The Curado has always been one of my favourite weapons in Shimano's lethal line up of reels. Its so smooth, so dependable and most of all, so cost-effective. It is definately one of the best reels for the money. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, it did! Shimano's redesign of the Curado will blow your mind! This is truly a reel designed for today's angler and with the new 7:1 gear ratio model, burning baits like spinnerbaits or just simply picking up the slack when you're setting the hook on soft plastics will be a breeze. If you are looking for a new reel that just doesn't know when to quit - have a look at the new Shimano Curado and you'll never look back.