The newest reel in the Shilton fresh water line up is the CR series, which is available in CR2-CR4 for line weights 3 to 8. The super large arbor design offers rapid, yet smooth line retrieval and less line memory. Apart from the CR4, this series has the same drag design as the CL and CK. The CR4 has the same technical design features as the other CR sizes, but has been increased in size and surface area offering more drag for those larger fresh water species. The CR4 is proving to be popular amongst anglers who are targeting tiger fish, bass and large Salmonoid species with 7 and 8 weight rods. The CR reels have a contemporary design without sacrificing function or rugged durability.
The CR3 reel has the option of two spools: the standard CR3 spool for 5-6 weight lines and the CR3 EX spool for 7 weight lines and more backing capacity. Although the CR range has a super large arbor and naturally look bigger than their fresh water cousins they are perfectly balanced with their recommended line weights and are lighter than the CK range. The line retrieval, both incoming and outgoing, is silent.