November 25, 2020
I love Shimano gear and this reel performs great. I own 4 of them have had no issues and will continue to buy. If they are out of price range consider the SLX as an alternative. I've found they offer very similar performance for a lot less $.
actually used in salt lol
July 13, 2020
I tested this reel in a saltwater environment off a boat. It never got splashed or dunked but it as held up to the salt from the line. still butter smooth as the day I purchased it. highly suggesting this reel for inshore purposes but Im sure you would love the curado k bass fishing
Shimano never fails
May 14, 2020
Excellent, low profile compact reel. Smooth as silk.
ProsI've been a big fan of shimano for years, no compaints
ConsNone so far
Holds up very well and very smooth
March 2, 2020
I got this as my first casting reel and it was very easy to use I soon warmed up to it and am now very able of fishing both casting and spinning reels.
ProsLine capacity Simple design Takes a beating
Takes a beating
February 11, 2020
I've used my curado for the past 2 seasons and I still say I an by no means nice to my gear. Other than having to clean and do some maintenance it keeps on trucking. Mine does make an odd noise but it still works just fine
Good reel, have had issues
November 20, 2019
I have 3 of these. Out of the package they are super smooth and fish great. I did have one that had issues with the pawl gear that i had to fix, and another that had the little piece of plastic on the thumb button pop off. The reel still works fine but its missing that piece. They do fish great when they are new but i've had issues with 2/3 of mine. I do beat the crap out of my gear and they get heavy usage but i've got 8 citica's with no issues.
August 5, 2019
last weekend fishing the thumb bar "plastic thing" broke or it can be called the thumb bar pad, where my thumb makes contact with the thumb bar. the reel works perfectly but the pad just happened, if any now know how i can find this part let me know... "Clutch button assembly"
Shimano always made good freshwater gear
April 4, 2019
Way back 30 years ago plus and when I was younger my family lived a considerable amount further away from my fathers boat in Atlantic Highlands than i do today, so freshwater fishing was my main way of fishing, and my shimano was my go to company. Still have some of my old reels in the garage that still work smooth till this day that are older than my son and daughter.
Awesome reel !!!
October 14, 2018
I have been useing the new Curado K now for several months now . They have been amazing very smooth and handle big fish with very easy . I fish alot and have yet to be let down.
ProsSmooth .. awesome drag system... very durable.
February 8, 2018
Avoid at all costs. I've been seeing these come into my repair shop with the micro gears stripped right out. I wonder what factory was trying to get rid of cheep gears and pawned them off on these guys?
Merchant Response:Do you even repair?
ProsIt looks like a BB1 or one of the Concept 13 A reels
By big e.
December 18, 2017
The reel work very good and good for frishing I go for!!!!!!!!!
New York, New York
Great BC reel
November 19, 2017
It is an excellent reel, it cast far and its operation is very smooth
November 7, 2017
Very smoth used for fresh water dorados holds plenty of line and holds great in my hand
ConsScratches fairly easily Wish they have higher drag
October 27, 2017
This thing is like butter. If you are thinking about getting one, do it!
October 10, 2017
Just the initial inspection as I pre ordered early. 201 HGK 7.4. Beautiful looking reel. Small. Light. Looks matte black indoors. V groove spool. I have several Shimano reels so I trust it will cast and fish well. Its smaller and lighter than my older 201 reels though the brass gearing on this reel is a great improvement. I use these reels for fresh and saltwater/surf fishing. The salt wears the main aluminum gear on my old 201 DC reel (though it still works) so I jumped on this Curado K with it's brass micromodule gear. Hopefully larger versions are coming as another size up may be better in the surf. Nonetheless, nice looking reel with a nice main gear and a star drag.
By David L.
Changing the game.
September 23, 2017
These reels are absolutely amazing. Smooth as silk on 65lb braid. Can't wait for the different gear ratios to come out.
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