Reel in tough fish with help from the Shimano Citica® Baitcast Reel, which features a Hagane metal body for strength and power. This reel features a Super Free Spool with Shimano Stable Spool Design (SD3) technology to help reduce vibration and friction and the SVS Infinity braking system for consistent spool control and braking. Star drag. 5 stainless-steel ball bearings and 1 stainless-steel roller bearing. 180 yards/8 lb., 155 yards/10 lb., 110 yards/14 lb. 7.4 oz.
Features and Benefits
5 stainless-steel ball bearings and 1 stainless-steel roller bearing
Super Free Spool with SD3 technology helps reduce vibration and friction
SVS Infinity braking system allows consistent spool control and braking
X-Ship gear system offers great performance and long casts
Hagane metal body with an HEG frame, setplate and handle-side sideplate for strength and power
What's in the Box
Shimano Citica® Baitcast Reel
Number of bearings:
5 roller bearings plus 1 ball bearing
Line Recovery (in.):
External Centrifugal Brake
Product weight (oz.):
Manufacturer warranty - general:
1 year limited
Line capacity (yards/lb. test):
180/8, 155 /10, 110/14
Rated 4 out of
Good reelDid have problems with drag on one reel and had to return it.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of
Great first baitcasterThis was my first baitcaster it taught me so much and the ease of use is incredible from this Shimano! I do use it in saltwater just got to clean it after each trip that's ok tho since I love messing around with all my fishing tackle. The centrifugal brakes are super easy to adjust, the reel is very smooth, and the drag has some impressive backbone. This baby can handle anything you throw at it and the Shimanos only get better from here but for a baitcaster this is a great price point and a solid solid reel. Will definitely buy more shimanos this thing can flat out fish!
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 4 out of
gone fishin from
1 Year LaterI've been using Shimano Citica reels for about a year now. I bought the 7:1:1, 5:5:1 and 6:5:1 gear ratio reels and loaded them up with 20 lb.PowerPro braid. They're on a variety of rods ranging from a Powell 8' 804CB med.fast casting rod to a Castaway 7' G2CB7M med. lite casting rod. After a year of steady use all of them cast well with good distance and smooth spool movement. The retrieve is smooth with no signs of stiffness. The drags are set pretty tight and have shown no apparent wear even after several large catfish were landed. On the down side the 7:1:1 reel never spooled line evenly...always seems to end up higher on the handle side of the reel resulting in too many backlashes. On my last trip to the lake an 8 pound catfish took an H2O Express M series crank attached to the 7:7:1 reel and headed south...after a long fight the reel now has a slight vibration on the retrieve. Haven't opened it up to access the issue...just sayin'. Shimano reels are still my favorite, but the competition at this price range is closing in.
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If using the Shimano Citica® Baitcast Reel in saltwater, we recommend visiting the following link where the manufacturer provides maintenance information for their reels.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2016-05-25
What does the select reel size mean?
Asked by: Martyme
Generally, there will be a particular reel size to choose from when this option is present. There does not seem to be a 200 reel size regarding the Shimano Citica® Baitcast Reel and we are working to update this information.