Thanks Chrome. I'm going to continue using my spinning rod for the bass and smaller pike but may purchase a bass casting setup later in the season. I would be using the Curado 301e mostly for bigger pike (usually average 30"+) and the occasional musky if I have the opportunity to chase them down.
I've used a 301e in the past and would agree that it's not suitable for lighter baits. Thanks for the heads up
Oh, for pike and muskie, a 301E would be perfect. Good luck!