Tackle week 2019: The best new rods and reels for Canadian anglers

2019’s best new rods and reels

Great new hardware, from a computer-guided baitcaster to a value-minded pack rod

Best reel

SHIMANO CURADO DC

If you worry about backlashing your reels, check out the amazing new Curado DC baitcaster. It features a microcomputer-controlled digital braking system that kicks in 1/1,000th of a second after you cast. With the digital control set to maximum, you can cast into the wind and the spool won’t overrun, even if you don’t apply thumb pressure. And when you lower the digital control, the reel operates the same as the popular Curado.

Learn more: Shimano Canada, 1-866-491-5229; fish.shimano.com

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