Shimano Curado 200K Series Baitcasting Reels
July 12, 2017
With a new look and technology focused on reliability and durability, Shimano’s all-new Curado 200K series baitcasting reels are ready for anything.
The 6 new Curado 200K reels (left- and right-hand retrieve models are available) include 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 reel now features a host of innovative baitcasting technology, most notably MicroModule gears, SVS Infinity braking system, and a smaller, more ergonomic shape.
For smooth, sensitive rotation, Shimano’s MicroModule gearing provides improved engagement between the drive gear and pinion gear. The upgraded SVS Infinity centrifugal brake system 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 new compact Hagane Body (10% smaller than past versions) is easier to palm and has a wider spool opening.
The new Curado reels also boats an overall lightweight feel from the aluminum frame, the CI4 material ‘A’ side sideplate, and a graphite ‘B’ side sideplate.
Boasting longer (45 mm) handles for both comfort, leverage and power, all 6 Curado K models can hold 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 scale at 7.8 ounces. All models have 6 shielded anti-rust ball bearings, an added plus for saltwater use, along with a one-way roller bearing for zero handle back-play.
For more information visit the Shimano website.