Shimano Curado 200K Baitcasting Reels
January 10, 2018
Shimano’s all-new Curado 200K baitcasting reels are designed for freshwater and coastal saltwater use. The series includes 6 models in both left- and right-hand retrieve versions, including the 200K and 201K with 6.2:1 gear ratios, the 200KHG and 201KHG with 7.4:1 gear ratios, and the 200KXG an 201KXG with 8.5:1 gear ratios. Each features a host of innovative Shimano baitcasting technology, most notably MicroModule gears, SVS Infinity braking system, and a smaller, more ergonomic shape.
The MicroModule gearing provides more gear engagement between the drive and pinion gears.
The SVS Infinity centrifugal brake system— introduced on the Aldebaran reels—offers both adjustable internal brakes and a wider adjustment range with the external dial. It allows the new Curado reels to cast everything from light to heavy lures without opening the sideplate.
The compact Hagane Body—10% smaller than past versions—is easier to palm yet has a wider spool opening.
Anglers will also notice the overall lightweight feel of the aluminum frame, the CI4 material ‘A’ side sideplate, and graphite ‘B’ side sideplate.
Featuring longer (45mm) handles for improved comfort, leverage and power, all Curado 200K models can hold from 230 yards of 30-pound test braid and up to 120 yards of 65-pound braid. With mono, the reels hold from 180 yards of 8-pound test up to 110 yards of 14-pound test.
The 200/200K and 200/201KHG reels weigh 7.6 ounces, while the high-speed 200/201KXG reels tip the scales at 7.8 ounces. All sizes feature 6 shielded anti-rust ball bearings and a one-way roller bearing for zero handle backplay.
For more information, visit the Shimano website.