Top 10 SHIMANO Baitcasting Reels
for November 2021

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SHIMANO Tranx 400A Lowprofile Baitcasting Freshwater Reel

SHIMANO Tranx 400A Lowprofile Baitcasting Freshwater Reel

by SHIMANO
What We like

X-ship and heg technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth; effortless retrieve; perfect for throwing big baits and catching big fish

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Product Features

  • Max drag: 22 lbs. / gear ratio: 5.8:1. / weight: 12 oz. / line retrieve: 30" / bearings: 5bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 50/275; 65/170; 80/140 mono line cap: 12/330; 14/260; 20/160 retrieve: right / handle: double
  • The hagane construction provides a metal reel body that delivers bulletproof performance; stiffness; and impact resistance
  • Offering shimano's new coreprotect water resistant technology which provides long-lasting performance and durability in the harshest environments
  • A powerful; low profile; bait casting reel built to tackle anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater

A powerful; low profile; bait casting reel built to tackle anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater Max drag: 22 lbs. / gear ratio: 5.8:1. / weight: 12 oz. / line retrieve: 30" / bearings: 5bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 50/275; 65/170; 80/140 mono line cap: 12/330; 14/260; 20/160 retrieve: right / handle: double The hagane construction provides a metal reel body that delivers bulletproof performance; stiffness; and impact resistance Offering SHIMANO's new coreprotect water resistant technology which provides long-lasting performance and durability in the harshest environments

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Shimano SLX 150, Low Profile Baitcasting Reel

Shimano SLX 150

Low Profile Baitcasting Reel

by Shimano
What We like

Featuring 6 Pin VBS adjustments encased under an easy access side plate which allows you to set the reel and cast control for whatever lure you are using under any weather conditions

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Product Features

  • The Shimano SLX is an incredibly sleek looking baitcaster with a stunning matte black finish and beautiful blue accents
  • Packed into Shimano's signature HAGANE metal reel body; this reel is highly rigid with incredible body stiffness and the impact resistane provided by the HAGANE body virtually eliminates body flexing
  • This reel is 22% more compact than the Caenan Baitcaster but its small size does not mean it lacks in strength; and with an amazing 150 PowerPro line capacity for such a compact reel
  • Available in various retreive options for both the right hand and left handed models; Regular Gear at 6.3:1; High Gear at 7.2:1; and Extra High Gear at 8.2:1

Packed into Shimano's signature hagane metal reel body; this reel is highly rigid with incredible body stiffness and the impact resistane provided by the hagane body virtually eliminates body flexing This reel is 22% more compact than the caenan baitcaster but its small size does not mean it lacks in strength; and with an amazing 150 powerpro line capacity for such a compact reel The Shimano slx is an incredibly sleek looking baitcaster with a stunning matte black finish and beautiful blue accents Available in various retreive options for both the right hand and left handed models; regular gear at 6.3:1; high gear at 7.2:1; and extra high gear at 8.2:1

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SHIMANO Curado DC 151; Left-Handed; High Gear; Lowprofile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel

SHIMANO Curado DC 151; Left-Handed; High Gear; Lowprofile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel

by SHIMANO
What We like

INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE - Utilizing the impressively smooth Micromodule Gear System and X-SHIP system; you will experience the seamless reeling and the smoothest cranking unique only to Shimano Reels all while being protected by the overwhelmingly strong and highly rigid HAGANE Body

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Product Features

  • EASE OF USE Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting no matter the lure; or the weather conditions. The 4 easy adjustments on the side plate allow the brakes to be adjusted to your preferred setting letting the reel do the work
  • CAST SMARTER Shimanos new Digital Control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance
  • SPECIFICATIONS - Max Drag: 11 lbs. / Gear Ratio: 7.4:1 / Weight: 7.8 oz. / Line Retrieve: 26-36" / Retrieve: Left / Bearings: 6BB + 1RB PowerPro Line Cap: 20/150; 30/135; 40/105 Mono Line Cap: 10/120; 12/110; 14/90
  • SUPERIORITY The Curado DC low-profile reel is the most advanced of all Curado models. Augmented with Shimanos all new Digital Control Braking System that builds on the Curados legacy of durability; dependability; and versatility

Cast smarter SHIMANOs new digital control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance Ease of use anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting no matter the lure; or the weather conditions. the 4 easy adjustments on the side plate allow the brakes to be adjusted to your preferred setting letting the reel do the work Superiority the curado dc low-profile reel is the most advanced of all curado models. augmented with SHIMANOs all new digital control braking system that builds on the curados legacy of durability; dependability; and versatility Specifications - max drag: 11 lbs. / gear ratio: 7.4:1 / weight: 7.8 oz. / line retrieve: 26-36" / retrieve: left / bearings: 6bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 20/150; 30/135; 40/105 mono line cap: 10/120; 12/110; 14/90

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SHIMANO Tranx 200A HG Lowprofile Baitcasting Reel

SHIMANO Tranx 200A HG Lowprofile Baitcasting Reel

by SHIMANO
What We like

Other features include S3D stable spool design for smoother casting; cross carbon drag for smoother drag performance; and SVS infinity for easy-to-manage spool control

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Shimano Chronarch MGL CHMGL151XG Baitcasting Fishing Reel, Gear Ratio: 8.1:1, Retrieve: Left Hand

Shimano Chronarch MGL CHMGL151XG Baitcasting Fishing Reel

Gear Ratio: 8.1:1, Retrieve: Left Hand

by Shimano
What We like

REEL HANDLE POSITION - Left

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Product Features

  • GEAR RATIO - 8.1:1; WEIGHT - 6.5 oz
  • LINE RETRIEVE - 34; MAX DRAG - 10
  • BEARINGS - 8+1
  • MONO LINE CAPACITY - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; PowerPRO LINE CAPACITY - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105

Line retrieve - 34; max drag - 10 Bearings - 8+1 Gear ratio - 8.1:1; weight - 6.5 oz Mono line capacity - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; powerpro line capacity - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105

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Shimano Chronarch MGL Low Profile Baitcasting Fishing Reels, Gear Ratio: 6.2:1, Retrieve: Right Hand (CHMGL150)

Shimano Chronarch MGL Low Profile Baitcasting Fishing Reels

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1, Retrieve: Right Hand (CHMGL150)

by SHIMANO
What We like

MagnumLite super-lightweight aluminum spool

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Product Features

  • Micro-Module Gearing with double the gear teeth
  • X-Ship gear support technology
  • Incredibly smooth, silent, effortless retrieves
  • Corrosion-inhibiting High Rigidity Graphite frame and sideplates

X-ship gear support technology Corrosion-inhibiting high rigidity graphite frame and sideplates Incredibly smooth, silent, effortless retrieves Micro-module gearing with double the gear teeth

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Shimano 2012 Bass Rise (Right) Baitcasting Reel 029188[Japanese edition]

Shimano 2012 Bass Rise (Right) Baitcasting Reel 029188[Japanese edition]

by SHIMANO (Shimano)
What We like

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SHIMANO Metanium MGL METMGL151 Baitcasting Fishing Reel, Gear Ratio: 6.2:1, Retrieve: Left Hand (METMGL151)

SHIMANO Metanium MGL METMGL151 Baitcasting Fishing Reel

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1, Retrieve: Left Hand (METMGL151)

by Shimano
What We like

REEL HANDLE POSITION - Left

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Product Features

  • MONO LINE CAPACITY - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; PowerPRO LINE CAPACITY - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105
  • LINE RETRIEVE - 26; MAX DRAG - 11
  • GEAR RATIO - 6. 2: 1; WEIGHT - 6. 2 oz
  • BEARINGS - 10+1

Line retrieve - 26; max drag - 11 Bearings - 10+1 Mono line capacity - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; powerpro line capacity - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 Gear ratio - 6. 2: 1; weight - 6. 2 oz

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Shimano Calcutta 400B; Round Freshwater Fishing Reel

Shimano Calcutta 400B; Round Freshwater Fishing Reel

by CustomPlus Distributing - Sports
What We like

All sizes feature the ultra-smooth Dartanium Drags and the popular Speton Handles along with Anti-Rust Bearings

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Product Features

  • Max Drag: 17.5 lbs. / Gear Ratio: 5.0:1. / Weight: 11.7 oz. / Line Retrieve: 24" / Bearings: 3BB + 1RB PowerPro Line Cap: 50/305,65/180,80/160 Mono Line Cap: 12/330,14/260,20/160 / Retrieve: Right
  • The Calcutta series of reels represents the core of Shimanos quality, versatility, dependability, and long-term value
  • This classic round reel will keep up with the fastest low profile reels for todays fishing styles and is suitable for almost any application whether in fresh or saltwater
  • Built with super-strong, ultralight forged aluminum frames and side plates ensures that all parts will remain in perfect alignment for lifelong smooth power and solid rigidity

Max drag: 17.5 lbs. / gear ratio: 5.0:1. / weight: 11.7 oz. / line retrieve: 24" / bearings: 3bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 50/305,65/180,80/160 mono line cap: 12/330,14/260,20/160 / retrieve: right Built with super-strong, ultralight forged aluminum frames and side plates ensures that all parts will remain in perfect alignment for lifelong smooth power and solid rigidity This classic round reel will keep up with the fastest low profile reels for todays fishing styles and is suitable for almost any application whether in fresh or saltwater The calcutta series of reels represents the core of shimanos quality, versatility, dependability, and long-term value

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SHIMANO Chronarch G SW Baitcasting Fishing Reel, 7.1:1, Left-Handed,Black,CH151HGG

SHIMANO Chronarch G SW Baitcasting Fishing Reel

7.1:1, Left-Handed, Black, CH151HGG

by Shimano
What We like

REEL HANDLE POSITION - Left

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Product Features

  • MONO LINE CAPACITY - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; PowerPRO LINE CAPACITY - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105
  • GEAR RATIO - 7.1:1; WEIGHT - 6.5 oz
  • BEARINGS - 8+1
  • LINE RETRIEVE - 30; MAX DRAG - 11

Mono line capacity - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; powerpro line capacity - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 Gear ratio - 7.1:1; weight - 6.5 oz Line retrieve - 30; max drag - 11 Bearings - 8+1

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