Shimano Curado 200 I
We all know that technical specs are quite important when we are looking at reels but the first time I saw the Curado 200 I the first thing that went through my mind was WOW. The looks on this reel just blew my mind.
Shimano incorporated technologies like X-Ship and Stable Spool Design (S3D) into the Curado 200 I. This give the frame, gears and spool rigidity and stableness while you’re casting, setting the hook and fighting big fish. I really like the smoothness and castability of this reel. The reel only has 5 ball bearing but they are the S A-RB bearings. The reel also casts extremely well thanks to the new S3D technology.
Something that is very important to me is a comfortable reel. It should not be like a brick in your hand, we all have those heavy uncomfortable reels that just end up in the fishing room back home. Most of us like to have matching reels and rods but this is not always possible because you do not always get the reels in different gear ratios. The Curado 200 I comes in 5.5:1, 6.3:1 and 7.2:1 gear ratios in both left and right hand models.
I think we all ran out of excuses to not buy this great reel, now just get out on the water and enjoy the fishing!