The new Shimano Curado baitcasting rod in our eyes has been a huge upgrade from the original release. The features they've introduced look to bring about a considerable reduction in weight, while increasing sensitivity and overall strength.
Hybrid High Modulus UD Carbon with Nanoresin blanks, offering a class blend of sensitivity and strength.
Fuji tangle free alconite guides, with SIC inserts.
Premium cork split grip provides comfort and durability for all situations.
SoftTouch Fuji reel seat aids sensitivity and comfort.
We've seen a noticeable upgrade in the new Curado. The previous model was regarded as a heavier casting rod - something that Shimano clearly noted. The adding of the Ci4+ reel seat and new guide train has taken a fair amount of weight off this rod, without sacrificing the usual power and backbone.
A wide variety of actions and lengths means there's a new Curado for virtually any technique.
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.
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