The Avail Microcast Spool for the 2023 Shimano Calcutta Conquest BFS offers a significant upgrade in lightweight performance over the stock factory spool. Avail, a premium aftermarket reel tuning brand from Japan, is renowned worldwide for its well-balanced and lightweight bait finesse spools. The Microcast Spool 23CNQ16R is ultra-shallow, coming in at only 1.6mm in spool depth, and offers a roughly 25% reduction in overall spool weight versus the factory spool of the 2023 Calcutta Conquest BFS. These improvements amount to more controlled and longer casting distances with lightweight lines (4-6lb) and ultra-light lure weights. Due to the increased space from the spool body to the magnetic braking system, aftermarket magnets are required (typically sold separately) for proper braking control when using the Avail Microcast Spool. We include these magnets with the Avail Microcast 23CNQ16R spool. Place the eight neodymium on top of the factory magnets to install. No tools are required.
Note: The Avail 23CNQ16R spool shaft is slightly thicker in diameter than the stock spool shaft and uses a bearing sized 3mm (Inner) X 8mm (Outer). The spool shaft bearing is preinstalled and included with your purchase.