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Anyone using the new Curado DC? I stopped by my local tackle shop and they had one on a rod for customers to check out. I took it outside to try it and I was impressed. You'd have to be trying to backlash it. I put a 1/32 ounce weight on it and it still cast good  without backlashing. If I hadn't been able to cast it, I probably wouldn't think twice about getting one. Now I'm thinking if I need more than one. The stored said they're selling out as fast as they can get them. Anyone have any experience with them? Any downsides?

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If you need a left handed reel, I have a brand new Curado dc 7:4:1 with upgrades for sale in the marketplace. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, rippin-lips said:

If you need a left handed reel, I have a brand new Curado dc 7:4:1 with upgrades for sale in the marketplace. 

 

 

Didn't like it I take it?

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2 hours ago, BaitFinesse said:

Didn't like it I take it?

Just prefer Daiwa. 

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I managed to get a RH 6.2 and got out with it today. I put it on a MH Fast with some 3/4 lipless.  Set it to 2 and tossed it out at least 50-60 yards. I was beside myself. I don’t care for RH though I’ve got a left hand on order. Prob get it next month. Will give this one to my daughter to replace her spinner. 

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6 hours ago, rippin-lips said:

If you need a left handed reel, I have a brand new Curado dc 7:4:1 with upgrades for sale in the marketplace. 

 

 

What!!!!! Already you just got it 😱

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39 minutes ago, Burrows said:

What!!!!! Already you just got it 😱

It was for sale 3hrs after receiving it lol. 

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10 hours ago, rippin-lips said:

It was for sale 3hrs after receiving it lol. 

This is why I am not buying new reels without getting my mits on one first.  

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2 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

This is why I am not buying new reels without getting my mits on one first.  

That's why the local shop is selling so many of them. Great idea to put one on a rod and let the customers try it out. As I said, I wouldn't have been interested if I didn't have the chance to try one out. You just need to adjust the reel first, which is easily done with two knobs on the outside of the reel

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This is a copy/paste from another forum I replied to on the dc. I’ll add though I’ve had the biggest line blow ups I’ve had in years on this reel. It takes some getting used to for me anyway. I’ll also add that I’m a Daiwa guy that is adding Shimanos to my collection. 

 

It does palm really well. I’m actually surprised how it and the k feel considering their capacity. 

So so far I’ve mostly thrown a big worm with flourocarbon on it. Obviously not a skipping bait. When I have been around shallow stuff and did pitch the worm I was impressed with how well it pitches and not really skip but slide the worm. One day I’ll put on a jig and really test the skipping ability on it but nevertheless it’s exceded my expectations on short line stuff so far. 

Now also know that it does take some adjusting on the spool tension to get it dialed to your liking. The casting into a wall stuff while not thumbing is bull crap. You still need your thumb when the lure stops, as you’d expect with any reel. I have had some over runs when I didn’t expect them but that was setting the spool as loose as possible on the tension basically. 

It’s fun to use and cast very free like if that makes sense. Hope that helps.

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I have mine set up where I do not thumb it at all, even on number 1 and a gung ho cast. It can be done but takes some adjusting to find the sweet spot. Cast the same weight with a setup I use all the time and in mode 1 the DC will outcast it.

 

I put it in mode 4 and tried to "skip" a gravel driveway to see what would happen. That weight hit rocks and bounced all over the place but no backlash.

 

 

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I'm 3/4 of the way to getting a couple of them. I'm going to go back to the shop and ask one of the guys to show me how to adjust it so I don't have to use my thumb when I cast. If I can do this with an 1/8 oz weight, I'll be walking out the door with two of them

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13 minutes ago, looking45 said:

I'm 3/4 of the way to getting a couple of them. I'm going to go back to the shop and ask one of the guys to show me how to adjust it so I don't have to use my thumb when I cast. If I can do this with an 1/8 oz weight, I'll be walking out the door with two of them

If you dial it down to the point that you are not thumbing the entry, you are giving up distance 

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1 hour ago, looking45 said:

I'm 3/4 of the way to getting a couple of them. I'm going to go back to the shop and ask one of the guys to show me how to adjust it so I don't have to use my thumb when I cast. If I can do this with an 1/8 oz weight, I'll be walking out the door with two of them

For that low of a weight you will be better served by a Daiwa SV reel.  The DC reels don't do well with lighter weight baits. The spools are heavy and need some spool speed for the brake to operate.  They're great for regular bass baits but not well suited to finesse baits. 

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5 minutes ago, BaitFinesse said:

For that low of a weight you will be better served by a Daiwa SV reel.  The DC reels don't do well with lighter weight baits. The spools are heavy and need some spool speed for the brake to operate.  They're great for regular bass baits but not well suited to finesse baits. 

Thanks, I will be finding to first hand later today

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The paper that comes with the reel says to set spool tension to where you just eliminate any wiggle in the spool. I ended up adding about another 1/4-1/2 turn on the tension knob. To set it like you see on these videos to where you can hit a wall or smack it into the ground requires high spool tension. Way more than what’s needed. Trust me I tried it haha. When set on 1 which is the max distance setting and having the tension set properly you will still get some fluffing of the spool but the braking system corrects it. However, setting 1 doesn’t outcast setting 2 by anymore than 5ft. I played around with all types of tension and settings on the dial. Setting 2 with the suggested spool tension + 1/4 turn yields the best results. You can lay into the cast and have no fluff or whatnot. You do still need to thumb it when it hits the water. The reel is not fool proof when setup right. To achieve that, you’re hindering the reels performance. I put 6hrs on mine yesterday and tossed a variety of baits with it.  A nice reel for sure but just be aware that it’s not going to be like the marketing videos they have out there unless you set it up that way. 

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Man I really want to try one of these things!  I suspect it will be too big to be comfortable for me and I am reel-heavy at the moment, but I really want to play with one.  

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9 minutes ago, rippin-lips said:

The paper that comes with the reel says to set spool tension to where you just eliminate any wiggle in the spool. I ended up adding about another 1/4-1/2 turn on the tension knob. To set it like you see on these videos to where you can hit a wall or smack it into the ground requires high spool tension. Way more than what’s needed. Trust me I tried it haha. When set on 1 which is the max distance setting and having the tension set properly you will still get some fluffing of the spool but the braking system corrects it. However, setting 1 doesn’t outcast setting 2 by anymore than 5ft. I played around with all types of tension and settings on the dial. Setting 2 with the suggested spool tension + 1/4 turn yields the best results. You can lay into the cast and have no fluff or whatnot. You do still need to thumb it when it hits the water. The reel is not fool proof when setup right. To achieve that, you’re hindering the reels performance. I put 6hrs on mine yesterday and tossed a variety of baits with it.  A nice reel for sure but just be aware that it’s not going to be like the marketing videos they have out there unless you set it up that way. 

thanks for the tips, I don't plan on fishing it locked down. I'll play with it at the store

8 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

Man I really want to try one of these things!  I suspect it will be too big to be comfortable for me and I am reel-heavy at the moment, but I really want to play with one.  

the reel isn't big unless you have kids size hands. I have normal sized hands and I can palm it easily. It's about the same size as the Daiwa Tatula 100H. 

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52 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

Man I really want to try one of these things!  I suspect it will be too big to be comfortable for me and I am reel-heavy at the moment, but I really want to play with one.  

It’s built on the Curado K frame if you’ve ever messed with one of those. It’s a 150 sized reel so it’s not that big to begin with.  It’s pretty comfortable in hand. My hands aren’t big and I didn’t notice it feeling oversized when using it. I’d say it’s similar to a tatula. 

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1 hour ago, rippin-lips said:

It’s built on the Curado K frame if you’ve ever messed with one of those. It’s a 150 sized reel so it’s not that big to begin with.  It’s pretty comfortable in hand. My hands aren’t big and I didn’t notice it feeling oversized when using it. I’d say it’s similar to a tatula. 

It's actually a 200 size frame, with a 150 size spool. The DC components take up the extra space. 

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6 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

Man I really want to try one of these things!  I suspect it will be too big to be comfortable for me and I am reel-heavy at the moment, but I really want to play with one.  

I might be able to get out Labor Day morning if you're around. It doesn't feel overly big, about the same size as the Tatula (not the CT). The DC system is on the handle side, so it doesn't really impact the palm side.

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That would be incorrect. That’s the dc unit, and it’s mounted inside of the palm side plate. That’s from my reel when the bearings were installed. 

1 hour ago, Junger said:

I might be able to get out Labor Day morning if you're around. It doesn't feel overly big, about the same size as the Tatula (not the CT). The DC system is on the handle side, so it doesn't really impact the palm side.

 

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Hmm, wonder why the handle side is so big and chunky then compared to Daiwa. Still, the palm side for me is flat/curved enough that it palms similar to a Daiwa Tatula frame, although the handle sticks out a little more which has no impact to me.

 

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