•A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
•Lo-Mass Drilled Spool System
•A7075 Aluminum Spool
•Super Free (SF)
•Digital Control
•High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
•Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
•Dartainium Drag
•Clicking Drag Adjustment
•Clicking Cast Control Adjustment
•Recessed Reel Foot
•Drilled Crossbar
•Cold Forged Handle Shank
•Adjustable Handle Shank
•Rubber Handle Grip (except 250)
•Septon Handle Grip (250 only)
•Paddle-style Grip (except 250)
•PV Power Paddles (250 only)
•Machined Aluminum Frame
•Stamped Aluminum Handle Side
•Titanium Levelwind Insert
•Metal Series
•Platinum Service Plan
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono,
Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
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.
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
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.
Series : Calcutta TE
Family Type : Round-Profile
Models Offered : 4
Key Feature : Digital control brake
Ball Bearings : 10
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 8.5-10 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) : 23
•10+1 Bearings
•Retrieve Range 23 (in)
•8.6-10.2 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Star Drag
•8.5-10 (lb) Drag Power Range
•High Crank Power
•High Cast Rating
Calcutta. Total Efficiency, Digital Control. That is what the
Calcutta TE DC stands for. You're familiar with the Total
Efficiency reels from Shimano; precision-cut, oversized
gears for the smoothest easiest cranking you'll ever
experience. But the Digital Control is brand new from
Shimano and found in no other reel on the planet.
Standard mechanical or magnetic braking systems always
put a drag on the spool from the beginning to the end of
the cast, slowing the rotation of the spool and not
allowing you to cast to your full potential. The CalcuttaTE
DC virtually eliminates any drag on the spool, which
allows it to ramp up to an incredible 30,000 RPM, 50%
faster than the 18-20,000 RPM attained by other reels.
This translates to line coming off the spool 50% faster,
which obviously means a much farther cast with the same
effort from you. Sound like backlash waiting to happen?
That's where the Digital Control comes in. This reel has a
computer chip built in that monitors the speed of the spool
and gives precise magnetic braking adjustments 1,000
times per second so your cast glides smoothly from start
to finish.
For the bass angler, this means you can reach places
you've never reached before and more importantly,
where no other angler has ever put a lure! It also means
when you pull up on a point or flat you can be much
more efficient and fan cast the entire area without ever
moving the boat. It will also allow you to cast to spooky,
shallow fish long before they ever know you're there. 5:1
gear ratio and an incredible 10 stainless steel A-RB
bearings and one roller bearing makes this reel a dream
to cast. For the ultimate casting experience the
CalcuttaTE DC will take you places you've never been
before and no other reel can match.
Shimano Calcutta TE DC Model CTE250DC Reel

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.
Digital Control

The waterproof Digital Control system is
self-energizing: It recharges with each cast
and needs no battery or power source.
During the initial moments of the cast, the
energy generated by the rotation of the
spool is stored in the Digital Control circuit
board and powers the Digital Braking
system on subsequent casts.

The pre-programmed braking patterns
allow the spool to achieve maximum RPMs
before engaging the brake, whereas
traditional systems begin braking
immediately and do not allow the spool to
continue accelerating throughout the
casting motion. Reels with conventional
(magnetic or centrifugal) braking systems
operate efficiently between 15,000 and
20,000 RPM. With the Digital Braking
technology spool rotation can exceed
30,000 RPM (a 50 to 70 percent increase)
and still maintain excellent line control for
longer, more accurate casts.

The pre-programmed braking pattern can
be easily adjusted externally across eight
different levels of intensity. It also provides
awesome control by applying the ideal
amount of braking force at critical intervals
of up to 1/1000 of a second. The
application of "smart" braking by the Digital
Control Braking System quickly stabilizes
the spool rotation. This system varies the
amount of braking force applied,
minimizing the dreaded backlash. As a
result, it is possible to achieve long,
accurate casts with consistent backlash
Super Stopper

Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless
steel roller bearing that eliminates
backplay. This provides the angler with
instant hooksetting power.