This is the reel the world has been waiting for! The Shimano Curado DC Baitcast Reel is the smart-casting, computerized version of one of the world’s most popular high-performance baitcasters. It’s equipped with Shimano’s unique Digital Control braking technology, a microcomputer-driven cast control system that monitors the reel’s spool speed 1,000 times per second and automatically applies the correct brake pressure to prevent backlash and maximize casting distance. What that means to you: regardless of your skill level, the Curado DC makes casting virtually effortless, more accurate, and trouble-free. Meanwhile, this is the Curado serious anglers swear by, with a top-quality feature list that includes a rigid, highly durable Hagane body crafted of lightweight CI4+ carbon alloy; X-Ship pinion support bearing with MicroModule gearing; 6+1 bearing system with S-ARB shielded stainless steel anti-rust ball bearings; the advanced I-DC4 digital control brake system; and smooth, dependable Cross Carbon Drag.