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Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: TajChauvin] #14293138 02/22/22 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TajChauvin
I’ve had one for about 2 months now. Like the OP mentioned, on paper it’s the best of both worlds. First couple of trips I had 20 pound floro on it and could not get any combination of settings that would stop it from backlash. Normally I’d blame the line but I have the same line on two other shimano reels. I went down to 17 on it and there was a big improvement but still not quite right. I get a backlash about every 6 cast. I’ll probably repurpose it and used it with 12 to 15 floro and other techniques.

I planned to buy a few more but am now rethinking that plan. The reel that seems to perform the best to me of the lower end Shimano is the SLX MGL. What I like most is the external break adjustment. It really helps when there are wind changes or switching baits.


Update on my original post: This morning I discovered the break wheel on my mgl 150. No idea how I overlooked it. This solved all my problems. It was up to the front left of the reel. Probably gonna buy a few more now that I know it was operator error. My centrifugal breaks were never engaging as the wheel was on level 1.

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Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #14293382 02/23/22 02:35 AM
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I will say I've been selling a ton of 150's lately. All the feedback has been positive when I ask how they like them, shoot me a message if you're looking to pick some up.

Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #14293389 02/23/22 02:40 AM
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If it's made in Japan. Your good to go

Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #14293394 02/23/22 02:45 AM
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I just bought 2 more from TW.

Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: KsChampion198] #14293406 02/23/22 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by KsChampion198
Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
it will never be a curado 200E7



hahah, Your right. They are better!


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Way better

Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #14294117 02/23/22 05:24 PM
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I caught my 11.2 on a $99 [censored] pro reel and a 6'6 All star Emerald rod. You don't need a $1k set up to catch a nice fish lol. I do wish they had the lighter set ups back in the day when I did tourny fishing. Them rigs get heavy on day 3 😁

Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: letsgofishin] #14294156 02/23/22 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by letsgofishin
I caught my 11.2 on a $99 [censored] pro reel and a 6'6 All star Emerald rod. You don't need a $1k set up to catch a nice fish lol. I do wish they had the lighter set ups back in the day when I did tourny fishing. Them rigs get heavy on day 3 😁


The Curado 150MGL isn't anywhere near what you'd need for a $1k setup....lol
At $199.99 it's damn near an entry level reel these days. Definitely has mid-level features though.


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Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: letsgofishin] #14294208 02/23/22 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by letsgofishin
I caught my 11.2 on a $99 [censored] pro reel and a 6'6 All star Emerald rod. You don't need a $1k set up to catch a nice fish lol. I do wish they had the lighter set ups back in the day when I did tourny fishing. Them rigs get heavy on day 3 😁


But just think how much better you would have looked landing that fish on a $1000 rod/reel combo.

Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #14295370 02/24/22 04:22 PM
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Question for those that own both reels,,,,do you like the Curado 150MGL better than the Curado K ?

Never mind, I just ordered one of each for me to test out.

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Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: ezbassin] #14296983 02/25/22 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ezbassin
Question for those that own both reels,,,,do you like the Curado 150MGL better than the Curado K ?

Never mind, I just ordered one of each for me to test out.

Order me a 150 too so I can give you my opinion as well!! roflmao

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Re: Curado 150 MGL [Re: TajChauvin] #14297367 02/25/22 11:12 PM
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Agree, I have the 200K and mgl 70. I bought the mgl 150 thinking it would be better than either. The 150's backlash for me more than either the 70 or the 150. I am trying to throw light weight lures like a fluke with it. Returned the 150's waithing for mgl 70's to come in.

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