Shimano Calcutta Conquest Reels
February 2, 2015
Shimano’s Calcutta Conquest series of levelwind reels includes the Calcutta CTCNQ 100 and 200, and the left-hand retrieve CTCNQ 101 and 201. The new models are more compact and include high-performance features such as Micro Module Gear technology, SVS Infinity and Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D). Combined with a cold-forged frame, S3D reduces spool vibration for better casting performance and overall feel, plus the reel boasts a large-diameter spool to improve casting distance.
The Micro Module gear system takes Shimano technology another step forward by reducing the size and increasing the number of gear teeth on the pinion and drive gears. That means smoother performance and longer gear life.
Shimano’s SVS Infinity brake system controls spool speed for precision casting, especially when using lighter lures. An external knob provides quick, precise adjustments to match current conditions or different lure weights. Meanwhile, X-Ship technology supports the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, thereby improving gear durability and allowing for longer casts with light lures.
The Conquest reels also feature a torque-limiting levelwind design. If fingers or debris become lodged in the levelwind mechanism, the reel will stop moving to prevent gear breakage or injury to the angler.
The smaller Calcutta Conquest 100 and 101 weigh 7.5 ounces, have 5.2:1 gear ratios, and can hold 110-yards of 8-pound-test monofilament, or from 115 yards of 20-pound to 80 yards of 40-pound PowerPro braid.
The Calcutta Conquest 200 and 201 reels weigh 8.4 ounces, have 4.8:1 gear ratios, and can handle 110 yards of 12-pound monofilament, or from 190 yards of 30-pound to 80 yards of 65-pound test PowerPro braid. All 4 reels retrieve more than 23” of line per crank.
Price: $550 – $570
For more information go to the Shimano website here or call (877) 577-0600.