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.
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.