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Shimano "Calcutta Conquest 50"

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Shimano "Calcutta Conquest 50"

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Shimano “ Calcutta Conquest 50” is a durable baitcast reel. It features  12 SA_RB bearings, 1 roller bearing, SVS infinity break system, Dartanium Drag, Supper Stoooer II anti-reverse, and much more. These features and more give any kayak angler a durable, quick retrieve, compact, quality baitcast option. Made in Japan Weight: 7.3oz. Gear Ratio: 6.2:1  Bearing Line Capacity (lb-yds): 6-120, 10-80

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Shimano Conquest 50

The Shimano Conquest 50 is the Japanese version of the Shimano Calcutta 50 TE. This reel is a work of art and a fish catching machine. Do not let the diminutive size of the Conquest 50 fool you...I have caught both freshwater and saltwater fish up to a 22 lb redfish on this reel and it has never even stuttered. And durable...I fish my reels hard and perform maintenance once a year. The internals of this reel look as good today as they did 10 years ago when it was new. I am a Daiwa guy by nature, but these Conquests will always have a place in my arsenal.

6.2:1 gear ratio is perfect for just about anything you would want to throw (well maybe not a 4 oz swimbait). It can be used for cranking duties, pitching duties, just about whatever you need it for. There are many shallow aftermarket spools that make this a finess casting machine also. I typically use mine for inshore fishing tossing either a Saltwater Assassin grub on 1/8 to 3/8 lead head or for fishing lighter hardbaits.

Sadly, this particular Conquest is no longer made, but it can still be found in the usual places if you look hard enough.

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
16-30 times

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Pros:
Beautiful reel, 11 BB smooth, fine for saltwater
Cons:
No longer made, pricy

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Model:
Conquest 50
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