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I'm looking for some advise on a new reel. I bought a bait casting set up last year to get into drift fishing and purchased a Okuma Nitryx X-400. It performed quite well until the last couple of weekends when I had fish on and let go of the handle, reel went into free spool. Obviously in the heat of a battle this is the last thing you want to go wrong. So, I'm thinking of upgrading my reel and looking at a Calcutta.

Does anyone out there own either of these reels and is the TE version worth the extra money? I have been fishing mostly on the Vedder and local rivers. Is the 400 to big?

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I may be wrong but I dont think there is a Calcutta 401, there is the 401 TE though. Unless things have changed.

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Hey there, jbarns

I work for shimano and if you plan on fishing the fraser with your reel i would recommend the TE model. If you only plan on fishing the Vedder and other smaller flows the regular calcutta will be sufficient, and on the smaller flows the 400 series is a little overkill.

Fish hard, Wes Roffey
 

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I have a 401TE, have had it for 4 years. It has preformed well for me, mind you I have also had to have the thumb push bar changed twice. They don't seem to like the borax that I usually do my roe in!! But other that that no problems. I have used this reel for pretty much everything, have even caught a 5 foot sturgy on it!! My buddies both have the 400 model and have had them for a while as well. They haven't really had any problems either. The TE is more bullet proof, but like nates said, if you aren't using it on the Fraser, you will be fine with the 400. :)
 

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I appreciate feedback, I could see how the 400 is a little overkill, however does the 200 hold enough line? What # mainline is sufficient for steelhead and salmon? I currently have 14# spooled up.

I'm leaning toward the TE for the bling factor.

Has anyone used the DC model? Would this be an advantage for steelhead fishing?
 
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