Shimano® Calcutta® B Round Baitcast Reels
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- Cold-forged aluminum frame, sideplates and spool
- A-RB® (Anti-Rust Bearings)
- Variable Brake System
- Super Stopper® one-way roller bearing
- Dartainium® Drag for a wide range of drag settings
- Assist Stopper reduces the stress on the one-way roller bearing
- CT 200GTB features Lo-Mass™ Drilled Spool System
The Calcutta B features quality A-RB® Anti-Rust Bearings to ensure years of smooth, trouble-free performance, higher gear ratios, and easy access to the Variable Brake System (VBS™) for easy cast control. As before, the forged 1-piece aluminum frame with aluminum spool and sideplates makes for a strong, durable, and tight reel, and Septon® handle grips provide maximum comfort. The GT model features an incredibly sweet 8-bearing system, while all others have a 4-bearing system (3 ball + 1 roller bearing); SV models are non-levelwind versions equipped with oversized Power Paddles for total cranking power; 400 and 700 Series reels have clickers.
Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 48
Rated 5 out of 5 by usmc0331 i approve
I recently have been fortunate enough to have my own shimano 200B, its a bit pricey but you get what you pay for... hands down the best reel I own. As soon as you pick it up you'll feel how smooth the retrieve is as u reel,so smooth that I began to wonder if it was retrieving at all. It effortlessly casts as far as any top of the line reel with just a flip of the wrist, when you hook up the smoothness of the retrieve and quality of the drag let's you really feel the fight. For those of you who don't know shimano reels come with the inner brake system set with all the brakes on except for one, to save you the trouble, as soon as you take it out of the box go ahead and unscrew the two pins on the side your drags on, they'll be 6 plastic slides. Down and seated in place is on, pushing them up where they'll now slightly move back and forth is off. I usually leave one or two on . Irrelevant to purchasing but very simple and basic knowledge that I wish someone had told me when I got my first shimano bait caster. I was 10 yrs old with one heck of a birds nest lol. Bottom line great reel and you'll not regret it!
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicklasdad top of the line
Bought the 200gtb and put it on a St Croix Legend Elite for jigging walleye on the Detroit River, best reel and set up I have ever owned, hands down. Very smooth and powerful and no tangles. If you're on the fence about it climb off and buy it. Awesome reel!
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by oneluckyman Great Reel
Smooth drag,and very easy to adjust the magnets,casting is very easy and very few backlashes
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peteo Awsome Real
This Calcutta 200B bait caster CT200GTB is the best I have ever had. So smooth cast after cast I'm impressed.
December 11, 2013
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