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CALCUTTA B SERIES 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.

CALCUTTA B SERIES FEATURES
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 the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning. The result is a much more consistent sp...

Shimano New Zealand provides a TEN YEAR WARRANTY on all Shimano fishing reels, against defects in materials and/or faulty workmanship.


These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearings rotation.
The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when the clutch is di...

HAGANE Body means this reel has a high rigidity and zero twist. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the anglers actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.

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