Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
bronzewb22

Old Shimano Curado DPV Model??

Recommended Posts

I'm a lefty so i was disappointed to see that all of shimano's newest crankbait reels have no left handed retrieve. I have chosen to get the older shimano curado 201 DPV considering that it is cheaper and has a left handed retrieve. I've heard great things about this reel and was wondering if anyone has used it. Thanks for responding.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have one.  It is a solid reel, the main complaint with it was that it was a bit heavy and a little larger than most reels.

I have one of each of the D series Curados.  I love these reels and really haven't found a reason to switch over to the new E series.

I am sure you will be very pleased.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have it and it is great. No Complaints yet, only had it fishing once but very smooth casting. You won't regret it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a 201 matched with a custom medium stick and have no complaints. Great reel and can be had for a good price. You will be very satisfied.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had one and sold it.  I wish I hadn't.  It was a good reel.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to disagree here. I hated the 200 D models because of the profile and weight. They just didn't feel right to me and I ended up selling them all. The 100 was great little reel. I am a lefty too and found that your options are 101B Chronarch, Crazy Cranker, or if you want to save a few dollar I would suggest picking up the 201B Curado (green one). It is the only reel I every regret selling.

Another option is replacing the 7:1 with a 5.1 gear set on a new Curado.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have to disagree here. I hated the 200 D models because of the profile and weight. They just didn't feel right to me and I ended up selling them all. The 100 was great little reel. I am a lefty too and found that your options are 101B Chronarch, Crazy Cranker, or if you want to save a few dollar I would suggest picking up the 201B Curado (green one). It is the only reel I every regret selling.

Another option is replacing the 7:1 with a 5.1 gear set on a new Curado.

I agree that the size and weight of the reel isn't that ideal, but it is really the only downfall. If it doesn't bother you too much, it's a wonderful reel and you will definitely like it. I don't have big hands and I think it's very palmable. Give it a shot. Best part is, you can pick one up around $100 TYD.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×