Shimano Calcutta D Series Baitcast Reel
I agree with this guy ^ What a disappointment. Shimano for years has been the quality reel you trusted. And now they are either making the same reel with a different name and making them cheaper. I have the Calcutta TE series and the B series. And this Calcutta D just feels cheaper than the B. The design of this fame looks awesome. But plastic parts on here have to go or come down on the price. Handle almost looks like the same handle on the new cheap curado g. The breaking system is just plan stupid. Shimano making alot of true fans disappointed. This is going take the place of the TE everybody a fan of :-( For now im sticking to the classics. Good luck
August 11, 2012
SHIMANO CALCUTTA D200 CASTING REEL
AWESOME REEL...YES IT HAS PLASTIC .....YES ITS EXPENSIVE....YES IT IS AWESOME...THIS REEL CAN CAST A LIVE SHRIMP 30 PLUS YARDS WITHOUT LOOSING THE BAIT..CAUGHT STINGRAYS AND THEY PULL DRAG......SUPER SMOOOTH DRAG......MANGROVE SNAPPERS AND BIG SALTWATER CATFISH....VERY POWERFUL RETRIEVE.....AND YES YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR THUMB TO SLOW THE REEL DOWN AT TIMES...MOST CASTING REELS YOU NEED A TALENTED THUMB TO USE...BUT THE REEL RESPONDS TO YOU WHEN YOU DO...NOT ALL PEOPLE CAN DRIVE A RACE CAR....THIS IS A RACE CAR....AND A POWERFUL ONE ....PUT THE REEL ON A ABU GARCIA VOLOTILE CASTING ROD MEDIUM HEAVY WITH 12 POUND MONO......WOW THIS RIG WILL HANDLE BIG FISH EASYLY....LETS SEE HOW THE REEL HOLDS UP OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR OR 2
June 7, 2013
I can only give 4 stars as I haven't used this yet in the field..but I am tired of reading these reviews on this reel when none of them mentioned how nice it is on the fly! I used my friends reel and I had to buy 1. It is extremely light..pairs perfect with the shimono rod. It looks great! Feels great! And this reel is smooth. Once u take time to set ...no need to adjust again. It's unique and yes..costs a little..but at least you won't have every angler with your rig! Also..here in Florida we saltwater and freshwater fish and this reel will rock both! Believe what you want! Try for yourself.
January 4, 2013
Shimano is getting overpriced and cheaper quality. I dont even like this new design. And the star drag is dumb too. I like star drags on the inside of the handle. And you cant even grip the star drag that good because its not a regular size drag knob like the previous models. I guess shimanos reel designer isnt too smart. And what the heck was thje reel designer thinking when he put regular take down screws instead of thumb screws. Last time i checked, ALL baitcasters have THUMB screws. WAKE UP SHIMANO.
December 17, 2012