The Shimano Baitcasting Reels are the ultimate in quality and simplicity. They have all the features you need to catch the fish without overcomplicating the reel. Shimano Baitcasting Reels are constructed to be strong and durable.
Shimano Baitcasting Reels feature enhanced cast control due to the cutting edge Variable Brake System and Super Stopper Power. The Anti Rust Bearing featured in all of the Shimano Baitcasting Reels provide unparalleled dependability.
The Shimano Calcutta Baitcasting Reel represents Shimano quality and simplicity. It is constructed of a one piece Cold Forged Aluminum Frame with aluminum sideplates and spool. The one piece frame makes for a strong and durable reel. The fishing reel has the ergonomic Septon Grips that provides you all the comfort you need for all day cranking.
There is a great amount of cast control provided by the Variable Brake System and the Super Stopper prevents backplay and wind knots. The Shimano Dartainium Drag system provides a number of settings for a smooth drag performance. The Calcutta includes the A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) that are 10 times stronger for corrosion resistance than traditional stainless steel, making for a reel that you can depend on.
The Shimano Calcutta TE Baitcasting Reels are some of Shimano’s best. Designed for durability and performance and packed with technological advancements, the Calcutta TE is a quality reel made to last. The Calcutta TE features a machined aluminum frame, A-RB Anti-Rust Bearings, a variable brake system, high efficiency gearing, a Dartainium drag system and a titanium levelwind insert. Performance is enhanced by the tight tolerances and minimization of play. These fishing reels are lightweight, durable and smooth. The Calcutta TE is the reel you will want to fish with for years to come.
The Shimano Citica Baitcasting Reel is lightweight and compact. It is an ideal general duty reel, constructed of an Aluminum Frame with Lightweight Graphite Sideplates. The design of this fishing reel is very ergonomic featuring a Recessed Reel Foot and Rubber Paddle Grips which allow for a greater variety of casting styles. The Citica features 4 Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings for smooth retrieves in all conditions. The Super Stopper II with Assist Stopper feature is a Shimano exclusive, the one way roller bearing eliminates all back play for superior hook setting power. The Variable Brake system is one of a kind; it uses centrifugal force instead of magnets to control the cast, giving the angler greater speed and fewer backlashes on each cast. This Citica is packed with all the features you expect from a Shimano Reel.
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The newly enhanced Shimano Curado E line of Baitcasting Reels is smaller, lighter, smoother and stronger. Smaller than the originals they still hold the same amount of line and are jam packed with features. Shimano has increased the fish fighting strength through the High Efficiency Gearing. The 1 piece Aluminum Frame and Sideplate working with advanced componentry eliminate flex in the drivetrain. The newly designed Variable Brake System uses centrifugal force to aid in controlling the cast as opposed to traditionally used magnets. The resulting cast has more consistent spool speed, greater casting distance and less backlash. With additional features: Dartainium Drag, Super Stopper II, Disengaging Levelwind System and Quickfire Ii Clutch Bar, the Shimano Curado E is the Baitcasting Reel to own.
Shimano Baitcasting Reels Warranty Information: Shimano warrants to the original purchaser that their Shimano Baitcasting Reels will be free from non-conformities in material or workmanship for the period of one year from the date of purchase. To request repairs (or non-warranty service) send your reel, postage pre-paid, to the Shimano Authorized Warranty Center nearest you. Retailers and wholesale outlets are not required or authorized to perform warranty repairs or exchanges on behalf of Shimano. If sending your reel to Shimano directly, please call for verification on due date as some seasons experience high volume. All warranty requests must be accompanied by a dated sales receipt, your name, address, telephone number (daytime), email address (optional), and a brief description of the issues related to your warranty request.