Product Comparison: Lew's Mach 1 (MH1SH) vs Shimano Citica (CI200I)

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General Specifications
About the Product
Delivering a blazing fast 7.1:1 gear ratio, the Lew's Mach I Speed Spool Casting Reel picks up line at mach speed to make sure you are always in control of every fishing situation. Featuring a super smooth ten bearing system (9+1) as well, the Mach 1’s one-piece graphite frame and sideplates keeps all moving parts in perfect alignment, while also reducing weight.
Proven Shimano technology comes to the new Citica I Series baitcasting reels, including X-Ship for smooth retrieval of your favorite bait. Achieve maximum casting distance and put your bait where the fish live with the combination of S3D spool and the easy-to-manage SVS Infinity braking system. Citica reels are available in 7.2:1 and 6.3:1 gear ratios. Anglers looking for a tough and durable reel look to Citica.
Mach 1 (MH1SH)
Citica (CI200I)
Key Specs
Reel Size
7 + 1
5 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
180/8, 155/10, 110/14
Braid Line Capacity
190/30, 120/50, 80/65
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Lew's Mach 1 (MH1SH) Speed Spool Series Reel
  • This is my first Lew's reel after many years of using another brand & I have to say that I am NOT disappointed! I caught an 8 lb bass on this reel without any trouble at all!
  • This reel has a "reel" strong retrieve & is pretty solid at casting.
  • Excellent reel. Great price.
  • This reel is operates smoothly and is a good price.
  • I prefer the slightly cheaper black lews reels, the ones that run about $100. This guy can be fairly tempermental on backlashing.
Shimano Citica (CI200I)
  • Great reel for the money!
  • Good value reel for the cost. Very pleased with performance.
  • Love the reel and expect many hours of satisfaction on the water.
  • Sweet, smooth reel. I love Shimano.
  • Doesnt cast far at all. Feels cheap. Very unhappy!
Size & Weight
6 in.
5.2 in.
7.5 oz.
7.4 oz.
5 in.
6 in.
3 in.
3.5 in.
Max Drag
10 lb.
12 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Drag Material
What customers say about "Drag"
Lew's Mach 1 (MH1SH) Speed Spool Series Reel
  • This reel is an absolute dream to cast. Feels great and so smooth.
  • I love this reel it is very smooth, consistent and very sensitive you have to keep your thumb on the spool when casting it is so sensitive this is personally one of my most favorite reels.
  • This is a very great reel if your thinking about getting you should. It is super smooth to reel and the braking and drag are amazing to.
  • Amazing drag and awesome line capacity.
Shimano Citica (CI200I)
  • Best baitcaster I have used. Will be buying more of them.
  • It works well, but the curado is better.
  • Smooth and perfect reel. Will definitely buy another one soon.
  • I own several Shimano casting and spinning reels, in my opinion this reel is a great starter casting reel although the Curado, to me, it a much better value and will last a lifetime if maintained.
  • Works great in saltwater.
Gear Ratio
7.1 : 1
6.3 : 1
Retrieve Rate
30 in.
26 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
Instant Anti- Reverse bearing, Multi-Setting Brake, Lightweight graphite frame
Super Stopper Anti Reverse roller bearing, Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings, SVS Infinity Brake
What customers say about "Features"
Lew's Mach 1 (MH1SH) Speed Spool Series Reel
  • Silent, smooth, and strong.
  • Great reel at any price point, but especially for less than $90.
  • From casting top water to half ounce jigs to weightless worms the Lews is top of the line for ease and accuracy.
  • One of the best Lew's products. Very smooth and feels great in your hand.
Shimano Citica (CI200I)
  • Great reel super smooth casting just make sure you get the braking system right.
  • After upgrading the spool bearings with Boca bearings, it's phenomenal. It takes less effort to cast the same distance, maybe even 20 yards further.
  • I have a very old Citica and it still works great, still casts a mile.
  • Price is to high, cast well I have used the for years. I have 6 when they start to freeze up, I throw them away. Used in saltwater.
  • urchased three approx 18 months ago. There are centrifugal adjustments, a magnetic and usual casting brake.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
119.99 $

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