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. These reel handle serious cranking and have 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. Features:
Super Stopper anti-reverse uses one-way stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay for instant hook-setting power
VBS uses centrifugal power rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. When turned on the individual brake weights are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur causing friction that reduces the speed of the reel. Once the spool speed begins to slow the pressure with which the brake weights contact the raceway lessens allowing the spool to continue spinning.
Aluminum Cold Forged Spool provides increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools
Metal Series frames not only keep moving parts in precise alignment but also feature the use of the latest anodizing plating and painting techniques for beautiful and durable finishes