Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby Winstondry » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:36 am

The 100A is the US equivalent to the JDM Antares AR.

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby spookybaits » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:50 am

Winstondry wrote:The 100A is the US equivalent to the JDM Antares AR.

The Antares ar has a shallow finesse spool.
And according to hedgehog, spools aren't interchangeable between Calais/AR. hedgehog does have a deeper spool for the AR (not sure if it's deeper than stock Calais though).
Might be some other differences but will be minute.

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby Winstondry » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:50 pm

I'm pretty sure my Antares AR's weren't shallow spools. I never tried exchanging them between the two but I never liked the limited capacity of shallow spools so I wouldn't have used them if they were.

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby spookybaits » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:02 am

Winstondry wrote:I'm pretty sure my Antares AR's weren't shallow spools. I never tried exchanging them between the two but I never liked the limited capacity of shallow spools so I wouldn't have used them if they were.

You're absolutely right, I stand corrected. I was thinking of the standard Antares(jdm Calais 200).
This one- http://japantackle.com/reel-archives/ca ... tares.html

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby hysupra » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:12 am

Here's mine.

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby Black Haze » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:56 am

hysupra wrote:Here's mine.

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Thats a beauty, where did u get that handle?

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby hysupra » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:38 am

Avail handle from hedgehog. Thank you.

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby spookybaits » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:41 am

hysupra wrote:Here's mine.

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Is that spoil the deeper or shallower version?
How do you like it, compared to the original?

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby hysupra » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:37 am

It's the deeper version, I wanted the line capacity. I like it, I can cast 1/8 oz cranks no problem. I mostly use it for 1/4 oz and above but with the right rod it would be a killer bfs real except for the weight.

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Re: Any Shimano Calais 100a users???

Postby goldrod » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:30 pm

I picked up one and it’s already got a four pin yumeya magnesium spool
But the frame read up said tsi 321, can someone please explain
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