Great entry-level baitcaster reel
The Shimano Caius 150A Low Profile Baitcaster Reel is a compact and durable bait casting reel, designed with light weight lure casting in mind. Reducing the size of the new Caius from 200 to 150, and upgrading the braking system, means this reel casts much easier with more accuracy. It’s a great starting point if you’re looking to give baitcasting-style reels a go.
HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First, Shimano increased the size of the drive gear and the pinion gear to offer increased leverage and power. By using a one-piece frame that incorporates the setplate and adding a one-piece stamped sideplate, Shimano have eliminated flex in the drivetrain that causes normal gears to bind under pressure. By eliminating the flex and increasing the leverage, you get high-speed retrieves that deliver an incredible amount of torque, while maintaining the smooth, silent retrieve Shimano reels are famous for.
Variable Brake System
VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. The individual brake weights, when turned on, are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning. The result is a much more consistent spool speed that is easier to manage and takes advantage of the reel’s maximum casting distance. Settings range from zero weights turned on for true freespool and up to 6 weights turned on for extremely windy conditions and maximum cast control.
Shimano Caius 150A Low Profile Baitcaster Reel Features:
- Great entry-level baitcaster reel
- Compact and durable bait casting reel
- Casts much easier with more accuracy
- Variable Brake System
- Retrieve per crank: 67 cm
- Bearings: 3+1
- Max drag: 5 kg
- Drag type: Star
- Weight: 205g
- Powerpro cap: 20 lbs / 150 yds
- Gear ratio: 6.3:1