Low ratio left Curado I

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Low ratio left Curado I

Post by OkobojiEagle » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:47 am

Bantam... with the popularity of the Curado I, has there been a conversation about adding a 5.x ratio to the lefty selection?


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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by Bantam1 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:45 am

Unfortunately not. The demand for lefty 5:1 Curado decreased every year. We decided to drop it from the line up.

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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by OkobojiEagle » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:19 am

Quite disappointed! I had to buy a Curado 201B5 from a flea market board... hope they are as bullet proof as Shimano fans claim.


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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by SteveSchmelzle » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:14 am

The "b" isn't bullet proof (although the Super Free version is close), however, the "d" is bullet proof.

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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by Bantam1 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:31 am

There are simply not enough lefty anglers that need a slow ratio Curado. Plus with the modern gearing in our reels there really isn't much need. The 6.2:1 reels have more than enough power to fish the deep cranks.

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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by OkobojiEagle » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:40 am

Bantam1 wrote:The 6.2:1 reels have more than enough power to fish the deep cranks.
It's about retrieving baits at the correct speed, repetitively.

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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by Bantam1 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:59 pm

That's a cadence issue. I understand your point, but you can find the right cadence with a slightly faster reel. You just slow down the retrieve slightly.

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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by joekaz » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:23 am

Me personally, I hate when I have to turn the handle slow when using deep cranks . I would rather turn the handle a little faster and easier with a 5:1 ratio reel.

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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by Cagey » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:31 pm

joekaz wrote:Me personally, I hate when I have to turn the handle slow when using deep cranks . I would rather turn the handle a little faster and easier with a 5:1 ratio reel.
Sometimes even that is too fast. So I bought one of those curado CU-201B38's which is a 3.8:1 retrieve. This is one reel I doubt I will ever get rid of unless something better comes along.

I recently purchased a weedless spinnerbait and put it on a 7.2:1 retrieve and it was way too fast for the lure. Retrieving slower was a pain so I pulled out the B38 and problem solved! Now it is a finely tuned super smooth set up when lure speed and reel speed are closely matched.

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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by Crappielimits » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:46 am

I hate these high speed reels.

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Re: Low ratio left Curado I

Post by SteveSchmelzle » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:36 am

no you don't.

you want high speed reels. you need high speed reels. you live for high speed reels.

everyone wants high speed reels.

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