Curado K

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Curado K

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:04 pm

I was wondering how everyone is liking their Curado K reels?

I have a Curado I that my son wants, should I keep the "I" or give it to him and get me a new K?

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Re: Curado K

Postby Slazmo » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:59 pm

While i own basically every model prior to the K - I've had good use of all of them.

After stripping it down and a little more than i should've with the top plate (but I'm always going to push it), and rebuilding it properly and with the 6.5:1 ratio gears instead of the XG gears its been a eye opener.

Its got to be the smoothest Curado I own - but they're all pretty smooth initially. However there are great points to argue in tech and longevity points to argue in all prior models too. The K doesnt really stray too far from the I in a lot of ways especially the main points of functioning mechanics.

My two favourites are the B's & e's - just tanks but very aged in regards to how theyre built - but thats understandable as time and technology progresses.

The K is a mish mash of a lot of models prior, I would've incorporated certain functionality improvements, and things i would've done much differently for instance side plate B tollerances.

The K winds beautifully, casts accurately and its a overall a perfectly functioning multi use reel. Time will tell how it holds up and its depreciating value.

The satin paint will be a hard one to touch up too if you likebto keep them looking their best over time.

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Re: Curado K

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:13 pm

Excellent info.

I will be using it primary for crankbaits, so I will be purchasing the 6:2.1 ratio.

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Re: Curado K

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:13 pm

I wonder if HH will make a thumb bar for the curado K

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Re: Curado K

Postby johnnybassboat » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:42 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I wonder if HH will make a thumb bar for the curado K

I have heard this a couple times. What dont you like about the thumb bar?

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Re: Curado K

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:07 pm

johnnybassboat wrote:
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I wonder if HH will make a thumb bar for the curado K

I have heard this a couple times. What dont you like about the thumb bar?


I haven't fished one yet, just read this thread.

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Re: Curado K

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:19 pm

I did order one today, got it new for $150 shipped.

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Re: Curado K

Postby brownhl » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:04 am

Very smooth and very comfortable reel. A real winner. Love those micro gears.

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Re: Curado K

Postby d_vowell » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:05 pm

I've always been a Daiwa guy, but lately I have been buying a ton of Shimano...guess it's just another phase I'm going through. :D

Anyway...I have a K and can say I like it much better than the I...feel smoother, yet more connected to me. Palms great and no issue with the breaking system. Great jig and mag worm reel.


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