The CATANA FE is the latest version of a Shimano classic. Offering exceptional value for money, the CATANA is a freshwater and inshore saltwater spinning reel that can be used for all kinds of freshwater fishing.
If you are looking for a freshwater spinning reel at a very affordable price, the CATANA FE is one option you should not ignore.
Ideal for a wide range of fishing, from lightweight and medium-sized lures, to match and feeder fishing, the understated appearance looks fantastic and the performance is remarkable for a reel of this price. Pair the CATANA with any low and mid-priced Shimano rod and you have a great combination that you will be proud to own and use. In use, you’ll immediately notice the improved balance produced by Shimano’s latest G-Free body design.
This body design is to be found on the very best Shimano reels and makes fishing easier over a long period of time. The smoothness you’ll feel comes from a combination of 3 Shimano Stainless Steel Ball Bearings plus a Roller Bearing, which ensures trouble-free performance, even when playing the largest fish. Like top-of-the-range Shimano reels, the aluminum spool has an AR-C design, which combined with Varispeed II line lay improves casting distance and accuracy, with both mono and braided lines.
Perhaps the most difficult decision you’ll have to make is which CATANA size to choose. There are 7 models, including fast speed ‘HG’ versions, ranging from the smallest 1000 size suitable for lightweight ‘finesse’ fishing up to the largest 4000 size which is perfect for larger lures and heavy feeder fishing. Whichever you choose, the CATANA is guaranteed to give you many hours of fishing fun and excitement.
|Model||CAT 4000 HG|
|Nylon spool capacity(m/mm)||180/0.30|
Well I tried this Uglystik Bigwater Rod and Shimano Catana reel at Freshwater areas caught 9-10 Snakehead (15-30 Cm) in quick succession using Earthworms . Also caught few sea shore small fishes using prawns (18-32 Cm). Although I caught one big fish (Jitada)Baramundi - Asian Sea Bass weighing 2.3 kg using popper Bait.
It's very smooth and stady