Shimano Spinning Reels a Short Guide

Shimano spinning reels are a huge success and Shimanos rear drags are probably best in the world. Combined with Fighting Drag lever it becomes a fast, secure and easy task to adjust the drag while one works a fish.

Here is a quick presentation of shimano spinning reels with rear drag:

Aspire RA
Top model with rear drag ! Aspire RA is one of the most advanced reels with rear drag which Shimano ever developed. Aspire is the first rear drag reel with shimanos “SR” system, something which gives a fantastic combination of strength and low weight. Through long time hard testing the reel has shown itself 100% reliable, even in the most extreme fishing situations. On the Aspire RA you find reel technology as SR one piece ball, SR 3D Gear and Aero Wrap system with two speed oscillation to provide a perfect line set-up. 7 AR-B ball bearings and one roller bearing. Machine milled crank. Delivered with 2 extra spools and a reel bag.

Twin Power XT RB
Superb quality and well thought functionality recognizes the third generation with rear drag Twin Power reels. A long list of new developments makes this to a worthy heir to the previous models. A closer look on Twin Power XT-RB would however reveal big improvements, as i.e. the new multi disc drag system which is developed specially to handle fast and hard working fish. S-system and 6 ball bearings plus one roller bearing : S-bail hoop. Delivered with an extra aluminium spool and reel bag.

Stradic GTM RB
As the Twin Power XT-RB series, has also the new Stradic GTM-RB a completely new develop rear drag system. The new drag system do more, and demands less maintenance than other drag systems. The double crank together with the improved Hyper Gear gears, makes an incredible vibration free spinning, even with a transmission of 6:1. Comes with an extra spool and reel bag.

Super GT RB
The bestseller Super GT has Aero Wrap system with “slow oscillation” which gives an optimal line set-up. The new drag system on Super GT RB do more and longer than previous models. The tradition with Super GT goes all back to 1988, and has been one of the first choices to serious match fishermen. The reel has been known for maximal achievements and high durability. The new model will take this even further, and gives you more momentum and power. The transmission on the GT model is a rotor round less pr round with the crank, and is therefore a good choice when you need power and not speed. These shimano spinning reels are delivered with an extra spool and reel bag.

Seido RA
Seido RA was last year a new rear drag model on top of the P3-ladder. Directly translated means: Seido precision , something these reels really lives up to. With a transmission of 5,2:1 and with a number of bearings which normally corresponding 9 ball bearings, is this a robust and solid reel which not only is candy for the eye, but contains features which will be appreciated by all sport fishermen during practical fishing. We can mention finesses as multi disc rear drag, low weight, Fightin`Drag, machine milled crank of aluminium and extra aluminium spool. Also take a look at the details Seido RA can offer. Furthermore the price tag. Are you convinced ? Comes also with an extra spool.

Exage RB
Just as on the front drag version, have Shimanos engineers given Exage with rear drag a full upgrade before this season. The cosmetic has meant a lot, but even more important is of course the mechanical and functional as new gear, closed ball bearings and double crank. The previous model was announced as a test winner all over the world. We expect the same with Exage RB.

Nexave RB
Enormous popular Nexave RB , with new appealing design, deep blue metallic color and even better finesses. Varispeed makes a nearly perfect line winding, something which increases the casting length and improves the precision of the cast. Easy spool replacement with a release button in the front of the spool. Extra spool comes with it too. The reel can easily be compared with more expensive reels on the market with twice as much bearings, and is a perfect reel for the most or as a spare reel for the more experienced sport fisherman. You get much reel for your money, and a problem free fishery for many years.

Catana RA
The unique and aggressive design of Catana match perfectly to those fantastic features, 2 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing combined with a 3D designed engine, makes a completely “floating” feeling which you usually finds on more expensive reels. A strong aluminium spool is delivered as standard, in addition delivers an ultra light XT7 graphite spool. The progressive multi drag system on this rear drag model can be adjusted to suit many different fishing forms, from easy to heavy.

Alivio RB
Also Alivio RB with rear drag was upgraded last year, where the biggest changes was further developed Micro Click multi disc drag, new gears which makes increased transmission and a general upgrade of the outer design. The right combination of Shimanos world famous gears and mechanics makes Alivio still amongst the most sold spinning reels in the world. On this price level it sticks out with a simple and delicious design combined with the best mechanical solutions there is on the market. Here is it just enough of everything to give a problem free and pleasant fishery. Do notice the transmission is increased from 4,6:1 to 5,2:1 on the new model.

Hyperloop RB
Price combined with quality is and sustains as the most important criteria of a cheap reel. With Shimano the goal is to make a reel with so high quality as possible, even if the reel costs as little as the competitors`s. On Hyperloop RB is it unbelievable how much “candy” one has managed to put into a so cheap reel. This modern reel has features as Super stopper and Varispeed line set-up. When you spin the reel it is even and smooth thanks to a stabile engine and Shimanos Dyna Balance system. With Power Roller line leader backlash is reduced to a minimum. Short said; a fantastic reel series which can be used to the most.

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