Shimano Calcutta D Baitcasting Reels
$349.99 - $389.99
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The Shimano Calcutta D reels are the perfect saltwater reels for many species. Comfortable to use with a round design, the ideal reel choice for most anglers. Each reel has S-compact body to allow for more comfortable use and allows the reel to be smaller. This type of body allows for more rigidity within the reel as well, as a result the Calcutta D reels are smaller. These reels have features that make them advanced, comfortable to use and an excellent addition for any angler's rod. Perfect for reeling in the biggest species, most anglers will find this reel great for heavy duty applications. With a re-studied gear ratio the Shimano Calcutta D reels are more effective for the latest in angling technology such as new lures and applications.
- X-Ship Feature which allows for an increase in power, rigidity, and freespool in the baitcasting category, exclusive to baitcast
- X-Drag Feature which is biggest innovation in round category in 20 years. This feature also helps with rigidity so the heavier your catch the more leverage will be experienced.
- Palming side is 15% smaller
4 Stars based on 8 reviews
By Frank Becker
July 5, 2017
Good reel, but overpriced for what you get.
I own a Calcutta 400 and love it. I wanted to upgrade, so I bought a Calcutta 401D. I do like the new reel, but for the price, Shimano should have included the Non-Disengaging Levelwind System that allows the levelwind to track back and forth during the cast which reduces drastic line angles that cause unwanted friction and backlashes. I really like the drag system because its smooth, at your fingertips and so easy to use. I can do without a clicker, but it would be nice for salmon trolling. As far as casting goes, my 400 casts farther than the 401D. I think Shimano should have a 401D option for the Non-Disengaging Levelwind System.
ProsSmooth drag and fits in my hand. Easy to use.
ConsDoes not have have the Non-Disengaging Levelwind System. Too expensive in my opinion for what you get.
By David Norris
July 9, 2016
This reel is super smooth, the drag has more than enough adjustability, and the size is just right for the salmon fishing i do here in Idaho.
Prosquality product good looking holds enough line
September 5, 2014
Versitale Reel, Hnds Down
This reel, is probably one of the best Shimano Reels I have owned in its class. It is the power of a 400 series reel, with the size of a 200. With the X Drag and X Ship integrations, you are able to use this reel on larger fish, you may have not dared to use on the larger species before. Because of these advancements, it has tremendous power and torque. The drag is very smooth and flawless, and the retrieve is superb. I have been using this reel, paired with the Tescata Rods, to bottom fish using the Lucanus Jigs. I have been bottom fishing for years, and I wanted a way to add a little something to the ordinary drop, jig, reel! The looks I get when I step onto an offshore Cod Boat with a small baitcaster and a noodle of a rod are all too funny. But when they see me reeling up the same fish, with my rod bent towards the water, and the fight they give me, they realize I am having the time of my life! I own 2 Calcutta D's on 2 different Tescata Rods. One for shallow water and one for 50 and beyond fathoms. Like Larry Dahlberg said, if he had one reel he could own, it would be the Calcutta D. After using this little gem, you to will be convinced of that statement.
ProsSmall size, increased torque and drag weight, ability to hold heavier braid, smooth drag and retrieve, ability to use on the larger species.
June 25, 2014
smooth and light weight
This reel is relatively light weight than other conventional reel. I use this reel as a bottom fishing reel. Works perfect and had lots of fun time with this reel.
Ocean Springs, MS
October 31, 2013
I have fished the 200d for about a year. It has been in the shop twice, once for replacement of the plastic gear on the level wind and more recently for inconsistent casting. The second time a defective pad on the drag was replaced There are things about the reel I love. The size for one, and its strength and rigidity for another. No complaints when I am reeling in a fish. However, casting I do not seem to be able to get anywhere near the distance I get with my 100B. Also while this might be due in part to operator error, sometimes when I cast, the reel seems to freeze. Because there is no easy access to the centrifugal brakes I don't know how they are set. Maybe there are too many engaged for my casting style. I rarely if ever get backlash on this reel, but it would be nice if I could get to the brakes without taking the reel apart. All of this aside, this reel and the 100 are my go to reels for fishing inshore. I fish at least twice a week on average and the reel is comfortable to use all day.
El Lago, TX
June 6, 2013
very happy with the product, was shipped on time and would recommend Tackle Direct to others.
By Johan Mornio
April 17, 2013
Excellent drilling feel
Excellent drilling feel to this one. The break is smooth as silk and gives a very rigid feel. The casting could have been worked at a bit more. Not as long casts as with my previous calcutta. Maybe needs a more running in. With all centrifugal breaks off can't still get it to overspool. Also the spool is a bit wiggly. Johan
Prosrigid break handle
September 29, 2012
I give this reel only 2 stars because I think Shimano jumped on the band wagon and got cheap w/ this alot of plastic where the metal should be compared to the 3 Calcuttas I own and love (400CTE) Yeah this one has a couple of high points like the palm size and the bigger handle oh and its silver ,Dont let the CTE 's disappear buy them up thats a strong reel. IMO
ProsSilver,palm size, big handle
Consto much plastic not very smooth retrieve
11 Questions & 12 Answers
from nj asked:
June 20, 2015
i am building an mhx swb 956 blend swim bait rod for freshwater rated from 1/2 oz-2 oz.will the 200 size drag rating of 11lbs be enough for the size lures. i also may use this for light tackle saltwater, stripers and fluke (maybe). thank you for your time
Hello Jimmy. Yes that rating will work perfectly for your application.
on June 22, 2015
from firstname.lastname@example.org asked:
March 26, 2015
Could I use this reel to live line bunker/eels for stripers? As well as tossing plugs. It would be Matched up with a Lamiglas Inshore TFX7030C. Thanks! If not, what lefty conventionals would you recommend?
Hello Nick. This would be an excellent reel for you application. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact us!
on March 27, 2015
from Farmingdale, NY asked:
March 8, 2015
Referring to Larry Dahlberg's Shimano Promo Video for this real, is it advisable to use the 400, targeting Tarpon as he did?
For large tarpon i would not use anything smaller than the 400 size. These reels are beast and while they can land large tarpon I would consider them to be "Light Tackle" for this application. Check on the Talica series, specifically the TAC12 for tarpon specific tackle.
on March 12, 2015
from INDIA asked:
February 24, 2015
Do you get a power handle that you can use on the reel ?
Shiraz, This reel does not come with a power handle. You can purchase an after market handle, unfortunately we do not carry after market handles at this time.
on March 5, 2015
from panama city fl asked:
February 17, 2015
does it have clicker alarm
Hello Russ. These reels do not come with a clicker alarm. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
on February 19, 2015
from CA asked:
October 5, 2014
How does the 400 fit on swim bait rods? Will it be too large? Also, could i use the 400 for tuna?
The reel will fit well on a Swimbait rod. Some people may feel it is a little large though. We don't recommend using it for Tuna. It may work for Tuna up to 20#, but bigger than that, you'll want more drag and line capacity.
on October 6, 2014
from Farmingdale, NY asked:
September 6, 2014
Hello. Does the level wind on this reel move when casting or only when reeling? Thank you for your time.
The level wind is disengaged while casting. It only moves when reeling in.
on September 8, 2014
Jeffrey H. Johnston
from San Diego & Gaspe, Quebec asked:
September 3, 2014
I am about to acquire 2 Calcutta "400D's", the 1st reel will be used with a 8'(+/-) rod to cast 1/2 to 3oz top water & shallow running swim baits, the 2nd "400D" will be for, 1-6oz top water, 2-4oz swim baits & some 3-4oz jigging spoons like Kastmaster, etc. I plan to use Spectra 50 lb Power Pro with 4' to 5' of 30 & 50lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon from the Power Pro monofilament braided lines attached to the lure. I'll be fishing for Stripers with the 2 outfits. I would really enjoy as light of a rod/reel combination as possible. I am not leader or knot shy when it comes to pricing but I am not in the unlimited budget category either. I have extensive fresh & saltwater fly fishing experieces World wide dating back to 1960. Having caught many nice fish on fly, spin and bait casting rod/reel combos, and having acquired many fly rods for 50 years, using one reel manufacture, Abel, was for me is a no brainer, never had one break, for me, Shimano Calcutta "D's" falls in that category too and why I will acquire two 400D's. I have not kept up with what is now available for new rods. I like 1 piece rods around 8' in length and must balance out with the new 400D's that would match up with the 2 outfits described above? Please be so kind as to suggest as rods including their specs so I can review them online to see which ones look like something I would enjoy using for years to come. Thanks, Jeff
These rods will be great for your application. They are both 1 piece rods hand made in Wisconsin. St. Croix Legend Tournament Musky Rod model number SCR-1229 is a 8' MH fast action rod rated for 30-50 lb line and 3/4 to 3oz lures. St. Croix Legend Tournament Musky Rod model number SCR-1227 is a 7'9" H Mod. Fast action rod rated for 30 - 65 lb line and 2 - 6oz lures.
on September 4, 2014
from Parulan, Plaridel, Bulacan asked:
November 25, 2012
Is this model made in Japan?
This reel is made in Japan.
on November 27, 2012
from Parulan, Plaridel, Bulacan asked:
November 15, 2012
The calcutta B and D seems to be very similar, but there is a substantial price difference, almost 150 dollars, between the two shimano baitcasting reel models. What is so special with the Calcutta D model? The cardiff is a lot cheaper, but again the features are similar.
I thought the same thing when i first saw the D series but i quickly realized after fishing it not to judge a book by its cover. the new X-ship gearing not only increase retrieve speed but it also provides increase torque. The result of this is a much more powerful retrieve under the load of a heavy fish or lure without added strain on the angler. They made the reel more compact as well. Although it does not appear to be much narrower I can tell you the change makes it feel like a much less top heavy reel that is much comfortable to hold. I also like the lower profile on the drag knob, this reduces the chances of accidentally altering your drag setting.
on November 16, 2012
I own the 300 and the 400 D...the 400B...and the 300 and 400 TE Calcutta's. Simple....you get what you pay for. Ease of casting on the D's is really unbelievable....people think I know what I'm doing...no tangles....the perfect casting arc.....some serious technology is going on inside and gets you where you want to be. The TE's are excellent reels that enable the average fisherperson to do more with casting without tangles and nests....and gives you a better chance to put the bait where the fish are. The 400B was my first Shimano....I love it...I still use it regularly.....and I can do almost anything with it having used it so much in full free spool... it does the job. Always maintain the reels...they can last for many years and perform near new with proper maint. Spend the money if you have it.... the D will make you look good...otherwise no shame what so ever slaying the big fish with the B. In 2010 landed a 25lb blue fin with the B...only cuz I didn't know what I was doing...the crew and others were laughing at the rig being used offshore.
on May 29, 2014
from The OC
from Texas asked:
August 9, 2012
I would to know that the New shimano Calcutta 400 D Series baitcast reel have the clicker or not?
They do not have a clicker.
on August 12, 2012
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