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Title: Curado DC
Post by: loomisguy on December 08, 2018, 05:41:52 AM
I've been messing with the DC for awhile now, at least long enough to form a opinion.
Gotta say,  it's been a long time since I've been impressed by a reel this much.
 For me it's not about it being hard to backlash although it's not impossible, it's about it being so much more efficient and making more casts.
 The thing is just effortless to throw ,doesn't matter if your throwing a DD22 or a 1.5 squarebill it handles them the same. And the price is at least within reason.
 I have more on the way.

Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: Mike Cork on December 12, 2018, 03:41:43 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I have not found a bad opinion of them from an honest report. There are haters out there that will not be happy with a shimano, same said for a daiwa...

I'm am so close to pulling the trigger on one. Maybe if I survive the holidays with some spare cash :-*
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 12, 2018, 04:03:10 PM
Yeah, Ive dipped into DC reels (JDM DC reels). Even at that, I dont really care too much for them anymore.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: loomisguy on December 12, 2018, 04:18:14 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I have not found a bad opinion of them from an honest report. There are haters out there that will not be happy with a shimano, same said for a daiwa...

I'm am so close to pulling the trigger on one. Maybe if I survive the holidays with some spare cash :-*
I think you'll like it Mike. It's surprising how effortless a little roll cast with a squarebill or spinnerbait is.
I was throwing a wiggle wart on a Witch Doctor Surman 50g MH . It's really too much rod for a wart but it still would easily out distance my usual wart rod with a Curado E5.
I think anyone looking for a reel in that price range should give it consideraton.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: Sc Bassin on December 13, 2018, 11:27:20 PM
I have several Shimano DC reels with the latest one being a Scorpion DC (my 2nd.) They are the Curado's 1st. cousin. I have to agree with Loomisguy's assessment of the reel. It is much easier to set up than the Calais DC & the Antares DC.  I also think if your looking in that price range be sure to take a hard look at that reel.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: ATHiker on December 30, 2018, 09:44:54 AM
I struggle skipping with a bait caster. Would the DC help me skipping?
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: SteveTX on December 30, 2018, 11:02:22 AM
 
Yeah, Ive dipped into DC reels (JDM DC reels). Even at that, I dont really care too much for them anymore.
Can you elaborate on what you didnt like to much about it? What feature or mishap started the dislike?
I struggle skipping with a bait caster. Would the DC help me skipping?
Good question. I never held a DC but am interested in possibly the future of reels and what they can do that solves issues we have currently.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: loomisguy on December 30, 2018, 02:49:11 PM
With the DC control set at the highest setting I don't think you  could backlash it skipping .
I hate to say anything is impossible but it would be a chore.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: Mike Cork on January 02, 2019, 07:21:29 PM
Even on the tightest settings one could still backlash but the DC models are very good at keeping it to a minimum. You have to try and backlash if you want to create a significant backlash. That said the only one's I've played with are the Calais versions, I've not been lucky enough to toy around with the new Curado DC :surrender:
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: ATHiker on January 04, 2019, 01:35:17 PM
Well I took advantage of one of the Xmas sales and ordered a DC. Will let you know how it works for me skipping under docks.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 04, 2019, 02:12:49 PM
Even on the tightest settings one could still backlash but the DC models are very good at keeping it to a minimum. You have to try and backlash if you want to create a significant backlash. That said the only one's I've played with are the Calais versions, I've not been lucky enough to toy around with the new Curado DC :surrender:

Them Calais Dcs are just amazing pieces of machinery.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: Sc Bassin on January 19, 2019, 10:57:20 AM
Well said LMG, they are heavy compared today's reels but like you said they are amazing.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: calabash digger on February 03, 2019, 08:00:28 PM
Here is my fear of the DC reels. I can adjust my reels now to fit my style of casting (Fine tune) Loosen or tighten is very fine increments . If I buy a DC reel how do I know the preset will match my style of casting? Will it be to tight or loose? Maybe I am over thinking the issue . Am I missing something?

I hope what I am trying to say came across right.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: loomisguy on February 04, 2019, 05:10:24 AM
There is still adjustment for the spool tension. 4 settings for the brakes.  I think you would be hard pressed not to find a setting that would work for a particular line, bait ect.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: calabash digger on February 04, 2019, 09:20:09 AM
Thanks , I might give one a try been looking at the curado dc. I am a gear junkie too and the bait monkey gets me ever now and then too.
Title: Re: Curado DC
Post by: calabash digger on February 06, 2019, 05:31:09 PM
Bought one today it will be in a few days...