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Dating back to 1995, Shimano’s Citica baitcasting reels have always been know to provide anglers with solid, fish-catching performance and reliability. And now, the Citica series starts a new life with the introduction of the Citica G Series 200G7, 200G6 and left-hand retrieve 201G6, and 200G5. Identical in size and features, the reels differentiate themselves with their gear ratios, allowing Shimano to provide the right Citica at the right speed for every possible bass fishing technique.

Anglers will instantly notice proven Shimano features on all four Citica reels. “We offer our High Efficiency Gearing (HEG) to provide more leverage and to produce more fish moving power,” said Kenichi Iida, reel product specialist for Shimano American Corp. “Plus, we reduce weight with our Lo-Mass drilled spool system so anglers can experience longer casts through a wide range of lure weight, and we provide easy spool control adjustments with our Variable Brake System.”

With a 7.1:1 gear ratio, the CI-200G7 reels in 30 inches of line per crank. The CI-200G6 and 201G6, each with 6.5:1 gear ratios, crank in 27 inches per handle revolution, and the CU-200G5 pulls in 23 inches of line per crank with a 5.5:1 gear ratio. Each Citica can hold 155 yards of 10-pound test mono, or 120 yards of 50-pound PowerPro braid.

Shimano uses three SUS ball bearings at key stress points, and an A-RB roller bearing to eliminate any handle backplay. All four reels have 11 pounds of maximum drag, weigh in at 7.5-ounces. The reels retail for $129.99.

“Fishing is what we’re all about, and any bass angler — or for those looking for a solid, low-profile baitcaster for inshore saltwater action — can have all the confidence in the world that our Citica reels will perform at and above their expectations,” Iida said.

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  • Aluminum Frame
  • Lightweight Graphite Sideplates
  • Recessed Reel Foot
  • High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
  • Super Free Bearing Supported Pinion Gear System (SF)
  • Variable Brake System (VBS) with Reduced Mass Hub
  • Super Stopper
  • Assist Stopper
  • 1/8 Turn Easy Access Attached Sideplate
  • Metal Cast Control Knob
  • Anodized Spool and Handle
  • Disengaging Levelwind System
  • QuickFire II Clutch Bar
  • Lo-Mass Drilled Spool System
  • Dartainium Drag
  • 4 Bearings
  • 3 Shielded Stainless Steel BB