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Curado 5.0 vs 7.0

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Hi guys...I need some help here. After years of fishing plastics, spinners and cranks with a spinning rod, I want to switch over to a BC setup. I've ordered a STC Premiere 6'6" MHF rod and want to put a Curado 200E left hand retrieve on it. My question is this, the Curado is available in both 5.0 and 7.0 retrieve. Under what conditions is one used over the other? Although the 7.0 is referred to as a "burner", is 7.0 becoming more standard than 5.0 or 6.0? Is the 5.0 too slow for all around bassin?

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The 7:0 can be used as an all-around reel. 5:0 is generally

considered technique specific: crankbaits in general, or more

specifically, deep running crankbaits.

8-)

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The faster the better for presentations where:

1.- reeling in the slack line is important ( like worming, jigging, topwater )

2.- you want your bait asap to make another cast to the same or another spot close by.

3.- to maintain a bait on the surface without having to reel in like mad ( like buzzbaiting )

Slower is better for:

1.- reeling in baits with water resistance ( like deep diving crankbaits )

2.- steadily and slowly reel in certain baits in certain fishing techniques ( like slow rolling spinnerbaits or for swimbaiting sinking baits )

Reel speed is a tool, use the right tool for the right application.

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Of the two, may I suggest the 7:1 as you can always slow down.

The 5:1 is good for winching the fish out of slop, pads and grass and for deep cranking.

If it is Shimano you can't go wrong.  ;D

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Like others have already posted, the only time I use 5:1 is for deep cranks.

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It was only a couple years ago that the Abu 5.3:1 reels were labeled "High Speed"   How quickly times change.  ...lol  

Allatooner,  my advice to you is to look up the ipt (inches per turn) on your spinning reel and compare that to the ipt of the 5 and 7 curados...  don't get caught up on the marketing hype, go by the actual numbers.

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Good Point.  I've got a Symetre spinner at a 6.0 at 31" per turn.  I guess its my impression that spinners, in general, bring in more line per turn.  In that case, as you all have suggested the 7.0 Curado would be closer to the 6.0 Symetre that the 5.0 Curado.  Thanks for everyone help and clarification of this issue.

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I went with the 5.0 when I bought my new Curado 200E a few days ago....I find that I can speed up my retrieve alot easier than I can make myself slow down a little..

Just a personal thing!

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