Jump to content
TheRodFather

New Shimano Curado rods

Recommended Posts

Anyone use one yet, any first impressions?  I'm thinking of pairing one up with one of my Curado I reels, maybe converting to all Curado rods down the road.  I currently use all Curado reels, and rods made by the company that shant be named but rhymes with Halloween Fishing.  They are simiilar price points, and so far I have been happy with them other than one that broke out of nowhere while twitching a jerkbait.  But was replaced no questions asked.

 

What say the group?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought one tried it seems really well balanced and sensitivity is on par with the price point.  Just my two cents. Pm me this brand we don’t discuss. I’m new to this forum and it’s driving me nuts with what rymes with Halloween. Lol. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, cfout4050 said:

I bought one tried it seems really well balanced and sensitivity is on par with the price point.  Just my two cents. Pm me this brand we don’t discuss. I’m new to this forum and it’s driving me nuts with what rymes with Halloween. Lol. 

Take the date that Halloween is on---switch those numbers around---add fishing after that number.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TheRodFather said:

Anyone use one yet, any first impressions?  I'm thinking of pairing one up with one of my Curado I reels, maybe converting to all Curado rods down the road.  I currently use all Curado reels, and rods made by the company that shant be named but rhymes with Halloween Fishing.  They are simiilar price points, and so far I have been happy with them other than one that broke out of nowhere while twitching a jerkbait.  But was replaced no questions asked.

 

What say the group?

I'm curious if they are really $50 better than the exage, and is a dishes worth it for only $40 more

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spend the extra $20-30 and get yourself the Zodias or a St. Croix Avid. Both are a much higher quality blank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, fishballer06 said:

Spend the extra $20-30 and get yourself the Zodias or a St. Croix Avid. Both are a much higher quality blank.

I have no experience with the rods but this was my initial thought.  For a bit more looks like you can get a better quality rod.

 

I'm interested to see what everyone has to say as I'm considering picking up a Shimano rod.  I have mostly Dobyn's Champions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Given their looks and price point, my guess is that they're replacing the Crucial series.  I actually thought the Crucials were pretty awesome rods for their price. They had very strong, lightweight, and crisp blanks.  I've owned Crucials, Zodias, and Avids...they're all fairly close in quality IMO.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It really is a good rod.  I used it a lot over past week like it a lot. I have Several high end rods I’m comparing it to. When I say high end I mean 200-400 dollar rods.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, npl_texas said:

I have no experience with the rods but this was my initial thought.  For a bit more looks like you can get a better quality rod.

 

I'm interested to see what everyone has to say as I'm considering picking up a Shimano rod.  I have mostly Dobyn's Champions.

Well, I would hope so......:lol:  I try to buy based on value, clearly there are better rods, but for me, there comes a point in time where the law of diminishing returns comes into play.  Is a $170 dollar rod better than a $150 rod,  probably, will it catch me more fish......doubtful.  That's not to say I want to use junk, but like I said, law of diminishing returns.

 

Thanks for the insight everyone, I think I'll give one a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, TheRodFather said:

Well, I would hope so......:lol:  I try to buy based on value, clearly there are better rods, but for me, there comes a point in time where the law of diminishing returns comes into play.  Is a $170 dollar rod better than a $150 rod,  probably, will it catch me more fish......doubtful.  That's not to say I want to use junk, but like I said, law of diminishing returns.

 

Thanks for the insight everyone, I think I'll give one a try.

Incoming Pm..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    bass fishing

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×