Proven Shimano technology comes to the new Citica I Series baitcasting reels, including X-Ship for smooth retrieval of your favorite bait. Achieve maximum casting distance and put your bait where the fish live with the combination of S3D spool and the easy-to-manage SVS Infinity braking system. Citica reels are available in both left hand and right hand models in 7.2:1 and 6.3:1 gear ratios. Anglers looking for a tough and durable reel look to Citica.
The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the anglerís actions directly into cranking power. Itís efficiency through strength.
SF was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and actually can drag on the spool shaft creating friction that can limit the length of a cast. With SF the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing so that when the clutch is disengaged in preparation for a cast, the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in perfect alignment. The result is zero friction upon the spool shaft.
By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with our SA-RB bearings and integrating a bigger drive gear Shimano increased the gearing efficiency and power. This results in a fishing reel with ultra-light handle rotation; less effort and power giving a perfect rotation even under heavy loads. X-Ship stands for Extra, Smooth & High Power. Utilising a double bearing supported pinion gear configuration as well as increasing the size of the gear, Shimano engineers have achieved an overall smoother operation whilst under load and higher power capability of reels featuring this enhancement. This increases the efficiency of your reel meaning that your reel will stay smoother and perform at its peak for much longer.
HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First we increased the size of the drive gear and the pinion gear to offer increased leverage and power. By using a one-piece frame that incorporates the setplate and adding a one-piece stamped sideplate, we have eliminated flex in the drive train that causes gears to bind under pressure. By eliminating the flex and increasing the leverage, we are able to provide incredibly high-speed retrieves and deliver an unbelievable amount of torque, all while maintaining the smooth, silent retrieve Shimano is famous for.