Shimano Calcutta B CT400B Fishing Reel
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|Clutch Type||No. of Grips||Grip Style||Price|
|17.5||3+1 A-RB||5.0:1||11.7||Auto-Return Thumb Bar||2||SV Paddles||$239.99 USD|
Shimano Calcutta series of reels represents the core of Shimano's quality, versatility, dependability and long-term value. In sizes from the ultralight 50 to the 30# class 700, there's a Calcutta reel for almost any application, in fresh or saltwater. With Dartanium Drag, A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings), and Super Stopper, the Calcutta will give you years of solid performance.
- Cold Forged Aluminum Frame, Sideplates and Spool
- A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
- Variable Brake System (VBS)
- Super Stopper
- Assist Stopper (excluding 50B, 100B & 101B)
- Dartainium Drag
- 3-Bolt Quick Take Down (2 Bolt on 50B)
- Septon Handle Grips
- Easy Access Sideplate (100 and 200 sizes only)
- Lo-Mass Drilled Spool System (200GTB only)
- Drilled Crossbar (200GTB only)
- Clicker (400 & 700 only)
- 3-Position Power Grip (400BSV, 700B & 700BSV only)
- SV Power Paddles (400B only)
- Non-Levelwind Version (BSV models only)
- Manual Return Clutch Lever (700 models only)
- Non-Disengaging Levelwind System (400 & 700 only)
- Metal Series
Shimano Calcutta B Featured Highlights
|Cold Forged Aluminum Frame, Aluminum Sideplates and Aluminum Spool provide the strongest, tightest tolerances for excellent smoothness and legendary durability.|
A-RB« (Anti-Rust Bearings) These specially treated stainless steel ball bearings are at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings.
Variable Brake System (VBS«) uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast for increased distance and adjustability.
Super Stopper« is a one-way roller bearing that eliminates backplay for solid hooksets.
Dartainium« Drag material provides a wide range of drag settings and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
Quick Take Down by unscrewing the 3 thumb screws the sideplate can be easily removed for maintenance or to adjust the VBS brake weights (2 screws on CT50).
SeptonÖ this handle grip material is soft to the touch and does not get slippery when wet.
Metal Series Metal frames keep moving parts in precise alignment for increased efficiency and durability.
|Easy Access Sideplate by using a single thumb screw, the angler can open the sideplate and adjust the VBS without having to remove the spool from the reel (100 and 200 sizes only).|
Assist Stopper is a back-up anti-reverse system that reduces the stress placed on the one-way roller bearing to increase durability (Not available on 50 & 100 sizes).
Lo-MassÖ Drilled Spool System reducing the weight of the spool by drilling lowers start-up inertia for more manageable casts (CT200GTB only).
Drilled Crossbar reduces the overall weight of the reel (CT200GTB Only).
Clicker increases the tension on freespool and activates a clicking alarm when a fish bites (400 & 700 sizes only).
3-Position Power Grip this Septon coated handle grip allows for 3 different hand positions for various fishing techniques (CT400BSV, CT700B & CT700BSV only).
SV Power Paddles The largest of the paddle grips provides extra fish fighting power when battling feisty inshore species (CT400B only).
Non-Disengaging Levelwind System allows the levelwind to track back and forth during the cast which reduces drastic line angles that cause unwanted friction and backlashes on wide-spool reels (CT400B & CT700B only).
|Shimano has redefined the entire Calcutta series; many of the proven innovations that Shimano has developed over the years have been incorporated into the new Calcutta B baitcasting reels.|
Compare Original Calcutta Models vs. New B Version Calcuttas.
5 Stars based on 8 reviews
Lake worth, FL
January 30, 2015
this reel is one of my favorite paired up with a volatile does the job caught some of my biggest fish on this reel
December 22, 2014
The only thing I got to say is wow what a reel. I used to use ABU GARCIA 6500 cs pro rockets for catfishing. Well I started looking at other reels. So one summer we took a trip to Florida so one day we decided to go fishing with a friend of mine. So we were going to target some blue fish up around the piers so when we got there he ask me if I ever used a bait caster and I said yes. So he pulled out a Calcutta 400b and let me tell you what first fish I caught on that reel I was hooked so when I got home from our trip I ordered 2 of these reels and bought two more for my son and I tell you what I'M staying with this reel I caught big fish on these reels and they haven't let me down yet. So if you are thinking about getting one don't think just get one and you will see for yourself trust me you will not regret it.
ProsIts well built and can handle big fish
November 27, 2014
everithig excelent! thanks!
West Hills, CA
Great versatile reel.
June 20, 2014
Use it for fresh and saltwater, all around a great reel.
Great high quality all around reel
June 19, 2014
I have wanted this reel for sometime and finally it has arrived. The Calcutta 400b is everything you could want in a heavy duty high quality reel. From musky to largemouth bass to catfish. Very smooth and a powerful drag that will put the brakes on almost anything your after.
ProsSolid high quality construction. Built with the finest components to last a lifetime with the proper maintenance and care.
By Joe Vaughan
Santa Maria Ca
Flaming Gorge Jigging
January 29, 2014
I LOVE IT! 40# Lake Trout.
west islip, NY
December 22, 2013
This is a great lightweight reel that can be used for a wide variety of fishing. I use mine for fluke and bottom fishing. I have had mine for 5 years now and have never had a problem with it. This winter i will be installing the upgraded drag washers and a power handle
ProsLightweight and simple
By Scott D
Great reel for the price
January 14, 2013
I have my Calcutta B CT400B paired with a gloomis MBR 842C GLX. This reel is perfect for fishing leadcore line for 5 pound trout at Eaglelake, CA. I also use this reel for lite tackle mooching for strippers and halibut in the San Francisco bay.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from Cairo Egypt asked:
January 3, 2016
Can be used in saltwater fishing
Yes, this can be used for saltwater fishing.
on January 4, 2016
from Madison, WI asked:
October 16, 2015
What is the difference between the Calcutta 400B and the CT400B reels? Also which power handle can I order that fits these reels?
Those are the same reels. The CT in front is just part of the model number. As far as the power handle goes, you will need one that fits a 7mm drive shaft as that is what the 400 size has.
on October 16, 2015
from mitchell sd asked:
May 31, 2015
how to clean
Rick, I recommend you consult Shimano or take a look at the manual supplied with the reel for proper cleaning methods. Shimano technical experts can be reached at 877-577-0600.
on June 3, 2015
from Seattle asked:
September 27, 2014
Is this a japaneese reel?
Hello Payam! This reel is indeed made in Japan. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on September 28, 2014
from Florida asked:
September 24, 2014
Left or Right hand?
Hello Lu, This particular reel is a right hand retrieve. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on September 25, 2014
from Norwalk CT asked:
September 19, 2014
what does non-disengaging level rewind mean??
It means that the level wind works both during the cast and the retrieve.
on September 19, 2014