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What do you get when you design a reel with five silky-smooth AR-B bearings, a lightweight, diecast one-piece aluminum frame, Super Stopper anti-reverse and Shimano's VBS braking system? You get a reel you can depend on, day-in and day-out, that will perform beyond your expectations. That's the Cardiff.

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Shimano Cardiff CDF-300A
Price: $129.99
Availability: Discontinued
Shimano Item #: CDF-300A -

Shimano's Cardiff A Series casting reels have all the great features of a round reel without sacrificing the benefits of a low profile design. The recessed reel foot allows the reel to sit close to the rod, allowing you to palm like a low profile reel. The only difference is that the spool still has the high line capacity you would expect from a round reel. You get the best of both worlds. The Shimano Cardiff pairs perfectly with a big bait rod. You'll have enough capacity for lots of heavy...


  • One-Piece Diecast Aluminum Frame
  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
  • Handle Side Variable Brake System (VBS)
  • Recessed Reel Foot
  • Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
  • Dartainium Drag
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
  • Recessed Reel Foot
  • Aluminum Sideplates and Spool