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Shimano Calais DC Low Profile Baitcasting Reel

Shimano Calais DC Low Profile Baitcasting Reel


Shimano Calais DC Low Profile Baitcasting Reel

Design, technology and Shimano's years of experience all come together in the Calais DC reel.

The Calais Digital Control, the 4x8 Digital Control Brake System. For this new system, Shimano thoroughly analyzed casting mechanisms for various environmental and mechanical conditions. Then we divided these situations into four different modes and created four profiles to handle them: Extreme Distance Mode X, a very specific profile that allows for more than 50,000 RPM; Long Distance Mode L, an all-around profile for most fishing applications; Accuracy Mode A, an excellent profile for skipping or pitching; and Wind Mode W, a profile for casts into a headwind. Each Mode has eight different brake-strength settings for a total of 32 brake settings.


  • 4x8 Digital Control
  • S A-RB Bearings
  • Magnumlite Spool
  • Septon handle material
  • Super Free (SF)
  • High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
  • Tapered Titanium Levelwind Insert
  • Greaseless Spool Support Bearings
  • Super Stopper
  • Assist Stopper
  • Escape Hatch
  • Septon Handle Material
  • PV Power Handles
  • Cold Forged Handle Shank
  • Drilled, Cold Forged Drag Star
  • Dartainium Drag
  • Recessed Reel Foot
  • Clicking Drag Adjustment
  • Metal Plated Finish
  • Asymmetrical Spool Window
  • Aluminum Frame and Sideplates
  • Platinum Premiere Service Plan
  • Metal Series
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
Shimano Calais DC Low Profile Baitcasting Reels
Model Retrieve Line Retrieve Per Crank (in.) Power Pro Line Capacity (# Test/Yards) Mono Line Capacity Max Drag Ball Bearings Roller Bearings Gear Ratio Weight (oz)
CL200DC Right 31 30/150, 50/110, 65/75 10/130, 12/120, 16/100 12 10 1 7.0:1 9.5
CL201DC Left 31 30/150, 50/110, 65/75 10/130, 12/120, 16/100 12 10 1 7.0:1 9.5

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
SHIMANO-CALAIS 200DC Shimano Calais DC Right Hand 7.0:1
SHIMANO-CALAIS 201DC Shimano Calais DC Left Hand 7.0:1
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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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Shimano Calais DC Low Profile Baitcasting Reel May 14, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from CA United States  
This was my first baitcasting reel.  I wanted my first baitcaster to be my last, so I got this reel.  The price was high, but I have NO REGRETS.  I heard casting into the wind can be a problem with other baitcasters, but not with the Calais DC!  I can literally cast into HEAVY winds, not thumb the spool and still won't get a backlash.  Pretty amazing if you ask me.  Just make sure you don't spool 15 lb. Invizx fluorocarbon on the reel.  It was a backlash nightmare.  30 lb. Power Pro casted like a dream.  The only real problem was the slow shipping...

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