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Shimano Calcutta TE DC Conventional Reels

Brand: Shimano
Product Code: CTE100DC- CTE250DC
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Price: $529.99

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* Calcutta TE DC Model:

The original Digital Control reel delivers longer casts with less backlash.

The Calcutta TE DC is a “smart” baitcasting reel that uses eight different pre-programmed braking patterns. It gives you longer casts and fewer backlashes, requires less effort and it’s quick and easy to adjust.


How DC Technology Works
The waterproof Digital Control system is self-energizing: It recharges with each cast and needs no battery or power source. During the initial moments of the cast, the energy generated by the rotation of the spool is stored in the Digital Control circuit board and powers the Digital Braking system on subsequent casts.

The pre-programmed braking patterns allow the spool to achieve maximum RPMs before engaging the brake, whereas traditional systems begin braking immediately and do not allow the spool to continue accelerating throughout the casting motion. Reels with conventional (magnetic or centrifugal) braking systems operate efficiently between 15,000 and 20,000 RPM. With the Digital Braking technology spool rotation can exceed 30,000 RPM (a 50 to 70 percent increase) and still maintain excellent line control for longer, more accurate casts.

Each of the eight pre-programmed braking patterns can be easily adjusted externally across eight different levels of intensity. It also provide awesome control by applying the ideal amount of braking force at critical intervals of up to 1/1000 of a second. The application of “smart” braking by the Digital Control Braking System quickly stabilizes the spool rotation. Digital Control varies the amount of braking force applied, minimizing the dreaded backlash. As a result, it is possible to achieve long, accurate casts with consistent backlash control.
  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
  • Lo-Mass Drilled Spool System
  • A7075 Aluminum Spool
  • Super Free (SF)
  • Digital Control
  • High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
  • Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
  • Dartainium Drag
  • Clicking Drag Adjustment
  • Clicking Cast Control Adjustment
  • Recessed Reel Foot
  • Drilled Crossbar
  • Cold Forged Handle Shank
  • Adjustable Handle Shank
  • Rubber Handle Grip (except 250)
  • Septon Handle Grip (250 only)
  • Paddle-style Grip (except 250)
  • PV Power Paddles (250 only)
  • Machined Aluminum Frame
  • Stamped Aluminum Handle Side Sideplate
  • Titanium Levelwind Insert
  • Metal Series
  • Platinum Service Plan
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines


Calcutta TE DC
Model Retrieve Line Retrieve Per Crank (in.) Power Pro Line Capacity (# Test/Yards) Mono Line Capacity Max Drag (lbs.) Ball Bearings Roller Bearings Gear Ratio Weight (oz)
CTE100DC Right 23 30/115,50/70,65/50 8/115, 10/95, 12/80 8.5 10 1 5.8:1 8.6
CTE200DC Right 23 40/95,50/95,65/60 10/135, 12/115, 14/95 10 10 1 5.0:1 9.9
CTE201DC Left 23 40/95,50/95,65/60 10/135, 12/115, 14/95 10 10 1 5.0:1 9.9
CTE250DC Right 23 40/115,50/110,65/75 10/165, 12/140, 14/115 10 10 1 5.0:1 10.2


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