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Shimano Corvalus CVL400 Fishing Reel

Shimano Corvalus CVL400 Fishing Reel

Price: $99.99

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113 BB
1 RB
5.2:111.8$99.99 USD
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

  • Variable Brake System (VBS)
    Uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast for increased distance and adjustability.
  • Super Stopper
    One-way roller bearing that eliminates backplay for solid hooksets.
  • Assist Stopper
    Back-up anti-reverse system that reduces the stress placed on the one-way roller bearing to increase durability.
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System (only on 400 and 401 models)
    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.
  • Metal Series
    Metal frames keep moving parts in precise alignment for increased efficiency and durability.
  • Two Post Quick Take Down
    By unscrewing the thumb screws the sideplate can be easily removed for maintenance or to adjust the VBS brake weights.
  • Rubber Handle Grip
    Comfortable and soft to the touch.
  • Diecast Aluminum Frame
  • Aluminum Sides
  • Clicker (available on models 400 and 401)
    Increases the tension on freespool and activates a clicking alarm when a fish bites.
  • Aluminum Spool
3.5 Stars based on 10 reviews
By Dennis Chung
Honolulu Hawaii
March 22, 2019
It’s nit working at all it’s damaged as I tried to use it at the park
Overall it’s not a good reel there’s problems with it , I tried to cast it with a weight on it it completely birdnests an backlash how do I return it to get s full refund?
ProsNot worth the monetary
ConsIt?s not a good reel at all I got damaged
By Jessie
July 13, 2018
Nice reel for the price.
My buddy bought one as a first time fisherman last summer who insisted on having his own gear when he came out ona boat trip with us. Got to use it for a little while that day and test it out and was impressed for the price. Solid reels, and i hate saying that because I'm normally an Avet or Penn guy when it comes to reels, but this honestly made me think about picking up 1 or 2 of these for my friends and little cousins when they come out fishing.
Prosgreat all around beginner reel if you have first time fishermen on the boat. If it goes overboard with a guest you won't have lost a $400 setup. Perfectly suitable as a backup reel for anything in the 20 lb range, but be prepared for a battle
February 28, 2015
Best $80 reel on the market
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
By Michael
Boynton Beach, Florida
January 20, 2015
decent reel
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
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
January 19, 2015
ok baitcasting reel
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
By Cristian
lake worth, florida
January 17, 2015
great overall reel besides....
this reel is awesome just not the drag I wish it had a higher max drag.
Fairfield Ca.
June 30, 2014
Have 3,of the 401,left handed.model.
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.
By Jose
West Hills, CA
June 20, 2014
Okay reel, you get what you pay for.
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.
By Abe
Houston, TX
December 18, 2013
plastic garbage, corvalus 300
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.
By Dan
Northern California
December 1, 2013
Shimano corvalus left handed fishing reel
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....
5 Questions & 5 Answers
Howard H.
from Sacramento, CA asked:
June 13, 2018
Does the Corvslus 400 have a clicker?
1 Answer
No this reel does not have a clicker.
Submitted by: Ricky on June 15, 2018

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?
1 Answer
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!
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 21, 2015

from FLORIDA asked:
August 5, 2014
1 Answer
It has 11# of drag.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 5, 2014

from military overseas asked:
February 24, 2014
can this be used in salt water?
1 Answer
Yes, this reel is rated for salt water use.
Submitted by: Customer Service on February 24, 2014

Russ Clinton
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
1 Answer
Yes, the black lever needs to be engaged in order to cast the reel.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 30, 2012


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