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Shimano Citica Baitcaster Reel

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Shimano Citica Baitcaster Reels

The Shimano Citica Baitcaster has a significant and loyal following. The 2015 model will undoubtedly see a host of new enthusiasts and many old faithfuls upgrade. Of course, they look spectacular. The low profile, sports car styling has always turned heads. It appeals to those anglers that place a high value on reel cosmetics. The black, grey and gold combine to emanate class and refinement, and the new Citica certainly does not stop at aesthetics. A quick browse of the inclusion list will whet the appetite of the most demanding baitcaster fan.

Of the 3 models, two of them, a left and right handed version, sport a gearing of 7.2:1. This is super quick in anyone’s language, and the remaining model is certainly no slouch at 6.3:1. Of course, the advantages to the lure angler goes without saying. The flexibility provided this type of gearing in an inshore style baitcaster fishing reel provides access to a broad range of lure styles and retrieve techniques. 5.5 kg of drag power will dish out some serious restraint on pretty well all insure predators. There are now five SA-RB bearings that make winding velvety smooth, particularly under load, when you most need reassuring feedback from your reel.

Casting is nothing short of outstanding and a key feature of the Citica. The SVS Infinity casting system delivers an upgrade in braking precision. The S3D stable spool design enhances casting even further as the uniform thin wall reduces vibration significantly. Perhaps the most telling factor in the popularity of the Shimano Citica is the price tag as Shimano manage to deliver top shelf performance and an incredibly affordable price. Perfect for the salt and fresh across all inshore fishing grounds, the Shimano Citica is a heck of a lot of reel in a small package.

Features and Specifications

  • Mono Capacity: 5kg/142m
  • Braid Capacity approx: 30lb/190m
  • Diameter capacity: 225 metres of 0.20mm
  • Bearings: 5 + 1
  • Max Drag: Approx 5.5kg
  • Drag Type: Star
  • Weight: 210g
  • Shimano technologies such as HEG High efficiency gearing, variable break system, super stopper II and more.

Note: Price is for 1 reel only - choose your preferred model when ordering.

Model Specific Info

Model 200 I HG

  • Gear Ratio 7.2:1
  • Right Hand Wind
  • Line Retieve per crank: 77cm

Model 201 I HG

  • Gear Ratio 7.2:1
  • LeftHand Wind
  • Line Retieve per crank: 77cm

Model 200 I

  • Gear Ratio 6.3:1
  • Right Hand Wind
  • Line Retieve per crank: 67cm


  • You get top shelf baitcaster inclusions at a mid-range price and casting quality and manners are incredible. Accuracy and distance cast after cast.
  • The SVS Infinity system helps mitigate against backlash.
  • The addition of the extra bearing provides an even smoother Citica than previous models.
  • Super Stopper II has revolutionised strike time. Hook more fish every time.
  • At just 210 grams this is a super light beautifully balanced baitcaster.
  • 5 bearings plus HEG technology provides silky smooth strength and reliability when the going gets tough.

If you were ever in any doubt about the progress of user friendly operation in baitcasters, the Shimano Citica reel put an end to it some years back. The New model has only increased the no nonsense functionality. Like to graduate from a spin reel? The Citica fishing reel is a fabulous and affordable way to do it. Regular Citica users, place your orders now. It’s time to upgrade.



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