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Which one would you choose if you could

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I hope you get some replies to this question as I would like info on this also.

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I have the Scorpion & this is what it has plus 8 bearings instead of 7.When I bought mine the L/H Curado was not Available. I don't have the Curado so I don't know if it has the following.
Durable aluminum alloy body frame Hagane body
I-DC5 computer controlled brake system
Anti-rust treated ball bearings for long life
Carbon drag washers
Extra efficient X-SHIP gear system
Clicking star drag
Hyper-tensile brass gears
Balanced S3D spools
Super free spool design
Titanium coated level winder
Saltwater fine

 

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I like the color of the Scorpion better, but the Curado is a little cheaper . 

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the scorpion is $266.39 shipped today. check the value of the $ to the yen each day when you are ready to buy. I paid a few $ less shipped than the Curado. Like I said I don't have the Curado so I can't compare but I can tell you the Scorpion is a fine reel. I order most of my reels from Digitaka & have them with in 7 days.

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I have both the scorpion dc and the Curado dc. The Scorpion has more break settings with the I-dc 5 system (Three line modes one for mono, one for fluorocarbon, and one for braid. Then four settings based on lure wait and then auto.) The Curado Dc has the I-dc 4 system witch only has 4 settings (one for mono, one for fluorocarbon,one for braid, and than auto). The scorpion dc feels just like a Curado 200 I in the hand and in retrieve. The Curado Dc is a little more bulky feeling in the hand but not uncomfortable. The retrieve feels just like a curado K does. There is a spool size difference though with the Scorpion dc being a 100 and the Curado dc being a 150. Both are great reels but if i were to buy another dc reel in that price bracket I would go with another Scorpion dc do to having more brake settings.

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From reading the TT review of each, it appears the scorpion dc has a brass main gear, while the curado dc comes with the micro module (aluminum) gearing.  

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8 hours ago, KP Duty said:

From reading the TT review of each, it appears the scorpion dc has a brass main gear, while the curado dc comes with the micro module (aluminum) gearing.  

Sorry this is not quite accurate, the Curado DC like the Curado K, Bantam MGL and the Chronarch MGL have brass micro module gears. 

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40 minutes ago, kschultz76 said:

Sorry this is not quite accurate, the Curado DC like the Curado K, Bantam MGL and the Chronarch MGL have brass micro module gears. 

Thanks.  Trying to research the two myself.  Havent owned a shimano since the mg50.  Back then they didn't have all these trademarked 'improvements'.  Well not as many anyway. Is the 5 setting dc system known to be better than the 4 setting version?

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15 minutes ago, KP Duty said:

Is the 5 setting dc system known to be better than the 4 setting version?

Not necessarily, both are excellent braking systems its just that with the I-dc5 system you have more adjust ability for different waited baits.       

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Not to throw a wrench in the decision, but used Met DC'S can be had for just a little more

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Was just deciding between these 2 myself. As someone who uses 6'6-6'8 max sized rods and baits 1/2oz or less (and I have smaller hands), I decided to run with the Scorpion. I won't lie, I liked the look better and you can read all the reviews you want... they're pretty much the same thing. Take your pick, both great and worth the $.

 

In addition, I wanted something to reduce my occasional backlashing and I currently only have 1 other baitcaster (Shimano Curado) so the additional brake settings on the Scorpion was the best fit for me. Don't really care about the bearing design vs the Curado DC as much as I did the brakes on the Scorpion.

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