Calcutta TE. Total Efficiency. Blending speed and power the Calcutta TE's represent Total Efficiency. Super Free technology and all aluminum frames make the TE's at the head of class in the round reel world.
- A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
- Lo-Mass Drilled Spool System
- Aluminum Spool
- Super Free (SF) (except 300)
- Variable Brake System (VBS)
- High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
- Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
- Dartainium Drag
- Non-Disengaging Levelwind System (300 only)
- Recessed Reel Foot
- Easy Access Sideplate
- Drilled Crossbar (GT only)
- CTE Clicker (300 only)
- Septon Handle Grips (300 only)
- Rubber Handle Grips (200GT only)
- Machined Aluminum Frame
- Stamped Aluminum Handle Side Sideplate
- Titanium Level Wind Insert
- Platinum Service Plan
- Approved for use in Saltwater
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About This Reel
Calcutta TE. Total Efficiency. Unless you've handled one of Shimano's Total Efficiency reels you will not believe how much power you can have with such a high-speed reel. Shimano accomplishes this feat by greatly increasing the size of the main and pinion gears, giving you more leverage when retrieving under a heavy load. But that's not all. Shimano went all the way with these reels, incorporating exclusive features like the super light aluminum frame and setplate that are all one piece and a one piece stamped aluminum sideplate to eliminate any flex that could cause gears to bind under load. You can fish these reels with high-test braids and they will stand the strain. Add the Super Free system to eliminate friction on the spool shaft for extra long casts, the Super Stopper instant anti-reverse and the VBS spool brake system to eliminate backlash, the super-smooth Dartanium drags and Shimano's Platinum Service guarantee for a reel that cannot be beat.
Shimano makes these reels in a variety of sizes to match any fishing condition. The 50 and 51 are GT models with ultralight Wiffle Spools and an incredible 12 bearings so they will cast almost anything you can tie on; from weightless worms to the biggest Senkos or spinnerbaits. They are great for any freshwater application where fine lines and light weights are a must, and they can stand the strain of braided super-lines. The exclusive Recessed Reel Foot lets you palm these reels for better rod handling and they are quite comfortable for pitching or other techniques where low profile reels are a must. Weighing a mere 7.2 ounces, they will compliment the lightest rods.
The 100 and 101 are also GT models with 5.8:1 gear ratios and enough line capacity for any technique. They have 11 bearings and weigh only 9.5 ounces. They also feature the Recessed Reel Foot so they will match up well with any top quality rod. The 200 comes in both the GT model with the wiffle spool and the standard model with the high capacity spool. With 5:1 gear ratios these reels have power to spare for the largest freshwater gamefish up to medium sized saltwater game. The 300 and 400 feature non-disengaging levelwinds so the line guide tracks the line as it comes off the spool. This eliminates drastic line angles and greatly reduces friction for longer casts. Shimano's lineup of Total Efficiency Calcuttas offers you the best technology in the world in a top of the line reel.
Comments: I have nearly 20 reels and I confidently say without reservation that my Cacutta TE is by far the best reel I have ever used. Long cast with little weight or heavy plugs. Corrosion resistant and light weight.
From: Nikko: Jacksonville, FL
Comments: This is the best muskie/big bait reel on earth. Never got a chance to own one, but now that I'm in the market for one, they do not make them anymore and the new D series does not compare what's so ever. I hope they make a new TE soon...
From: Ontario, Canada
Comments: Best reels ever. I owe 50-400 series. So sad the TE's are nomore. To bad cause the new D's are not that great. Get one while you can.
From: Joey: Venice, LA
Comments: This is the best round reel in the world trust me its mad 98% metal
From: Rafael: South Florida