Shimano Calcutta 200b vs 200gtb???

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Shimano Calcutta 200b vs 200gtb???

Postby Whitearrow » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:48 pm

Good evening fellas. I know the 200gtb has more bearings and a drilled/whiffle spool. But exactly what do those things give me in real world performance over the 200b? Are the more bearings and the whiffle spool advantageous or maybe a hindrance due to more bearings to maintain/replace and the whiffle spool could let water to the innards of the reel due to wet braid leeching water through the holes in the spool? What are y’all thoughts on this please?
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Re: Shimano Calcutta 200b vs 200gtb???

Postby Whitearrow » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:49 pm

Sorry guys I shoulda put this thread in the Shimano sub forum. Can a mod please move it there?
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Re: Shimano Calcutta 200b vs 200gtb???

Postby Markanthony404 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:18 pm

I have owned both reels and to be honest in the real world there’s not a huge difference. The whiffle spool will cast a little bit further but that's it. The drilled out frame does cut a small amount of weight be it's mostly for looks.

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Re: Shimano Calcutta 200b vs 200gtb???

Postby Bantam1 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:54 am

The holes in the spool do not allow water to get inside the reel any easier than a spool without them. There is still a gap between the edge of the spool and the frame on any conventional reel with any spool design. As you cast and retrieve, centrifugal force will make the water go away from the spool, not towards it.

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