Shimano Calcutta D Series Reels
Round Casting Reel
The Shimano Calcutta D Series casting reels are a brand new line of round casting reels from Shimano Fishing. The Calcutta D reels from Shimano, feature the newest technological advancements that combine the advantages of the low profile reels and round reels into one package. At first glance, you'll notice the Calcutta D series is much smaller than the Calcutta B reels from Shimano.
The D Series is 13% smaller in height, 11% narrower and 11% lighter which results in a more comfortable and easy to handle reel for the angler. The Calcutta Reels were designed with Shimano's new 'S Compact Body' design which exhibits a smaller frame on the palm side of the reel that tapers up to the larger handle side of the frame. This design offers the highest level of ergonomic comfort in the hand, yet retains the necessary power in the handle. Staying with the theme of comfort, one aspect of the reel Shimano actually went larger on was the handle. The larger double paddle handles of the Calcutta D reels are more comfortable and offer a larger surface to grip when fighting large game fish.
Technically speaking, the reels are light years ahead of their predecessors. The reels feature the X ship technology which is most noticeable during casting and free spooling applications. Additionally, the reels have Shimano's X drag, offering the highest level of concentrated force during the fight. Shimano's Calcutta D series displays their HED high efficiency gearing which offers incredible performance. Shimano fans will be happy to learn that despite their small size, the Calcutta D reels don't sacrifice line capacity which is comparable to the previous TE series. The retrieve speed of the new 200 & 300 models of the Calcutta D series is a tad faster boasting a 5.7:1 and 5.6:1 gear ratio compared to the previous speed of 5.0:1 of the TE series. We offer the Shimano Calcutta D Series of reels in models: 200, 201, 300, 301, 400 and 401. See our technical specs tab for a complete specs sheet.
Calcutta D Series Reel Features
- Cold Forged One Piece Aluminum Frame and Sidepiece
- A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
- Variable Brake System (VBS)
- Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
- X Drag Dartainium II Drag (Washer A), Dartainium Drag
- Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
- Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
- Metal Series
- Septon SV Handle Grip (300D/301D, 400/401D)
- Septon PV Handle Grip (200D/201D)