Shimano Calais – Technology meets function


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.

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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.

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