The revamped version of the Curado boasts some pretty impressive specifications! Listed below are the reel’s specs, in addition to a little of my own feedback. The Curado was the winner of Best of Show for the 2008 iCast and there’s a good reason for that.
Here are the Curado’s specs:
Line Retrieve Per Crank (in): 30
Power Pro Line Capacity (# Test/Yards)\r\ny: 30/190,50/120,65/80
Mono Line Capacity: 8/180, 10/155, 14/110
Max Drag (lb): 11
S A-RB Ball Bearings: 1
Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings: 5
A-RB Roller Clutch Bearings: 1
Gear Ratio: 7.0:1
Weight: 7.6 oz.
Despite Shimano not mentioning mono line sizes above
14 lb. test, the Curado 200 series reels will handle slightly heavier line. I run 17 lb. Big Game line on a couple of my Curados with no problems at all. I wouldn’t, however, recommend going any heavier than 17 lb. test. Doing so will result in greatly-reduced line capacity.