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Doubts with Shimano Curado K and Curado

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Hello people,

 

I have tried to find information in the forum about these two reels but I could not find what I want. So I ask to you directly, what is the main different between Curado, specifically CU71XG and Curado K, CU201XGK? I could find a different in the ball-bearings, Curado has 5 (S A-RB) + 1 (RB) and Curado K has 4(S A-RB) + 2 (RB) and also a considerably difference in the weight, Curado K is heavier than Curado. But, is it Curado K better than Curado or vice-versa?, or is it created for a differente use?. What do you think?. Maybe Curado K is heavier but more durable? ...

 

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They're just a little different. Neither is any better built than the other. 

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The Curado K 200/201 is a bigger reel than the 70/71, so the Curado K holds more line.

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Ok, that explains the higher weight of Curado K. I think there is any different in centrifugal / magnetic brake also. Which do you recommend for bass fishing with 3/8 or heavier jigs?

 

Thanks for yours answers.

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The  70 has a shallower spool that will be lighter weight when full of line.  The reduced mass of the spool means that it will have less moment of inertia to overcome and less angular momentum when casting.  Both allow the reel to cast lighter weight baits more easily.  The higher capacity 200 will be better with 3/8 oz and up baits and 70 better with 3/8 oz and under with reports of casting 1/8 oz total weight well.

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15 minutes ago, BaitFinesse said:

The  70 has a shallower spool that will be lighter weight when full of line.  The reduced mass of the spool means that it will have less moment of inertia to overcome and less angular momentum when casting.  Both allow the reel to cast lighter weight baits more easily.  The higher capacity 200 will be better with 3/8 oz and up baits and 70 better with 3/8 oz and under with reports of casting 1/8 oz total weight well.

This ^^ is how I happen to use mine, right or wrong. I have a Curado I 200 I use for 3/8oz and larger baits. I tried it with lighter baits and didn't like it. When I got a dedicated rod for lighter baits (ML power) I put a Curado 70 on it and like it a lot.

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Maherme,  I am in complete agreement with everyone's assessment above. I have both the "K" and the "70". The 70 is a great finesse reel and the K is good for bigger baits. The K doesn't like throwing light or weightless baits. 

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Ok guys, it is clear for me now. Thanks a lot!.

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