The redesigned Calcutta is now a high-speed reel! This classic round reel will keep up with the fastest low profile reels for today's fishing styles.
Calcutta is the classic round framed reel that defines perfection. Super-strong, ultralight forged aluminum frames and sideplates ensure that all parts will remain in perfect alignment for lifelong smooth power and solid rigidity. The tiny 50 model is able to cast the lightest weights effortlessly so you can fish light 1/4 ounce topwaters, 1/8 ounce worms, darterheads and dropshot rigs with your baitcaster. These reels weigh-in at just over 7 ounces and will compliment light rods and lines, but the super strong construction can handle braided lines and heavy baits if you want to throw them on a small reel. The 100 and 101 reels are the next size up and are rated for 8-14 pound line and will be great for any light to medium application. This would be the ultimate worm rod reel. The 200 size family is slightly larger and capable of just about anything you want to do, this reel will take the place of the old 250 size reel and will be perfect for the steelhead angler. The workhorse 400 size reels are big and beefy, able to do anything in the freshwater from bass to musky and pike to giant catfish, as well as light to medium saltwater applications.
These reels are superior to the old Calcuttas in several important ways. All sizes have added the ultra-smooth Dartanium™ Drags and the popular Speton™ Handles along with Shimano's exclusive A-RB™ Rust Resistant Bearings. The 100, 200 and 400 series have the exciting single sideplate screw and easy access VBS so adjusting your centrifugal brakes is easier than ever. The 200GTB offers even more, drilled top bar and wiffle spool that reduces weight by 2 ounces, a 6.0:1 gear ratio, and a total of 8 bearings. All of these reels will easily handle the braided super-lines popular for some techniques as well as any finesse bait you may want to throw. This round reel does it all!