Built on the legacy of durability, dependability and versatility that Curado is known for, the new Curado DC adds Shimano's unique Digital Control braking technology. DC utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize casting distance. Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting in all conditions. Cast Smarter with the new Curado DC.
Featuring the new I-DC4 Digital Braking System for ease of use and a wide range of applications. Hagane Body, MicroModule gearing, X-Ship, Cross Carbon Drag, CI4+ Side Plate and S-ARB Bearings. Available in both right and left hand models in 3 gear ratios (6.2:1, 7.4:1 and 8.5:1).
Metanium DC offers anglers the lightweight and versatile performance of Metanium, now with Shimano’s flagship DC braking technology. With the ability to fine tune the DC braking system to best match line type and conditions, paramount casting distances can be achieved.
I-DC5 Braking allows anglers to select their line type on the inside of the reel, as well as an external dial to select brake force.
MicroModule Gearings, Hagane Magnesium Body and handle side-side plate, CI4+ side plate, X-Ship, S3D spool, Super Free Spool and S-ARB bearings.
Available in right and left hand models in 2 gear ratios (7.4:1 and 8.5:1).
SLX is compact, rigid and versatile. With 3 gear ratios to choose from and a long handle, SLX offers tournament anglers a complete series of reels, that won’t break the bank. SLX is over 20% more compact than Caenan, while maintaining the same line capacity.
Hagane Body and VBS braking system. Available in right and left hand models in 3 gear ratios (6.3:1, 7.2:1 and 8.2:1).
Aldebaran MGL 50
Aldebaran MGL offers paramount lightweight performance. The MGL spool allows anglers to cast small baits with ease. At 4.8oz, it is the lightest reel in the Shimano lineup, giving you all day comfort.
Hagane Magnesium Body, X-Ship, SVS Infinity braking system, CI4+ side plates, MGL Spool, Cross Carbon Drag, Silent Tune and S-ARB Bearings. Available in right and left hand models in 2 gear ratios (6.5:1 and 7.4:1)
New Calcutta Conquest 300 and 400 offers angler’s the paramount rigidty and precision that the previous generation was known for, now with a synchronized levelwind, HG gear ratio and 8 pin VBS braking system.
Hagane body and side plates, S-Compact Body, MicroModule gearings, Cross Crabon Drag, X-Ship and S-ARB bearings.
The versatility and performance of Sedona, now in a smaller package for your favorite ultra-light applications. Propulsion spool for increased casting performance.
Nexave 6000/8000 size additions
Nexave offers Shimano quality at an extremely affordable price. A comfortable new body design and attractive cosmetics add to the overall appeal of this versatile series of reels.
Propulsion Line Management system provides easy long distance casting with less line trouble for the angler.
Catana offers precision, power and performance for the budget minded angler. Propulsion Line Management system offers trouble free casting for a stress free day on the water. Lighter than the previous model, users will also experience less fatigue during fishing. Available in 4 sizes (1000, 2500, C3000 and 4000)
New and improved Sienna rear drag reels offer anglers Shimano performance in an affordable and compact package. Rear drag reels allow anglers to make drag adjustments on the fly, with less risk of line trouble or breakage.
Available in 3 sizes (1000, 2500 and 4000)
Torium 16, 20, 30 PG
The Lightweight Torium is a solidly-built star-drag saltwater reel perfect for live bait or bottom-fishing applications. Packed with features like Super Stopper, Cross Carbon Drag, A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) and High Efficiency Gearing (HEG), the Torium has it where it counts.
4.6:1 gear ratio, 31 pounds max drag, 92mm handle with Power T shaped grip
Tekota 500/600HGA 500LCHGA/600LCHGA
Tekota’s legacy of durability continues with the fully redesigned Tekota A. Vast improvements have been made, including Coreprotect water resistance to increase corrosion resistance, an easy to replace anti-fogging lens (LC models), loud clicker and new ergonomic S-Compact body design.
6.3:1 gear ratio, 24 pounds max drag, 3+1 bearings, cross carbon drag, S-Compact Body, S-ARB bearings, HEG Gearing, EI Coating.
Tranx 200 is built to withstand the harshest saltwater environments. After over a decade of corrosion study, Shimano has developed a reel concept that will deliver long lasting durability and performance for inshore anglers around the world.
Hagane Body, CI4+ Side plate, Core Protect, HEG Gearing, Super Free Spool (SF), S3D spool, Cross Carbon drag, SVS Infinity braking system, S-ARB Bearings, available in 3 gear ratios in right hand (6.2:1, 7.2:1 and 8.5:1) and 1 gear ratio in left hand (7.2:1).
agree. I have many shimano baitcasting reels, braking systems are from VBS, SVS, infiniti SVS etc... to me all perform great . as long as it's centrifugal brake systems I am fine (sorry Daiwa!!)Bantam1 wrote:Yes it is VBS in the Conquest A model due to the synchronized level wind. It would not work with the SVS brake system due to how it is designed. Casting the same lures side by side I noticed zero change in casting distance or performance between the two.