Versitale Reel, Hnds Down
September 5, 2014
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.
Pros:Small size, increased torque and drag weight, ability to hold heavier braid, smooth drag and retrieve, ability to use on the larger species.