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Super Free (SF)

The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear system
(SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool
shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels,
when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is
freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating
friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the
pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when
the clutch is disengaged the pinion gear and spool
shaft are kept in precise alignment. The result is zero
friction on the spool shaft for increased freespool.
High Effeciency Gearing (HEG)

HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the frame,
setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First we increased
the size of the drive gear and the pinion gear to offer
increased leverage and power. By using a one-piece
frame that incorporates the setplate and adding a
one-piece stamped sideplate, we have eliminated flex
in the drivetrain that causes normal gears to bind
under pressure. By eliminating the flex and increasing
the leverage, we are able to provide high-speed
retrieves and deliver an incredible amount of torque,
while maintaining the smooth, silent retrieve Shimano
reels are famous for.
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 Calcutta D Model# CT401D  Reel
A-RB

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.
Shimano® introduces the next generation in round
reels, and a whole new design to the reel series
that has become a classic with both fresh and
saltwater anglers. Sizes offered for serious cranking
and with the power, rigidity and durability for season
after season use. Now with X-Ship for better
freespool and Shimano's 'S Compact Body' for
better in the hand comfort, the new Calcutta® D
reels will lead a new Round Era for anglers who
look for quality, function, design and longevity.
Specs
Series : Calcutta D
Family Type : Round-Profile
Models Offered : 6
Key Feature : S Compact Body
Design
Ball Bearings : 4
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 11-15 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) : 25-30
•X-Ship
•4+1 Bearings
•Retrieve Range 25-30 (in)
•9.35-11.8 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Star Drag
•11-15 (lb) Drag Power Range
•High Crank Power
•Extra High Cast Rating
Features

•Cold Forged One Piece Aluminum
Frame and Sidepiece
•A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
•Variable Brake System (VBS)
•Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
•X Drag Dartainium II Drag
(Washer A), Dartainium Drag
•Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
•Septon SV Handle Grip
(300D/301D, 400/401D)
•Septon PV Handle Grip
(200D/201D)
•Metal Series
•Super Free
•HEG
•Platinum Service Plan
•X-Ship
•S Compact Body
•Approved for use in Saltwater
The Shimano Calcutta D reels are the perfect
saltwater reels for many species. Comfortable to use
with a round design, the ideal reel choice for most
anglers. Each reel has S-compact body to allow for
more comfortable use and allows the reel to be
smaller. This type of body allows for more rigidity
within the reel as well, as a result the Calcutta D
reels are smaller. These reels have features that
make them advanced, comfortable to use and an
excellent addition for any angler's rod. Perfect for
reeling in the biggest species, most anglers will find
this reel great for heavy duty applications. With a
re-studied gear ratio the Shimano Calcutta D reels
are more effective for the latest in angling
technology such as new lures and applications.
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.
S Compact Body

Power. Rigidity. Durability. A key element to our new
Calcutta D casting reels, the S-Concept Body feature
results in a reel that feels one size smaller in your hand,
plus offers durability from a cold-forged aluminum frame
for year-after-year fishing use. The B side (no handle)?
sideplate is part of the one-piece, contributing to both
rigidity and in-the-hand palming comfort.
X-Ship

X-Ship provides improved gear
durability. By supporting the pinion
gear on both ends with bearings,
the pinion gear maintains precise
alignment with the drive gear. This
means the gears will stay in the
same position under the heaviest
loads. The added benefit is that
friction between the spool shaft and
gear are eliminated. This will
enhance the casting performance of
the reel with lighter lures, and allow
for longer casts.
X Drag

It is all about leverage. Found on
our new Calcutta D reels, with
X-Drag, we reposition the reel
handle closer to the body to
increase cranking leverage, rigidity
and torque. There is less
side-to-side tilt when you?re either
fighting a big bass or working a big
crankbait down deep, or throwing
extra-large baits to muskies, striped
bass, redfish and calicos.
Platinum Service Plan

With the Platinum Service Plan, when you register your
warranty you will receive coupons for discounted clean
and lube services ranging from half off to free. All
Platinum service plan reels are assured a 48 hour
turnaround time from Shimano or any Authorized
Warranty Center; shipping excluded.