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Shimano Calcutta B

Overall Customer Rating: 5 of 5 stars Shimano Calcutta B Reels 5 out of 5 (11 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Shimano
Series: Round Baitcasting Reels
Model: Calcutta B
Reel Type: Casting

Shimano Calcutta B specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type

CT101B

30/175,40/110,50/105

5.8:1

3+1A-RB

9

9.5

Left Hand Retrieve

CT201B

40/135,50/130,65/90

6.0:1

3+1A-RB

10.1

11

Left Hand Retrieve

CT100B

30/175,40/110,50/105

5.8:1

3+1A-RB

9

9.5

Right Hand Retrieve

CT200B

40/135,50/130,65/90

6.0:1

3+1A-RB

10.1

11

Right Hand Retrieve

CT200GTB

40/120,50/115,65/80

6.0:1

7+1A-RB

9.9

11

Right Hand Retrieve

CT400B

50/305,65/180,80/160

5.0:1

3+1A-RB

11.7

17.5

Right Hand Retrieve

CT400BSV

50/305,65/180,80/160

5.0:1

3+1A-RB

11.9

17.5

Right Hand Retrieve

CT50B

20/115,30/105,40/80

5.0:1

3+1A-RB

7.9

7.5

Right Hand Retrieve

CT700B

50/620,65/375,80/330

4.7:1

3+1A-RB

18.2

16.5

Right Hand Retrieve

CT700BSV

50/620,65/375,80/330

4.7:1

3+1A-RB

19.2

16.5

Right Hand Retrieve


* All Calcutta B Reels specifications from the official Shimano catalog. Shimano reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


 

Fishermen's opinions about Shimano Calcutta B

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Awesome Reel

2013-02-01T14:39:34

2/1/2013 2:39:34 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the finest reels that I have owned. I use it for bass fishing and inshore saltwater fishing.
I am working on replacing all my bait-casting reels with a Calcutta. Great on a St. Croix Road.
Reviewed by: DUX (Perry, Georgia)

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Calcutta B

2013-01-30T14:40:13

1/30/2013 2:40:13 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Best of the best. If you need a round reel there's no need to look any further. They are built like a tank and function as well as a reel can function. I love the small 50 size with light line and the 400 with clicker. I don't know if there's a tougher reel made. They are kind of pricey, but you get what you pay for in this reel. If I had a choice of any round reel for freshwater fishing I would pick this reel.
Reviewed by: Longshot

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Callcutta

2013-01-24T14:37:41

1/24/2013 2:37:41 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very nicely built smooth reel, the drag system on these reels are awesome. I liked my first reel so well I purchased three more!
They do seem to lack the ability to withstand a 2000 ford excursion backing over the pole and reel, but I guess they really weren't designed to be run over.
Match this set up with a Gary Loomis rod and go have some fun.
Reviewed by: Fon

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Shimano Calcutta B Baitcasting Reel

2013-01-21T14:40:59

1/21/2013 2:40:59 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I fish both freshwater for bass and inshore for redfish/trout. This reel holds up well in brackish water, and I've been very impressed with the way it performs with big reds on the line.
I love this reel.
Reviewed by: Doc (Baton Rouge, LA)

 
Shimano Calcutta B

calcuta 400 b

2013-01-20T10:06:36

1/20/2013 10:06:36 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased 2 of the 400B reels for Freshwater Striper fishing.
I must say the reels have performed great.
First fish on new reel was 23 lbs and the 400B was as smooth as you could ask for.
Reviewed by: Skeeter (Lake Martin, Alabama)

 
Shimano Calcutta B

All Around AWESOME Reel

2013-01-18T14:34:22

1/18/2013 2:34:22 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I have several of the Shimano Calcutta reels including the 50, 100, 200, 250 and 400. These are all terrific reels! I use them for Bass, Pike, Steelhead, Salmon, Trout and of course, Musky.
Do not let the price stop you from purchasing one of these very high quality reels. I have yet to wear one out and I have used them for a very long time. I have tried reels that were not as costly and what a waste. The Calcutta is my "Go-To" reel every time!
You will NOT be disappointed!
Reviewed by: adeling (United States, Michigan)

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Great reel

2013-01-07T14:36:56

1/7/2013 2:36:56 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Great reel, by far the best one I have owned. Very smooth.
I would highly recommend to anyone.
Added bonus is shimanos great customer service.
Reviewed by: Nick (United States, Virginia)

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Shimano Calcutta B 400

2012-12-08T14:33:41

12/8/2012 2:33:41 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with this reel. I fish alot and I'm hard on my tackle, and this reel holds up and works well!
Reviewed by: Archi (United States, New Jersey)

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Shimano Calcutta 400B Reel

2012-11-23T17:00:25

11/23/2012 5:00:25 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I go salt water fishing here in south Florida three to four times a week! This is a great reel!
I would highly recommend it!
Reviewed by: Mell (Florida)

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Excellent product

2012-11-17T14:38:39

11/17/2012 2:38:39 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Bass, pike, muskie, redfish, seatrout, snook and many others have been caught on these reels over the past several years. They have proven to be very efficient and very durable, including inshore saltwater use. I recently purchased another for my son as a Xmas present, and did not even consider other reels, as I have come to rely on these. I use the CT-200GTB model.
Reviewed by: thebull (Illinois)

 
Shimano Calcutta B

Great Saltwater Casting Reel

2012-11-17T14:35:30

11/17/2012 2:35:30 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I fish mainly shallow saltwater for Reds. I prefer a casting reel for distance. I've owned low profile reels that are great when they're new, but I've never found one that stands up to saltwater like my Calcutta 200B and 100B reels. They are a little heavier and not as well balanced as a lot of low profile reels, but not enough to offset the corrosion problem. As for smoothness, I'll match the Calcutta with any reel.
Reviewed by: Baybum (United States, Florida)

 
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