Product Comparison: Lew's Tournament Pro G (TPG1HL) vs Shimano Curado K (CU200HGK)

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General Specifications
About the Product
Featuring a lighter, faster and stronger one-piece aluminum skeletal frame with carbon side plates, the speed spool models Lost a half-ounce in weight during the makeover to hit the scales at their Fighting weight of 6.2 ounces.
Built tournament tough, Curado is the benchmark for reliability and durability. Generations of anglers have looked to Curado as their trusted partner. Shimano gives you more than ever with the new Curado K series reels. Now featuring the latest in Shimano technology, such as super smooth, efficient, durable MicroModule gearing, and offered in multiple gear ratios up to 8.5:1, Curado builds on its legacy as the 'go to' baitcasting reel for both fresh and saltwater action.
Tournament Pro G (TPG1HL)
Curado K (CU200HGK)
Key Specs
10 + 1
6 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
180/8, 155/10, 110/14
Braid Line Capacity
190/30, 120/50, 80/65
Reel Size
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Lew's Tournament Pro G (TPG1HL) Spool Reel
  • This is my best casting reel and I love to fish it. Very versatile.
  • This reel can cast a mile without any effort at all. super smooth casting, and I mean it.
  • The casting is near flawless and the brake system is so well balanced.
  • Easy to cast. And the distance is great on the tournament pro g.
  • Very small profile! Casts great with all line types!
Shimano Curado K (CU200HGK) LowProfile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel
  • I was fighting a sheepshead and it was pulling some line off the reel. The line did not jerk and put unnecessary strain on my leader.
  • It casted very smoothly and it’s easy to adjust.
  • I have 2 Curado reels and they are Awesome. I fish a lot and they are quality reels.
  • Love this Reel for the price, little heavy at 7.5oz but makes up for it with all of the other great features big time!
  • If your spool is tightened and you unclasp the plate it will not clasp back unless you untighten the spool.
Size & Weight
6 in.
5.2 in.
6.2 oz.
7.6 oz.
5 in.
6 in.
3 in.
4.5 in.
Max Drag
20 lb.
11 lb.
Drag Type
Star Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Drag Material
Carbon Fiber
What customers say about "Drag"
Lew's Tournament Pro G (TPG1HL) Spool Reel
  • Everything adjusts easily, the drag is smooth and strong.
  • The drag system has just enough back bone to drive the hooks deep in the skin without ripping them completely out.
  • It is almost too precise at times, the reel brake could have double the click settings, the adjustment is so fine.
  • Cast great. Very smooth retrieve. The larger crank also feels good.
Shimano Curado K (CU200HGK) LowProfile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel
  • Very smooth drag, easily the thing that stood out the most.
  • Very smooth drag, easily the thing that stood out the most.
  • I was fishing with barbless hooks, so a smooth drag was a necessity. The reel was flawless to the point that my guide said as we departed "Are you going to take that reel with you".
  • It's a good reel, it can cast far and feel nice in my hand.
  • Worst reel I’ve ever owned. Lasted a few months, bearings rusted and now useless.
Gear Ratio
6.8 : 1
7.4 : 1
Retrieve Rate
28 in.
31 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
SpeedCast® ACB system, Speed Keeper™ hook keeper, External lube port, Titanium-coated Zirconia line guide, One-piece aluminum frame
Super Stopper Anti Reverse roller bearing, MicroModule gearing, Stainless steel bearings, X-Ship and HGN Gearing, Stable Spool, CI4+
What customers say about "Features"
Lew's Tournament Pro G (TPG1HL) Spool Reel
  • This is my favorite reel. The design is really nice. It is super light yet very strong.
  • The centrifugal braking system is the best part of this reel, it is externally adjustable and it works much better than my other reel that has the magnetic system.
  • The hook keeper has been a great feature for me because my rod has one on the top and my line got tangled easily.
  • Very nice real for the money, very very smooth. going to buy another one.
  • The ACB centrifugal braking system is far superior to any magnetic-only or dual braking system.
Shimano Curado K (CU200HGK) LowProfile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel
  • Smooth casting easy to adjust.
  • Just what I wanted. Works great! Excellent price!
  • Casts like a champ and incredibly smooth. The only downside is adjusting the magnet brakes.
  • Love this reel! Best curado yet been using them since 1998.
  • Micro module gears does make for a smoother retrieve but ended up returning mines because there was alot of play in the handle which ruined it for me.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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