Breaking in the new Curado K

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  1. Carterantebi

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    Today I noticed the temp outside had dropped all the way down to 102 fahrenheit and I had my new Curado that was begging to be used so I put on my ski jacket, grabbed some hand warmers just in case it drops into the 90's (brrrr!) and headed to my honey hole over by Bass Pro Shops to do some solo prowling with my new reel. Ended up not being solo after all because maybe 5 minutes in, a good dozen guys from my school had discovered me and my secret spot. I ended up moving over to a small pond that is occasionally connected to the river depending on the water level. I noticed a big shadow near some brush and pitched a t-rigged craw at it for maybe 15 casts before he decided he'd had enough and bit the bait. Unfortunately he was smarter than I would have thought and darted right back into the bushes. It was at that point that I immediately regretted using an 8lb leader. I also quickly regretted not bringing any other tackle with me. Went home after that.

    Overall I'm very impressed with the new Curado K series. Very sleek looking, palms well, wide spool, very smooth retrieve and drag. I've heard a few people bash it for lacking in the max drag department with only around 11lbs as the max, but it makes up for that in smoothness, at least that's what I found within the 3 seconds of drag pulling I experienced today before being broken off. Very, very, very happy with it so far.
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    Nice work! Way to go. The reel is amazing!!
     
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    Absolutely loving it. I don't miss my Lews a bit!
     
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    Thinking about getting this reel...
     
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    dont think about, get it. Its a great reel.
     
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    Do it, you won't regret it.
     
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    Could this be my 1st Bait Caster reel??!? Sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing, and try to stay WARM Carterantebi :emoji_sunglasses:
     
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    That's a good spot :emoji_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. I want one of those reels, maybe Christmas time?
     
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    I would say if you've got the money, go for it. Linebig could probably fill you in a bit better than I can as far as how great it is, but from my findings, it's well worth the money.
     
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    Its the best casting reel on the market under $200.00. Its better than many others $300.00 reels. Make sure you get the gear ratio you need.
    Slower baits- chatter baits, spinner baits, spoons and such. 6:2-1. Standard fishing, jigs, worms, top water and such go with the 7:4-1, it would even do frogs.
    If thinking keeping 65 on it and frogs and heavy flipping only go 8:5-1 and call it done.
    Enjoy.
     
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