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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.
Silky smooth, reliable performance
4 A-RB® stainless steel ball bearings
Diecast aluminum frame, aluminum spool and sideplates
so far this has been a trouble free reel. i have even used it in saltwater just rinse and re-oil! first reel with the bait clicker! love it, if you never tried one do yourself the favor youll love it too!
February 1, 2011
I mostly striper fish and i own and have used several different types of reels. My two favorite are the calcutte te 300 and this one! I bought the 400A with the bait clicker and couldn't be happier. It truly is an awesome reel for the money, holds plenty of big line, and the drag and bait clicker are awesome!
November 16, 2010
stronger and tougher
"The action is every bit as smooth as you can desire. It handles line out with no complication and rewinds the way a reel is intended to. Large fish tire out faster than I do."
August 2, 2010
I purchased the Cardiff 300 to go fishing with a famly member in the coast of mexico. It did wonders it was the smoothest reel I have ever casted with and I own about 6 bait casting reels. I highly recomed this product.
May 12, 2010
They have special bearings that are corosion resistant. I use them and have read several reviews of people who use them in saltwater. I would definately rinse them off with fresh water after use and keep them well lubed.
Have been fishing the reel in the salt for over 4 years. I even dip the reel in the water to lube the line before the first cast. NO RUST YET. the main thing about reels being used in the salt is care. rinse down the reel in warm freshwater when you get home. take it apart and apply some light cleaning agents. SOME those drags need to stay dryish.
I personally like round reels for baitcasters. I got the 300a for the sole purpose that it has a 'clicker' for live bait striper fishing here in Ca. I wish we had muskies, pike and walleye here. For chucking lures all day I would go for the 200 series.
I use the 400 model for everything from Muskie to big catfish. I love them they have a lot of power. I dont know if you can order some kind of power handle for them. I did not see it as an option when I ordered mine. There might be another one that would fit on it though. Big spinners wouldnt be a problem. Great reel for the price.
It's a solid, decent reel. Basspro sells an aftermarket power handle item 38-350-834-01 that will fit it. It has the same paddle spacing as the ABU revo winch. I use mine to throw double 10 spinners. It works well for me.
The Cardiff is a great reel. I use mine for sturgeon fishing out here in ca. For musky I would use the 200good class reel. I use the larger class and its profile is to large to be using it for casting musky spinners and other lures all day.
I would say no. I prefer a high speed reel like 7 to 1 ratio for throwing frogs. (Hny toad) It's just easier to get those legs kickin with the higher ratio. If you are OK with the lower ratio, then the Cardiff will work fine for the slop.
I don't forsee any adversity, I've used this baitcaster for just about and in all kinds of senarios from throwing big saltwater surface plugs at Cobia and Tarpon to cut bait for many different species of fish and bottom bouncing jigs for anything and everything. Give one a try, you won't be sorry. I mostly use the CDF400A model for both salt and fresh water
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