2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby Bantam1 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:27 am

There are several improvements for this DC system for use in saltwater and ease of use. Is it an Antares/Calais DC? No. You pick it up, select your setting and go fishing. Most anglers will be using this reel in the 2 or 3 setting. It covers a wide range of lures and line types within these settings.

Maybe once you try one your opinion will change. Early fuel injection on vehicles was considered a step backwards. Look where we are today.

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby Cal » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:37 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:Latest DC system? Seems like an outdated one if you ask me.


Outdated would be the original, one setting, non-learning, DC system. With each new iteration of DC reel, Shimano tinkers with the system and how it operates. You might not like it, and that's fine. But please, let's not troll a discussion topic of a reel you haven't laid your hands on or has even yet to be released.
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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby reason162 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:32 am

Bantam1 wrote:There are several improvements for this DC system for use in saltwater


Hi Bantam,

How so for saltwater?

Btw, how far back did the K receive the running upgrade to thumb bar, and that extra O ring?

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby Bantam1 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:06 am

This DC unit is completely sealed compared to other DC units. We have been testing this version in saltwater since November of last year. Zero issues to date.

Not sure the exact timeline of the second running change for the button. The person i need to ask is out of town for our national sales meeting. What O-ring are you asking about?

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby arrowslinger1 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:26 pm

I can’t wait. Just .2 oz heavier than current curado k.
Should be a great reel.
Must buy all jdm shimanos.....

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby MediumHeavy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:29 am

Are DC reels good for flipping and pitching, or best suited to long casting and skipping?

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby Bantam1 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:37 am

You can flip and pitch with them, but if making very short pitches the braking may not work. The DC requires a certain spool RPM before the braking system works. It is a low RPM but it can still be higher than what the spool will see on a very short pitch.

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby MediumHeavy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:42 am

Gotcha, that makes sense. Thanks!

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby fishingandfords » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:57 pm

MediumHeavy wrote:Are DC reels good for flipping and pitching, or best suited to long casting and skipping?

It's pointless for that application.

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby Cal » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:22 pm

We just had our pre-ICAST, on the water introduction to the Curado DC ... :shock:
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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby 5bites » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:31 pm

Cal wrote:We just had our pre-ICAST, on the water introduction to the Curado DC ... :shock:

... and thought well shoot we might as well rub it in.

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby Gone Phishin » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:03 pm

5bites wrote:
Cal wrote:We just had our pre-ICAST, on the water introduction to the Curado DC ... :shock:

... and thought well shoot we might as well rub it in.


Right?!? Dangit Cal...sounds like I might have to buy a new T-rig/jig rod for nighttime fishing now. :doh: Lol.

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby Cal » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:04 am

It's difficult to tell from a still photo, but this photo was taken mid-cast. Full effort, one hand on rod, no thumb on spool... all... through... the entire cast until the bait hit the water and then some. :shock:

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby 5bites » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:51 am

Sweet goodness.....


This is one time I’m bummed about using lefty reels. Waiting for a 150 would be bad enough but the 151 in September is going to try my patience. I haven’t been this pumped over a reel in years.

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Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Postby Cal » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:55 am

5bites wrote:Sweet goodness.....


Yeah... i had the same sentiment but kinda had a different expletive :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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