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Shimano Calcutta Reels #14095550 08/15/21 01:47 AM
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I’m looking for 2-5 Shimano Calcutta 50 reels. Please let me should you have any for sale or know where I can find some. Thank you all!

Re: Shimano Calcutta Reels [Re: dkhnt] #14095567 08/15/21 02:07 AM
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Re: Shimano Calcutta Reels [Re: dkhnt] #14095586 08/15/21 02:31 AM
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Bass Pro has the Shimano Calcutta B reel for about $240.00. Good crappie reel. thumb


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Re: Shimano Calcutta Reels [Re: steve_twice] #14098971 08/18/21 01:35 AM
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I saw those on eBay but they are all shipping from Japan. I’d hate for it to take months to get. I may have Togo with some 100’s if I can find those.

Re: Shimano Calcutta Reels [Re: dkhnt] #14099048 08/18/21 02:42 AM
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The 50s have a real low gear ratio and a small spool. They don’t reel in very much line per handle turn but that is probably OK for Crappie fishing.

The eBay reels from Japan are air shipped so they have a reasonable shipping time. The stuff from China is shipped by boat and takes a couple of months.

Re: Shimano Calcutta Reels [Re: PowerLizard] #14099064 08/18/21 02:56 AM
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Thank you PowerLizard. I may reconsider my decision. I wonder if it may be better to go with a 100?

Re: Shimano Calcutta Reels [Re: dkhnt] #14099800 08/18/21 07:17 PM
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I have been using Abu Black max for several years now. Good little reels for what I do. Not nearly as expensive a shimano products.
I don't cast, everything vertical with pitching occasionally .

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So,..you're Crappie fishing with Shimano Calcutta 50 reels ??? Too rich for my blood,.. bolt

Re: Shimano Calcutta Reels [Re: dkhnt] #14103280 08/21/21 03:29 PM
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I use Shimano Castaics. They have the thumbar clutch release. One hand operation.

Re: Shimano Calcutta Reels [Re: dkhnt] #14104193 08/22/21 04:02 PM
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I use Shimano Core mg50’s………..lol

Something I had left over from my bass fishing days and they have lasted forever.

But any of the Shimano reels in a 50 size are excellent for crappie fishing.


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