Shimano Redefines Low Profile Baitcasting Reel
Citica G: The Citica
also was updated
this ICAST and now shares the same profile as the Caenan as well. the new design looks simple and contemporary with a mono-tone
finish with a matte black used in the center while the rest of the reel keeps
the Citica's original base tone.
“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. Anglers can now
look to the Citica reels for the right one for their type of fishing.”
The Citica follows suit...
...and features a dual mono-tone
The new reels feature the same bearing count as the previous version at
3BB + 1RB. It will however be available in a wider range of retrieve ratios
including 7.0:1 (right hand retrieve only), 6.5:1 (Right and Left hand
retrieve), and 5.5:1 (right hand retrieve only). The new Citica will remain just above the Caenan
and all versions retail for $128.99 each.
VBS remains the same
The Citica D weighed in at 7.8oz. and the new
Citica G is slightly lighter at 7.5oz. While the previous generation Citica was
more of a toned down Curado the new version is now more like a souped up Caenan.
The new Citica G6 will be the first to become available starting in September
with all other versions following afterwards in time for the holiday season.
Brand new is the Caius which
features a orange and black finish (Giants fans should be pleased)
Caius: Showcasing the same profile as the
Caenan and Citica G is brand new addition to the low profile baitcasting lineup
called Caius. the first thing anglers will notice on this reel is the bold
orange and black finish. I actually like the color combination and it is unlike
Shimano to have such an aggressive color pattern on such a mainstream reel. The
Caius is good for those that want to start fishing baitcasting reels and comes with a new "Easy Mag II" cast
control system which helps prevents backlashes and can be adjusted quickly.
The Caius is aggressively priced
Retailing for a very aggressive $69.99 the Caius
will be available in a general purpose 6.5:1 retrieve and comes with 3BB + 1RB.
This reel makes use of a graphite construction and weighs in at 7.9oz. and will
be available in right hand retrieve first starting in September, with lefties to
follow in December.
The Caius features the Easy Mag II
magnetic braking system for quick adjustments in the field