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.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by lqwdigh Calcutta 400D
Skeptical from all the bad reviews, purchased and more than happy. So Cal has been on a killer YFT bite and it handles these fish with ease. Loaded with 40lb power pro and haven't stopped smiling. No need to access breaks as my thumb is more than adequate!! Wish I would have purchased sooner!!
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by powerpro so what!! it doesn't weigh 2 lbs
So what it doesnt have quick access to the vbs but what it does have over the calcutta te is the compact s body!! trust me this reel was destined to have bad reviews because there are simply to many die hard calcutta te fans out there that want a musky reel that looks like it can bring in free willy on his best day..to be honest I like the new calcutta D's. the transformation is a huge improvement over the TE its smoother, light weight, quitter, cast further, and best of all it palms like a bass reel with the power to match a calcutta TE. Its simply awesome buy one unscrew three screws pop out one more brake and never open it again. this reel is simply awesome I just hope that all the TE fans ignorance doesnt throw shimano off of the right direction with the calcutta line of reels. jim saric well show you on you tube that you don't even need to thumb the reel while casting its that nice. I can switch from a 2 oz lure to a 4 oz lure without any adjustments and I still dont need to thumb the spool during a cast!
June 21, 2014
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
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