Shimano Calcutta B Baitcast Reel

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Size: CT400B
Sale price$409.00 Regular price$515.00


Shimano Calcutta B Baitcast Reel

The Shimano Calcutta has been a longstanding member of Shimano’s baitcaster reels since Shimano hit the Australian market back in the late 80’s. 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 more resistant to the daily stresses of saltwater 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.

Another handy feature on the 200B is the quick release mechanism and drop-down side plate that gives access to the adjustable VBS casting brake blocks for when an angler’s casting improves or if casting into the wind.

These reels have been catching fish in Australia for over 20 years and are set to do so for another 20 more.

Shimano Calcutta B Baitcast Reel – FEATURES

  • Cold Forged Aluminum Frame, Sideplates & Spool
  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearing)
  • Variable Brake System (VBS)
  • Super Stopper
  • Assist Stopper (except 100 sizes)
  • Dartainium Drag


Series Calcutta B
Family Type Baitcast
Size options 3
Key Feature S A-RB
Bearings 3+1
Drag Range 5 Drag Power range (kg)
Retrieve Per Crank Range 69-71 Retrieve range (cm)
CT200B 200B 6.0:1 3+1 5kg 4kg x 210m 40lb x 135yds 287 grams
CT400B 400B 5.0:1 3+1 8kg 5kg x 302m 50lb x 305yds 331 grams
CT700B 700B 4.7:1 3+1 7kg 9kg x 283m 50lb x 620yds 543 grams

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