Shimano Caius Baitcasting Reel
The Caius is a compact, versatile, and durable baitcasting reel, designed with lightweight lure casting in mind. The Super Free Spool improves casting performance and the 6-pin VBS (Variable Braking System) keeps backlash to a minimum with all lure sizes and weights.
VBS uses centrifugal force, rather than magnets, to aid in controlling the cast. When turned on, the individual brake weights are forced outward at the beginning of the cast — when backlashes most often occur — to create friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure with which the brake weights contact the raceway lessens and allows the spool to continue spinning.
Super Free Spool
Super Free Spool eliminates friction on the spool shaft during the cast. Standard baitcasting reels are constructed in a way that when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft. This creates friction that can limit the length of a cast. But baitcasting reels with Super Free Spool are constructed so that the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing. When the clutch is disengaged in preparation for a cast, the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in perfect alignment. The result: zero friction is placed upon the spool shaft and enhances casting performance.
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