The Shimano Cardiff is a round style baitcasting reel that performs well in both freshwater and saltwater applications. The Cardiff Baitcasting Reel, from Shimano Fishing, is an excellent choice for saltwater inshore fishing including bay fishing, kelp beds, and coastal fishing. Anglers in Southern California will find the Cardiff to be an excellent choice for bay fishing when targeting halibut, spotted bass, and just about anything else that will bite. The Cardiff is also a great choice when targeting Calico Bass in Kelp Beds using fish trap swimbaits and sluggos. Northern California anglers fishing for ling cod or rockfish will appreciate the reel's strength, castability, and ultimately the durability required to withstand numerous trips in the salt. East Coast striped bass anglers will also find this reel a good choice for many of the most popular techniques including the umbrella rig, blood worms, and single swimbaits.
If freshwater fishing is your forte, the Cardiff has proven to be an excellent, and affordable, swimbait reel for bass, musky, and stripers. Fishermen using trolling techniques for any species of fish will find the Cardiff to be a great piece of equipment. The Cardiff is one of Shimano's mid range offerings, however, being a Shimano that means the reel still features quality components, engineering, and performance. If you are in the market for a baitcaster that won't break the bank, then we suggest the Cardiff - it's a great value. We offer the Shimano Cardiff in seven models: 200, 201, 300, 301, 400, and 401. Please consult the technical specs tab for more detailed information on each model.
Shimano Cardiff Baitcasting Reel
- A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
- One-Piece Diecast Aluminum Frame
- Handle Side Variable Brake System (VBS)
- Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
- Non-Disengaging Levelwind System ( 400 & 401 only)
- Recessed Reel Foot (Except on Models 400A & 401A)
- Three Post Quick Take Down
- Rubber Handle Grip
- Aluminum Sideplates and Spool
- Clicker (400A and 401A only)
- Metal Series
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov