Shimano Calcutta Conquest 300 and 400 Round Casting Reels

They are here, the Shimano Calcutta Conquest in the 300 and 400 sizes!  With its status as Shimano’s benchmark round reel series, the tackle maker expands the Calcutta Conquest line-up with the new 300 and 400 size models, offered in either right- and left-hand retrieve. With more spool capacity, but with Shimano’s ‘S Compact Body Design’ for all-day fishing comfort, the new Calcutta Conquest 300, 301, 400 and 401 are ideal for casting big swimbaits for bass, big bucktails and jerkbaits in musky waters, and inshore saltwater use to target bluefish, stripers and tarpon. Along with Shimano’s ‘S Compact Body Design’, the Calcutta Conquest reels offer a higher level of performance with features including Micro Module Gear technology, Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D), and SVS Infinity Braking System. As with the smaller 100 and 200 size reel, the larger 300 and 400 Conquest reels focus on durability, vibration reduction and rigidity. “Anglers experience the best from Shimano,” said Chris Hess with Shimano’ product development staff, “and when going after big fish with big baits, you’ll appreciate our cold-forging manufacturing capabilities.”


The Micro Module gear system takes Shimano’s technology another step forward by reducing the size, while increasing the number of gear teeth on the pinion and drive gear. “While anglers know all about the smoothness of Shimano reels, as the flagship round baitcasting reel we take the Conquest to the next level, leading to not only exceptional casting distance, but also exceptional power and durability,” Hess said. 

Shimano’s SVS Infinity brake system controls spool speed for precision casting especially when using lighter lures. An external adjustment knob provides for quick, precise adjustments for either the conditions or when you switch. Anglers will also experience the advantages of X-Ship technology, where the pinion gear is supported on both ends with bearings, leading to better gear durability and longer casts. 

Knowing anglers expect long-time use with Calcutta reels, Shimano also includes a torque limiting levelwind designed into the Conquest series. If fingers or debris gets stuck in the levelwind, it will stop moving and prevent any gear breakage – or even possible injury to the angler. 


The Calcutta Conquest 300 and 301 weigh in at 11.6-ounces. They’ll handle 160-yards of 20-pound test monofilament, or from 195-yards of 40-pound test to 125-yards of 65-pound test PowerPro braid. Weighing 12-ounces, the Calcutta Conquest 400 and 401 can handle 235-yard of 20-pound test monofilament, or from 275-yards of 50-pound test to 140-yards of 80-pound test PowerPro braid. The 300 and 400 models have 6.2:1 gear ratios and will retrieve in 33-inches of line per crank.


MODEL

MAX DRAG

GEAR RATIO

WEIGHT

POWERPRO LINE CAPACITY

LINE RETRIEVE PER CRANK

BEARINGS

MONO LINE CAPACITY

RETRIEVE

CTCNQ300A

15

6.2:1

11.6

40/195, 50/190, 65/125

33

12+1

12/230, 14/180, 17/150

Right

CTCNQ301A

15

6.2:1

11.6

40/195, 50/190, 65/125

33

12+1

12/230, 14/180, 17/150

Left

CTCNQ400A

15

6.2:1

12

50/275, 65/170, 80/140

33

12+1

12/330, 14/260, 20/160

Right

CTCNQ401A

15

6.2:1

12

50/275, 65/170, 80/140

33

12+1

12/330, 14/260, 20/160

Left

 




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