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Old 17-01-2018, 08:12 AM
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Curado 70

Hi everyone,

Just wondering what people's thoughts are on the curado 70 as bait finesse reel for throwing light stuff down to 1/16? I have been eyeing off the scorpion bfs or daiwa alphas off digitaka, but not sure if they are worth forking out for, if the curado is capable enough for a bit of finesse work.

Any advice, greatly appreciated!
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Old 17-01-2018, 07:56 PM
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Whip out the stock spool and use a avail or similar BFS spool and BFS bearings and youd be set - but buying a specific BFS reel like the Scorpion or Aldarbaren BFS would be smarter.

Some of these reels come pretty well set up from factory so well worth spending the extra than hunting down parts and waiting for it all to arrive - and you'd end up spending more in the long run.
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Old 18-01-2018, 04:03 AM
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As I know, Curado 70 will be comfortable from 5g on with stock bearings and spool.Alphas pretty good from 3.Different brake systems are also to be considered.I would personally prefer Alphas because of its casting comfort.
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Old 19-01-2018, 08:18 AM
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Should be able to get an alphas for under 300 locally. Easy cast 3g stock.
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Old 19-01-2018, 05:37 PM
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1/16 oz is 1.17gr
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Old 20-01-2018, 07:23 PM
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I've got one and love it. Great little reel
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Old 24-01-2018, 08:26 AM
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Cheers for the input!

Looks like a scorpion or similar dedicated bfs reel is the way to go.

I am still eyeing off some cheap 'Ray's studio' DIY bfs spools to chuck into a curado. Anyone tried these?
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Old 24-01-2018, 05:38 PM
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I ran a R.A.Y.S (seriously...) spool in my Tatula CT with hybrid bearings and was able to cast down to 2 gr easily. Since sold the spool to a friend.

Not a bad spool overall for the $50 price tag - a similar spool from Avail - yeh re-mortgage the house and pepare divorce papers in comparison.

Have my Calcutta 50's for BFS work, more suited overall.
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Just a change of topic, what line/lb does everyone use for casting lures such as sx40's (2.5g) on a bfs setups?
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Just a change of topic, what line/lb does everyone use for casting lures such as sx40's (2.5g) on a bfs setups?
Casted happily with 10lb braid.
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