Shimano Casting Reels

Shimano casting reels share the same precision technology in their gears and cranks that Shimano is known for in their spinning reels and shimano bicycle derailleurs.  This means you can use a Shimano baitcaster for years and years of fishing.  Shimano makes conventional round baitcasters, low profile baitcasters, and downrigger baitcasters.  Baitcasters, in general, are used where precision casts are called for - not necessarily long casts.  Casting, flipping, skipping, and pitching are all types of casts used with baitcasters.  Baitcasting reels are also used for trolling.  The precise placement of the lure is obtained during the cast when the angler learns to place their thumb with the right pressure on the line spool enabling the angler to stop the line being removed from the reel at the proper time.

Shimano Casting Reels: Low Profile 


The low profile shimano baitcasters are ergonomically made and easy to use.  Shimano low profile baitcasting reels include a braking system that helps prevent "Birds-nests.  These can occur  because as the line is being removed, the spool tends to spin very fast and its momentum can cause it to keep turning even past the point where the cast lure has hit the water and no more line is being drawn through the eyelets of the rod.  All baitcasting reels can have a tendency to allow these birds-nests to occur, until you gain enough experience to control them with your thumb or are able to dial the braking system tight enough to prevent them.  By design if you designed a reel to never allow this to happen you would possibly be losing a lot of potential distance in your cast.  In an ideal world all baitcasters would be Free Flowing without brakes - however this would increase the risk or threat of a bird's nest occurring.  Practice before you hit the water so that you won't get frustrated.  Why even bother then with a baitcaster?  Two main reasons: Trolling and precision.  If you find the need for either then learning how to use Shimano casting reels is important.


Shimano Caius Bait Caster

The Shimano Caius is really a good value in bait casters.  Packed with 3 ball bearings and the Easy Mag II magnetic braking system it is easy to learn to use, runs smooth and is really strong and dependable.  Its gear ratio of 6.5 to 1 and 27 inches of line returned per crank means that you can handle those large fish and fight to keep them out of cover.  With the super stopper feature no line or handle turn will occur when you attempt to set the hook.  If you are looking to buy your first low profile bait caster, then you really should click on this link and read more: 

Shimano American Corporation CIS201C Caius Baitcasting Reel
The Shimano Caius is available for either right or left handed retrieve, approved for salt water and rated for use with mono, FC or Power Pro fishing lines.

Shimano Caenan Bait Casting Reel

The Caenan Bait Caster is a smooth operator - to no small degree because of having 6 stainless steel ball bearings.  Its low weight spool and 6.5 to 1 retrieve ratio mean you can fish light to heavy lures yet fight big fish and keep them from diving into heavy cover.  Caenan also has built in the VBS braking system - variable speed braking system - allowing you adjust from zero to six using centrifugal force to slow the reel at the beginning or simply set the brake at zero for free spooling. Shimano Super stopper means when ready,  you can set the hook with no fear of slippage.  A nice, sturdy, smooth reel for bait casting:  Click below to read more or to order yours today:  

Shimano Caenan 100 Baitcasting Reel (6.5:1), Right Hand, 10 Pounds/155 Yards
The Caenan is approved for use in saltwater and for use with Mono, FC and Power Pro Lines.

Shimano Curado Casting Reel

The Shimano Curado baitcaster is a strong reel and great addition to the Shimano family.  Anglers immediatly feel its strength, and quickly learn its reliability is built to last - cast after cast.  Shimano has included in the Curado its solid tradition, using state of the art materials, outstanding gears,  5 shielded ball bearings, Anti Backlash technology and variable braking system.  But Shimano does not stop there, they have added high efficiency gearing - Shimano has designed this reel like a unibody.  One piece construction means there will be virtually no flex in the drive train.  They have increased the size of the drive gear all of which means that the Curado has more torque and faster retrieves.  You will be yanking those big bass out of the cover!  All this at the same time with the smoothness and quietness you expect from a Shimano.  Also found on the Curado are the super free system and dartanium drag.  Super Free gives the spool nearly zero friction action.  Dartainium Drag adds the widest range of drag and smoothness available.  Unbelievable features for the price.  Check it out here: 

Shimano 200IHG Curado RH Baitcast Reel, Grey
Of all the shimano casting reels the Curado has been the most popular - offering some of the most advanced features, affordably priced, ease of use, and durability. Curado is approved for use in saltwater and for use with Mono, FC and Power Pro Lines.

Shimano Calais Baitcaster

What do you get when you put all the advanced features into one reel and add 11 Anti Rust Ball Bearings?  You get a Curado reel on steroids - you get a Shimano Calais!  High Efficiency Gears, Super Free, Super Stopper, Dartainium Drag and Variable Braking System.  And yes, 11 Anti Rust Ball Bearings.  If you are looking for an advanced low profile bait casting reel, you have got to put a Shimano Calais in your hands.   Check it out by clicking below: 

Shimano Calais CL200DC Reel - Right hand

Shimano Casting Reels

There are many fine bait casting reels on the market.  Shimano casting reels have become known as some of the smoothest, strongest and most  reliable that are available.  Pick one up and you won't be sorry!