Some of the most stylish reels on the water this season are Shimano’s three new Calais baitcasters, which feature high-tech internal components to complement their mod look. Engineered for maximum casting distance, each Calais reel uses 10 ball bearings to provide smooth, controllable action. The top-of-the-line CL-200 MG-5 provides precision control with its lightweight magnesium spool; the CL-200-5 has a larger-capacity aluminum spool; and the CL200 features a high 6.2:1 ratio for fast action with buzzbaits. All are equipped with Shimano’s Variable Brake System (VBS). About $329 to $349. % 800-833-5540.
Shimano’s three new Calais
Shimano's three new Calais