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Shimano Cardiff Baitcasting Reels have been redesigned and are now available in both right- and left-hand retrieve. Cardiff Reels feature five silky-smooth A-RB bearings, a lightweight, diecast one-piece aluminum frame, Super Stopper anti-reverse and Shimano's VBS braking system. This is a reel you can depend on, day-in and day-out, that will perform beyond your expectations. The high speed gear ratios of 5.8:1 and 5.2:1 make these reels perfectly suited to fish lures such as worms or jigs which require a high-speed retrieve and instantaneous hook sets.

The Cardiff has the cast control located on the handle side, allowing you to adjust the Variable Brake System without changing hands.

Features of the Shimano Cardiff Baitcasting Reels include:

  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
  • One-Piece Diecast Aluminum Frame
  • Handle Side Variable Brake System (VBS)
  • Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System (models 400 & 401 only)
  • Recessed Reel Foot (Except on models 400A & 401A)
  • Three Post Quick Take Down (except on 2-post models, CDF100A)
  • Rubber Handle Grip
  • Aluminum Sideplates and Spool
  • Clicker (models 400A and 401A only)
  • Metal Series
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
Specifications
Shimano Cardiff Baitcasting Reel
Specifications
ModelRetrieval
Hand
BearingsGear
Ratio
Weight
(oz.)
Mono
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
(in.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
CDF200ARight4 BB + 1 RB5.8:18.68/230
10/210
14/120
2410
CDF201ALeft4 BB + 1 RB5.8:18.68/230
10/210
14/120
2410
CDF300ARight4 BB + 1 RB5.8:18.612/230
14/180
17/150
2410
CDF301ALeft4 BB + 1 RB5.8:18.612/230
14/180
17/150
2410
CDF400ARight4 BB + 1 RB5.2:111.912/330
14/250
17/220
20/165
2211
CDF401ALeft4 BB + 1 RB5.2:111.912/330
14/250
17/220
20/165
2211
Reviews
Customer Reviews
Richard
East Stroudsburg pa
shimano cardiff
Pros: solid smooth thumb release
Best Uses: casting heavy lures /flippin
Comments: All around great reel I use for big or heavy lures it casts further than my best spinning reels. I have a couple of the internal brakes on it and keep the tension screw a little loose and virtually no backlash .The star drag comes in handy with the really big fish smooth retrieve really had no problem with the product a bit pricey but your getting quality .Own two other baitcasters but prefer the round ones personal preference I get a lot of backslashes with the plueger Trion but the Cardiff I prefer
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