I was at my local shop today and had a CL-201DC, brand new in box. I asked what he wanted for it....and he said he had it for a long time and wanted to get rid of it....so to make an offer. I didn't even have the slightest clue of the value, so I just said $300.
He said $320 and it's yours (that is the US funds amount). So I bought it. After a quick search I see it's discontinued, which makes pricing it tough.
Also, I see it is a 7.1 gear ratio. What are you folks using that reel for? Its a little heavier, yes.
Also, man is this thing "fancy". how many dials and gizmo's does it have??? I'm wondering how user friendly it is going to be, lol.
edit: just saw the reel for sale on ebay...whoa, digi fishing technology sure is expensive, lol.
The TT review on this website could lend some advice/insight as well.SteveSchmelzle wrote:thanks for the advice....
i think this will be the first reel I've ever purchased where I'm going to read the instruction manual.
Heh. They should put that on the box or something.steve1206 wrote: Btw, when you hear the "zing".... It's supposed to do that!
That's a terrific deal. Back in my day people used to pay 300 bucks for the zing alone.
Definitely the DC model because of the... DC in the title!SteveSchmelzle wrote:I own a Calais 201, but not the DC reel.
I was at my local shop today and had a CL-201DC, brand new in box.
Incredible reel and fantastic purchase! Can do absolutely everything and handle almost all freshwater species (no sturgeon )
I've used mine for bass, pike, walleye, catfish, carp, PERCH, steelhead and salmon, but I really love it perfectly pitching spinnerbaits close to structure
Definitely take a look at the TT review (and for the calcutta DC while you're browsing).