The Shimano Caius 150B Low Profile Baitcaster Reel certainly looks the goods, but delivers performance as well. With 5 kilos of drag power, 3 stainless steel bearings and 1 roller bearing, Easy Mag II braking system, a snappy gear ratio of 6.3:1 with a Quickfire II clutch for easy casting under all conditions, and you have a baitcaster designed for newcomers and more experienced anglers alike.
The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing and when the clutch is disengaged the pinion hear and spool shaft are kept in precise alignment. The result is zero friction on the spool shaft for increased freespool.
Variable Brake System
VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. The individual brake weights, when turned on, are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning. The result is a much more consistent spool speed that is easier to manage and takes advantage of the reel's maximum casting distance. Settings range from zero weights turned on for true freespool and up to 6 weights turned on for extremely windy conditions and maximum cast control.
Shimano Caius 150B Low Profile Baitcaster Reel Features:
- Easy Mag II braking system
- Quickfire II clutch
- Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear system
- Variable Brake System
Shimano Caius 150B Low Profile Baitcaster Reel Specifications:
- Bearings: 3+1
- Max Drag: 5kg
- Gear Ratio: 6.3:1
- Retrieve per Crank: 67cm
- Mono Capacity: 4/165 kg/m
- Powerpro Capacity: 20/150 lb/yds
- Weight: 205g