The Shimano Calcutta D CT201D Baitcasting Reel is the identical twin of the CT200, but comes in the highly sought after left handed retrieve. The CT201D has all the bells and whistles that the right-handed reel features, including Shimano’s state of the art “S” Compact Body design which makes the CT201D incredibly dexterous. Additionally, the CT201D features X-Ship gearing, which adds a ball bearing at either end of the pinion gear – this makes the retrieve both powerful and incredibly smooth. The CT201D holds 150 yards of 30# braided spectra, but is also rated for monofilament or fluorocarbon line. This Japanese made beauty features a cold forged one piece aluminum frame and body for unbelievable durability, as well as Shimano’s VBS centrifugal cast control which uses outward force to control spool speed instead of magnets – the result? An incredibly long and accurate cast, every time. Think about using your Shimano Calcutta CT201D Round Baitcast Reel while targeting fluke in the sound or bay – it’s an incredible bucktailing reel!
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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.