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Shimano Calcutta TE Digital Control Baitcasting Reels are the first self-energizing digital braking baitcasting reel, featuring eight levels of pre-programmed braking modes based on lure and casting type. During initial casting, the energy generated by the rotation of the spool is stored and used to power the digital braking system for subsequent casts.

Reels which employ conventional (Centrifugal or Magnetic type) braking systems to prevent backlash operate efficiently around 20,000 rpm. With the digital braking technology employed by Calcutta TE DC, it is possible to allow spool rotation to exceed 30,000 rpm and still maintain excellent line control for longer, more accurate casts.

Features of the Shimano Calcutta TE Digital Control Baitcasting Reels include:

  • Digital circuit is sealed to prevent moisture intrusion and corrosion
  • Braking frequency: updates every 1/1000 of a second
  • Precision machine cut aluminum frame
  • Rigid aluminum sideplates keep gears in precise alignment
  • High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
  • Smooth and high power Dartanium Drag Performance
  • Super Free Pinion Gear System (SF) eliminates friction between the pinion gear and the spool shaft for increased freespool
  • Lightweight Aluminum Drilled Spool System to further enhance freespool
  • Large diameter Super Duralumin main gear for increased durability
  • Super stopper anti-reverse
  • 10BB + 1RB A-RB Anti-Rust Bearing
  • 0.35mm micro pitch Cast Control Knob with a high precision click sound
  • Cold Forged Handle
  • Recessed reel foot for excellent palmability and comfort
Specifications
Shimano Calcutta TE Digital Control Baitcasting Reel
Specifications
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BearingsGear
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Weight
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Mono
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
PowerPro
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
(in.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
CTE100DCRight10 BB + 1 RB5.8:18.68/115
10/95
12/80
30/115
50/70
65/50
238.5
CTE200DC Right10 BB + 1 RB5.0:19.910/135
12/115
14/95
40/95
50/95
65/60
2310
CTE201DCLeft10 BB + 1 RB5.0:19.910/135
12/215
14/95
40/95
50/95
65/60
2310
CTE250DCRight10 BB + 1 RB5.0:110.210/165
12/140
14/115
40/115
50/110
65/75
2310
Reviews
Love the technology, but not the price
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Have had this for 5+ years since it 1st came out. Love it, but am surprised price has not dropped as we see with all technology products. The mini computer that controls backlash is very effective, not perfect, but very effective. If you make a good cast and aren't fighting wind, you can not even thumb the spool and get zero backlash. I would buy another, but pricing is not there -- 5 years later
Pros: Little backlash
Cons: expensive
Best Uses: accurate casts