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Does anyone here know what the 100B Curado reels were rated for on the drag? I have the box and papers that came with mine and it’s not listed on there. I’ve tried a quick search on the web and nothing…. Just curious if anyone might know.
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Probably 6-8 lbs.  I own two.  Saw the same post on TT. Don't be too concerned about specifics. Too much emphasis is placed on drag strength. I replaced the old drag washers with carbontex and they're more than adequate.

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49 minutes ago, The Bassman said:

Probably 6-8 lbs.  I own two.  Saw the same post on TT. Don't be too concerned about specifics. Too much emphasis is placed on drag strength. I replaced the old drag washers with carbontex and they're more than adequate.

i'm not terribly concerned, i've had it a while and love it.  i'd already swapped the drag out for carbontex a while back.  i had just considered maybe using it for throwing some bigger soft swimbaits like 6" and 8" huddlestons because of the slower reel speed and pretty good line capacity with the stock spool.  my only drawback is i also have a sweet avail spool for it that isn't really a BFS spool, but a shallower and lighter spool than stock.  the thing smokes it throwing deep cranks and thought i might put it on this hudd rod.  however, i've also been contemplating grabbing a daiwa tatula HD for this application and found one on ebay that's priced right enough to buy.  i think i'm going to go that route and keep this curado where she belongs on the deep cranking stick.  

and i still don't know why, but i freaking love this reel.  it's my oldest and cheapest one by a mile, not considering all the $ i've put it on upgrading it, but it is still one of my favorite reels i've ever had for some reason. 

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I love mine, too.  They're a little heavier and sit higher, but I find myself reaching for them all the time.  One has a Chronarch 50 MG spool with a Chronarch 200E handle. It holds its own against any of my newer stuff.  The other is actually a JDM Scorpion 1000. It comes stock with the MG spool.  I added a 90 mm carbon handle to it.  The short stock handles that came with these reels are the one thing I didn't like at all.

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3 hours ago, The Bassman said:

I love mine, too.  They're a little heavier and sit higher, but I find myself reaching for them all the time.  One has a Chronarch 50 MG spool with a Chronarch 200E handle. It holds its own against any of my newer stuff.  The other is actually a JDM Scorpion 1000. It comes stock with the MG spool.  I added a 90 mm carbon handle to it.  The short stock handles that came with these reels are the one thing I didn't like at all.

couldn't agree more on the stock handle and knobs actually, hated them.  mine's pretty decked out too, way too much for what it is, but again i love the thing!  

 

Hedgehog air bearings

carbontex drag

black 96mm met mgl handle

black avail spool

black avail cast control cap

black avail swept drag star

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Shimano says the 100B has a drag of 8lbs. I have three and never figured why they did not include the data on their box brochure.  Not a big deal though because I never fish for whales.

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16 minutes ago, OnthePotomac said:

Shimano says the 100B has a drag of 8lbs. I have three and never figured why they did not include the data on their box brochure.  Not a big deal though because I never fish for whales.

Good stuff, thanks!  I thought for sure they would have it published in the manual or on the box, but I looked hard and never did find it!

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