The Shimano Aero concept harnesses the power of Shimano's strong engineering background and Japanese roots to make a unique statement in high performance reel design. The three reels introduced under the Aero Concept have been designed for specific uses; Match, Feeder and Spinning. The Match and Feeder versions have been developed specifically for the UK match angler, taking into consideration the requirements of modern match fishing. The large diameter spool makes casting easier with the stronger line now being used on commercial fisheries and the front drags deliver smooth, confidence building performance when playing fish. All Aero reels have Shimano X-ship engineering which provides smooth and efficient power transfer from the handle to the rotor, even when placed under excessive stress.
As its name implies, the Aero match is the perfect reel for serious match anglers, with a versatile gear ratio of 5, 2:1 which retrieves 93cm of line per handle turn. Its large AR-C spool, combined with Aero Wrap II, ensures that casting performance is not reduced when using heavy mono reel lines up to 10lb, making it perfect for all commercial fisheries. The Aero Match comes with two different sized line reducers enabling spool capacity to bechanged to suit personal preference.
Bearings: 3 S A-RB + 1 Roller Bearing
Line lay: Aerowrap II + 1-speed
Extra spool: 1 x cold forged aluminium
Body material XT-7
Spool material: Cold forged aluminium
Maintenance port: Yes (body)
Waterproof drag: Yes
Line capacity: 0.25-260 / 0.30-180 / 0.35-130 / 0.40-100
This understated black body of the Beastmaster XS-A, with added yellow detailing, has surprised many anglers. Simple, but hugely effective, this is a reel that brings Big Pit affordability to almost all anglers. The AR-C spool combined with Aero Wrap II line lay delivers great casting performance and the Instant Drag spool makes adjustment quick and easy. The XT-7 body houses a Stainless Steel ball bearing and a roller bearing for smoothness.
AR-C spool & Aero Wrap II
1 Shielded Stainless Steel ball bearing & 1 roller bearing
An extremely robust reel, suited to all forms of fishing when distance is required.
Family type : Big pit/surf
Models : 7000
Bearings : 1 Shielded Stainless Steel + 1 Roller Bearing
Line lay : Aerowrap II + 2-speed
Extra spool : 0
Handle : Single
Body material : XT-7
Spool material : XT-7
Maintenance port : Yes (body)
Gear ratio 4,6:1
Line capacity: 0.40-250 / 0.45-210 / 0.50-160
Line retrieve per crank 99cm
The use of Geofibre in the Catana CX, combined with the progressive guide set-up, generates a superior casting performance and leaves the competition playing ‘catch-up’ in this price category. The Geofibre material in the blank creates more stiffness, maintains strength and provides an excellent fish-playing action. A Vibra Spot reel seat adds further value to this affordable range.
An amazing line, produced by the innovative ‘Hybrid-Formula’ system. This process combines several ultra-strong gel-spinning fibers to a perfect braided line with an excellent strength to diameter ratio. Because of its perfectly round shape the G-Hybraid line has a perfect line lay on the reel, which offers great advantages for making accurate casts. It also ensures a minimum friction at the guides during the cast, facilitating long distance casting. Compared to many other popular lines the G-Hybraid has an equally braided surface so that an identical breaking strength and diameter are realized over the full length of the line.
The equal braiding technology guarantees no thinner (weaker) parts in the line and ensures a maximum life span. G-Hybraid absorbs hardly any water, so that a better presentation of lures and softbait is possible. The special braiding technology and advanced coating of the fibers reduces the chance of wind knots and backlash on the spool. This also helps to prevent the line from tangling around the guides. G-Hybraid is easy to knot and has only low reduction of breaking strength on the knot. G-Hybraid has very little elasticity. G-Hybraid is more abrasion resistant than many other lines thanks to the special braiding technology and coating. Guides and line rollers are less affected by G-Hybraid.