Z-Z-Z-I-I-I-N-N-N-G-G. Man, these Curados cast well when they are properly maintained.
Thanks to your long distance extreme coaching, I went to the local rod and reel repair shop and bought new drag washers for both of our Curados as well as Shimano drag washer grease. I spent the late afternoon disassembling and cleaning both reels, installed the new components, cleaned off the grease from the bearings, blew them dry with compressed air, then just lightly oiled them and reassembled. Test casts at our neighborhood lake yesterday evening showed that we can cast 1/8-ounce gold spoons around 90 feet with little effort now. The herky-jerky drags now work silky smooth.
What a resource YOU are for help. It is much appreciated.
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