The Curado DC casting reel is Shimano's most advanced Curado ever produced. Built on the platform that has made the Curado name synonymous with durability and versatility, the Curado DC adds Shimano's NEW Digital Control Braking system. The DC Braking system uses a completely sealed microcomputer that analyzes the spool speed 1,000 times per second and automatically applies the precise braking to achieve maximum casting distance while preventing backlash. No matter the wind conditions, weather, or lure weight, 4 easy adjustments on the side plate allow the angler to quickly and definitively "set and forget" the brakes and let the reel do the work.
Shimano Technology Found In Curado DC Reels :
Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to its stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An anglers actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. Its efficiency through strength.
I-DC4 Braking - Intelligent Digital Control braking features an easy to use 4 setting external dial that can be easily adjusted on the water to provide optimal braking as conditions and lures change.
Micro Module Gear - State-of-the-art gear design makes use of smaller gear teeth and more of them, which results in a more efficient gear train and much smoother retrieve.
S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimanos A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearings rotation.
X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
By far, my favorite reel. It is smooth, and easy to cast far and accurately, simple to use, and less tiring on my body after a day or chasing bass. The only downside is the price. But, if I divide its price by the number of casts per day, it is a bargain because of how much it enhances my fishing experience.
By Craig T. Gilcrest
January 21, 2019
to early to tell i have not fished it yet. the rivers blown out .
i cast on the back lawn to get a feel for it . seems ok .no blow ups that's why only four stars.
Proswe will see!
Conslike i said. we will see.....
January 20, 2019
Palms well, really like on cold days when wearing gloves.
By B Perez
November 28, 2018
The reel is as advertised very smooth and cast a mile very pleased with the purchase.
Prosvery smooth and cast a mile
November 23, 2018
Great reel. Get the spool tension set right, and you can cast this thing a mile with no backlash. You do have to thumb the spool before the lure hits the water.
ProsEasy to cast with few backlashes.
November 12, 2018
Shimano Curado DC HG
My first Shimano casting reel and I understand the hype. This reel is amazingly smooth. Like nothing else I've tried at this price-point. It does take some adjustment and fine tuning to get the maximum casting distance w/out backlash but once dialed-in, it's an absolute pleasure to cast.
By Rodney Hathaway
November 1, 2018
Best Baitcasting Reel
5 star rating. I normally use Abu Garcia reels but the Cuardo dc is the best reel I've ever casted!! With the 4 levels of casting anyone who has ever used a Baitcasting reel will be highly impressed with this reel. From casting under docks to casting a country mile is only a click or 2 a way.I was so impressed with this reel it's the only baitcaster that I use.
Pros1. Casting 2. Backlashing a minimal 3. Price 4. Quality built
By Lawson Tilghman
October 11, 2018
This reel is super smooth. You can cast it so much farther than any other reel Iâ€™ve ever used. It is effortless!
September 27, 2018
GET YOU ONE
Extremely pleased with my purchase of this reel.
August 30, 2018
Amazing reel and definitely worth the money. Less backlash and casting sound is amazing . Well done shimano ðŸ‘ðŸ» And thank you tackledirect for excellent service
ProsCompact Smooth casting Amazing handle
August 26, 2018
I purchased the xg model and it's very smooth. No issues and even though I don't really utilize the DC braking system, whenever my girlfriend wants to use a baitcaster this is what I let her use. No backlash for her means more fishing for me.
August 7, 2018
so easy to throw with no back lash my 10 year old can throw it.. great real for the price am going to bye another one..