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Shimano Cardiff A Baitcasting Reels

Shimano Cardiff A Baitcasting Reels

Cardiff reels are solid performers and built to last, with a solid aluminum frame, A-RB bearings, Super Stopper and more.

$119.99 - $129.99
Model:
Qty:
Model
TD Code
RetrieveLine
Retrieve
Per Crank
Line
Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max
Drag
(lb)
A-RB
Ball
Bearings
A-RB
Roller
Bearings
Gear
Ratio
Weight
(oz)
Price
CDF200A
SHM-0877
Right24''8/230
10/210
14/120
10.0415.8:18.6$119.99 USD
CDF201A
SHM-0878
Left24''8/230
10/210
14/120
10.0415.8:18.6$119.99 USD
CDF300A
SHM-0879
Right24''12/230
14/180
17/150
10.0415.8:18.9$119.99 USD
CDF301A
SHM-0880
Left24''12/230
14/180
17/150
10.0415.8:18.9$119.99 USD
CDF400A
SHM-0881
Right22''12/330
14/250
17/220
20/165
11.0415.2:111.9$129.99 USD
CDF401A
SHM-0486
Left22''12/330
14/250
17/220
20/165
11.0415.2:111.9$129.99 USD
Built to last with a solid aluminum frame, A-RB® bearings, Super Stopper® and more, Cardiff reel is a solid performer.
  • A-RB® (Anti-Rust Bearings)
  • Handle Side VBS®
  • Variable Brake System (VBS®)
  • Super Stopper®
  • Assist Stopper®
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System (400 and 401 only)
  • Recessed Reel Foot (except on models 400 and 401)
  • Three Post Quick Take Down (except on 2-post models, CDF100A)
  • Rubber Handle Grip
  • One Piece Diecast Aluminum Frame
  • Aluminum Spool
  • Aluminum Sideplates
  • Clicker (400 and 401 only)
  • Metal Series
Cardiff® A Feature Details
  • A-RB® Bearings
    Stainless steel ball bearings that have been through the A-RB treatment process which makes them at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings.
  • Handle Side VBS®
    Reels equipped with this feature allow the angler to remove the handle side sideplate and adjust the VBS weights without removing the spool from the reel. This allows the angler to easily adjust the amount of cast control while the line is threaded through the rod.
  • Variable Brake System (VBS®)
    VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. The individual brake weights, when turned on, are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning. The result is a much more consistent spool speed that is easier to manage and takes advantage of the reel’s maximum casting distance. Settings range from zero weights turned on for true freespool and up to 6 weights turned on for extremely windy conditions and maximum cast control.
  • Super Stopper®
    Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power.
  • Assist Stopper®
    This is a back up system to the Super Stopper that consists of the traditional pawl and ratchet. Should the Super Stopper roller bearing slip due to cold weather or over-lubrication, the Assist Stopper kicks in to provide a solid hookset the instant the roller bearing begins to slip. Most of the time the angler will not even know when this feature engages, because by quickly stopping the backwards rotation of the roller bearing, the Assist Stopper greatly reduces the chance of permanent damage to the Super Stopper, allowing it to continue to function as designed.
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
    On wide-spool reels with a non-disengaging levelwind system, the levelwind remains engaged during the cast allowing the levelwind to track back and forth with the line as it flows off of the spool. This eliminates the drastic line angles caused by a disengaging levelwind system that can cause extreme friction which can lead to short casts or frustrating backlashes. By doing this we have increased the efficiency of the cast, allowing for more distance less effort.
  • Recessed Reel Foot
    By recessing the reel foot further into the frame, the reel sits lower in the reel seat. This allows for a much more palmable feel when the reel is mounted on a rod than traditional frame designs. Not only does it increase the comfort level, but because of the lower profile in the reel seat, it makes the reel much more maneuverable with casting styles such as underhand and roll casts.
  • Rubber Handle Grip
    Comfortable and soft to the touch.
  • Clicker
    When engaged, the clicker increases the tension in freespool and activates a clicking alarm to alert you when a fish bites.
  • Metal Series
    The metal construction showcased in some of our finest reels now appears throughout our line of Metal Series products. Metal 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.
Shimano Cardiff A Baitcasting Reels
5 Stars based on 2 Review(s)
JK
Silver Spring, MD
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome reel
January 29, 2015
Bought the 300A model for both inshore saltwater and freshwater fishing. As with all Shimano products, the Cardiff is well-built and very smooth in both casting and retrieving. The centrifugal brakes help control overruns, and it's 5.8:1 gear ratio provides fast, powerful retrieves. The all metal frame and side plates are light weight (8.9 oz.) and is small enough to grip in the palms. It doesn't have some of the high-end features of the Calcutta, but is a great alternative at less than half the cost!
Pros:
- light-weight, all metal body - smooth casting and retrieve - high line-capacity - Price

Ken
Texas Gulf Coast
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Shimano Cundiff
August 14, 2014
Great reel blows away my abu garcia reels, try this reel, you won't regret it.




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Value of
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USPS
First-Class Mail
Economy

Standard Ground

Economy
Oversize
Standard
Oversize
3 Day
Service
2 Day
Service
1 Day
Service
In-Transit Days* 1 to 4 2 to 7 1 to 5 2 to 7 1 to 5 3 2 1
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$16.99 & Up

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$17.99 & Up

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$19.99 & Up

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$100.01 - 150.00

$9.99
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$12.49
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Over $300.00 $15.49
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