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Curado K or tatula sv for all around bc reel

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Had to sell all my gear last year because of some hard times. Things are lookin up and I'm getting a new combo to get back after em. I am eyeballing the tatula sv and curado k reels. It will be for all purpose bassin. That being said I'd prefer whichever of the 2 can sling weightless plastics (trick worms, speed worms, etc...). I'd like to hear from people that have experienced both reels. I know there are fanboys from each camp for shimano and salsa, and I have owned and enjoyed the reels from both companies so I'm not brand biased, just want an honest opinion from somebody that has used both. Thanks guys.

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Own both, have used both several times, and prefer the Tatula SV. I think the Curado is smoother and can cast further with heavier weights (Tatula is no slouch in either of these areas!). Once you get down the weightless stuff and light jigs, the SV spool really shines. It offers a unique combination of versatility and control. Either would be great, but I've just found the SV to be a real pleasure to fish wish, mostly due to the less finicky braking system.

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The salsa sv can't throw a chip as far as the curado IMO. Both feel very solid in the hand. I like the thumb bar on the sv because it's more of a standard thumb bar where the new curado k is now like of built into the frame ergonomically. In the end you need to get your hands on either the shimano curado k or the salsa tatula sv.

 

 

 

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I owned both, bought new this season. I quickly sold the Tatula SV TW. The t wing is a solution to a non-existant problem. My old Daiwa Excelers & Abu Revo S reels would both out cast it. And yes, it was adjusted correctly. I then bought a Daiwa Fuego CT 8.1. Great reel, it's going on my Dobyns 735C for frogging. I also bought a Curado K 200HG last week. All I can say is that it is flat out awesome. It'll be the first reel I'll recommend to anyone looking for something new. You can huck a weightless worm as far as you need to with it. 

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Also bought both new for this upcoming season. Off the bat I much preferred the tatula sv for sure. The Curado was more finicky for sure. The tatula was just so user friendly. Once I started casting and retrieving the Curado k is so smooth it’s amazing. It’s hard to say distance as ones on a longer rod but it seems that the K will probably out cast the tatula. I’m happy with both, excited to really start fishing both, but when I was looking at stepping up to the zillion or Chronarch mgl for my other rod, I went Chronarch. The K just has a feel to it that’s nicer in my opinion to the tatula on the retreive and it sold me on the Chronarch vs zillion. 

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Just to specify...I am by no means new to bc gear or the braking functions of either reel. I have had my share of both. Shimano e7's and e50 curado...too many daiwas to name...anniversary zillions back when 7.3:1 was a drag racer...so far tho it looks like the curado is taking it. 

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5 minutes ago, BassinSoldier said:

Just to specify...I am by no means new to bc gear or the braking functions of either reel. I have had my share of both. Shimano e7's and e50 curado...too many daiwas to name...anniversary zillions back when 7.3:1 was a drag racer...so far tho it looks like the curado is taking it. 

The E series braking system was better, in my opinion. I don't care for the SVS Infinity on the newer reels.

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15 minutes ago, Tywithay said:

The E series braking system was better, in my opinion. I don't care for the SVS Infinity on the newer reels.

I, too like old set it and forget it from old shimano, but after you get dial in and used to with new SVS system especially newer model shimano, you will really appreciate the new technology, fluid cast and distance of newer one.

for OP if you like to throw those weightless plastic, the daiwa SV might be the way to go. For the problem of knot thru T-wing, you can solve that easily, use smaller dia. line  or Alberto knot, don't use too long leader or just abit backing or no backing at all.

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From what I'm seeing it seems like a win/win between the sv tatula and curado k...dang it. Lmao

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When you can’t decide you have always have the bait monkey option ... GET BOTH! 😇

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Ive used both. Cant go wrong with either. Id buy the K though. I need a 5th one

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If I had the money to spare right now I'd definitely get one of each!

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I have no complaints about the distance I am getting with my SV reels.  However, it wouldn't be a total surprise to me if...upon running some comparison tests...that they aren't quite as good as some of my other reels.  As previously stated, these reels are about control.  As the saying goes, "Nothing is free."  Extra control means you will give up a little elsewhere.  The SV spools aren't like a space shuttle freefall.  :teeth:

 

 

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I really like my Tatula SV. The Curado K is also a really nice reel, and probably a little smoother as well, but it doesn't brake like the Tatula SV.

 

Here is how I would decide. If you find yourself throwing a lot of lures around or under 3/8oz or just don't like birds nesting, you'll appreciate the Tatula SV for it's improved braking performance.

 

If you throw more heavier lures, then go with the Curado K for maximum casting distance.

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Ok so I think I'm gonna go w the tatula sv...mainly because I DO like the magforce better than the new shimano braking system. (I did like the centrifugal on the older e models). Secondly because I'm gonna get a 6'10" mhf tatula rod to sit under it. Thank all of you for your input. This really seemed like a win win situation as I'm sure the curado k is awesome as well. Ill probably grab one of those up down the line too.

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Coin toss, you can't make a bad choice one or the other both are good.

Enjoy,

Tom

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2 hours ago, BassinSoldier said:

Ok so I think I'm gonna go w the tatula sv...mainly because I DO like the magforce better than the new shimano braking system. (I did like the centrifugal on the older e models). Secondly because I'm gonna get a 6'10" mhf tatula rod to sit under it. Thank all of you for your input. This really seemed like a win win situation as I'm sure the curado k is awesome as well. Ill probably grab one of those up down the line too.

Haven't decided yet what to put on mine.  Another first world problem.  :teeth:  Got mine from jet.com when they were about $93.  I see they have gone up to about $102.  Still a very nice price for a very nice rod.

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I just started using both as well - they are great reels but the main factor for me is the feel of the Curado centrifugal brakes vs the SV magnetic ones.  The magnetic ones are easier to adjust and more forgiving on backlashes, but I have to say that the Curado feels better on the cast.  The SV is still very smooth, but it does have this mushy (I guess you could say magnetic) feel, where the curado feels more natural to me.  It's hard to go wrong here, but I think if you're able to cast them both through a friend or something, you'll get a clearer picture of the difference.  If I personally had to pick one, it would be the SV but only because I already have other Shimano reels and this is my first daiwa.  If I did not have those reels, I'd say the Curado as I like the casting feel better.  Both are very smooth on the retrieve.  You already mentioned you're not a beginner... I would also say the SV is better suited for beginners given the ease of changing brake settings and forgiveness on backlashes.  (just noticed you're going with the SV - Like I said before, can't really go wrong here).  Enjoy! 

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