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Shimano Calcutta CT 700b baitcaster Fishing Reel

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Product Description

Shimano Calcutta 700b Baitcasting Fishing Reel

The Shimano Calcutta reel has ruled the Australian market in terms of drum style baitcasting reels for over two decades now.

The longevity of the Calcutta design has been based on the philosophy of producing quality products.With the call from anglers for a larger capacity drum style reel the Shimano Calcutta 700b Baitcasting Fishing Reel was born.

With longevity only matched by a few other reels, Shimano’s Calcutta 700b Baitcasting Reel is a treasured favourite amongst anglers across Australia’s majestic shores.

The largest size reel in the Calcutta Series of reels the Shimano Calcutta 700b is packed full of the innovative features that set Shimano Reels apart from the rest.

Among the notable features is the heavy-duty cold-forged body and frame. Due to these upgrades, this reel has become more reliable and considerably more durable than reels in the same price range.

The newly upgraded multi-disc carbon drag is another huge upside of the Shimano Calcutta Baitcasting 700b Fishing Reel. This drag system helps to distribute heat in the drag evenly and produces very high drag pressures when needed.

Basically designed for saltwater fishing, Shimano has added several upgrades to the Calcutta 700b to cope up with the extreme amount of punishment saltwater dishes out to any fishing reel. With anodized body and spool, this reel has a longer lifespan than most saltwater reels.

Also, with a larger handle design and rubber grips, the Shimano Calcutta 700b is famed for its ease of use. Aided by Super Stopper and Assist Stopper, this reel also has three of Shimano’s patented A-RB Bearings smoothly, as well as on a one roller bearing.

Features and Specifications

  • Mono capacity 9kg / 283m
  • The capacity power pro for this reel is 50lb / 620yds
  • Gear ratio of 4.7:1
  • Retrieve per crank is 71cm
  • The bearings for this reel are 3+1
  • Max drag power 7kg
  • Weight 543g
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Frame, Sideplates & Spool
  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearing)
  • Variable Brake System (VBS)
  • Clicker Alarm System
  • Super Stopper
  • Dartainium Drag
  • Level Wind
  • Right hand reel

Rod recommendations and target species

The Shimano Calcutta 700b baitcasting reel is an extremely versatile overhead drum style reel. It can be used for trolling, lure casting or distance bait casting or for drifting a live or dead bait back from the boat pier or jetty targeting species as varied as tuna, mackerel, snapper, mulloway, black jewefish, barramundi, kingfish the list goes on.

The Calcutta 700b can be matched to rods ranging in length from 1.8m overhead style rods to 3.5m overhead surf rods depending on your fishing technique and target species.



  • One of the most successful reel models from Shimano, the Calcutta range of reel has been a long term stayer in the Shimano reel range and favourite amongst tropic and temperate water Aussie anglers.
  • Cold-forged body and frame for extra durability.
  • Anodized body and spool to prevent saltwater damage.
  • Calcutta comes equipped with Level Wind to conveniently lay the line on the reel, one less distraction to worry about when your landing that monster fish.
  • Lightweight body for easy control matched to a large handle makes winding in a breeze.

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