Proven Shimano technology comes to the new Citica I, including X-Ship for smooth retrieval of your favorite bait. Achieve maximum casting distance with the combination of S3D spool and the easy-to-manage SVS Infinity braking system. Also features Hagane metal reel body, SVS Infinity for consistent spool control and brake force, S3D for reduced spool vibration, X-Ship eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear and HEG to eliminate flex in the drive train.
Proven Shimano technology comes to the new Citica I Series baitcasting reels, including X-Ship for smooth retrieval of your favorite bait. Achieve maximum casting distance and put your bait where the fish live with the combination of S3D spool and the easy-to-manage SVS Infinity braking system. Anglers looking for a tough and durable reel look to Citica.
• 5+1 Bearings
• Retrieve Range 26" to 30"
• 7.4 oz Weight Range
• Star Drag
• 12 (lb) Drag Power
The Hagane body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.
Shimano's newest innovation in brake technology, SVS Infinity provides easy-to-manage, consistent spool control and brake force. With brake weights that use inner friction against the raceway during the cast, SVS Infinity controls spool speed for precision casting, especially when using lighter lures. The external adjustment knob provides for quick, precise adjustments. Shimano Stable Spool Design(S3D) S3D technology leads to significantly reduced spool vibration. By designing a balanced and uniform thin wall aluminum constructed spool, S3D creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
Super Free Spool
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 actually can drag on the spool shaft creating friction that can limit the length of the cast. With SF the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing so that when the clutch is disengaged in preparation for a cast, the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in perfect alignment resulting in zero friction on the spool shaft.
Provides gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. Friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated enhancing the casting performance with lighter lures and allow longer casts.
Consists of not only the gears, but also the frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. Increased size of the drive gear and the pinion gear offers increased leverage and power. Using a one-piece frame that incorporates the setplate, and adding a one-piece stamped side-plate eliminating flex in the drive train that causes gears to bind under pressure.