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
Note: Price is for 1 reel only - choose your preferred model when ordering.
Model Specific Info
Model 200 I HG
Model 201 I HG
Model 200 I
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.