The Shimano Calais series has got to be the best and most beautiful baitcast reels ever created. But, the beauty of the Calais is far from skin deep! This is it! This is the epitome of feel, smoothness and overall great performance in a baitcasting reel. This is my reel of choice when I go fishing for fun!
Finesse anglers will enjoy the solid feel and fluid handling of the compact low-profile baitcaster. Yet, brute fish mastery becomes an art form, courtesy of 10 premium stainless steel Anti-Rust Bearings™. A flex-free die-cast aluminum frame and side-plates is matched to a lightweight A6063 aluminum alloy Lo-Mass™ Spool for precision startup/slowdown with virtually no flex. High Efficiency Gearing™ VBS® cast control uses balanced centrifugal brakes (spare blocks and weights included) for prime accuracy in all conditions. Smooth Click-set Dartanium® drag; Super Free™ pinion gear friction elimination; Roller-bearing suppported Super Stopper® anti-reverse; cold-forged handle with premium ergonomic Septon™ paddle grips.
Here are the specs!
1. 6.2:1 gear ratio
2. 10 ARB stainless steel ball bearings + 1 ARB stainless steel roller bearing
3. Shimano super free bearing supported pinion gear system
4. Dartanium drag
5. Super Stopper anti-reverse
6. Shimano variable brake system (VBS)
7. Septon paddle knob power handle
8. Quickfire II clutch bar casting system
9. One piece aluminum body construction
10. Precision aluminum lo-mass spool
11. Weight 9.1 oz.
12. Line Capacity lb.(yds.) 10(130) * 12(120) * 14(100)
These gorgeous reel retail at Bass Pro and Cabela's for $389.99 plus shipping, handling, and taxes. Here's your chance to own one cheaper than you could ever get it at a store, brand new with full warranty!