Shimano (Shimano Caius 200)recently launched a new reel that showcases its proven baitcasting reel quality and dependability — the new Caius 200 and left-hand retrieve 201. Both reels are made for those anglers wanting to step up to the fishing benefits of a low-profile casting reel. These reels are easy to operate and come with several simple to learn features to help any angler improve his or her cast.
The Caius reels are offered with Shimano’s new Easy Mag II Braking System — a magnetic cast control that provides anglers with a true free-spool setting when firing off baits.
“With Easy Mag, the spool controlling magnets rotate to face each other, cancelling themselves so they apply zero force on the spool,” said Kenichi Iida, Shimano’s reel product specialist. “As the angler masters his or her casting skills with the Caius — educating your thumb as its called — you can continue to turn down the magnetic control to provide better freespool and more casting distance.”
Available in an all-around 6.5:1 gear ratio, the Caius offers a good speed to work just about any bait, be it jigs and worms in heavy cover, or working lots of water with crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Both reels retrieve 27 inches of line per crank, and will carry 155 yards of 10-pound test mono, or 120 yards of 50-pound PowerPro.
The Caius reels feature three Shimano SUS ball bearings to add to their smooth performance, and a roller clutch to eliminate any handle backplay. The Caius features a drilled-out handle, graphite frame and aluminum spool to reduce weight. The reels weigh 7.2 ounces.
“It’s Shimano quality, Shimano design, Shimano manufactured,” Iida states. “We want anglers who are looking to enhance their fishing skills by using baitcasting reels to not have any problems with their tackle. A good experience on the water keeps them on the water — and we want them to have that good experience using Shimano tackle.”
The reels retail for $69.99.
For more information, visit fish.shimano.com.
- Aluminum Lo-Mass Spool System
- Super Stopper
- High Speed 6.5:1 Retrieve
- 3 Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
- New “Easy MAG II” Brake System
- Disengaging Levelwind System
- Quickfire II Clutch Bar
- Drilled Handle Shank
- Ceramic Line Guide
- Recessed Reel Foot
- Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
- Approved for use in Saltwater