Shimano’s new Calcutta TE-700 baitcaster is designed for rugged salt water use. It features oversized, 4.7:1 gearing for a fast, smooth retrieve and a large Dartainium drag for fish-stopping power. The handle has an ergonomic design that accommodates different retrieve styles, plus a special non-slip, soft-rubber grip. The cold-forged, aluminum frame of the TE-700 is taller and narrower that the original 700 model, making it easier to cast and gain line. The TE-700 holds 320 yds. of 20 lb. test, and suggested retail price is $390. Shimano, Irvine, CA; (949) 951-5003; www.shimano.com.
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