Will The Curado 150 DC cast 3 1/2oz SB’s?

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Will The Curado 150 DC cast 3 1/2oz SB’s?

Postby FeatherRivGuy » Fri May 01, 2020 9:00 pm

Can the 150DC handle River2Sea 200’s that weigh 3.5oz?
I’m pretty sure it will cast 200’s but what’s your thoughts?

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Re: Will The Curado 150 DC cast 3 1/2oz SB’s?

Postby kmah » Sat May 02, 2020 3:51 am

Yes the 150 DC can handle a 200. Unless you are going to buy a specialty swim bait reel (in which case I’d go to a 300 sized reel). If you are specifically asking to buy a reel for these types of baits take a look at the tranx 300. I always tell people to use what you have and buy the best equipment you can afford. What you have will work, but what is ideal and will work are two different things.

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Re: Will The Curado 150 DC cast 3 1/2oz SB’s?

Postby FeatherRivGuy » Sat May 02, 2020 12:55 pm

I have a Curado 301E, and Lexa 300 but have a hard time seeing at night and being able to thumb my spool before backlash. I’d like to get a DC to help cast Swimbaits at night for Striper without backlashes and of course if the DC can handle these baits I can get a lot more family out fishing if the backlashes are under control.

I use the 300’s when I can see but Honestly am looking at the DC’s to replace my lack of Practice throwing bait casters.

Thanks for your input.

PS, yes I know everyone has a hard time seeing in the dark lol, I’m in the “Night Blindness” category.

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Re: Will The Curado 150 DC cast 3 1/2oz SB’s?

Postby FeatherRivGuy » Sat May 02, 2020 7:17 pm

I bought a 151 6-2 gear. It’s small... I’ll be on the water tomorrow and hopefully have an update if anyone else is considering this reel.

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Re: Will The Curado 150 DC cast 3 1/2oz SB’s?

Postby DanIsaac » Sun May 03, 2020 8:29 am

Actually this is one of the exact Apps that Tranx200 was designed for. While CU150k DC could be used I woukd advise using either a 200k or Tranx 200, you will be much better off. Dan
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Re: Will The Curado 150 DC cast 3 1/2oz SB’s?

Postby FeatherRivGuy » Sun May 10, 2020 1:42 pm

I’ll be picking one up soon.
The 150 did cast them just fine with no backlashing on setting 4. In fact I didn’t even have to thumb it but it’s just a little too much for the reel in my opinion after casting.

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Re: Will The Curado 150 DC cast 3 1/2oz SB’s?

Postby mark poulson » Sun May 10, 2020 3:37 pm

FeatherRivGuy wrote:I’ll be picking one up soon.
The 150 did cast them just fine with no backlashing on setting 4. In fact I didn’t even have to thumb it but it’s just a little too much for the reel in my opinion after casting.

If you're fishing for stripers at night, your odds of hooking into a big fish are much greater.
I would look at the reel's line capacity so you don't get spooled and broken off, or have your rod ripped from your hands in the dark. Something with a 14lb mono/180 yd spool should give you plenty of line.
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