Shimano Calcutta 700B

The redesigned Calcutta is now a high-speed reel! This classic round reel will keep up with the fastest low profile reels for today's fishing styles.

Calcutta is the classic round framed reel that defines perfection. Super-strong, ultralight forged aluminum frames and sideplates ensure that all parts will remain in perfect alignment for lifelong smooth power and solid rigidity. The 100 and 101 reels are the next size up and are rated for 8-14 pound line and will be great for any light to medium application. This would be the ultimate worm rod reel. The 200 size family is slightly larger and capable of just about anything you want to do, this reel will take the place of the old 250 size reel and will be perfect for the steelhead angler. The workhorse 400 size reels are big and beefy, able to do anything in the freshwater from bass to musky and pike to giant catfish, as well as light to medium saltwater applications.

These reels are superior to the old Calcuttas in several important ways. All sizes have added the ultra-smooth Dartanium Drags and the popular Speton Handles along with Shimano's exclusive A-RB Rust Resistant Bearings. The 100, 200 and 400 series have the exciting single sideplate screw and easy access VBS so adjusting your centrifugal brakes is easier than ever. The 200GTB offers even more, drilled top bar and wiffle spool that reduces weight by 2 ounces, a 6.0:1 gear ratio, and a total of 8 bearings. All of these reels will easily handle the braided super-lines popular for some techniques as well as any finesse bait you may want to throw. This round reel does it all!

Shimano Calcutta series of reels represents the core of Shimano's quality, versatility, dependability and long-term value. In sizes from the ultralight 50 to the 30# class 700, there's a Calcutta reel for almost any application, in fresh or saltwater. With Dartanium Drag, A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings), and Super Stopper, the Calcutta will give you years of solid performance.

  • Cold Forged Aluminum Frame, Sideplates and Spool
  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
  • Variable Brake System (VBS)
  • Super Stopper
  • Assist Stopper (excluding 50B, 100B & 101B)
  • Dartainium Drag
  • 3-Bolt Quick Take Down (2 Bolt on 50B)
  • Septon Handle Grips
  • Easy Access Sideplate (100 and 200 sizes only)
  • Lo-Mass Drilled Spool System (200GTB only)
  • Drilled Crossbar (200GTB only)
  • Clicker (400 & 700 only)
  • 3-Position Power Grip (400BSV, 700B & 700BSV only)
  • SV Power Paddles (400B only)
  • Non-Levelwind Version (BSV models only)
  • Manual Return Clutch Lever (700 models only)
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System (400 & 700 only)
  • Metal Series


TD Code
Line Retrieve
Per Crank(in)
Line Capacity
Max Drag
Bearings Gear Ratio Weight
Clutch Type No. of Grips Grip Style Price
28 310/20
16.5 3+1 A-RB 4.7:1 18.2 Manual Return Lever 1 3 Position Power Grip

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