Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting Reels
Utilizing a microcomputer to control brake force at every moment of the cast, Shimano brings it I-DC4 digital control technology to a new series of Curado baitcasting reels. Built upon a reel already known for its durability, dependability, and versatility, the new Shimano Curado DC reels will quickly allow all anglers to cast smarter by monitoring spool speed 1,000 times every second and applying the perfect amount of braking to prevent backlash and maximize distance. Being introduced at ICAST 2018 and available in August, the DC series include the Curado DC150 and left-hand retrieve DC151 with 6.2:1 gear ratios - 26 inches per crank (IPC), the Curado 150HG and 151HG with 7.4:1 gear ratios and 31 IPC, and the even higher speed Curado 150XG and 151XG with 8.5:1 gear ratios and 36 IPC.
With the I-DC4 braking technology, anglers can fish a variety of lures and in any weather conditions, with limited-to-no adjustments to the reel. There are four external adjustable brake settings depending on fishing situations. The settings are ‘max distance mode’ for ultra-long casts in calmer conditions; a ‘braid/mono mode’ when using those types of lines on the reel; a ‘fluorocarbon mode’ that is best when using these stiffer lines; and a ‘skipping mode’ for putting lure in hard-to-reach spots like under docks or when flipping brushpiles.
Designed within the Curado series, the new DC reels include key Shimano features including MicroModule gears, rigid HAGANE body, CI4+ material sideplate, X-Ship and A-RB anti-rust bearings. All six reels will hold up to 105 yards of 40-pound test PowerPro braid, or up to 90 yards of 14-pound test mono. Paying homage to its Curado roots with green accents to the handle and spool, the reels retail for