Catana has been Shimano's best selling spinning reel in Europe for many years. And that is no coincidence. The Catana is powerful, solid, runs smoothly, is very durable and all for a great price. Compared to the previous series (FC), this reel has a new, modern and striking black stealth design. The reel also turns very smoothly and all of its parts are designed for longevity. Many of the internal components have been redesigned, which has greatly improved the drag power. As a result, the reel is a lot stronger and has evolved to handle big, strong fighting fish. The Catana is extremely versatile for predator fishing, spin fishing and trout fishing of course, but it's also very good for feeders, match fishing and coarse fishing because it has a backstop lever, a feature which is popular with many anglers. And now, because HG versions have been added, the reel is even more versatile than the previous generation.
Modern stealth looks to suit the latest fashion
Fantastic value for money, combined with excellent Shimano engineering, which can be used for a wide range of freshwater techniques
Smooth rotation feeling with less handle play for positive response
Low weight and good balance for less fatigue when fishing
Great max drag improvement for hit and hold situations
Anti reverse lever helps inexperienced anglers when fishing