Baitcasting reels

Baitcasting reels are increasing in popularity as more anglers turn to predator fishing throughout Europe. Lightweight design, combined with exceptionally direct contact make working lures with a Baitcaster or a small multiplier type reel extremely efficient and rewarding. 

Almost all SHIMANO low and round profile baitcasting reels now feature casting control technology for trouble free use.

Curado BFS

The Curado BFS is a special model within the Curado family designed specifically for casting lightweight rigs with thinner lines.

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Body Material

ALU FRAME + HIGH STR RESIN

Bearings

7+1

Family Type

Spinning

Extra Spool

No

Models

XG Right hand, XG left hand

Spool Material

DIECASTED ALU

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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ANTARES

The Antares is a versatile baitcasting reel that supports a wide range of lure weights and can handle from short casts to long casts.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

MAGNESIUM

Bearings

10+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

HG Left Hand

Spool Material

ULTRA DURALUMIN

Waterproof Drag

NO

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Metanium MGL

Completely redesigned by Shimano engineers to be the most advanced Metanium ever produced.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

Magnesium Coresolid Body

Bearings

10+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Models

150, 150HG, 150XG, 151, 151HG, 151XG

Handle

Double handle


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Ocea Conquest

The new Ocea Conquest is a concentrate of Shimano’s technologies in a round profile reel.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

ALUMINUM

Bearings

12+1 or 10+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

201 PG, 301 HG, 301 PG

Spool Material

ALUMINUM

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

ALUMINUM (ANODIZING)


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Metanium DC

The Metanium DC is the flagship model of the Shimano Europe baitcasting reels range.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

HAGANE Body, Magnesium

Bearings

9+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

100, 101

Spool Material

Diecasted Aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Curado DC

The new Shimano Curado DC is a brand new reel which features a DC braking system in a lower price class.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

Ci4+, Aluminium

Bearings

6+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

150, 151

Spool Material

Diecasted Aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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SLX DC

The SLX DC is designed for effortless casting – in any condition. The DC braking system means: this reel has ‘brains’.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

ALU FRAME + HIGH STR RESIN

Bearings

4+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

151, 151_HG,151_XG

Spool Material

Diecasted aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Calcutta Conquest

The Calcutta Conquest is the flagship model of the round profile baitcasting reels in the Shimano Europe range.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

HAGANE Body, Aluminium

Bearings

12+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

301, 401

Spool Material

Aluminium (DOUBLE AND.)

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

COLD FORGED ALUMINUM (DOUBLE HANDLE)


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Aldebaran BFS XG

The Alderaban BFS XG is light, compact and fast with a shallow magnesium spool allowing the reel to cast lighter lures even further.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

CI4+

Maintenance Port

-

Bearings

9+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Models

XG Right

Waterproof Drag

-

Handle

Double handle with paddles


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Aldebaran MGL

The new Shimano Aldebaran MGL is an insanely lightweight low profile baitcasting reel.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

HAGANE Body, Magnesium

Bearings

9+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

50, 51

Spool Material

Diecasted Aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Bantam MGL

The new Shimano Bantam MGL reel is a total new baitcasting reel within the low profile baitcasting models.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

HAGANE Body, Aluminium

Bearings

8+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

150, 151

Spool Material

Ultra Duralumin

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Tranx A

The totally new Tranx is designed as a 'working machine for big fish'.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

Diecast aluminium

Bearings

5+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Models

300A, 300HG A, 301A, 301HG A, 400A, 400HG A, 401A, 401HG A

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Handle

A: Double handle, HGA: Power handle (Double handle is now also available as spare part for HGA version: BNT5527)


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Curado MGL

The Curado MGL is the smallest Curado model available, and it is developed to handle a wide array of lures while excelling at comfortably casting smaller lures.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

CI4+

Bearings

8+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

71HG, 71XG

Spool Material

Diecasted aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Curado K

The new Curado 200 K is the new version of the well known Curado 200 I.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

Diecast aluminium, CI4+

Bearings

4+2

Family Type

Baitcasting

Models

200, 201

Spool Material

Diecast aluminium

Handle

Double handle with paddles


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Curado

The new Curado range of reels built with HAGANE components, brings a new level of super fast gear ratios to baitcasting reels.  From a brand name which is 100% reliable.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

Diecast aluminium

Bearings

5+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Models

70HG, 70XG, 71HG, 71XG

Spool Material

Diecasted aluminium

Handle

Double handle


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SLX MGL

The SLX MGL is available in high gear and extra high gear.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

ALUMINUM

Bearings

4+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

71 , 71HG, 71XG

Spool Material

Diecasted aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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SLX XT

The SLX XT is replacing the 2016 CASITAS.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

ALU FRAME + HIGH STR RESIN

Bearings

4+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

151

Spool Material

Diecasted aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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SLX

The new SLX is the replacement model for the Caenan.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

Aluminium + HIGH STR RESIN

Bearings

3+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

150, 151

Spool Material

Diecasted Aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Genpu XT

Genpu XT is specifically developed for a wide variety of light offshore vertical techniques.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

XT-7 (HIGH STR RESIN)

Bearings

3+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

200 PG, 201 PG

Spool Material

Diecasted aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Caius

The Caius is the entry-level baitcasting reel. It’s an established name in the market and it is known for it’s reliability, despite the low price point.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

XT-7 (HIGH STR RESIN)

Bearings

3+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Extra Spool

No

Models

150HG,151HG

Spool Material

Diecasted aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

DOUBLE HANDLE WITH PADDLES


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Calcutta D

Widely regarded as the strongest and most reliable high-speed baitcasting multiplier, with a reputation spanning back over 20 years.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

Cold forged aluminium

Bearings

4+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Models

201

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Handle

Double


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Corvalus

A compact left-hand casting reel with built in level-wind suitable for many different lure fishing styles.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

Diecast aluminium

Bearings

3+1

Family Type

Baitcasting

Models

301, 401

Spool Material

Duraluminium

Handle

Double


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