Shimano® Cardiff® Round Baitcast Reels
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- Silky smooth, reliable performance
- 4 A-RB® stainless steel ball bearings
- Diecast aluminum frame, aluminum spool and sideplates
- Handle-side VBS® centrifugal brake
- Super Stopper® anti-reverse plus Assist Stopper
Shimano's Cardiff Round Baitcast Reels are equipped with 4 A-RB® stainless steel ball bearings for long-term reliability. Very smooth; high retrieve speed. Diecast aluminum frame, aluminum spool and sideplates, Diecast aluminum frame, aluminum spool and sideplates, handle-side VBS® centrifugal brake,Super Stopper® anti-reverse plus Assist Stopper™. Recessed reel foot puts the reel closer to the rod for comfort and leverage. 400 Series reels have non-disengaging levelwind and clicker.
Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 70
Rated 5 out of 5 by saltlife17 Great All Around
I've had the reel for 5 months now and it is the greatest thing I've ever bought. Used it all over from bass fishing to locking down on big reds in between docks. Great for throwing every lure regardless of size/weight. Goes good with a St. Croixe Triumph 7' medium action. Good for beginners or pros.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jkgreek outstanding reel for the price
I have been using Shimano reels for years. The Cardiff is my favorite reel for the price. Its smooth, easy to operate, & never fails in its operation. I own other Shimano reels, and they are very good, but, for the money the Cardiff is a top shelf model. I highly recommend its purchase.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Kaas Great value for the money
I bought the 401 reel in the spring of 2012 to use for musky fishing in Ontario, Canada. I've used it now for two seasons getting out at least 20 outings a season. The reel has worked flawlessly for me with no issues. I put 80 lb Power Pro braid on it and would recommend it to anyone looking to get into musky fishing but doesn't want to spend the money on a Calcutta.
October 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by OleHunter1958 Not up to Shimano standards
I have been using nothing but Shimano reels for the past 25 years. Most of them have lasted a long time. One of my Calcutta's finally wore out and I decided to try a cheaper reel now that I'm not fishing as much. I was very dissapointed. It was very uncharacteristly rough. You have to take it appart to change the magnetic drags. Two extra screws make it harder than normal.
August 14, 2013
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