Shimano Curado M 201 Baitcasting Reel - Left Hand Wind
The Curado 200 M is the new version of the well known Curado 200 K. The new features include Micromodule Gear system and the Stable Spool design, providing a more efficient gear train with a smoother, more positive feel. The combination of CI4+ body and the aluminium frame makes the Curado 200 M very tough but still light weight. The SVS infinity braking system controls spool speed for precision casting, making it also possible to cast lighter lures while fishing for bass. This reel is designed to fit the needs of freshwater predator fisherman, but is also able to withstand the tough salt water conditions due to the 4 Shielded A-RB + 2 Shielded Stainless Steel ball bearings. The Curado 200 K will be available in 3 gear ratios: 6,2:1, 7,4:1 and an very high ratio of 8,5:1 for both the left and high handed models. The 6,2:1 provides the most power and is the best choice when fishing big lures with a lot of water resistance. The 7,4;1 gives a good balance between speed and power. The 8,5:1 is the model which is all about speed (91 cm line retrieve per handle rotation), which his the best choice for fishing where fast response is a pre: techniques with softbaits, jerkbaits and topwater lures. The Curado is a true allrounder who is also not afraid to cast bigger lure with more weight and fight big fish. Because of the 200 size, it will fit perfectly for pike and big blackbass fishing with medium sized lures (medium sized jerkbaits, swimbaits, spinnerbaits, softbaits).
So what do all these letters and numbers mean? I hear you say...
Let's try explain things here:
- BFS = Bait (Baitcaster) Finesse System
- DC = Digitally Controlled (fool proof!) casting system
- C = Compact body, slightly smaller than the standard
- HG = High Gear, faster retrieve than the standard
- XG = Extra Gear... even faster than the HF version, these letters don't determine size
- S = Shallow spool, ideal for braid
- DH = Double Handle
- Ci4 = A lightweight material!
- MGL -Magnumlite, a reel with components, often spool made from a lighter metal than others, 30% lighter than Ci4!
- F or R = If the model name has F or R at the beginning, this is Front or Rear drag. The letter following the F determines the release age, so FK is newer than FJ. A little like the old car number plate system.
- 1, 2, 3000 etc = Determines the size which goes up with the number although the 2500 and 3000 are the same size, just the 3000 has a larger spool and sometimes different shaped handle... YES I know it is a bit confusing, but hopefully this helps a little in choosing the perfect reel for you.