Shimano® Calcutta D Series Baitcast Reels
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- Shielded ARB and SUS anti-rust bearings
- VBS braking system
- X-Ship for increased cranking efficiency and more power
- Smooth X-Drag®
- High Efficiency Gearing (HEG™)
- Large, comfortable handles
The Shimano Calcutta D Series Baitcast Reels combine advantages of both low-profile and round reels. The Calcutta D Series Baitcasters have a much smaller profile than Calcutta B models. They're 15% smaller in height, 11% narrower, and 11% lighter. The reels feature a one-piece aluminum frame, an aluminum sideplate, and Shimano's smooth X-Drag. A lightweight machined aluminum body and Variable Braking System make these reels easy to like. Other features include a five-bearing system and HEG gearing. The 200 size reel has a double-paddle freshwater handle. The 300/400 size has a double-paddle saltwater handle.
Rated 3 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by hooked 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by jyates WOW
I absolutely recommend this reel. I hooked the most fish ever on this baby :)
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KFAJeff Stellar
I absolutely love this reel. Best reel I have owned yet. I have the 400 and use in the saltwater. The drag system on these things are killer. I like the smaller drag star, stays out of the way when fighting big fish. This is the smoothest reel,I have ever had in my hands. Only downer is that it's a bit pricey, but well worth ever penny. I live in San Diego and have pulled in some monster fish with my 400D. There is no other bait caster in my arsenal that can do this. It's like a mini conventional reel. It's also perfect for throwing the big swim baits out here at our lakes. I am not sure what some of these other guys are talking about, but I have been buying Shimano reels since the bantams and this is hands down there best. I have a couple first gens Calcuttas as well as a couple B's and a 300TE. This reel is much smoother and stronger than all of them. Tell me who of you that own a reel that can pull in 40pound class yellow tail no problem. I can't wait to kick some muskies butts this summer in Canada.
March 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoastalCooyon Good reel
Only used on one redfish trip. No complaints but I do prefer the older,"gold" one though.
March 4, 2013
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