The Shimano Calcutta Conquest CTCNQ201 Left Handed Round Baitcast Reel holds the title of best lefty baitcast reel in Shimano’s lineup. That’s a hefty title, in a line that includes the D series and B series Calcutta which have been standby’s for years. Featuring a smorgasbord of Shimano’s latest and greatest fishing reel innovations, the CTCNQ201 has quickly become a tournament favorite. Shimano’s X-Ship gearing system, which places 2 SA-RB ball bearings on either end of the pinion gear, gives the angler a fluid and powerful retrieve – important when pulling spinnerbaits or topwater plugs across snaggy structure. As far as casting control, the CTCNQ201 utilizes the SVS Infinity Brake system which places smooth, even pressure on the spool during the cast making even light offerings land with precise accuracy. You’ll be able to hold about 175 yards of 40# braided spectra on the S3D large diameter spool, but even more if you choose a micro line like Samurai braid or Nanofil. The Shimano Calcutta Conquest CTCN201 Left Handed Round Baitcast Reel also comes equipped with the MicroModule gearing system which replaces the standard gears with gears sporting much smaller teeth – that translates to a much improved gear meshing and incredible smoothness that is hard to translate into words. Pick up a CTCN201 and see for yourself!
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