Shimano Corvalus CVL400 Fishing Reel
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The Shimano Corvalus baitcasting reels offer top quality at a very affordable price. With a diecast aluminum frame and aluminum sideplates, the Metal Series 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. Other key features include Shimano's Variable Brake System (VBS) to aid in controlling the cast and Super Stopper with Assist Stopper to ensure instant hook setting power. The Corvalus 400 and 401 reels are equipped with Non-Disengaging Levelwind System and clicker.
Shimano Corvalus Baitcasting Reel Features
Best $80 reel on the market
February 28, 2015
I fished this reel, actually two of them, were my catfish reels for 2 years. Awesome beginner reels, price is great, work great. Very smooth and solid. Don't waste your money on ABU's junk $80 reels. This reel in the 400/401 size is great. The drag is fine for fish up to about 25-30lbs, and they'll definitely work it a bit. I caught many 15-20lb flatheads on this reel with ease. Casts far, love these things.
ProsPrice, smooth, sturdy, well made, good line capacity, comes in left hand
ConsOnly 11lbs drag Clicker switch is in a weird location
Boynton Beach, Florida
January 20, 2015
Can't complain for 80 dollars I have put the heat on this reel and had handled big snook only thing I don't like is that the level wind disengages
Boynton beach, FL
ok baitcasting reel
January 19, 2015
With this reel you pay for what you get. Its not the best but it definitely gets the job done. I dont like how the level wind disengaged when casting on the 300. Better off paying a little more for a better reel like the tekota
lake worth, florida
great overall reel besides....
January 17, 2015
this reel is awesome just not the drag I wish it had a higher max drag.
Have 3,of the 401,left handed.model.
June 30, 2014
It replaced the orsair model. I am very please with all 3,of my 401,model reels. I fish Stripers and Sturgeon with them and have caught many a fish with them. I couldn't be happier.
ConsNone that I have come.a Ross.Love the grip, casting ability and smooth retrieves of these reels.
West Hills, CA
Okay reel, you get what you pay for.
June 20, 2014
This reel is a good reel of you do not hook on to a 6+ lb fish, then it becomes an okay reel.
ProsDecent drag system, Cheap.
plastic garbage, corvalus 300
December 18, 2013
this reel shattered on the inside while i was clearing a backlash. a coil wrapped around the line guide base and the gears just broke to a million pieces while i was trying to wind the backlash out. maybe I should have put less force while winding but the quality of the components is questionable to say the least.
Shimano corvalus left handed fishing reel
December 1, 2013
Very user friendly ....good reel for the price...I use it for striper fishing in the California delta paired with an eight foot shimano clarus rod....
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from Southeast Florida asked:
March 20, 2015
Would you recommend surf casting with the CVL 400? Are the ball bearings, stainless steel or CRBB? What is the ratio? How many yards and lb, test.for mono and braided? What is construction of spool?
Hello Salvatore. This rod would be great for surf casting fro small game. The ball bearings are stainless steel. The gear ration on this reel is 5.2:1. The braid ratings are as follows: 330 Yards/12lb. Mono/50lb. Braid 250 Yards/14lb. Mono/60lb. Braid 165 Yards/20lb. Mono/100lb. Braid These are die-cast aluminum constructed reels. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on March 21, 2015
from FLORIDA asked:
August 5, 2014
HOW MUCH DRAG DOES THIS REEL HAVE?
It has 11# of drag.
on August 5, 2014
from military overseas asked:
February 24, 2014
can this be used in salt water?
Yes, this reel is rated for salt water use.
on February 24, 2014
from Turlock Ca. asked:
September 30, 2012
Yeah my buddy just purchased a Corvalus CVL 400 and cannot figure out how to disengage the reel is it suppose to be like a thumb bar reel or is there some other way to cast it. Confused Russ
Yes, the black lever needs to be engaged in order to cast the reel.
on September 30, 2012