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Curado I Initial Impressions

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Just unboxed my Curado I HG and the initial impression is good.  Seems to be right back into the thick of things with sub $200 reels.  It seems tight, no noise, smooth(even un-flushed) and reminds me of a little sister to my Metanium!

 

Fishing Thurs-Saturday should put it through its paces and I will check back in on Sunday with an update!

 

Jeff

 

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Oou! That's purdy!

 

 

 

 

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Is it made in japan?

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Made in Malaysia.

I am at work. Will take comparisons of every size tonight. 50/200/300/ci4/metanium....any reel you want.

Otger thoughts: 4 brakes instead of 6. Side plate stays attached. Needs a hawgtech handle!! Lol

Jeff

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Looks awesome! Definitely interested in width comparisons between 50/200/Ci4+. I have one on (back)order.

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Made in Malaysia.

I am at work. Will take comparisons of every size tonight. 50/200/300/ci4/metanium....any reel you want.

Otger thoughts: 4 brakes instead of 6. Side plate stays attached. Needs a hawgtech handle!! Lol

Jeff

 

 

Will this one be taking a plane ride too ?

 

A-Jay

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Can you give me a sideplate height comparison picture of the curado I and a 200e (ch or cu)? Just of the non-handle sideplate sides showing next to each other.

 

I have heard the Curado I has a smaller/shorter sideplate than the curado E which would be amazing because that was one small reel for a 200 size.

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Looks sweet. Look forward to how you feel it fishes.

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Pics to come this evening!

Jeff

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Ugh, so envious!  It sure looks stought and up to the task of meeting as Roadwarrior calls them "Walmart Girls,"  (The name he gave to big bass about a year ago, I still laugh over that comment today!)

 

Looks like Shimano responded very well with this new line of Curados.

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Very nice, would you be able to get a size comparison picture beside a Metanium?

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OK, so here are my comparison photos.  Much harder to get than I thought.  Hope this helps:  ( note some handles have been changed to Hawg Techs)

 

Curado I vs Metanium

 

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Curado I vs Chronarch Ci4+

 

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Curado I vs Curado 50e

 

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Curado I vs Curado 200e

 

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Nice pictures, thanks for posting them!

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Thanks for the side by side. This sort of changes my opinion about not wanting one and/or waiting for a 50.

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Awesome pics! Thanks for that!

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Appreciate the photos and comparison shots! Anxious to see what you think of the performance once you fish it in comparison to the fine reels you already own.

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That is a very nice looking reel. Too bad I don't need any new b/c reels right now...

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I like that cutting board!

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