It doesn't matter what you're doing-start with a solid base, and everything you build on it will be better. So we started the Corvalus with a one-piece diecast aluminum frame that will stand up in battle. Add Super Stopper anti-reverse for solid hooksets, and our Variable Braking System (VBS) for easy casts, and there will always be a place for Corvalus in your armory.
What do you get when you design a reel with five silky-smooth A-RB bearings, a lightweight, diecast one-piece aluminum frame, Super Stopper anti-reverse and Shimano's VBS braking system? You get a reel you can depend on, day-in and day-out, that will perform beyond your expectations. That's the Cardiff.
The Calcutta series of reels represents the core of Shimano's quality, versatility, dependability and long-term value. In sizes from the ultralight 50 to the 30# class 700, there's a Calcutta reel for almost any application, in fresh or saltwater. With Dartanium Drag, A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings), and Super Stopper, the Calcutta will give you years of solid performance.
Shimano? introduces the next generation in round reels, and a whole new design to the reel series that has become a classic with both fresh and saltwater anglers. Sizes offered for serious cranking and with the power, rigidity and durability for season after season use. Now with X-Ship for better freespool and Shimano's 'S Compact Body' for better in the hand comfort, the new Calcutta? D reels will lead a new Round Era for anglers who look for quality, function, design and longevity.
A longtime benchmark round reel for cranking and known for their durability, Shimano's Calcutta reels continue to be a favorite with anglers looking to fish the best. A new flagship round reel series is now part of the Shimano line-up ? the Calcutta Conquest reels ? combining innovative features with the Calcutta timeless design.
New Calcutta Conquest 300 and 400 offers angler's the paramount rigidty and precision that the previous generation was known for, now with a synchronized levelwind, HG gear ratio and 8 pin VBS braking system.