The next generation of round reels, the Shimano Calcutta D features a complete redesign, keeping the respected performance of previous models but with new key features added.
The Shimano Calcutta D Baitcast reel delivers serious cranking power and the rigidity and durability to stand up to season after season of use, whether you fish in fresh or saltwater. Shimano's new X-Drag also provides the ultimate in smooth and reliable performance, meanign when hooked up to XOS snapper, kingfish, trout or salmon, you can trust that the Calcutta D's drag will do what is asked of it time and time again.
The Shimano Calcutta D comes equipped with Shimano X-Ship technology for better free-spooling, as weel as Shimano's 'S Compact Body' for ergonomic comfirt in your hands. The new Shimano Calcutta D Series Casting reels are leading the way for anglers that are looking for quality, function, design and longevity.
SHIMANO METAL SERIES: The metal construction showcased in some of Shimano's finest reels now appears throughout the Shimano line of Metal Series products. Metal frames not only keep moving parts in precise alignment, they also feature the use of the latest anodizing, plating and painting techniques for beautiful and durable finishes.
A-RB: Anti-Rust Bearings are made of Stainless Steel that has been through the A-RB process. At leats 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard Stainless Steel ball bearings. Easy maintenance-no shield design allows for easy flushing of debris and easy lubrication. Increased bearing speed- no shield design and lighter viscosity lubrication reduce friction and allow the bearing to spin faster and longer.
VBS: VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. The individual brake weights, when turned on, are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning. The result is a much more consistent spool speed that is easier to manage and takes advantage of the reels maximum casting distance. Settings range from zero weights turned on for true freespool and up to 6 weights turned on for extremely windy conditions and maximum cast control.
HEG: HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the frame, setplate and handle-side sideplate. First Shimano increaxsed the size of the drive gear and the pinion to offer increased leverage and power.By using a one-piece frame that incorporates the setplate and adding a one-piece stamped sideplate, Shimano has eliminated flex in the drivetrain that causes normal gears to bind under pressure. By eliminating the flex and increasing trhe leverage, the reel is able to provide high-speed retrieves and deliver an incredible amount of torque, while maintaining the smooth, silent retrieve Shimano reels are famous for.
SHIMANO CF- ALUMINIUM COLD FORGED SPOOL: The spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminium or graphite spools.
X-SHIP: By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with our S-ARB bearings and integrating a bigger drive gear, Shimano increased the gearing efficiency and power. This results in a fishign reel with ultr-light handle rotation;less effort and power giving a perfect rotation even under heavy loads.
Shimano Product Code:TRCTD40
DESCRIPTION: CALCUTTA 400 D
Retrieve Per Crank: 69cm
Bearings: 4 + 1
Max Drag: 7kg
Mono Capacity: 6kg / 300m
Drag Type: X DRAG STAR
PowerPro Capacity: 20lbs / 437 yards
Gear ratio: 5.1:1