CALCUTTA B Baitcast
The Shimano Calcutta has been a longstanding workhorse in Shimano's stable of quality reels. The range has seen some modifications in recent times and now features a strong cold forged body and frame. This traditional series also features a multi disc carbon drag, which dissipates heat in the drag evenly and exerts very high drag pressures.
Each model also has an anodised body and spool so they are up to the pressures of regular slatwater use. They also have a larger style handle with rubberised grips, Super Stopper, Assist Stopper, and run smoothly on three of Shimano's patented A-RB Bearings plus one roller bearing.
The Calcutta has been catching fish in New Zealand for over two decades, and is set to do so for many more years to come.
|The metal construction showcased in some of our finest reels now appears throughout our line of Metal Series products. Metal frames not only keep moving parts in precise alignment, they also feature the use of the latest anodizing, plating and painti...|
|Anti-Rust Bearings are made of Stainless Steel that has been through the A-RB process. At least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard Stainless Steel ball bearings. Easy Maintenance-no shield design allows for easy flushing of debris and ea...|
|VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. The individual brake weights, when turned on, are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of ...|
|These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.|
|Dartanium is a special drag material that provides a wider range of drag settings and the smoothest performance on the market.|
|Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power.|
Shimano New Zealand provides a TEN YEAR WARRANTY on all Shimano fishing reels, against defects in materials and/or faulty workmanship.