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Shimano Calcutta 50/51 Question

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I have the Calcutta 51 for 3 years now.  I use it every so often but have been wondering what the reel is intended for.

I've used it for crankbaits & worm/jigs, but found the speed & 16" of line taken in a bit slow & short for this job.

I've just started using it for drop shotting w/ 8 lb P-line spooled.

I bought this reel cuz it was small & thought it would be a nice addition to my other Shimano's.  But it has an identity problem that I'm just not sure what it's intended for.  I've heard before buying the Calcutta 51 a year before that guys were using this reel for flipping & pitching.  They would spool heavy line, since they don't need alot of line for this technique & it's small & powerful.  But I don't flip or pitch that often, so the identity crises for the Calcutta 51.

For those that own this reel, how are you mostly using it???

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I've owned my Cal 50 since Shimano introduced them and use it for a variety of applications. My two most favorite are lightly weighted or weightless plastics and slow rolling spinner baits.

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Now don't I feel stupid, I thought the tiny one was just a keychain trinket......

joking of course, the Calcuttas are one of the few Shimano's I don't mind (of the ones that can be used in freshwater)  Not a big fan of the back play but I use my 251 on my short stinger rod (trolling) in saltwater mostly so no big deal

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