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Shimano Calyx-100a Fishing Reels

Fishing Reels Manufacturer: Shimano
Shimano Model: Calyx-100a
Review Category: Fishing Reels

Purchase: Fishing Reels I bought this reel because I had read reviews on it and seen it on tv and it looked like a really nice, easy to use reel. So I went down to a nearby walmart and picked up one and tested it out. It is a phenominal reel, probably one of the easiest baitcast reels to cast that I have ever owned. And it is budget friendly too, I only paid $75 for it.

Things I like about the Shimano Calyx-100a Fishing Reels: I loved how in contol I felt with this reel. I could virtually pick out a spot in the middle of a downed tree or weed bed and flip my lures right into it. Also I have only had about five "bird's nests" and when you do get one they clean up fairly quickly. And its 5:8:1 gear ratio makes for a smooth retrieve.

What I don't like about the Shimano Calyx-100a: Line capacity, but it still isn't that bad. 8/175;10/155;12/130

Fishing Reels Calyx-100a quality: The construction of this reel is great. Its super stong one piece aluminum frame keeps the reel light while letting you handle the toughest fish on the water.

Calyx-100a summary: This is an over-all great reel to own. You can fish for about any fish spices with it. I've caught musky, northern, walleye, bass, and crappies on this reel.

Rating for this Shimano product: 5

Author of this review on Shimano Fishing Reels: Jeff Machovec

Date: 2004-04-13

Usefulness Rating: 4.74 out of 5.
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