if I could afford it.


I mostly agree w/BT on this. The only exception is for really light presentations (under 3/8-oz), where I can usually get more distance on my Aldebaran.

Youíre comparing apples to oranges.


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Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13127691
04/18/19 11:09 PM
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Been out a couple times with the DC and loving it, it has outcast my Curado K and Lews speed spool. It has me wanting to sell my Lews and get another DC.

Re: Shimano Curado DC [Re: Nekro] #13128953
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Well picked up another DC and going to sell my Legs speed spool

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