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Shimano Calcutta TE DC 201 Fishing Reels

Fishing Reels Manufacturer: Shimano
Shimano Model: Calcutta TE DC 201
Review Category: Fishing Reels

Purchase: Fishing Reels Bought this unit at Ed and Shirley's in Countryside Illinois. Purchased this unit because I'm a sucker for top notch equipment. Had been reading about this particular reel for about 8 months and begged and pleaded with myself not to go and look at one. The minute the reel came in Ed and Shirley's called me "just to let me know" that they had one in thier pocession. Later that day I made my way in, just to "take a look", A.K.A. buy it. Once I had it in my hand, with out even cranking once, I special ordered one in a left handed version. You have got to be kidding me about this reel.......just incredible all the way around. I paid $499 plus sales tax.

Things I like about the Shimano Calcutta TE DC 201 Fishing Reels: Just having this awesome tool in your hand brings large amounts of happiness to my body and soul. This cosmetically destroys and demorilizes all other reels. From the fine tuning features on the side of the reel to the perfectly fit shape in your hand, nothing comes even close. You feel as if you need to warn all species of fish on your arrival. Is this reel even fair? The computer chip that kicks on as you are screaming spinnerbaits out like a canon puts your little thumb and mind at easy knowing that there is no compensating for nothing, backlash has suddenly become a joke. A fish that has shown its cards some laughable 300 feet away is now in big troulbe. What was once impossible has now become in your boat.

What I don't like about the Shimano Calcutta TE DC 201: What I don't like about this unit is that it has made all of my other reels bridemates, for the rest of their life.

Fishing Reels Calcutta TE DC 201 quality: What can I say? The construction, the look, the feel, the quality is simply unfair. When I have this reel in my hand there is nothing like it........I mean nothing. I hate to sound too much in love but this reel is all about quality, performance, looks.......this has it all and then some, and some more on top of that.

Calcutta TE DC 201 summary: If you are wondering about weather or not this reel lives up to the hype and it is worth it.....stop wondering. If you are hedging about weather or not to spend 500+ on a reel........ don't even go and look at it. If you in fact have the courage to do so..........have your wallet out and be ready to fall in love.

Rating for this Shimano product: 5

Author of this review on Shimano Fishing Reels: Rick Garry

Date: 2004-01-26

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