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 FishinsMyLife317 Best For The Money
Great buy. The cast control is annoying at times when you take the side of the reel off, but it enables you to throw very light lures easily. I have used it in fresh and salt water and it never messes up.
August 17, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by CR snook Nothing to envy!!!
I just got the 401 model, and used it in the warm waters of the atlantic coast of Costa Rica, got a 20lb. snook surf fishing and the reel almost got it out itself, exellent performance. Congratulations Shimano.
July 13, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tipscorner A
I am a middle aged guy outside of Boston that has always respected those who mastered baitcasting, and used this reel to make the jump 1.5 years ago. I had heard some great things about Shimano, but not about the lower end low profile reels -- and could not justify spending $300+. This has met all my expectations -- great Shimano quality, critical adjustments for those just learning (key - the harder I tried, the more I created a nest; its about focused relaxing), enough line capacity to allow a myriad of uses (more than a low profile).
July 7, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by SKEETER Great Buy
I was very surprized in the performance and price of this reel. the Cardiff is smoother than some of the high dollar reels. I use mine for bass fishing with crank baits, it's very smooth and strong. I also use this reel for inshore fishing with absolutly no plroblems. By far the best reel for the money! A++++++
June 23, 2007
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