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i love my curado reel but i think i'm not getting as much from it as i can. i have power pro 40# line on it and i'm not really able to cast very far. because i fish only from the bank distance is important. what do you use for line on your curado, and what type of lure or technique do you use it for? 

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If you properly maintain it, turn all the breaks off, and the spool tension just to keep the spool from wobbling, you'll be getting all you can get  8-)

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what are you throwing and what rod are you using?

i use 10 lbs P-Line floroclear and use the reel for deep cranks. the reel is mounted on a dave wOO extreme 7' M rod. it casts the lightest baits a mile.

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Personally,  I can cast mono,  flouro,  etc...  lines farther than I can braid.  I've read others say differently,  but that is my experience.  Also,  smaller mono (10-12#) will cast farther than larger will.  It just depends on how light your willing to go.

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You don't need the drag off at all. You just need to learn how to play a fish. I'm not sure I would use 2lb test on Bass, but I know plenty of guys who chase line class records in saltwater that regularly catch big fish on stupidly light line.

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Kinda depends on the structure. 2lb anything would snap in a heart beat where I fish.

As for the 201E. I would turn all the brakes off, you can set 2 on and still get some good distance, depending on the weight of the lure, and your ROD..you can't toss a 1/4oz bait with a broomstick.. ;D Also, if your really trying to chuck it out there, you need to let the rod do the work.

If your looking for 50 yd cast's, forget that too, unless you have a real strong wind at your back.. :)

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i'm using a shimano compre, 6'10 mh  xtra-fast rod. i'll definitely try turning off the brakes,

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Hopefully that will work for you.... I just picked up this same reel and haven't had the chance to take it out yet. Good luck!

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i'm using a shimano compre, 6'10 mh xtra-fast rod. i'll definitely try turning off the brakes,

An extra-fast action rod won't load up as well as say a medium action one. That might be one reason you aren't getting the distances you want.

Also, how about trying out some Daiwa Samurai instead of that Power Pro?

In the end, it's not the rod or the reel or the line; it's your technique that matters the most.

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I don't think it's the rod..I also have mine on a shimano 7'mh xf...and I don't have any problems with distance from shore, although a whippier rod would help..lol

When was the reel last serviced/cleaned and lubed..?

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I have that reel. I found the spool bearings were greased from the factory. I flushed them out and lubed them with a light bearing oil. (I use daiwa red oil)

An easy way to flush them is to soak them in a small jar with Naphtha, swirling them around occasionally. Remove them and put them on a paper towel. This will wick out some of the naphtha. Them blow them out with some compressed air (computer dust off spray works well for those who don't have a compressor). Then add ONE drop of bearing oil to each bearing and re-install. You'll be impressed with the performance :)

I run 2 brakes on and the spool tension knob adding just a slight amount of pressure. I can cast a 1/4" practice plug 110' consistently. The rod is a Shimano Crucial 6'6" MH/F

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sounds like great advice, i'll try to clean the reel some and oil the bearing. i'm going to have to read up on cleaning because i've only done it once and it wasn't a reel i really cared too much about.

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One bearing is in the palm plate, and is retained with a small wire. I use a dental pick to lift it out, but remember to keep a finger on it because they can fly away never to be found again!

To access the other spool bearing you must remove the cast control cap, then remove the cone shaped spring. I find the rotating is while you pull with get it right out. Then the bearing will fall out.

How many brakes are on in your reel?

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I wouldn't suggest turning all the brakes off , I use 2 or 3... anything less could lead to a professional over run.

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