Shimano 23 Calcutta Conquest BFS Overhead Reel


A beautiful bait finesse reel with high quality and functionality.

CALCUTTA CONQUEST BFS, a bait finesse-only machine with cutting-edge functions condensed into a graceful circular body, has been reborn with a low-inertia MGL SPOOL III and a NEW FTB. Lightweight lures are extended as if they were crawling even lower on the surface of the water, and can be used for flip casts of about 1g.

Product Specs

MODELGEAR RATIOMAX DRAG (Kg)WEIGHT (g)Fluorocarbon (lb-m)Maximum winding length(cm/1 turn of handle)HANDLE LENGTH (mm)Number of Bearings BB/Roller
BFS HG RIGHT7.83.51956-45, 8-45714013/1
BFS HG LEFT7.83.51956-45, 8-45714013/1
BFS XG RIGHT8.93.51956-45, 8-45814013/1
BFS XG LEFT8.93.51956-45, 8-45814013/1

The FTB brake system, which eliminates the brake unit from the spool, also contributes to lower spool inertia. The magnet brake, which takes advantage of the centrifugal characteristics of the spool, provides stable and extended casting. Furthermore, its brake control performance has been improved by enlarging the stroke of the brake unit and placing a magnetic ring that removes magnetic force during min-braking. The X SEAT firmly supports the gears, the CARBON CROSS WASHER are smooth even with light line, and the exciting drag sound captivates anglers. The circular body, made of cold-forged material and finished by high-precision machining, is not only beautiful but also more compact and easy to perch. The circular body of the CALCUTTA CONQUEST BFS, which looks beautiful in nature, gives this reel a unique and sweet view of the world.

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HAGANE is a Shimano reel design concept created to withstand continual use and extreme abuse. HAGANE is an innovation with built-in toughness and durability that works alongside Shimano’s precision engineering. HAGANE is for all anglers.



The Micromodule Gear technology creates a smooth retrieve by utilizing smaller teeth to increase the number of contact points between the drive gear and pinion gear.


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


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Hagane Body
The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body rigidity and impact resistance virtually eliminate body flexing on the reel while fighting a fish. The result transforms the angler’s actions directly into cranking power,

Magnum Light Spool III
A new dimension of low inertia spool evokes excitement.
After evolving from the first generation Magnum Light Spool to the second generation Magnum Light Spool, the latest Magnum Light Spool III was born as the third generation. We took on the challenge of making the spool even thinner and achieved lower inertia than before without compromising durability. Not only does it have long-distance casting performance, but it also has a much lighter start-up than previous models, an exhilarating cast feel that extends forever, and greatly improved trouble-free performance.


Silent Tune
By applying slight pressure to the bearing holding the spool, Silent Tune reduces the vibration of the bearing during high-speed rotation. This improves the quietness while casting and the rise of the spool rotation becomes even smoother.


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Finesse Tune Brake (FTB) System
Shimano’s original brake mechanism. Pursuing the lightest spool for bait finesse. Reducing the weight of the spool is a major issue in improving the pitching performance of lightweight lures. Conventionally, we tried to reduce weight by blanking the spool, but as long as the brake unit was included, there was a limit. The FTB, which Shimano independently developed, has succeeded in developing the lightest spool in the history of Shimano bait finesse reels by eliminating the brake unit from the spool. This is an unprecedented brake system that applies a magnetic brake directly to the spool.


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S Compact Body

By making the paring side smaller than the handle side, it is so durable that it gives the illusion that it is one size smaller. Resulted in improved paring.

Exciting Drag Sound
During the fight with the fish, the light “exciting drag sound” creates a blissful game.


By completely reviewing the cutting method, the spool accuracy has been greatly improved. As a result, the quietness when casting is improved. (Compared to our company)

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By applying a special anti-rust treatment to the bearing itself, the durability against rust has been greatly improved. The S A-RB is also sealed with rust-proof material on the sides, which greatly reduces salt corrosion due to salt recrystallization inside the bearing.


Super Free Spool
When the clutch is released, only two bearings support the spool. It is a system that suppresses rattling and has the lightest spool-free performance.