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Shimano Curado MGL
Shimano Curado MGL

Shimano Curado MGL Review

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The Shimano Curado MGL is a dream for any baitcasting reel bass fishing fanatic. Here's what you need to know about this this legendary reel.
94
Superb
26
Users:
4.7/5
Where to buy

Feature overview

Gear ratio:
Available in 6.2:1, 7.4:1, and 8.1:1
Profile:
Low
Bearings:
7
Braking system:
Centrifugal
Max drag (lbs):
13

What we found out about the Curado MGL:

Reasons to buy this reel

  • 150 size spool is one that many bass anglers find palmable and very comfortable - some prefer the wider spool as it is more comfortable for thumb control
  • Many anglers love how light this reel is. This is thanks to the Hagane body
  • Insane casting distance is one of the favorite benefits of this reel - the Super Free spool plays a key role here
  • The MicroModule Gearing remains an reliable feature for Shimano reels
  • Can you go wrong with the MagnumLite (MGL) Spool? This makes casting baits of all weights an absolute dream
  • The MGL spool was introduced to help with casting more finesse presentations on a baitcasting reel
  • Bass anglers love how this reel deals with a full spool of fluorocarbon
  • An incredibly versatile reel. Most bass fishermen have commended how they can rely on this reel for all kinds of techniques and for various species
  • Various gear ratios for altering techniques
  • Potentially one of the best options in this price region

Reasons not to buy this reel

  • We haven't read any negatives on this reel - exactly what we expect from Shimano reels with an MGL spool!

Bottom line

The Curado series from Shimano was overall an incredibly successful one - for both rods and reels. Here we're focusing on the reels, and the Curado really did smash it out the park. The Curado K, DC, and now the MGL have all been fan favorites, and you can't go wrong buy bagging one of these reels.

Adding the MagnumLite Spool to the Curado was always a great idea, adding versatility to casting several different lure weights.

We love Curado! We love MGL! And it seems everyone else does too.

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About the brand

Shimano is arguably the biggest and most respected name in fishing. They are responsible for producing some of the most ground-breaking tackle ever seen, and they continue to lead the market in all forms of fishing.

Shimano has taken a key interest in bass fishing, and have developed the finest baitcasting reels on today's shelves. Many other brands constantly look to Shimano for ideas, as they seldom put a foot wrong.

You simply cannot go wrong with a piece of Shimano gear.

Professionals who work with Shimano:

  • Keith Combs
  • Brett Preuett
  • Bernie Shultz
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