It may be hard to imagine, but the Shimano® Curado® K Series Baitcast Reel offers enhanced performance over its highly regarded previous models. This popular baitcaster now comes in a smaller, more palm-friendly footprint that carries the latest reel technology, with reconfigured internals that include Shimano's advanced MicroModule gearing. Extremely smooth and durable, this system increases the number of hard gear teeth for seamless power transfer with every movement of the handle. In addition, its externally-adjustable SVS Infinity braking system has been upgraded to deliver an even wider range of adjustment, covering all lure sizes. Higher gear ratios (up to 8.5:1), an ergonomic CI4 sideplate, and a longer, stronger handle design provide superb handling all around. Meanwhile, all the features that make the Curado baitcaster a favorite with the pros are still here: X-Ship for gear durability and longer casts; Super Free Spool with Shimano Stable Spool Design for rotational smoothness; Power AL aluminum frame; 6 ball bearings + 1 Super Stopper Anti Reverse roller bearing; and Cross Carbon Drag with up to 11 lbs. of max drag. This reel can be fished in both freshwater and saltwater.