New Curado Bass Rods from Shimano
| November 30, 2017

LADSON, S.C. – Using the name that says 'bass fishing' to most anglers, Shimano introduces the all-new Curado bass rods, offered in a mixture of both versatile and technique-specific actions for every bass fishing situation. Available in 21 models, at the core of the 11 new Curado casting and five spinning rods are light and sensitive high modulus UD carbon blend and Nano resin blanks, while the five Curado cranking rods have high modulus carbon/glass blend with Nano resin blanks.

Within their range among bass rods, the blank construction provides anglers with increased sensitivity, along with being lighter and extremely strong and durable. Shimano uses Fuji stainless K guides with Alconite rings, and either Fuji PTS or VSS reel seats with matte rubber soft touch painting. With the casting rods, the sleek matte finish to the blank and components matches up well with Shimano's new Curado K baitcasting reels. Additionally, the rods have high-grade AAA cork grips – full cork on the casting rods, split grip design on the spinning rods.

The nine standard Curado casting rods include 6'10" models for jerkbait, topwater and spinnerbait situations, and a special 'dock rod' to skip jigs; 7'2" rods for jig and worm use; a 7'5" frog rod; 7'6" lengths for small swimbaits and Carolina rigs; and an 8' model for big swimbaits and magnum-size spoons.

For flipping and punching, there's a 7'6" Curado designed strictly for use with fluorocarbon, and a 7'7" strictly for use with braided line like PowerPro.

When the situation calls for crankbaits, anglers have their choice among rods in 7'2", 7'4", 7'6", 7'8" and 8' lengths for use with 5/16-oucnes small cranks to 2-ounce magnum size deep diving cranks.

On the spinning side – and to match up with reels like Shimano's new Ultegra series, there are 6'10" Curado rods for dropshot and ShakyHead use, all-around use 7'1" models, and a 7'4" rod for deep water smallmouth action, or to drag a Ned rig or big ShakyHeads for largemouth.

For more information on Shimano's new Curado bass rod series, see your local tackle dealer - visit the Shimano web site at - or call Shimano's product support team at 877/577-0600 (6 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time).

MSRP: from $159.99 to $169.99
Editor's Note – see the Curado Tech Info sheet for specific rod specs and uses


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