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Shimano Cardiff 400A Casting Reel, CDF-400A

Item # 436911
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Key Features

  • 5 Anti-Rust Bearings

  • One-piece diecast aluminum frame

  • Handle-side Variable Brake System

  • Includes rubber-handle grip

  • Compatible with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro


Our Price   $119.99

Availability: Backordered
Expected back in stock 09/25/2015

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Product Description
shimano The Cardiff 400A Casting Reel is a dependable reel that performs beyond your expectations. Features 5 Anti-Rust Bearings, one-piece diecast aluminum frame, and handle-side Variable Brake System. Super Stopper with Assist Stopper. 3-Post quick take down. Includes rubber-handle grip, aluminum sideplates and spool, and clicker. Approved for use in Saltwater. Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines.
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Specifications
Model # 400A
Gear Ratio 5.2:1
Bearings 4 + 1
Reel Weight 11.9 oz.
Mono Line Capacity lb./yds. 12/300
Max Drag 11 lbs.
Line Retrieval 22" per turn
Frame Construction Aluminum
Recommended Technique Baitcast

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Shimano Cardiff 400A Casting Reel, CDF-400A
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy casting (4)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Smooth drag system (4)
  • Smooth reeling (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid fisher (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Great reel for the price

By Musky maniac

from Belvidere Il

About Me Avid Fisher

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy Casting
  • Line Doesn't Tangle
  • Reliable
  • Smooth Drag System
  • Smooth Reeling

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boat fishing

    Comments about Shimano Cardiff 400A Casting Reel, CDF-400A:

    Great product for the price! I borrowed my friends reel last fall musky trip and was very impressed with the overall feel and ease of use. The addition of the power crank handle is a must if your going to be chucking large baits for 10 hour days.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    great reel more than expected!!

    By T-Top

    from lubbock tx

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Casting
    • Line Doesn't Tangle
    • Reliable
    • Smooth Drag System
    • Smooth Reeling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jigging
      • River Fishing
      • Shore Casting
      • Trolling

      Comments about Shimano Cardiff 400A Casting Reel, CDF-400A:

      bought this reel as a upgrade from what i had. very easy to use and a large jump up in performance!have already caught several catfish and strippers on this reel and it performed perfect!only problem i have now is all my friends want to use it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good fluke reel

      By Contender

      from RI

      About Me Avid Fisher

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Casting
      • Reliable
      • Smooth Drag System
      • Smooth Reeling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ocean Fishing

        Comments about Shimano Cardiff 400A Casting Reel, CDF-400A:

        I have been using it for fluke and sea bass. Nice reel.
        Gander Mountain made purchase and delivery easy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good choice for heavy action rod

        By Musky Mike

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Avid Fisher

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Casting
        • Line Doesn't Tangle
        • Reliable
        • Smooth Drag System
        • Smooth Reeling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • River Fishing
          • Shore Casting
          • Trolling

          Comments about Shimano Cardiff 400A Casting Reel, CDF-400A:

          Mounted this reel on a heavy action musky rod, with 65lb. test braided line. Line guide moves with line on the cast, helping to keep line from fouling on the reel. Used it almost exclusively last year. Thousands of casts. Encountered no problems so far. Will cast a heavy plug 100' with 65lb. test line without backlashes as long as cast control is set properly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          love it

          By Dan

          from Carson Wa

          About Me Avid Fisher

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shimano Cardiff 400A Casting Reel, CDF-400A:

                easy casting, good performance with 30lb salmon

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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