Shimano introduced a new lineup of Curado baitcasters in specific gear ratios for any type of bass fishing technique and situation. But have no fear, the Curado still comes in the same green color anglers know and love.
The new Curado G series(shimano curado 200 g5) include the CU-200G7 and left-hand retrieve 200G7, the CU-200G6 and 201G6, and CU-200G5.
“Anglers can rely on proven Curado performance and reliability — and features including High Efficiency Gearing (HEG), our Variable Brake System and quality ball bearings,” said Kenichi Iida, who heads up Shimano American Corp.’s reel development efforts. “You can slowly work a jig through timber, rip a jerkbait just below the surface, or crank a big-billed lure deep — with the right Curado with the right gear ratio that can lead to more success.”
Many bass anglers already use the Curado so Shimano was very cautious in making any changes. “Working with a product design team that includes many avid Curado anglers, we knew any changes to this series had to be right and needed — and we knew right from the start not to mess with our ‘Curado green’ color,” Iida said.
With four Shimano SUS bearings and an A-RB (anti-rust) roller bearing, the new Curado G weighs 6.9-ounces and each will handle 155 yards of 10-pound test mono or 120 yards of 50-pound PowerPro braid. The Curado 200G7 and 201G7 with a 7.1:1 gear ratio retrieves 30 inches of line per crank. The Curado 200G6 and 201G6 with 6.5:1 gear ratios will pull in 27 inches of line per crank, while the Curado 200G5 winds in 23 inches of line per crank with its 5.5:1 gear ratio. The reels retail for $159.99.
“Curado enthusiasts will appreciate the color scheme on our new Compre rods — now with IM9 graphite blanks and in technique specific models,” said Iida. “The green accents on the rod match up perfectly with our Curado green to provide a great looking setup. Plus we also offer new Compre inshore rods for those anglers who prefer the low-profile Curado design to target redfish, sea trout, snook and bonefish, among other shallow-water saltwater species.”
For more information, visit fish.shimano.com.
- Aluminum Frame
- Lightweight Graphite Sideplates
- Recessed Reel Foot
- High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
- Super Free Bearing Supported Pinion Gear System (SF)
- A7075 Aluminum Magnumlite Spool
- Dartainium Drag
- 5 Bearings
- 4 Shielded Stainless Steel BB
- Roller Clutch Bearing
- Variable Brake System (VBS) with Reduced Mass Hub
- Super Stopper
- Assist Stopper
- Septon PV Power Grips
- 1/8 Turn Easy Access Attached Sideplate
- Metal Cast Control Knob
- Anodized Spool and Handle
- Disengaging Levelwind System
- Quickfire II Clutch Bar