Shimano announced recently it will officially introduce a new series of Curado baitcaster reels on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo in Birmingham, Ala.
The Curado I series will also be available at select tackle shops in the U.S. and Canada beginning on Feb. 21. The Curado I release comes on the heels of a clandestine tour by Shimano product development and sales staffers, who spread the word to key tackle dealers around the country since early January.
“Their interest in the new reels has been off-the-chart strong – and as much as we’ve tried to keep info on Curado under wraps until our official launch at the Bassmaster Classic,” said Shimano marketing manager Bob Mahoney, “certain details about the new reels have filtered out – and of course, that has many anglers buzzing with interest.
“With our commitment to this somewhat legendary baitcasing reel series at Shimano, we can assure anglers that will definitely get more with the new Curado I series.”