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Tuesday, 21 June 2011 04:07

Shimano® Cardiff Casting Reel Review

Get precision cast control and unbelievably smooth cranking with the Cardiff. Access the centrifugal brake weights in the VBS® (Variable Brake System) without removing the spool for perfect adjustment on the go. Dartainium® Drag provides smooth performance. Four A-RB™ ball bearings plus a Super Stopper® roller bearing. 400 and 401 models feature a non-disengaging levelwind and clicker.

Muskie Reel User Review from setty5464:

I bought this reel for my wife as a muskie reel. It is a very nice reel for the money. Very smooth casting reel that retrieves larger baits with ease. Would recommend a calcutta b or te for an avid fisherman. Overall nice reel.

Reel Features

  • Four A-RB Bearings
  • Handle-side Variable Brake System
  • Dartainium Drag
  • Die-Cast Aluminum Frame

Reel Size/Gearing Options

Gear RatioWeight(oz.)Line Capacity
5.8:1 8.6 210/10
5.8:1 8.9 180/14
5.8:1 8.9 180/14
5.2:1 11.9 220/17
5.2:1 11.9 200/17
Published in Reel Reviews
Thursday, 16 June 2011 19:26

Abu Garcia Kalex Baitcast Reel Review

The Kalex brings the ultimate in value to the table with the Kalex, a smooth performing and durable reel featuring a powerful multi disk drag system. The recessed reel foot allows the reel to sit low on the rod, making it easier to palm and cast.

Available in left and right hand models, the Kalex includes a 50 size model that holds 180 yards of 14lb test mono and a 60 size that holds 245 yards of 14lb test mono!

Muskie Reel User Review from 2RCHA:

I just bought my New Abu Garcia "Kalex" 50 reel last month, my trusty old Shimano Bantam finally gave up after 30+ year's of reliable service. I mounted the Abu-Garcia Kalex50 on my Browning SilaFlex 5'6" Musky rod, and it's like they were made for each other,I couldn't wait to get out on the water, and get a nice Pike, or Musky to peel some line out, and see this reel perform,First time out, I got a nice 4lb Smallie, Nice drag on the Kalex50, 2nd time out a nice 10pd Northern, and Boy' the reel did not disappoint in the least, Can't wait for something bigger next time out. Cheers, and Good Fishin', Andy.

Reel Features

  • 4 Stainless Steel Bearings for Smooth Performance
  • Corrosion Resistant Instant Anti-Reverse Bearing
  • Powerful Multi Disk Drag System
  • Six Pin Centrifugal Brake
  • ADS Spool Design for Extreme Loads
  • Synchronized Levelwind System
  • Recessed Reel Foot
  • High-speed Gear Ratio
  • Ti Coated Line Guide
  • Line Out Alarm on 60 Size Models
Published in Reel Reviews

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