Got a beautiful reel into the shop the other day for service. This is not your fathers Oldsmobile. The Shimano Calais is a work of modern technology art in reel form. Gone are the Abu block brakes, no magnets for spool control…Star wars force fields instead.
Multiple bearings and very tight tolerances makes this reel butter smooth. After several seasons on the water chasing steelhead it needed new drags installed and re-lube. High speed gears and large drag washers.
Casting into the wind all day? No problem. Multiple lure weights, no problem. Stainless steel where it should be on the inside.