Shimano Catana RC Rear Drag Spinning Reel
The Shimano Catana Rear Drag Spinning Reel is a smooth freshwater reel that won't break the bank! The aluminum spool features an angled lip to ensure the line leaves the spool with less friction, thus resulting in longer and more accurate casts. In addition, the AR-C style spool was proven to reduce backlash and wind knots with braided lines. This reel utilizes the Varispeed II oscillation system that makes the line stay flat, creating trouble-free, long casts.
- Rear Drag
- Forged aluminum spool
- Two shielded stainless steel bearings + 1 roller bearing
- XT-7 body
- AR-C Spool
- A patented spool design with a V-shape spool lip means line peels off the reel in smaller loops, resulting in longer and more accurate casts. The AR-C spool also minimizes the risk of backlash.
- Normal oscillation systems use a constant rotation of the oscillation gear that, when translated to the cam, provides an inconsistent spool speed. This results in line lay that stacks at either end of the spool. By using an oval oscillation gear, we are able to alter the speed of the oscillation cam to provide a consistent spool speed. This results in an even line lay that provides excellent castability and manageability.
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Ratings & Reviews
Smooth deal for $50
by NY Dave
I've been using this reel for this season and I like it. Very smooth action and casts well. My only complaint is the weight, it is a bit heavy for a pack-rod light rig (M1000), that I intended it to be. Again I like it for $50.