Shimano 17 Calcutta Conquest BFS
  • Shimano 17 Calcutta Conquest BFS

    At Needham's ST, we are delighted to be able to offer you the very best unique and innovative JDM Tackle straight from some of the most popular manufacturers in Japan. 


    The Calcutta Conquest BFS, a reel dedicated to the mountain streams! Exceptionally smooth, rigid and durable. Probably one of the best looking BFS Reels on the market.


    A new wave is coming to bait finesse


    The first circular reel dedicated to bait finesse
    Exceptionally smooth performance when reeling in as well as high rigidity and durability. A bait finesse model of Calcutta Conquest, which is steadfastly popular due to its durability and rigidity. Including Shimano's FTB (Finesse Tune Brake system), bearings and oil are also of BFS specification.


    By incorporating a micromodule gear in the drive unit, you can enjoy smooth and noise-free use. Also supports lightweight shad and mountain stream bait finesse.


    Shimano Technology


    Shimano's original new brake mechanism. Pursuing the lightest spool of bait finesse

    To handle lightweight lures, weight reduction of spools is the most important issue. However, traditional braking systems have their limitations. Shimano's original "FTB" has created the lightest spool in Shimano bait finesse reel history by eliminating the brake unit from the spool. In addition, it is equipped with a magnet movement mechanism that changes according to the number of rotations. This means a new braking system that can flexibly handle everything from pitching to overhead casting.


    Unitless spool

    Eliminates the brake unit from the spool unit, resulting in a lean and lightweight spool (spool weight 7.5g excluding BB). This made it possible to approach with a lower trajectory in pitching, which is the original usage of bait finesse.


    Magnet movement mechanism

    A completely new idea that changes the magnet position control according to the number of rotations. As a result, we succeeded in getting closer to the centrifugal braking characteristics that Shimano pursued, and it became possible to handle everything from pitching to overhead without trouble.


    A new drive system in which small precision gears are closely engaged.

    The ultra-compact precision gear and elaborate body housing provide a "silky" winding feeling that you have never experienced before. Even when compared with conventional gears, the vibration level is less than half (compared to Shimano), and the number of meshing teeth has increased, ensuring strength that surpasses that of conventional gears. Shimano's original gear system has both a smooth feel and strength.


    X Ship

    Larger diameter drive gear, optimal placement of both pinion and drive gears, and 2-point support with pinion gear bearings. The meshing of these robust gears maintains a light reeling that is strong against loads.


    HAGANE body construction

    By using a lightweight and highly rigid metal such as Aluminium and Magnesium, the bending, distortion, and twisting of the reel are firmly suppressed. Protects delicate gear engagement and enables smooth reeling.


    S Compact Body

    By making the palming side smaller in diameter than the handle side, it creates a comfortable feeling that makes you think that the reel is smaller than it actually is.


    Exciting drag sound

    While fighting with fish, a light "exciting drag sound" creates a blissful experience.


    S3D Spool

    The spool accuracy has been significantly improved by completely reviewing the machining method. As a result, the quietness during casting is improved.


    S A-RB Technology

    By applying a special rust preventive treatment to the bearing itself, the durability against rust has been greatly improved. The sides of S AR-B are further sealed with a rust preventive material to significantly reduce salt shavings due to salt recrystallization inside the bearing.


    Super Free Spool

    When the clutch is disengaged, only two bearings support the spool. It is a system that suppresses rattling and reduces spool-free performance to the utmost limit.


    Specs (BFSHGL)

    Line retrieved per turn of handle: 68cm

    Gear ratio: 6.8

    Weight: 200g

    Maximum drag: 4kg

    Handle length: 82mm

    Bearings: 12+1

    Saltwater Safe



    If you are after a dedicated Trout Fishing Reel and want the best then look no further than the Calcutta Conquest BFS! Probably the smoothest, strongest and best looking BFS Reel to come out of Japan. There's a reason almost every angler mountain stream fishing in Japan has a Conquest BFS!