Shimano Calcutta CT400B Casting Reel
Shimano Calcutta CT400B
The Calcutta series of reels represents the core of Shimano's quality. The CT400B is a Right hand retrive and takes in 24 inches per crank. This reel holds 330 yards of 12lb line and puts out 17.5lbs of drag. This reel consists of 3 ball bearings+1 roller bearing and a 5:0:1 gear ratio. All of these features inside of a reel weighing a mere 11.7 ounces.
✔ Cold Forged Aluminum Frame, Sideplates and Spool-
✔ A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)-
✔ Variable Brake System (VBS)-
✔ Super Stopper- Assist Stopper (excluding 50B, 100B & 101B)-
✔ Dartainium Drag-
✔ 3-Bolt Quick Take Down (2 Bolt on 50B)-
✔ Septon Handle Grips-
✔ Clicker (400 & 700 only)-
✔ 3-Position Power Grip (400BSV, 700B & 700BSV only)-
✔ Manual Return Clutch Lever (700 models only)-
✔ Non-Disengaging Levelwind System (400 & 700 only)-
✔ Metal Series- Approved for use in Saltwater-
✔ Rated for use with mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines Cold Forged Aluminum Spool.
These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.
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.
Lo-Mass Drilled Spool System: Lo-Mass Drilled Spool System is designed for anglers who require longer casts and can sacrifice line capacity to do so. The Lo-Mass spool features a large arbor that is cross-drilled to reduce its weight. By moving the arbor of the spool outward, the mass of the spool is closer to the rim of the spool. Like a lightweight bicycle wheel, where most of the mass lies in the tire, the majority of a Lo-Mass spool lies in the arbor and the line it is spooled with.
Supper Stopper: Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power.
A-RB bearings: are 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.
A-RB: (Anti-Rust Bearings) are made of Stainless Steel that has been through the A-RB process. At least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard Stainless Steel ball bearings. Easy Maintenance-no shield design allows for easy flushing of debris and easy lubrication. Increased Bearing Speed-no shield design and lighter viscosity lubrication reduce friction and allow the bearing to spin faster and longer.
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.
Product Code: CT400B
Line Retrieve Per Crank (in):24
Mono Line Capacity (#Test/yd): 12/330,14/260,20/160
PowerPro Line Capacity (# Test/yd): 50/305,65/180,80/160
Max Drag (lb): 17.5
A-RB Ball Bearings:3
Gear Ratio: 5.0:1
Weight (oz): 11.7