Shimano Caenan 150 6.3:1 Right Hand Baitcast Fishing Reel – CAE-150A Review

This reel is junk, don’t believe the reviews you get from sponsored bass fisherman. The reel is expensive, it doesn’t have any magnetic brakes. If you want to know what that’s like, try casting your baitcasters with magnetic brake turned off and see what that’s like. It gets backlashes every cast. Some are so deep you can’t get them out. It isn’t very smooth either because you have to tighten the brake up so much. I wasted $120 on this reel because I believed the reviews from pro bass fisherman, they were lying. It only works for heavy lures casted short distances with the wind at your back.

The garcia revo is a much better reel for the same price. The lews casts all day with no backlashes for half the price. The garcia black max casts great and is smooth, but not sure how long they last, the silver max only last a couple years. The shishamo (not shimono) is junk, it is good for a few days, then throw it away.

Update: I put 17# test monofilament line on this reel and it doesn’t backlash. The reason is because it runs out of line and so it can’t backlash. It doesn’t hold very much 17# line. I had to disconnect 2 of the braking mechanisms so it would cast further. Now it doesn’t seem so bad, until I pick up the lews or garcia and they cast the same lure much further.


About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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