Shimano’s Calcutta D CT200D Baitcasting Reel is the newest addition to an already storied Calcutta line – one that’s sure to add many fish stories of its own. Featuring Shimano’s proprietary “S” Compact Body design, the CT200D fits perfectly in the palm of your hand for astonishing control while casting at and fighting fish. The CT200D is perfectly sized for freshwater bass fishing as well as light tackle saltwater fishing including fluke, weakfish, seatrout and seabass applications among others. The CT200D features X-Ship, which tightens the gearing by adding ball bearings to either end of the pinion gear – the result is an incredibly smooth and fluid retrieve, which is tuned to a 5.7:1 ratio. The CT200D is a tough Japanese made masterpiece, featuring a cold forged one piece aluminum frame and body. The Shimano Calcutta CT200D Baitcasting Reel is braid ready, and will hold 150 yards of 30# spectra, and puts out an incredibly smooth 11# drag thanks to Shimano’s Dartainium drag system. Think about matching your CT200D with a short, lightweight baitcasting rod like the Trevala S from Shimano.
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This is a very nice reel. Round reels are difficult for me to use with my arthritic hand, but this one is not too bad. It is a pain to adjust the centrifugal brake control.