Shimano Curado DC Reel

(15 customer reviews)


  • SUPERIORITY – The Curado DC low-profile reel is the most advanced of all Curado models. Augmented with Shimano’s all new Digital Control Braking System that builds on the Curado’s legacy of durability, dependability, and versatility
  • CAST SMARTER – Shimano’s new Digital Control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance
  • EASE OF USE – Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting no matter the lure, or the weather conditions. The 4 easy adjustments on the side plate allow the brakes to be adjusted to your preferred setting letting the reel do the work
  • INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE – Utilizing the impressively smooth Micromodule Gear System and X-SHIP system, you will experience the seamless reeling and the smoothest cranking unique only to Shimano Reels all while being protected by the overwhelmingly strong and highly rigid HAGANE Body
  • SPECIFICATIONS – Max Drag: 11 lbs. / Gear Ratio: 6.2:1 / Weight: 7.8 oz. / Line Retrieve: 26-36″ / Retrieve: Right / Bearings: 6BB + 1RB – PowerPro Line Cap: 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 – Mono Line Cap: 10/120, 12/110, 14/90



  • 150 - Right Hand
  • 151 - Left Hand

Built on Shimano’s legendary Curado platform, the new and improved Curado DC 150 Baitcasting Reel will have you landing trophy fish in no time!

It features Shimano’s new Digital Control braking system that applies the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize casting distance.

With your choice of left- or right-handed model, the Curado DC 150 is sure to become your new go-to for days on the water.

SKU: CUDC150 Categories: ,

Based on 15 reviews

4.7 overall

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  1. Don-WWF

    I love the distance on the reel but had more backlashes than was expected. For a reel that claims no backlashes I had as many as any other reel.


  2. D.R.S.

    I got my DC, spooled it up and put it on a Shimano med. action rod. I was ready to go. Off I went to the Sacramento delta.The delta is known for large Bass. And I hooked a 9 pounder. That when I learned the drag on this reel at 11 pounds suck!!!!. At $249.00 it might make a high priced crappie rig. If Shimano ever makes an upgraded drag too 15 -17 pounds let me know.As for the rest of the hype it acted a LITTLE better in the wind and it casts good down wind, it didn’t completely stop backlashes. I went back to my thumb and ignored the computer.Let me know if you ever get it right. Don


  3. Honest Feeback

    Believe the hype! I used my 150 DC the first time today in a strong wind. This reel is smooth long and backlashes are almost non existent in the worst circumstances. Stop looking… buy it! Update…I now own five of these reels and I love them. Don’t be an idiot and try casting with no thumbing at all. If you lightly thumb the reel it will cast better than any reel you will ever buy. DO NOT adjust the reel as it comes factory adjusted for the spool. You DO NOT need to adjust it for each bait. Just use the guide for the four settings for the types of line you use and this will be the best reel you ever owned.

    Honest Feeback

  4. Grateful Fred

    Had my eye on this for a while, and finally bit the bullet and bought the 151 DCHG, (left crank, 7:4.1). Worked it out for the first time kayak fishing yesterday on a good sized pond. The reel is paired with the St. Croix Mojo Bass Yak Rod (7 ft medium/fast). And spooled with Sufix Advanced Mono 14 lb test green. This reel is awesome! But it’s not magic. Thumb management is still needed at times, but it’s minimal. And no adjustments are needed for different sized baits which is huge. I was effortlessly going between 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8 ounce baits while testing this reel out. I could throw everything on the “2” setting, the spool knob was never touched. I did go to the “3” setting a couple times with the heavier baits. Furthermore this reel, with the right rod, will flat out fling some lures further than you thought possible. Didn’t do any flipping to speak of, but I suspect thumb management would still be critical there.Max drag is 11 pounds, so it may not be at its best with braided line in heavy cover. Or hauling in say large stripers when they run up river. But it covers all the other bases as far as most bass fishing is concernedIf you are on the fence about this reel, forget about it…and just do it. Experienced casters will LUV it. Beginners will still have a learning curve, but a much smaller one than normal. Again…you can still have backlashes. But far fewer than traditional braking systems. And no adjustments required when changing lures/baits…HUGE! Don’t forget…you can throw the long bomb too.

    Grateful Fred

  5. Eneill75

    I have to admit I was very skeptical about the digital control feature. Many products out there claim to have superior braking systems and minimize backlashing. This is truly an amazing reel. It is smooth, quick and although the sound of the braking system is a little annoying it is a phenomenal reel regardless if you’re pitching docks, making long cast against or with the wind, punching through cover. Highly recommend!


  6. AminZ

    Well time for a review of the Curado DC left hand retrieval. My first ever baitcaster was the curado k and I’m glad I got hooked on Shimano year quickly because the reels are fantastic. I was indecisive at first because I’ve seen people use these reels mainly for bass fishing when I only fish for salmon here in the PNW. I caught over 30-40 salmon on my Curado K and never had any issues. I bought the DC as a step up from the K and so far it’s been living up to the hype. Lightweight, good power for chinook and silver salmon, very smooth and casts really nice. I will say this is not 100% backlash proof just like any other reel. Regardless, I always thumb the spool so not concerned about backlash anyways. There isn’t a huge difference between the K and the DC though. Both look very identical and fish the same. The DC does sound really good too compared to the K. If you got the dough I’d get the DC but the if not, you’re not missing out on tons.Can’t go wrong with Shimano. Some people say they have issues but for me I’ve caught tons of large fish and am satisfied with my purchase.


  7. Phillip W.

    I’ve had several low profile baitcasters, but this is my favorite performing yet. Super easy to adjust the spool brake by selecting settings 1 – 4. The spool tensioner is similarly easy to adjust because it doesn’t have to be as exact for each lure like with other baitcasters. I adjusted mine one time and just change the brake settings depending on how heavy/arrow dynamic a lure is. I can skip cast a weightless soft plastic on setting 4 and adjust it to 3 to cast the same lure at distance for example. You can definitely backlash this reel, but the backlashes are much more minimal than with other reels. I threw out a lure and let it hit without thumbing the spool to see the result. Most fisherman would tell You that line is done and you are cutting it off spool because it’s so backlashed if you do this. However, I easily pulled out the backlash. I also hit some tall weeds accidentally on a cast and was impressed that I was able to easily get that backlash out also. That’s game over with any other baitcaster I’ve owned. The only negative I have is that the Curado DC 150 lettering came off after about 3 uses. Like it was water color paint or something cheap. Nobody’s perfect so I give it a 5 star since I’ve never caught a fish by how cool my reel looked.

    Phillip W.

  8. jordan

    I’m not one to dislike anything that I spend this kind of money on. Do I wish it was cheaper? Of course. But that’s just how it is. I got the reel and spoiled it up. I went out to test it and was not disappointed at all. I haven’t tried any other line than Flourocarbon, so I can’t speak on the setting adjustments for the type of line. Other than that, this reel is slick, and I love the sound every time I cast. Here is the thing….Don’t expect this to “never backlash.” It’s just a reel and if you don’t set it up correctly, a backlash is inevitable.


  9. Luiz Oliveira

    Excelente carretilha, que não fica devendo nada às DC mais caras.

    Luiz Oliveira

  10. hotte54

    rolle ist klasse…würde ich immer wieder kaufen. fische sie an einer baitkaster-technium 14 bis 35gr. alles in allem,KLASSE


  11. Jean-Luc Burger

    Suis passer du spinning au casting avec le premier jour des perruques à tout vent bref la cata,!!. puis à l’aide de tuto suis devenu un passionné de se moulinet franchement au top.YouTube est là pour ça !! Un apprentissage s’impose.

    Jean-Luc Burger

  12. Corinna

    Klasse Rolle !


  13. Kevin

    Bomben gerät !!!1A


  14. Victor

    Best reel ever!


  15. Joe barnes

    Great pricing and prompt service

    Joe barnes