Citica reels are known for their reliability. Over the years the body of our Shimano Baitcasting reels has become smaller, while the gearbox has become larger. With its diecast aluminium body and X-Ship gearing, the new Citica is set to maintain it’s reputation and one of Shimano’s most popular baitcasting models.
X-Ship is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano A-RB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
The HAGANE Body is produced from high rigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, whilst at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rock-solid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater e ciency throughout the reel.
SVS Infinity is Shimano's newest innovation in brake system technology. SVS Infinity provides easy-to-manage consistent spool control and brake force. With brake weights that use inner friction against the raceway during the cast, SVS Infinity controls spool speed for precision casting especially when using lighter lures. The external adjustment knob provides for quick precise adjustments for either the conditions or when you switch baits.
The Super Free bearing supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing and when the clutch in disengaged the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in precise alignment. The result is a smoother free spool.
The precision engineered main Hypergear transmits more power from the handle to the rotor. Designed to exacting tolerances, it requires less effort but returns more retrieve playing torque with vastly reduced component wear.
Level Wind System ensures perfect distribution of line across the spool.
Diecast aluminium is used for many types of reel and is most common on fixed spool reel bodies and rotors.
Super Stopper is a one-way roller bearing that eliminates backplay for solid hooksets.