Shimano Curado E Low Profile Baitcast Reel

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This is a review of the Shimano Curado E Baitcast Reel.

Shimano  Curado  E Low-Profile Baitcast Reels

Shimano reworked it’s popular Curado: downsized the body, made the gear box larger and and increased the number of bearings. So now the Curado is smaller, lighter and and more ergonomic. All of this adds up to a higher level of casting control. It sports an aluminum frame and spool, titanium line guide and Shimano’s Variable Brake System (VBS®), Dartanium® drag and 6+1 bearings.

Feedback and Overview


Actual Customer Feedback:

“I was able to take my CuradoE7 out on Saturday…I acutally had to use more brakes than I normally do on shimano reels because It casts so well…Very comfortable to fish with. Feels somewhat similar to the Revo series but a little better ergonomics plus a ounce lighter…Overall, I will say that the Curado’s will be as good or maybe better than some of the higher priced reels out of the box. You get a lot of bang for your buck with the Curado.”
Scuba Scott from Tackle Tour

“Nothing but good from me!  I own 4 of them and they are great reels!”
L Smith from Tackle Tour

“I switched from the Revo SX to the Curado 200E7.  I tried one & liked the cast control system better…I can cast a little bit harder than normal without worrying about a backlash.  It makes sense since the pins apply more braking the faster the spool turns. “
civicrr from

“I have lots of bass reels. This is the best. I now have 7. It is smooth and reliable. It works well for heavy baits and very light baits.”
-0204 from user review


All in all this reel comes highly recommended. Everywhere I turned someone is raving about this reel. The only negative thing I could dig up was one users mentioned a side to side movement in the reel when casting, but others where quick to reply that they had never experienced that, so there may have been a problem with that particular reel. Otherwise, seems like a wise buy.

*This Reel won the 2008 ICAST New Product Showcase Award for Best Freshwater Reel & Best of Show.

 Go to Shimano Curado E Website

Product Details

Company Info:

Shimano, Inc. (TYO: 7309) is a Japanese multinational manufacturer of cycling components, fishing tackle, and snowboarding equipment.Headquartered in Sakai, Japan, the company has 32 consolidated subsidiaries and 11 unconsolidated subsidiaries. Its primary manufacturing plants are in Kunshan, China, Malaysia, and Singapore, while its sales are in Europe (41% of total sales) and North America (17%).Shimano is publicly traded and has 102.8 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Product Specifications:

  • The new 200’s are smaller than 100’s with the capacity of a 200
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Lightweight Graphite Sideplates (Aluminum Handle Side on 300 sizes)
  • Recessed Reel Foot
  • High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
  • Super Free Bearing Supported Pinion Gear System (SF)
  • A7075 Aluminum Magnumlite Spool
  • Dartainium Drag
  • 7 Bearings • 1 S A-RB BB • 5 Shielded Stainless Steel BB • 1 A-RB Roller Clutch Bearing
  • Variable Brake System (VBS) with Reduced Mass Hub
  • Super Stopper II
  • Assist Stopper
  • Drilled Handle Shank
  • Septon PV Power Grips (SV on 300 sizes)
  • Cold Forged AL Drag Star with Clicking Adjustment
  • Titanium IP Line Guide
  • 1/8 Turn Easy Access Attached Sideplate
  • Metal Cast Control Knob
  • Double Anodized Spool and Handle
  • Disengaging Levelwind System
  • QuickFire II Clutch Bar
  • Made in Japan



Return Policy:

All items must be returned to the location they were purchased.Bass Pro Shops offers a “no hassle” return policy.  If the item was purchased through the catalog or online, you may return it within 30 days of purchase.  After 30 days from the purchase date, all returns will be accepted on an inspection basis only.

Go to Shimano Curado E Website

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