All the fantastic features of a Shimano reel at an affordable price for left-handed anglers. The Cardiff series of casting reels have all the good bits you'd expect from a round wheel while still boasting the practical benefits of a lower-profile design. This reel's recessed design means it can rest closer to your actual rod, giving the unique ability to palm as if using a low-profile reel - and all the capacity benefits that brings.
Affordably priced, this Shimano reel nevertheless comes with the kind of thoughtful and practical design we've come to expect from the brand. Anti-rust bearings, of which there are five, mean you'll enjoy and benefit from a particularly smooth high retrieve - and the reel itself will last longer, too.
Our opinion: Lightweight, with a die-cast one-piece frame made from quality aluminium and complete with handy features like Shimano's VBS braking system. What's not to love on this one at the price?
We love inventive reels, and the fact the Cardiff combines the benefits of a round reel with those of low-profile designs makes it a definite recommendation from the team here at Nihon Fishing. A great pick for long-range work and pairing with a large bait rod.
A few more specs for you:
- Max Drag: 10 lbs
- Gear Ratio: 5.8:1
- Weight: 8.9 oz
- Line Retrieve: 24"
- Bearings: 4BB + 1RB
- PowerPro Line Cap: 40/195;50/190;65/125
- Mono Line Cap: 12/230;14/180;17/150
- Retrieve: Left
Package Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.3 x 3.5 inches