The Calcutta Conquest is the new improved round profile baitcasting style reel from Shimano. The reel ressembles it predecessor in terms of looks, however there have been significant improvements made to this reel to make it a powerful big fish reel.
The braking has been changed as well as the side plate, this has seen the external dial unit being removed. The levelwind has been synchronized to match the line on the spool and the gear ration has be changed to 6.2:1. Finally a drag ticker has been added to help notify of line being taken off the spool.
XShip: By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano ARB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
Hagane Body: produced from high rigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rocksolid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.
MicroModule: The addition of MicroModule gear technology to the worm shaft idle gear reduces oscillation vibration. This is an incredible breakthrough in design and delivers an outstanding level smoothness without sacrificing strength or durability. The enhanced smoothness results in greater sensitivity transmitted from your rod, line and lure to your hand.
S3D Spool: Shimano's S3D technology leads to significantly reduced spool vibration. By designing a balanced and uniform thin wall aluminium constructed spool, S3D creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
Compact Body: A compact body is a reel with a smaller body than usual, when you compare it to the line capacity of a equivalent model. For example: a size 3000 reel and a size C3000 reel have the same line capacity, but the C3000 has a smaller body.
Super Free System: The Super Free bearing supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when the clutch is disengaged the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in precise alignment. The result is zero friction on the spool shaft for increased freespool.
- Body Material: Hagne Body, Aluminium
- Bearings: 12+1
- Family Type: Baitcasting
- Extra Spool: No
- Models: 301, 401
- Spool Material: Aluminium (Double And.)
- Waterproof Drag No
- Handle: Cold Forged Aluminium (Double Handle)