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Shimano Calcutta B Round Baitcast Reels

   

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CT400B

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5.0:1

Line Capacity:
12/330

Braid Capacity:
50/305

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
18 Lbs.

Recovery:
24.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
11.7
  • $229.99

  • SKU: 1144400

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CT700B

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4.7:1

Line Capacity:
20/310

Braid Capacity:
50/620

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
17 Lbs.

Recovery:
28.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
18.2
  • $299.99

  • SKU: 1144403

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CT100B

Right

5.8:1

Line Capacity:
12/120

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
9.5 Lbs.

Recovery:
23" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
9
  • $199.99

  • SKU: 1146434

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CT200B

Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
14/120

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
11 Lbs.

Recovery:
27" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
10.1
  • $199.99

  • SKU: 1146436

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CT200GTB

Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
14/110

Ball Bearings:
7+1

Max Drag:
11 Lbs.

Recovery:
27" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
9.9
  • $229.99

  • SKU: 1146438

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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.

  • 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
Shimano® Calcutta® B Round Baitcast Reels 4.8 5 34 34
calcuta 400 b first of all its a shimano been fishing their products since the mid 80,s for the money the 400 b cant be beat great fish stopping drag excellent casting distance perfect for throwing big swimbaits do your self a favor get one you wont be sorry September 13, 2012
Great Reel The best reel for any type of fishing.. You can catch largemouth to the big striped bass on this reel.. I have caught 20 to 30 pound stripe on this reel.. My dad has one that he has been using for 12 years and it works just like a brand new .. and he has anotherone that he has been using for 20 years.. Just the best reel on the market today.... July 17, 2012
Multiple Use Reel The Calcutta can be used in freshwater for bass, taken inshore for redfish, or offshore bottom fishing. I think it's a pretty good deal for the price. It's dependable and will last a long time if mantained properly. June 29, 2011
Great Reel Great reel... smooth, reliable... Can chuck your lure a mile and I'm not that good with a baitcaster.... Highly recommended... Like most Shimano stuff, it's worth the money. May 4, 2011
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Calcutta 400
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I wouldn't go with anything smaller than the Calcutta 400B, with the 700B being the preferred size.
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i got a jigmaster and a speedmaster and they are amazing and thinking about adding a calcutta to the mix but i like leightwieght fishing is this a good one and if not what do you perfer
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I am in your situation the Calcutta TE is good for it
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That depends on what you call lightweight. The 200 is good for Bass, and the 400 is good for pike and small musky lures. You'll have to do the math with the fish you're after (saltwater I presume). 700 is really good for heavy lifting.
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is it american made?

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No its made in Japan which is a lot better as far as reel go
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No. My Calcutta was made in Japan but many new Shimano reels are constructed in Malaysia.
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No, this reel is made in Japan. Thank you!
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I usually fish a spinning reel and a 7' rod . If I purchase the CT400b, I need a rod recomendation.
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I would personally go with a medium heavy or heavy action Shimano Terramar. If you are throwing heavy lures such as zara spooks or larger jerkbaits you will have no problem firing them a good distance on a stiffer rod that is at least 7 feet long. I would not suggest the Offshore Angler Gold Cup or the Ugly Stik Lite. The rods will not have the backbone to meet the rugged strength of the Calcutta.
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I prefer a im6 or 8 6ft rod works great with that reel and u can get one around 50 bucks
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Revo toro or calcutta?

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I'm going to get either the revo toro in high speed or the calcutta 400b to pair with a st. croix 8'6" heavy premier musky rod. I like how the revo has a line recovery of 29.6 inches per handle turn, but the calcuutta only has 25. However I think the calcutta will stand up better to the abuse it would be put through while musky fishing. Also, both reels looked a little small on the rod, will this be a problem? Any other reel suggestins would be great. Thanks.
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The calcutta is a jewel go for it
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calcutta will be able to pull in anything that you put on the line, big baits like bulldawgs and suzy qs make the revo slip up on the retreive, if u get the power handle on the calcutta it turns into a whole new reel and should make up for 4.5 inch recovery difference
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I'd go with the Revo because it has better drags and it is a lot lighter, which will help out after slinging lures all day. It also sits low on the rod, which is much more ergonomic than a larger round reel like the Calcutta 400B.
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Calcutta 400 for sure. Those things are bulletproof. I actually use a 200 on 10-15lb pike (hoping for 20's). I think the Torro would handle most of them but most would go with the Calcutta.
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Is it a long casting reel?

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Its decent with big baits but it doesn't have a wiffle spool go with the Calcutta 200 TE it will be what you want
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any abu garcia round baitcasting reel. I have a 4500 with 15lb mono and a 6500 with 20lb mono and i can sling them both out a mile away, or it seems that far.
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i have a 400 b and with a 12 foot st croix surf rod, 20 pound test and a 5 ounce sinker i can throw 95 yards consistantly with a throw every now and then that goes to 110-120 yards so if you have experience casting then yeah it will cast a really good distance
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How does the CT400B calcutta compare to the Abu Garcia C4 for muskie fishing?
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It doesn't the Calcutta B is a much better reel
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i have had both reels and i must say the 400 b is a better reel. i clean my reels just about every time i get home from a trip and my calcuttas still performs like new i have had them for two years the gears stay more quiet casting stays the same and it just seems to me that the calcuttas have more cranking power. they cost more but to me the extra price is worth it. im not a muskie fisherman but im sure sharks can be tougher than a muskie i have landed 70 sharks with my reels with the biggest being 6 foot and never had a problem.
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It has a slightly better drag and is more of a tank. If I had to pick one to last me a season, it would be the Shimano. However, I like the castability of the C4 slightly better. The C4 is half the price as well. I have two of both. I'd put my money on the Calcutta to last though.
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spool capacity on CT400b?

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I want to put 65 pound power pro on the ct400b model. It says it has a spool capacity of 160 yards of 20 pound mono or 260 yards of 14 pound mono. (65 pound power pro = 16 pound mono.) How much 65 pound would it hold, and how much line should I buy?
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Honestly even though power pro says their 65# line is 16# diam it is closer to the 18# mark and as such you will get about 280 almost 300 yards of the stuff on te reel. be on the safe side and buy the 300 yard spool unless your useing mono as a backing or a top shot.
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Approx 210 - 220
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Can a reel like this be used for casting large muskie baits or is it just for trolling?
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The 400 would work for casting large baits. I use a 200 for casting 1.5 oz pike lures. You'd need the 400 for heavier ones. But by all means, cast away! I think it comes with two handles. Use the double paddle for casting and put the single offset for power reeling while trolling.
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ct400b has a level wind the SV version does not have a levelwind
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