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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the 2015 Shimano Catalogue...

Welcome to the 2015 Shimano Catalogue.

As one of the world’s leading fishing tackle companies, Shimano is committed to designing, developing and delivering excellent products across all fishing disciplines. At all price levels, from the most technologically advanced, to starter level, you will find Shimano products that offer outstanding value and performance.

This year sees many new products across all ranges. With an enviable history of producing some of the world’s most iconic reels, the introduction of the Stella FI will come as no surprise. Stella is Shimano’s flagship reel and has been for many years. The Stella FI, with its new Micro Module gearing, has been a huge success and reinforces Shimano’s technological advantage. Another new introduction is the Baitrunner X Aero range. This combines the very best features of Baitrunner reels with a larger spool. The result is increased casting distance and better fish-playing performance, combined with the simplicity of the original rear lever Baitrunner ‘free spool’ facility. For carp and specimen anglers, the Baitrunner X Aero range provides optimum versatility, irrespective of the size of waters you fish. You will also notice that Shimano Front drag reels have now been placed in four distinct categories to help you choose the correct model for you fishing. CoreSolid reels are strong, smooth and totally reliable. The Lightweight Series make best use of Shimano’s CI4+ material and deliver weight savings of up to 25%. Aero Dynamics combines a larger Aero spool with a more compact body and P4 continues to offer great value Shimano reels at a lower price point. At EFTTEX 2014, the new Rarenium CI4+ FD was voted best new fixed spool reel at the show. For anglers wanting an ultra light reel, combined with uncompromising performance, this new model is not to be missed. For salt water game anglers, the new Spheros SW offers a range of features also found on the market leading Stella SW, at a remarkably low price.

The Shimano rod range has also seen some exciting additions. The new top-of-the-range Lesath CX spinning rod is the best Shimano has ever made and was rightly awarded the title of best new rod at the EFTTEX 2014 show. To prove that Shimano is not just about the most advanced products the hugely popular Yasei Red spinning range has had a

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makeover. Many of the new models now have Fuji guides, making them even better value for money for predator anglers across Europe. In keeping with the latest trends, there have also been two new additions in the EVA handled spinning range - the Sustain and the Aernos. Both of these models have graphics which match the reels of the same name. For salt water anglers there have been some big changes. The introduction of the Blue Romance range, which consists of nine different ‘method specific’ models (with STC versions also available), covers a huge variety of salt water fishing methods, from big game to light lure methods. The stunning blue blanks and silver graphics also make Blue Romance one of the visually attractive ranges Shimano has ever made. For anglers fishing for the world’s hardest fighting Pelagic species, there are two new Ocea rods that, when combined with Shimano SW reels offer the complete package of performance and reliability. Shimano is known worldwide for its high quality bike and fishing products but from June 2014 on we globally launched a totally new product; the Action camera! The Shimano CM-1000 Sport Camera is unique and an absolute great tool for any angler and cyclist (extensively tested and used during the Tour de France). The camera is the smallest in his kind (size of a matchbox), ultra-lightweight and waterproof up to 10 meters straight out of the box! From now on you’ll never leave without the Shimano Sport Camera! In the catalogue you find all details about the camera. You will notice in this catalogue that we have included more Shimano Pro Staff images and also fishing related editorial. This is to make the catalogue a more complete experience and is in line with the Shimano Human to Human ethos. To reinforce this even further, you will find at the back of this catalogue a fantastic competition that is open to all Shimano Catalogue owners throughout Europe. Keep enjoying your fishing!

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CONTENTS

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Specification Chart Icon Key

REELS 05-07 08-25 26-29 30-39 40-45 46-49 50-57 58-63 64-68 69

Reel Technology Front Drag Rear Drag Baitrunner Big Pit / Specimen Surf Casting Saltwater Spinning Multipliers Baitcasting Fly

RODS 70-71 72-78 79 80-83 84-85 86-87 88-97 98-105 106-107 108-109 110-111 112-115 116-119 120 121 122-127 128-131 132-140 141 142-153 154-155 156-157 158 159 160-161 162 163 164-167 168-170 171 172-173 174

Rod Technology Freshwater Spinning Light Spin / Super Sensitive EVA Spinning Special Predator STC Spinning Yasei Concept Specimen Carp S.T.C. / Tribal Lite Catfish Barbel Match Feeder Winklepicker Commercial Poles Trout Telescopic Bolognese Slim Telescopic Saltwater Spinning Trolling Standup STC Boat Traditional Boat Braid / Slim Boat Telescopic Boat Special Use Boat Telescopic Surf 3-Piece Surf 2-Piece Surf Beach Ledgering STC Surf

ACCESSORIES 175 176-192 193-194 195 196-197 198-211

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SPECIFICATIONS EXPLAINED

SPECIFICATION ICON KEY ALL RODS AND REELS IN THIS CATALOGUE ARE DISPLAYED WITH SPECIFICATION TABLES TO ENABLE YOU TO MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE.

REELS SPECIFICATION TABLE EXPLANATION Product Code

Gear Ratio

Weight

Line Capacity

Bearings

Line Retrieve

Spare Spool

Maximum Drag

Kg

Product Code The product code is used by all Shimano dealers to identify the model. The number (1000) indicates the reel size. Weight The weight indicates the weight of the reel in grams.

STL1000FE

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,mm-m  x S A-RB +  RB

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STL2500FE



,:

,mm-m  x S A-RB +  RB

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

STL3000FE



,:

,mm-m  x S A-RB +  RB





STL4000SFE

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,:

,mm-m  x S A-RB +  RB

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

Gear Ratio The gear ratio is the amount of turns the spool rotor makes for one turn of the handle.

Bearings The number of bearings in the reel and the type. RB indicates an additional roller bearing.

Spare Spool Many reels come with spare spools. The spare spool column indicates how many spare spools.

Line Capacity The line capacity of the spool is shown in diameter (mm) and length (metres).

Line Retrieve The line retrieve indicates the length of line in cm retrieved for one turn of the handle.

Maximum Drag The maximum drag indicates the maximum power in kilos that the drag can be set to.

RODS SPECIFICATION TABLE EXPLANATION Product Code

Length (m)

Transport Length (cm)

SANTDX21ML SANTDX21M SANTDX24L SANTDX24ML

2.10 2.10 2.40 2.40

Product Code The product code is used by all Shimano dealers to identify the model. Length (m) This length indicates the length of the rod when it is fully assembled.

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Weight in g

108 108 123 123

133 146 142 152

Number of Guides

9 9 10 10

Number of Sections

2 2 2 2

7-21 10-30 3-14 7-21

Casting Weight

Line Rating

20 - 30 25 - 40 20 - 30 25 - 40

Test Curve

2.00 2.00 2.50 2.50

Jig Weight

150 150 200 250

Transport Length (cm) This transport length indicates the length when the is not assembled

Number of Sections The number of sections indicates how many sections the rod has.

Line Rating For saltwater rods the line rating is show in lbs.

Weight in g The weight indicates the weight of the rod in grams.

Casting Weight The casting weight indicates the optimum casting weight for the rod to perform correctly

Test Curve For specimen rods the test curve is shown in lbs.

Number of Guides The number of guides indicates how many guides the rod has.

Jig Weight For jigging rods the ideal jigging weight is shown in grams


REEL TECHNOLOGY

REEL TECHNOLOGY SHIMANO HAVE A REPUTATION FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. BELOW IS AN OVERVIEW OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SHIMANO REEL FEATURES. MANY FEATURES, ORIGINALLY ONLY ON THE MOST TECHNICAL REELS, ARE NOW WIDELY AVAILABLE. THESE FEATURES INCLUDE X-SHIP, AERO WRAP II AND AR-C SPOOLS.

GEARING AND BEARINGS

X-Ship is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano A-RB roller bearings. This creates more stability.

MATERIALS MAGNESIUM

Shimano use magnesium for a select number of ultra high quality reels where weight saving is essential. The use of magnesium offers a weight saving of up to 10% compared with aluminium.

ALUMINIUM Shimano uses aluminium in many different forms. Diecast aluminium is used for many types of reel and is most common on fixed spool reel bodies and rotors.

Shimano Shielded A-RB bearings use a shield to prevent contamination. This protection reduces wear, improves efficiency and deliverers super smooth performance.

Cold Forged aluminium is used for some ‘round’ reels, fly reels and is also used for many types of spool. Made from one single piece of aluminium Cold Forging produces great strength. Machined aluminum is used for the very best multiplier reels where precision, strength and lightness are very important.

Shimano S A-RB bearings are high corrosion resistant A-RB ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust. S A-RB bearings are used in salt water reels.

HYPERGEAR The precision engineered main Hypergear transmits more power from the handle to the rotor. Designed to exacting tolerances, it requires less effort but returns more retrieve playing torque with vastly reduced component wear.

Dyna-Balance reduces wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing Shimano are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create eliminate vibrations.

Easy Maintenance is a small oil lubrication port that enables direct lubrication of the inner workings of a reel with approved Shimano lubricant. Some high-end Shimano reels have a line roller lubrication option.

Hybrid bodies are produced from a combination of aluminium and XT7.

CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4. This highly technical material is 2.5 times stiffer than CI4 and is used on many high-end Shimano reels to increase weight savings. Use of CI4+ for the body and rotor also delivers remarkable stiffness for better reel efficiency.

CI4 is an exclusive material created by the inter-fusion of carbon and polyamide. It is almost as strong as metal with the lightness of a composite. CI4 is used for the body and rotor on many Shimano reels.

XGT-7

XGT-7 is an improved version of the tried and trusted Shimano XT-7 composite material. Used on some of the newest mid-priced reels XGT-7 is lightweight and stiff.

LINE LAY AND LINE MANAGEMENT Aero Wrap and the advanced Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides superb uniform line lay to reduce loss of energy during the cast. Aero Wrap II is considered one of the best line lay systems in the world.

Varispeed and the latest version called VariSpeed II oscillation system moves with two variable speeds to lay the line flat and smooth onto the spool. This provides troublefree, longer distant casts. Varispeed is found on budget and mid-priced Shimano reels.

Aerowave

Aerowave is used on some Shimano saltwater spinning reels. This oscillation system is simple in nature, yet produces excellent line lay with both braid and mono.

Shimano AR-C Spool is a patented spool design with an angled spool lip. This design enables the line to leave the spool with less friction and in smaller coils resulting in longer more accurate casts. AR-C spools are proven to reduce backlash and wind knots when using braid. AR-C spools are now standard on almost all Shimano reels.

Oscillation One speed Oscillation -the spool moves at a consistent speed. Two speed Oscillation - the spool moves at two different speeds. Slow Oscillation - the spool moves slowly allowing more line wraps per cycle. Super Slow Oscillation - the spool moves very slowly forming almost parallel wraps of line.

XT-7 XT-7 is the original Shimano composite reel material. Used on mid-priced and budget reels and spools XT-7 is reliable, robust and lightweight.

The special grooved design of the Shimano Power Roller significantly reduces line twist and is a big advantage when using thin mono and braid.

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REEL TECHNOLOGY

STRONG, SMOOTH AND RELIABLE Shimano’s Coresolid Series gives outstanding strength and smoothness to cope with the toughest freshwater situations. Featuring Shimano’s top technology, the Coresolid Series is your guarantee of reliability.

LIGHTWEIGHT SERIES 25% LIGHTER THAN OTHER REELS Lightweight Series reels combine an ultra light Magnumlite rotor for lighter, quicker, easier rotation with a lightweight CI4+ body for the ultimate fingertip control

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME Aero Dynamics reels combine a large diameter spool with a compact body. The result is a range of reels that, size for size, cast further and have better drag control under light pressure.

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REEL TECHNOLOGY SMOOTH ROTATION Coresolid Series reels have lightweight rigid rotors and a Shimano Roller Bearing for super smooth rotation. RIGID BODY & FRAME Super strong, rigid body and frame reduce deflection and improve gearing efficiency under pressure. AERO WRAP II Advanced line lay creates ultra smooth line profile and improves casting.

AR-C SPOOL Cold forged aluminium AR-C spool for tighter line flow and reduced backlash.

AERO WRAP II Advanced line lay creates ultra smooth line profile and improves casting

SHIELDED A-RB BEARINGS Coresolid Series reels use top of the range Shimano Shielded A-RB bearings.

HIGH EFFICIENCY X-SHIP GEAR Shimano’s X-SHIP gearing provides high efficiency winding and outstanding smoothness.

MAGNUMLITE ROTOR Made from ultra light CI4+ the Magnumlite rotor provides ultra light rotation from precise control

MICRO ADJUSTABLE DRAG Wider spool creates smoother drag performance, especially at low pressure

ULTRA LIGHT BODY Built with either CI4+ or magnesium (Vanquish) body Lightweight Series reels are up to 25% lighter than other reels of the same size

AR-C SPOOL Tighter line flow reduces backlash at the first guide

HIGH EFFICIENCY X-SHIP GEAR Shimano’s X-SHIP gearing provides high efficiency winding and outstanding smoothness

LARGE DIAMETER SPOOL Superior casting performance AERO WRAP II Advanced line lay creates ultra smooth line profile and improves casting

COMPACT BODY Ultra small body compared to spool size reduces weight. 4000 Aero reel has a body size of a normal 2500 model

MICRO ADJUSTABLE DRAG Wider spool creates smoother drag performance, especially at low pressure HIGH EFFICIENCY X-SHIP GEAR Shimano’s X-SHIP gearing provides high efficiency winding and outstanding smoothness AR-C SPOOL Tighter line flow reduces backlash at first guide

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CORESOLID SERIES

FI

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Hidden beneath the graceful, flowing lines of the new Stella is a combination of Shimano innovation, technology and engineering brilliance that delivers unparalleled fishing performance. Almost every component of the new Stella has been redesigned and improved. New gearing systems, bearings and even the positioning of internal components combine to produce a reel that not only feels better in your hand, it meets all of the challenges demanded of it with assured confidence. Whilst Stella undoubtedly takes reel design, innovation and performance to a new level, it takes the joy of fishing even further and is an experience that once savoured will never be forgotten.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Magnesium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

One-Piece Bail Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Rigid Support Drag

• Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

Kg

STL1000PGSFI STLC2000SFI STL2500FI STL2500HGSFI STLC3000FI STLC3000XGFI STL3000HGFI STL4000FI STL4000XGFI

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180 180 225 220 225 225 265 260 265

4,3:1 5,1:1 5,3:1 6,0:1 5,3:1 6,4:1 5,8:1 5,2:1 6,2:1

0,12mm-155m 0,14mm-145m 0,18mm-290m 0,18mm-290m 0,18mm-120m 0,25mm-210m 0,25mm-210m 0,25mm-260m 0,25mm-260m

13 x S A-RB + 1 RB 13 x S A-RB + 1 RB 13 x S A-RB + 1 RB 13 x S A-RB + 1 RB 13 x S A-RB + 1 RB 13 x S A-RB + 1 RB 13 x S A-RB + 1 RB 13 x S A-RB + 1 RB 13 x S A-RB + 1 RB

58 69 77 88 77 93 89 78 95

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 3 9 4 9 9 11 11 11


FRONT DRAG REELS

What the users around Europe say about the Stella....

“ I choose Shimano Stella because it is the best! ” Robert Czebotar - POLAND

“ Feeling and you know it... pride and joy” Thorsten Feege - GERMANY

“ This is my 6th Stella, I’m completely crazy about it! Smoothness, new ideas, cosmetic design and responsible for the ‘Fish of my Life’; just amazing! My new Stella 2500 is the crown jewel of my collection! ” Nico Guerra - ITALY

“ There are no words .. Once you’ve fished a Stella you won´t want to fish anything else!” Andre Marziniak - GERMANY

“ To be able to know that I am a proud owner of a Stella and have the experience fishing with it, that can only be expressed as pure joy. Every time I go fishing I feel this, and if you have a Stella you know what I mean! ” Armin Nadarevic - SWEDEN “ Excellent. Perfect! ” Vladimir Paraschenko - CYPRUS

“ Stella is the name of perfection.” Robin Heppner - GERMANY “ Stella is perfection: smoothly walks, lovely design and a super brake!” Boguslaw Wyderka - POLAND

“ MY FIRST STELLA . With the Shimano Stella FI 4000 Spinning reel, the best in spinning just got better. The reel is marketed as being very light and my first impression of the reel was that it is super light. I was impressed! This reel is the lightest, smoothest and strongest reel in it’s class.” Daniel Figuli - GERMANY “ This is my second Stella model, I don’t think it gets any better than this!” Kim Aarup - DENMARK

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CORESOLID SERIES

... with its black and chrome finish the Sustain FG looks as good as it performs

FG Sustain has been a household name for years in the USA and with good reason - every model is a step into the future. This range is easily identified by its stylish black and chrome finish which incorporates top Shimano features including X-Ship, Aero Wrap and an AR-C line management spool. Available in three sizes from 2500 up to 5000, all models are perfect for general, lure, specialist, light saltwater spinning and match fishing at the highest levels. Both the 4000 and 5000 have a powerful 4.8:1 gear ratio which provides excellent torque for playing hard fighting fish in extreme situations.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail

SUS2500FG SUS4000FG SUSC5000FG

240 280 300

5,0:1 4,8:1 4,8:1

• • • • •

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

HD Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Rigid Support Drag Super Stopper II

0,20mm-240m 0,30mm-180m 0,35mm-175m

8 x S A-RB + 1 RB 8 x S A-RB + 1 RB 8 x S A-RB + 1 RB

72 77 81

1 1 1

8.5 10 10

Product coding denotes: SUSC=Compact Body Version

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FRONT DRAG REELS

FB RA The Biomaster FB is a classic front drag reel which has been hugely popular with general anglers throughout the UK. The X-ship gearing produces the efficient power required to play hard fighting fish effectively and enables a smaller sized reel to be used, even when fishing for large barbel, tench, carp or aggressive predators. The body of the Biomaster is made from top grade aluminium to keep weight to a minimum and the lightweight folding handle makes made-up transport easier. There is also a larger 6000 size which is ideal for specialist anglers who want even more power and casting performance. All models have seven S A-RB bearings plus a roller bearing to ensure smoothness to match the sophisticated looks of the classic Biomaster FB.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail

Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Rigid Support Drag Super Stopper II

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

Kg

BIO1000FB BIO2500FB BIO3000SFB BIO4000FB BIO5000CFB BIO6000FB

205 265 260 295 300 555

5,0:1 5,0:1 5,0:1 4,8:1 4,8:1 5,7:1

0,20mm-140m 0,20mm-240m 0,25mm-140m 0,30mm-180m 0,35mm-170m 0,40mm-175m

7 x S A-RB + 1 RB 7 x S A-RB + 1 RB 7 x S A-RB + 1 RB 7 x S A-RB + 1 RB 7 x S A-RB + 1 RB 7 x S A-RB + 1 RB

63 73 73 77 81 106

1 1 1 1 1 1

5 8.5 8.5 10 10 13

Product coding denotes: SFB=Shallow Spool Version · CFB=Compact Body Version

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CORESOLID SERIES

FJ The Stradic FJ builds on the history and reputation of previous Stradic models. The instantly recognisable white and silver Stradic graphics are complemented with improved specification including more ball bearings and advanced X-Ship gearing for super smooth, reliable performance. The smaller models from 1000 to 5000 now benefit from a higher speed retrieve ratio (minimum 6.0:1)whilst the larger 6000 and 8000 deliver more power and torque with a 4.8:1 retrieve. As with previous Stradic models the smooth front drag is reliable and faultless in its performance.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

One-Piece Bail Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

ST1000FJ ST2500FJ ST3000FJ ST4000FJ ST5000FJ ST6000FJ ST8000FJ

213 261 264 306 306 590 581

6,0:1 6,0:1 6,0:1 6,2:1 6,2:1 4,8:1 4,8:1

0,25mm-90m 0,20mm-240m 0,30mm-130m 0,35mm-130m 0,35mm-175m 0,35mm-240m 0,40mm-230m

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5 x S A-RB + 1 RB 5 x S A-RB + 1 RB 5 x S A-RB + 1 RB 5 x S A-RB + 1 RB 5 x S A-RB + 1 RB 5 x S A-RB + 1 RB 5 x S A-RB + 1 RB

76 86 89 99 104 89 89

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 7 7 9 9 13 13

The Stradic has a reputation for quality throughout the world.


FRONT DRAG REELS

FD The Technium FD offers high specification and reliable performance at a mid-price point. Featuring X-ship gearing for efficient winding power and 3 ball bearings plus a Shimano high quality roller bearing for smoothness, the visual profile and graphics of the Technium make this reel stand out from similar priced models. Available in 5 sizes, the 3000 model has a shallow spool for lighter lines whist the 5000 model has a compact body and a powerful 4.8:1 gear ratio making it perfect for feeder fishing and playing larger hard fighting fish.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • XGT-7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

• • • •

Stamping Bail Zinc Diecast Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

TEC1000FD TEC2500FD TEC3000SFD TEC4000FD TEC5000CFD

210 270 270 310 315

5,0:1 5,0:1 5,0:1 4,8:1 4,8:1

0,20mm-140m 0,20mm-240m 0,25mm-140m 0,30mm-180m 0,35mm-175m

3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB

63 73 73 77 90

1 1 1 1 1

5 8.5 8.5 10 10

Product coding denotes: SFD=Shallow Spool Version · CFD=Compact Body Version

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LIGHTWEIGHT SERIES MODERN ZANDER FISHING

F Built to the highest Shimano engineering specifications,the Vanquish was the first reel to incorporate a Magnumlite CI4+ rotor which, combined with its magnesium body, makes it one of the lightest spinning reels on the market for its size.

Zander are one of the most popular predator species and are catchable with a lot of different techniques. Shimano work together with their Pro Staff to design rods for specific methods and different styles of fishing, to ensure you get the most from your fishing. One of the more recent developments has been the increasing use of lighter weight rods for zander fishing.

The lightweight magnesium body houses a Shimano X-ship engine, plus 12 S A-RB bearings, which guarantees super smooth and powerful cranking performance. Aero Wrap II and the A-RC spool ensure perfect line lay and casting, even with ultra thin diameter braids.

To get the most from lightweight jigging and shad rods a lightweight reel is very important as it improves the balance of the complete set-up. The Lightweight Series reels are perfect for ‘finesse’ type situations. The combination of less weight (up to 25% less!) and the easy rotation of the Magnumlite rotor combines to produce a set-up that enables you to fish better for longer and with much less fatigue.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Magnesium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail

Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Rigid Support Drag Super Stopper II

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

Kg

VANQC3000F VANQ4000F

195 240

5,2:1 5,2:1

0,30mm-130m 12 x S A-RB + 1 RB 0,30mm-180m 12 x S A-RB + 1 RB

76 83

1 1

10 11

Product coding denotes: VANQC=Compact Body Version

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FRONT DRAG REELS

The new award winning Rarenium CI4+ FB combines ultra cool looks with fantastic weight saving performance.

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FB

The classy new Rarenium CI4+ has a body frame built from Shimano’s exclusive CI4+ composite. This reduces the weight dramatically compared to metal bodied reels, yet still retains the strength and stiffness required to ensure the internal gears retain their integrity when under pressure. The inclusion of a Magnumlite CI4+ rotor not only reduces weight further, it produces an ultra light rotation which improves the winding sensitivity, making the Rarenium CI4+ a superb lure fishing reel.

FA

All models combine Shimano’s exclusive X-Ship gearing with 6 Shielded A-RB bearings. This produces ultra smooth performance combined with maximum winding efficiency. The relatively slow 5.0:1 and 5.2:1 gear ratio delivers excellent torque for anglers fishing for larger species.

Part of the Shimano Lightweight Concept, the new Rarenium CI4+ combines ultra light weight feel with powerful winding performance making it one of the most versatile reels in the Shimano front drag range.

The Stradic CI4+ FA features the very latest lightweight CI4+ body and AR-C lightweight spool producing excellent overall weight saving making this new model perfect for lightweight rods. The ultra light Magnumlite CI4+ rotor gives a super smooth rotation feeling. With X-ship gearing and 6 ball bearings (plus a Shimano roller bearing) the Stradic CI4+ FA generates powerful cranking performance and improved smoothness to cope with even the most demanding situations. An easy to adjust waterproof Rapid Fire drag delivers confident fish-playing performance, even when using light lines. Available in four sizes, the smallest 1000 size also has a ‘Micro Line’ version for ultra light lines and thin diameter braids.

FEATURES

FEATURES

Available in four sizes from the smallest 1000 size for finesse fishing with lightweight lures, to the largest 4000 model for heavier lure and feeder fishing or lightweight specimen fishing, the 3000 model has a shallow spool suitable for use with lightweight mono for float fishing or braid when predator or medium range feeder fishing.

• • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • CI4+ Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

One-Piece Bail Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • •

• • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • CI4+ Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance

• Power Roller • Floating Shaft II • Rapid Fire

Kg

Kg

RARCI41000FB RARCI42500FB RARCI43000SFB RARCI44000FB

170 205 205 240

5,0:1 5,0:1 5,0:1 5,0:1

0,18mm-170m 0,20mm-240m 0,25mm-140m 0,30mm-180m

6x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB

63 73 73 83

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3 9 9 11

Product coding denotes: SFB=Shallow Spool

STCI41000FA STCI41000FAML STCI42500FA STCI43000FA STCI44000FA

164 170 195 198 255

6,0:1 6,0:1 6,0:1 6,0:1 5,8:1

0,25mm-90m 0,08mm-135m * 0,20mm-240m 0,25mm-190m 0,35mm-130m

6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB

75 75 88 88 93

0 0 0 0 0

3 1.8 7 7 9

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AERO DYNAMICS

...Ultra light in weight, but big on performance, the AR-C Aero CI4+ delivers amazing performance.

The AR-C Aero follows on from the success of the Aero introduction. Available in a versatile 4000 size, in both standard (4.8:1) and high speed (6.2:1) options, the AR-C Aero is made from technically advanced CI4+ composite for a huge weight reduction – just 255g. The combination of X-ship gearing and 6 Shielded A-RB bearings plus a roller bearing ensure maximum power and smooth performance. For easy accurate casting the Aero uses Aerowrap II line lay and an AR-C spool. Spool Reducer

SPOOL REDUCERS Shallow line reducer (RD15384

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB Bearings • CI4+ Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail

• • • • •

Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Rigid Support Drag Super Stopper II

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

Kg

ARCAEROCI44000 ARCAEROCI440XG

255 255

4,8:1 6,2:1

0,35mm-130m 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 0,35mm-130m 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB

86 111

0 0

9 9

Product coding denotes: XG = Extra High Gear

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FRONT DRAG REELS Willem Stolk

FA

SPEED MACHINES One of the species in Europe that is getting more and more popular is the Asp. Coming from the east of Europe, and spreading fast, it can be likened to a fresh water tarpon. Asp is a predator that can attack a lure within a split of a second. The bites are very aggressive and they are best fished for with soft plastics and crankbaits from 7g up to 50g. Fishing for Asp means hard work and involves a mobile approach with a lot of casting. But when you get a bite you will be addicted for the rest of your life! The eyes of the Asp have fast moving cells. This means that the lure must always have a high speed during the retrieve. The perfect reels for Asp are the hi-speed Aero CI4+ models. These reels cast superbly and retrieve over 1 metre of line per handle turn. They are also lightweight for reduced fatigue when making lots of casts. When it comes to predator fishing, the ultra fast Asp is formula one fishing!

The new Aero CI4+ fits perfectly into the existing Aero range. With a lightweight CI4+ body and rotor, the Aero CI4+ weighs only 280g making it noticeably lighter than the original Aero models whilst still retaining the oversized AR-C spool. X-Ship gearing and 5 Shielded A-RB bearings transfer power from the single machined aluminium handle to the rotor with maximum efficiency for increased cranking power. The oversized AR-C spool combined with Aero Wrap II line lay results in smoother, longer and more accurate casts and like all Aero models the large diameter spool enables the waterproof front drag to work more effectively when under pressure. The Aero CI4+ comes in two retrieve speeds; the standard model has a powerful 4.8:1 ratio that is perfect for playing hard fighting fish, whilst the HG (high gear) model has a quick 5.8:1 ratio that retrieves over 1 metre of line per handle turn making it more suited to distance fishing. Both models come with a Match and Shallow spool reducer which reduces the line capacity.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

• • • •

• • • •

Stamping Bail Zinc Diecast/X-Ship Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

AERO CI4+ REELS Aero CI4+ reels combine two of Shimano’s most recent and exclusive concepts - Aero Dynamics and lightweight CI4+ carbon construction.

Kg

Aero reels feature an oversized, wide diameter spool with a small compact body design. The larger spool improves casting performance and also produces a smoother ‘low-inertia’ drag performance. The lightweight CI4+ body construction saves a considerable amount of weight.

ARCI44000FA ARCI44000HGFA

280 280

4,8:1 5,8:1

0,25mm-260m 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 0,25mm-260m 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB

86 104

0 0

8 8

Product coding denotes: XG = Extra High Gear

The result of this combination is that Aero CI4+ reels are approximately 20% lighter than similar sized reels, which results in better rod balance and improved fishing performance.

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Both Aero CI4+ models also feature the very best Shimano gearing technology (X-Ship) and are available in two speed options to suit your preference.

Spool Reducers

SPOOL REDUCERS Match line reducer (RD15399) Shallow line reducer (RD15384) No line reducer

0,14mm-200m 0,18mm-240m 0,25mm-260m

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AERO DYNAMICS

FEEDER

Spool Reducers

The Aero Concept reel with the fastest gear ratio (5.8:1), especially selected for medium and long range distance feeder fishing, retrieves 104cm of line with each full handle turn! The oversized AR-C spool improves casting performance, especially when using heavy mono main lines which have become more necessary in recent years as fish get larger. Along with a prestigious line up of top Shimano features, the Aero Feeder comes with two different sized line reducers enabling spool capacity to be changed to suit personal preference.

SPOOL REDUCERS Match line reducer (RD15399) Shallow line reducer (RD15384) No line reducer

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

For anglers who prefer a double handle for feeder fishing an additional handle can be purchased from your Shimano dealer.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

Stamping Bail Zinc Diecast Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

AERO4000FFA



,:

,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB



Aero Feeder has a fast 5.8:1 gear ratio for quick retrieves when fishing at distance

MATCH 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.

FEATURES • • • •

Spool Reducers

• • • •

Shielded A-RB Bearings XT-7 Frame Double Handle Stamping Bail

Zinc Diecast Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Super Stopper II

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

SPOOL REDUCERS Match line reducer (RD15399) No line reducer

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,mm-m ,mm-m

Kg

AERO4000MAFA



,:

,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB




FRONT DRAG REELS

SPIN The Aero Spinning version is equipped with a relatively slow 4.8:1 gear ratio which delivers a more controllable performance when working all types of lure and increased torque and power when playing hard fighting predators. Finished in metallic silver, the Aero Spin features both Aero Wrap II and an oversized AR-C spool which combine to deliver outstanding casting performance, even with lightweight lures. The Aero Spin comes with two different sized line reducers enabling spool capacity to be changed to suit personal preference – perfect for anglers who swap between braid and mono reel lines.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

Stamping Bail Zinc Diecast Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

AERO4000SPFA



,:

,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB



Spool Reducer

SPOOL REDUCERS Shallow line reducer (RD15384) No line reducer

,mm-m ,mm-m

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...Aero FA 2500 is the smallest Aero Dynamics reel making it perfect for lightweight rods when optimum casting performance is still required.

FA 2500

The new smaller sized Aero 2500 FA is ideal for anglers wanting the benefits of the Aero concept in a smaller, lighter package. Perfect for many styles of fishing, the new 2500 sized Aero balances lighter and shorter rods more effectively than larger reels. This makes it the ideal solution for commercial match and feeder rods, which are shorter than standard rods. The oversized AR-C spool, combined with Aero Wrap II line lay results in smoother more accurate casts, especially with heavier mono, and the large diameter of the spool works more efficiently with the front drag, especially at light settings. The Aero 2500 comes in two retrieve speeds; the standard model has a powerful 5.0:1 ratio that is perfect for playing hard fighting fish, whilst the HG (high gear) model has a quick 6.0:1 ratio that retrieves almost 1 metre of line per handle turn making it more suited to float fishing. Both models come with two spool reducers.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

Stamping Bail Zinc Diecast/X-Ship Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

SPOOL REDUCERS Shallow line reducer (RD15384) No line reducer

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Kg

,mm-m ,mm-m

Spool Reducer

AERO2500FA AERO2500HGFA

 

,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

 

 

 


FRONT DRAG REELS

FB The Aernos FB sets new standards in the hugely popular P4 series. For the first time ever a P4 reel features X-Ship gearing, once only found on Shimano’s most expensive reels. This addition increases winding efficiency and smoothness making the Aernos FB suitable for many freshwater fishing situations. The M Compact body is made from lightweight XGT-7 composite and contains 5 Shielded Stainless Steel bearings and a roller bearing for smooth assured performance when under pressure. Finished in an ultra dark blue satin finish, with red detailing on the spool and handle, the Aernos FB has a distinctive look that sets it apart from many other reels. Available in a wide range of sizes from the smallest 1000 size for finesse fishing with lightweight sensitive rods, to the compact bodied 5000 size for feeder or heavy lure fishing, there is also a shallow spooled 3000 model suitable for use with lightweight mono for float fishing or braid when predator or medium range feeder fishing.

FEATURES • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • M-Compact Body

• • • •

Varispeed II Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller

Kg

ARNS1000FB ARNS2500FB ARNS3000SFB ARNS4000FB ARNSC5000FB

    

,: ,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB

    

    

    

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P4 / P3

Exage is one of Shimano’s top selling reels in Europe with over 1 million sold since its launch

FD

Exage is part of the P4 reel series and one of Shimano’s most popular reels. The new FD model has a sleek ‘M’ Compact Body design made from XGT-7 material containing 4 shielded stainless steel bearings and a roller bearing for smooth reliable performance. There are four sizes in the range covering most general, spinning and match fishing situations, all finished with champagne and gold graphics. The shallow spooled 3000 size is perfect for match fishing or spinning with thin mono or braided lines.

FEATURES • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Cap Bail • Super Stopper II

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • M-Compact XGT-7 Body • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

Kg

EXG1000FD EXG2500FD EXG3000SFD EXG4000FD

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB

   

   

   

Product coding denotes: SFD=Shallow Spool Version

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FD

FC

The new Nexave FD has already been a massive success since it’s launch earlier this year. The new dark blue body and blue graphic on the spool give the Nexave a fresh modern look which is complimented by the features and performance. Fitted with an AR-C spool for easy and accurate casting the Nexave also contains a Shimano roller bearing and ball bearing for smooth performance. The Nexave FD is available in a single handed version with a powerful 5.2:1 gear ratio for total control of powerful fish.

The striking red colour of the Catana FC makes an aggressive statement for anglers who want to stand out from the crowd. Part of the P4 reel range, the Catana produces smooth performance and offers exceptional value for money. Fitted with 2 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a roller bearing, with Varispeed line lay and an Aluminium AR-C spool, the Catana is an excellent all round reel for most general fishing situations.

FEATURES

FEATURES • Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• P3 Single Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Varispeed

• Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• Single P3 Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Body Kg

NEX1000FD NEX2500FD NEX3000SFD NEX4000FD

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB

   

   

   

Kg

CAT1000FC CAT2500FC CAT3000SFC CAT4000FC

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

Product coding denotes: SFD = Shallow Spool

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB

   

FB

For anglers wanting Shimano reliability and quality at a budget price the Alivio FD takes some beating. The silver XT-7 body contains a Shimano roller bearing and 1 stainless steel ball bearing which produces the smoothness expected from Shimano. Ideal for many freshwater situations the Alivio uses Varispeed line lay and an AR-C spool for excellent line management. Sizes range from 1000 to 4000 and includes a shallow spool 3000 size for float and spin fishing.

The Hyperloop features classical styling along with high-tech features such as Super Stopper and Varispeed line lay. The Hyperloop also incorporates a Power Roller that keeps line twist to a minimum. Whereas the smaller models in this series are designed for all types of fishing such as spinning, float, feeder, or any other light to medium styles, the large 6000 size is an ideal model for heavy duty spinning, specialist fishing or light surf casting.

FEATURES • Single P3 Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

   

Product coding denotes: SFC=Shallow Spool Version

FD

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Body

   

FEATURES

• Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear • Super Stopper

• Stainless Steel Bearing • XT-7 Body • Single P3 Handle Kg

ALV1000FD ALV2500FD ALV3000SFD ALV4000FD

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB

   

   

   

Product coding denotes: SFD=Shallow Spool Version

Kg

HL1000FB HL2500FB HL4000FB HL6000FB

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SS  x SS  x SS  x SS

   

   

   

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LARGE P4 / P3

FC Easy to spot on the bank. The Exage exudes quality with its stunning metallic platinum and gold finish. Featuring 4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a roller bearing, the Exage FC uses a multi-disk front drag system for smooth progressive performance, which inspires confidence when playing hard fighting fish. For optimum casting performance the Cold Forged Aluminium Spool has AR-C line management and Varispeed line lay which prevents fine mono and braid from bedding in under pressure. The 6000 & 10000 size will be the perfect sized for heavy duty spinning, fresh water trolling and salt water bottom fishing.

FEATURES • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Cap Bail • Varispeed

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

Kg

EXG5000CFC EXG6000FC EXG10000FC

  

,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB

  

  

  

Product coding denotes: CFC=Compact Body

FC FB

FA

With its distinctive blue colour scheme, designed to complement the Nexave rods, the Nexave is certainly a reel that will get noticed. Featuring a superb multi-disc front drag, the Nexave also has an aluminium spool combined with AR-C line management and Varispeed line lay. Contained within the XT7 body are three Stainless Steel ball bearings and a roller bearing which combine to produce a super smooth powerful performance.

The first thing you will notice about this reel is the classic beauty of the elegant black matt body and burnished metal inserts. It looks expensive – but nothing could be further from the truth. The high performance aluminium spool has immense strength. The rotor, with the special shape, turns with unbelievable smoothness and the one ball bearing and one roller bearing work together in perfect harmony with the gears to give a performance you will struggle to find at this price from any other manufacturer.

FEATURES

FEATURES • Single P3 Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Body

• Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• Single P3 Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Body

• Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

Kg

NEX6000FC NEX10000FC

 

,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m

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 x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB

 

 

 

Kg

ALV6000FA ALV10000FA

 

,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB

 

 

 


FRONT DRAG REELS

FL The super small Symetre 500 FL is designed to balance perfectly small lightweight rods. Featuring 4 Shielded Stainless bearings, plus a roller bearing for ultra smooth performance, it also features an AR-C aluminium spool for smooth casting performance.

FEATURES • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

• Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Stamping Bail • Super Stopper II

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • M-Compact XGT-7 Frame • Zinc Diecast Gear

Kg

SY500FL



,:

,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB



THE BENEFITS OF SMALL REELS Most of Shimano’s front drag reels are available in a small 1000 size, making them perfect for matching with lightweight rods and ultra thin lines, but for anglers wanting the ultimate in small reels the Symtre 500FL really does take some beating. Weighing just 173g, this ‘mini’ model is great for small river spinning and other ultra light techniques where finesse is required. Match one with a 1.8m or 2.1m lightweight rod and you will be amazed how balanced your set up is and also how well you can fish. Imparting small fishenticing action into small lures is often the difference between success and failure and with the Symtre 500FL success really is in your hands.

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FIGHTIN’ DRAG

FIGHTIN’ DRAG The Fightin’ Drag allows you to quickly adjust the drag tension, with a minimal amount of clicks during the fight. This is especially important when the drag has not been set correctly and line is nearing the breaking point, or you need to put more pressure on the fish. One of the most reliable ways to set the drag of a reel with Fightin’ Drag is to set the Fightin’ Drag leaver to its maximum setting, and then adjust the rear drag to the breaking strength of the line. Then move the Fightin’ Drag leaver back to its central position. Now you can be sure that even when the Fightin’ Drag is applied to the maximum setting the line will not break. Another advantage is that by moving the Fightin’ Drag leaver to its minimum setting it can produce a semi free spool to prevent breakages on the take.

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REAR DRAG REELS

GTM RC The pearl-white body cosmetic has become synonymous with Stradic, and the range is renowned for its combination of quality and performance. It’s no surprise then that the Stradic has found so many followers. Available in 1500, 2500, 3000 and 4000 size versions, all with balanced double handles, the Stradic GTM-RC incorporates XT-7 body and rotor, AR-C Spool, Diecast Gear, ‘S’ two piece bail plus a single anodised cold forged Aluminium spool and XT-7 spare spool. One of the most popular rear drag match reels, the Stradic GTM is trusted by thousands of anglers for both feeder and float fishing.

FEATURES • • • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • SR One-Piece Bail

Diecast Gear Rigid Support Drag Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Hypergear Super Stopper II

• • • •

Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II Fightin’ Drag

Kg

STR1500GTMRC STR2500GTMRC STR3000SGTMRC STR4000SGTMRC

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB  x S SS +  RB

   

   

. . . 

Product coding denotes: S=Shallow Spool Version

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FIGHTIN’ DRAG

GT RC Super GT reels have earned a strong following over the years offering outstanding quality combined with value for money. Available in 2500, 3000S and 4000 sizes, the 3000S features a shallow spool, and like the rest of the models, comes with an XT-7 spare as standard. The XT-7 body and rotor provides the perfect finish for the precision engineering contained within, which includes Diecast gear, Slow Speed Oscillation, Super Stopper II, AR-C Spool, Maintenance Port facility and 3 Stainless Steel ball bearings and a roller bearing. Double handles feature on all four models and the Fightin’ Drag makes them suitable for carp match fishing as the drag can be instantly adjusted when playing the fish close to the net.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Double Handle • Cap Bail

Zinc Diecast Gear Rigid Support Drag Maintenance Port Hypergear Super Stopper II

• • • •

Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II Fightin’ Drag

Kg

SUP2500GTRC SUP3000SGTRC SUP4000GTRC

  

,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB

  

  

. . 

Product coding denotes: SGTRC = Shallow Spool

... Super GT RC offers outstanding quality combined with value for money and is one of Shimano’s best selling Fightin’ Drag models.

RC FC

FEATURES

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • P3 Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear • Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance

Exage is the top P4 rear drag model and exudes quality with a visually stunning metallic platinum and gold finish. Featuring 4 shielded ball bearings and a roller bearing, Exage utilises a multi-disk rear drag system for smooth progressive performance, and Fightin’ Drag for precise adjustable control when playing fish. Featuring a Cold Forged Aluminium Spool with AR-C line management that’s suitable for both mono and braid, and Varispeed line lay which prevents fine mono and braid bedding in under pressure, the Exage RC is available in both single and double handle versions in a range of small and mid sizes from 1000 to 4000. For match anglers there is also a high speed (6.2:1) 3000 shallow spool, double handle model that is perfect for float and feeder fishing.

Kg

EXG1000RC EXG2500RC EXG3000SRC EXG4000RC DOUBLE HANDLE EXG1000RCDH EXG2500RCDH EXG3000MHSRC EXG3000SRCDH EXG4000RCDH

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB

   

   

 . . 

    

,: ,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB

    

    

 . . . .

Product coding denotes: SRC = Shallow Spool Version, MHS = Match

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REAR DRAG REELS

RC

RB

Nexave RC has a blue colour scheme designed to complement the full range of Nexave rods, and is the mid-range P4 reel which offers fantastic quality for an affordable price. Three shielded ball bearings and a roller bearing combine to produce a super smooth powerful performance and the multi-disc drag combined with Super Stopper II performs consistently and accurately when playing powerful fish. Featuring an Aluminium Spool with AR-C line management, plus Varispeed for excellent line lay with low diameter monos and braid delivering more precise casts even with light set-ups. The Nexave RC is one of the most recognisable reels in the rear drag range, and one that any angler can be proud to own.

The superb striking design of the Catana features two shielded ball bearings and a roller bearing, providing smoothness usually found on much more expensive reels. A strong lightweight aluminium spool comes as standard making the Catana ideal for both mono and braided lines. The Catana RB is beautifully balanced and suitable for light lines as well as more demanding situations. DynaBalance for exceptional smoothness and performance, and Super Stopper II for instant hook setting and assured fish-playing, make the Catana RB the outstanding rear drag reel in its price class.

FEATURES

FEATURES • Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• P3 Single Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

• Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• P3 Single Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

Kg

NEX1000RC NEX2500RC NEX3000SRC NEX4000RC

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB

   

   

 . . .

Kg

CAT1000RB CAT2500RB CAT3000SRB CAT4000RB

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

Product coding denotes: SRC = Shallow Spool

 x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB

   

 . . .

Product coding denotes: SRB = Shallow Spool

RB

RC RB The Alivio RC not only has recognisable silver and blue graphics, it also has the Shimano AR-C spool for longer casting performance and comes in a single or double handle version to suit angler preference. The 3000S is a shallow spool version and will suit match anglers who want the power and casting performance of the 3000 size without an excessive line capacity. The equivalent of 3-4 ball bearings ensures smooth performance.

The Hyperloop RB is the entry level of the P3 range. The reel features classical styling along with high-tech features such as Super Stopper and Varispeed line lay. By turning the handle you can immediately appreciate the quality of the gears and vibration is almost eliminated by Shimano’s Dyna-Balance system. The Hyperloop also incorporates a Power Roller that keeps line twist to a minimum. The Hyperloop offers Shimano performance and reliability at a truly exceptional price.

FEATURES

FEATURES • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear • Super Stopper

• Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • P3 Single Handle

• Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• P3 Handle • Cap Bail • Zinc Diecast Gear

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

   

Kg

ALV1000RC ALV2500RC ALV3000SRC ALV4000RC

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB

   

   

 . . .

Kg

HL1000RB HL2500RB HL4000RB

  

,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SSS  x SSS  x SSS

  

  

 . .

Product coding denotes: SRC = Shallow Spool

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BAITRUNNER BAITRUNNER XAERO THE EVOLUTION CONTINUES For over 25 years Shimano Baitrunner has dominated the free-spool reel market. Since their launch in the 1980s, Baitrunner reels have been continuously improved and developed. For 2015 the Baitrunner evolution take a giant leap forward with the launch of the new Baitrunner X-Aero models. These new reels combine the traditional simplicity of the rear Baitrunner free-spool leaver, with a much larger ‘Aero Concept’ spool. The result of this evolution is noticeably better casting performance, nearly matching that of some Big Pit type models and even better fish-playing drag performance. Baitrunner X-Aero reels are available in both large sized rear drag and smaller front drag versions.

...Baitrunner X-Aero spools are up to 30% larger in circumference. This improves casting distance and drag performance.

8000 STANDARD SPOOL

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+30%

8000 X-AERO SPOOL


SPECIMEN REELS

Baitrunner X-Aero 6000 model has a double handle

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XAERO RA The new Baitrunner X-Aero combines the benefits and convenience of a traditional Baitrunner reel with the casting performance rivalling that of a compact Big Pit reel. This outstanding casting performance is achieved by the use of an oversized Aero Concept spool which is noticeably larger in diameter than a normal sized spool. The Baitrunner X-Aero also uses Aero Wrap II (Shimano’s top line lay system) and 2-speed oscillation for almost perfect spool line management. Another advantage of the large diameter spool is that one turn of the handle retrieves nearly 1 metre of line making retrieving from distance faster. To satisfy modern anglers thinking, both the 8000 and 10000 sized reels now have a single handle which generates more winding power than the double handle which is still fitted to the smaller 6000 model. The hybrid body of the Baitrunner X-Aero has a black satin finish and the line clip on the XGT-7 rotor is line friendly to prevent line damage.

...Baitrunner X-Aero is a major leap forward in free-spool evolution.

FEATURES

• Super Stopper II • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

• Aero Wrap II • AR-C Spool • Maintenance Port

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Hybrid Frame • Double Handle

Kg

BTXAR6000RA BTXAR8000RA BTXAR10000RA

615 580 590

4,6:1 4,6:1 4,6:1

0,30mm-320m 0,35mm-290m 0,35mm-380m

8 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB

96 96 99

1 1 1

6 6 6

For more than 20 years the Shimano Baitrunner reel has been the most popular specimen reel available, trusted by millions of anglers throughout Europe. Now, with the addition of the Aero Concept spool, a single handle in the larger sizes and a satin black finish, it is set to continue to be the anglers favourite for many years.

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BAITRUNNER

XT RB The latest version of the popular Baitrunner XT range has received a cosmetic face lift and has been upgraded. Line management is now controlled by Aero Wrap II with 2-speed oscillation to deliver faultless line lay which in turn increases casting performance. Another improvement is the hybrid aluminium body which is stronger and lighter than the previous ‘RA’ version. Available in 6000, 8000, and 10000 sizes the Baitrunner XT-RB offers carp anglers a choice of sizes to suit personal preference at a very affordable price point.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • Hybrid Frame • Double Handle

Cap Bail Maintenance Port Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance

• Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

Kg

BTRXT6000RB BTRXT8000RB BTRXT10000RB

610 610 610

4,6:1 4,6:1 4,6:1

0,40mm-170m 0,35mm-290m 0,35mm-380m

4 x SSS+ 1 RB 4 x SSS+ 1 RB 4 x SSS+ 1 RB

85 87 88

1 1 1

6 6 6

With high class cosmetics and excellent line lay, the XT-RB is one of the best selling Baitrunner reels available

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SPECIMEN REELS

DL RA With its midnight blue body and gun metal grey Cold Forged Aluminium main spool, the Baitrunner DL comes with a spare XT7 graphite spool as standard. Both have prodigious line capacities – 430 yards of 12lb on the 10000 and 300 yards of 10lb on the 6000 – and are powered by a Diecast Drive Gear backed by 3 Shielded Stainless Steel bearings plus a roller bearing for assured performance. Other features include Super Stopper II, Dyna-Balance, Floating Shaft II and a Power Roller to minimise line twist. The 6000 size is a favourite of specialist anglers fishing for barbel, tench, chub and bream whilst the 10000 size suits carp anglers fishing both large and small waters. The Baitrunner DL offers an excellent quality to cost ratio for carp and specialist anglers looking for a mid-priced Baitrunner.

FEATURES • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

• Double Handle • Cap Bail • Super Stopper II

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

Kg

BTRDL6000RA BTRDL10000RA

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590 580

4,6:1 4,6:1

0,35mm-240m 0,35mm-350m

1 x SSS+ 1 RB 1 x SSS+ 1 RB

85 87

1 1

6 6

ST RB For anglers wanting reliable Shimano Baitrunner technology on a small budget, the new Baitrunner ST-RB is the natural choice. Understated graphics, in keeping with the latest trends in carp fishing, a traditional easy-to-use rear Baitrunner system, balanced double handle, aluminium AR-C spool and Varispeed line lay all combine to produce an affordable reel with lots of credibility. The 6000 size makes a great specimen and specialist fishing reel suitable for medium sized carp, barbel, tench and predator bait fishing for pike and zander, whilst the larger 10000 size is more suitable for larger fish from both large and small waters alike. Both reels have a powerful 4.6:1 gear ratio which delivers plenty of power when playing large fish.

FEATURES • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• Double Handle • Cap Bail • Super Stopper II

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

Kg

BTRST6000RB BTRST10000RB

550 540

4,6:1 4,6:1

0,30mm-270m 0,35mm-350m

1 x SSS+ 1 RB 1 x SSS+ 1 RB

85 87

1 1

6 6

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BAITRUNNER MINI BAITRUNNER REEL ...SMALL IN SIZE, BIG IN VERSATILITY Mini Baitrunner reels have become a firm favourite of feeder and specialist anglers over the last few years. The small 2500 and 4000 sizes match perfectly to almost all feeder rods and also lighter specimen and barbel rods. For many anglers fishing Commercial venues for small and medium sized carp, the Mini Baitrunner reels are the first choice reel because of the Baitrunner free-spool facility. When engaged it is almost impossible to get your line broken when a fish takes the bait. This is especially important when Method feeder or bolt rig fishing which often results in savage bites. For specialist anglers fishing for powerful species like barbel and tench the same applies. Bolt rigs can be safely used, even at close range, which can be a big problem when using a normal type reel. For predator anglers fishing with deadbaits, the Baitrunner free-spool lets the fish pick up the bait and run for a few metres without resistance. The result is more successful hooking and less dropped runs.

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Mini Baitrunner reels may be small in size but they are perfect performers for many types of fishing.

X AERO FA The new Baitrunner X Aero FA is one of the most advanced small reels available and combines the benefits and convenience of a traditional Mini Baitrunner reel, with additional casting performance delivered by the new Aero Concept spool design which is larger than previous spools. Available in both 2500 and 4000 sizes, the Baitrunner X Aero FA makes a superb feeder reel when fishing for small and medium carp, alternatively it can also be used for many specialist situations and even as a small predator reel where the freespool facility really comes into its own.

Spool Reducers x 2

The larger Aero Concept spool not only improves casting performance it also improves the drag function as the larger diameter spool requires less pressure to work effectively. The result is a low inertia start and increased fish-playing smoothness. This new top-of-the-range Mini Baitrunner features Shimano’s best Shielded A-RB bearings for increased smoothness and efficient power transfer from the double handle to the rotor making playing of powerful fish easier, even when using the smallest 2500 size.

SPOOL REDUCERS 0,20mm-140m 0,25mm-140m

2500 - Match line reducer x 2 4000 - Shallow line reducer x 2

FEATURES • Super Stopper II • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Double Handle • Maintenance Port

• Varispeed • Floating Shaft II

Following on from the huge success of the Mini Baitrunner Series over the last few years, the new Baitrunner X Aero FA sets new standards in compact freespool reel design.

Kg

BTXAR2500FA BTXAR4000FA

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380 435

4,8:1 4,8:1

0,20mm-240m 0,25mm-260m

4 x S A-RB + 1 RB 4 x S A-RB + 1 RB

78 86

0 0

6 8


SPECIMEN REELS

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STFB

Available in the same sizes as the DL, but with fewer ball bearings, the new Baitrunner ST-FB is the entry level small Baitrunner. Varispeed line lay, Super Stopper II plus XT-7 body and rotor are among the many advanced design features included in the ST’s construction. The 2500 size is perfect for feeder and bomb fishing on small waters when fishing for carp or other hard fighting fish, whilst the 4000 size offers more versatility and power making it suitable for all general, pleasure and specialist fishing.

DLFA Since their introduction, the small sized Baitrunner DL FA reels, available in 2500 and 4000 size have opened up a whole host of freespool fishing applications never catered for by Shimano in the past. As comfortable when deadbaiting for pike or zander as they are feeder fishing for barbel or tench, these small sized freespool masters are built using the finest components and world renowned Shimano quality standards. Taking 200yds and 240yds of 6lb and 8lb line respectively, features include XT-7 body and rotor, Aluminium spool and XT-7 spare, plus Floating Shaft II.

FEATURES • Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

• Double Handle • Cap Bail • Super Stopper II

Kg

BTRDL2500FA BTRDL4000FA

355 410

4,8:1 4,8:1

0,25mm-160m 0,35mm-130m

3 x SSS+ 1 RB 3 x SSS+ 1 RB

68 75

1 1

3 6

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller

• Single Handle • Cap Bail • Super Stopper II

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

“ BTRST2500FB BTRST4000FB

Over the last years the DL version has started to become popular with match anglers for feeder fishing where the use of the freespool Baitrunner facility is a big advantage as it lets you pick up the rod and get it in position before engaging the drag.

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

FEATURES

310 355

4,8:1 4,8:1

Kg

0,25mm-160m 0,35mm-130m

1 x SSS+ 1 RB 1 x SSS+ 1 RB

68 75

0 0

3 6

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WHEN BIGGER IS BETTER The ‘Longcast’ Baitrunner combines the casting performance of a Big Pit reel with the convenience of a rear leaver Baitrunner free-spool leaver. This makes it the perfect reel for long range carp fishing. Available in two versions, standard XT-7 body (Baitrunner XT-A LC) and the ultra lightweight CI4+ body (Baitrunner CI4+ XTR-A Longcast), both models are available in two sizes. The largest size is designed for long and ultra long range casting, whilst the slightly smaller medium sized version is perfect for medium and long range casting which makes it a great choice for medium as well as large waters. Both ‘Longcast Baitunner reels’ are fitted with an easy to adjust front drag spool.

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SPECIMEN REELS

...The Medium Baitrunner CI4+ Longcast provides a massive weight saving and delivers outstanding casting performance.

XTRA LONGCAST The ‘CI4+’ version of the Baitrunner offers mind blowing performance for carp anglers wanting the ultimate long distance carp reel, combined with stunning cosmetics. Built using the very latest CI4+ (Carbon Interfusion) composite, the weight reduction of this range is remarkable and almost defies logic. Claimed by some to be the best Baitrunner ever, the Baitrunner CI4+ features Shimano X-ship engineering technology and 6 Shielded AR-C bearings for maximum smoothness and efficiency. Aero Wrap II, plus 2-speed slow oscillation ensures superb line lay, which in turn improves distance casting by reducing line friction to a minimum. The large aluminium handle, powerful gear ratio and multi-disc front drag all combine to deliver prestigious winding power and brilliant fishplaying control both at distance and close to the net.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • CI4+ Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Stamping Bail

Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Hypergear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Super Stopper II

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

Kg

MBTRCI4XTRALC BBTRCI4XTRALC

505 640

5,3:1 4,6:1

0,30mm-390m 0,40mm-400m

6 x S A-RB + 1 RB 6 x S A-RB + 1 RB

105 110

1 1

20 20

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BAITRUNNER

XTA LC Powerful and full of the best Shimano technical innovation, the Big Baitrunner features a large AR-C spool with slow oscillation Aero Wrap II line lay. This combination ensures maximum distance casting performance. Internally all 5 ball bearings are shielded A-RB for increased durability and the gears have been redesigned to minimise friction and increase power transfer from the long aluminium handle to the rotor. This delivers more torque and winding power making fish playing easier and delivering more control. Available in two sizes, the Big size, with its awesome casting performance is perfect for the largest carp waters, whilst the smaller Medium version is the ideal choice for medium sized waters where casting distance isn’t the most important requirement.

FEATURES • Cold Forged Aluminium Gear • Hypergear • Maintenance Port • Waterproof Drag

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • XT7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Cone Bail

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

MBTRXTALC BBTRXTALC

615 790

5,3:1 4,6:1

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0,30mm-390m 0,40mm-400m

5 x S A-RB + 1 RB 5 x S A-RB + 1 RB

105 110

0 0

20 20


SPECIMEN REELS

D The Baitrunner D series incorporates enough power to take on the biggest of fish. Featuring an XT-7 body and rotor, one piece bail, cold forged Aluminium spool and gear, waterproof drag, shielded A-RB, maintenance port and single Biomechanical handle.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB Bearings • XT7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One Piece Bail

• • • • •

Zinc Diecast Gear Hypergear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Super Stopper II

• Dyna-Balance • Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

Kg

BTR4000D BTR6000D BTR8000D BTR12000D EU MODEL BTR6000DEU BTR8000DEU

385 570 615 850

4,8:1 4,8:1 4,8:1 4,4:1

0,35mm-130m 0,40mm-140m 0,40mm-230m 0,40mm-320m

3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB

71 89 91 93

0 0 0 0

7 9 9 12

550 600

4,8:1 4,8:1

0,40mm-140m 0,40mm-230m

3 x S A-RB + 1 RB 3 x S A-RB + 1 RB

89 91

0 0

9 9

OC A very affordable Baitrunner that’s still packed with unique Shimano performance features such as AR-C line management, cold forged aluminium spool, Baitrunner and a lightweight XT-7 body. This reel is a true workhorse which can be used for both freshwater and saltwater applications. Available in four sizes from a compact 4000 size to a powerful distance casting 12000 version to cover a wide range of preferences.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

• • • •

Cap Bail Zinc Diecast Gear Hypergear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

BTR4000OC BTR6000OC BTR8000OC BTR12000OC

380 545 590 825

4,8:1 4,8:1 4,8:1 4,4:1

0,35mm-130m 0,40mm-140m 0,40mm-230m 0,40mm-320m

3 x SSS + 1 RB 3 x SSS + 1 RB 3 x SSS + 1 RB 3 x SSS + 1 RB

71 89 91 93

0 0 0 0

7 9 9 12

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CARP

Shimano Big Pit reels, with advanced spool oscillation, offer the ultimate in casting performance.

STANDARD OSCILLATION UP TO 19 WRAPS

SLOW OSCILLATION 20 - 49 WRAPS

SUPER SLOW OSCILLATION 50 - 100 WRAPS

GOOD OSCILLATION IMPROVES DISTANCE The Aero Wrap II worm shaft oscillation system sets Shimano apart from many of its competitors. By slowing down the oscillation speed of the spool as it moves up and down, line is wrapped onto the spool in a much smoother, more organized way. The biggest benefit of this is that during a long cast, line comes off the spool much easier, which reduces friction. This reduction in friction combined with the AR-C spool, gives better performance in terms of distance and accuracy. Super Slow oscillation, with its staggering 100 rotor turns per oscillation, is unique in the fishing industry and shows the high skilled engineering and manufacturing capabilities of Shimano.

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SPECIMEN REELS

The Aero Technium MgS has everything a serious distance casting carp angler could want... ultra light, market leading line lay and a ‘cult’ matt black finish.

XTB MGS The Aero Technium 12000 XTB MGS is the ultimate distance casting reel for those who want the very best. It’s a reel designed without compromise and literally includes the best of everything Shimano has to offer in a sleek futuristic body that is finished almost totally in black with subtle chrome detailing. The magnesium and CI4+ body components produce remarkable lightness, which in turn increases rod speed when casting. The combination of the AR-C spool, Aero Wrap II and super slow oscillation (approximately 100 turns of line per full oscillation) produces the most perfect line lay and the inclusion of X-ship engineering ensures maximum cranking efficiency when playing fish. A prestigious 8 Shielded A-RB bearings, plus a roller bearing, makes this model the smoothest Shimano ‘Big Pit’ you can own and a few turns of the slim profile handle reveals it’s true pedigree. The inclusion of a line guard guarantees trouble free performance and prevents any chance of the line getting under the spool.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB Bearings • Magnesium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail • Super Slow Oscillation

• • • • • •

Cold Forged Aluminium Gear CI4+ Rotor Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Hypergear

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

ARTC12000XTBMGS



,.

,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB





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CARP COMPACT BIG PIT REELS The smaller 5500 compact sized Ultegra Big Pit models offer a great compromise between all out casting performance and usability. Noticeably lighter in weight and smaller in size, the compact size suits slightly lighter rod actions, whilst still delivering outstanding casting performance. They also have a faster gear ratio which retrieves over 1 metre of line per handle turn. The compact version is a great reel for all water sizes and isn’t out of place on small man-made lakes or large open European waters. As with all Shimano Big Pits a Baitrunner II spool enables you to fish in free-spool mode for the ultimate in fish-playing control.

XTB The use of CI4+ delivers a substantial weight saving on the compact Ultegra body making rod speed easier to generate when distance casting. To further increase casting performance the Ultegra uses 2 Speed Slow Oscillation line lay and an AR-C spool fitted with a Shimano Baitrunner mechanism. Cold Forged gearing and X-Ship produce powerful winding performance and 5 Stainless A-RB bearings plus a Shimano Roller bearing deliver supreme smoothness. The 14000 is supplied with 3 line reducers per spool, while the more compact 5500 is supplied with 2 reducers to cover any situation.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • CI4+ Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Stamping Bail

Slow Oscillation Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • • •

Hypergear Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

ULTCI45500XTB ULTCI414000XTB

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 

,. ,.

,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

 

 

 


SPECIMEN REELS

Slow Speed oscillation and Aero Wrap II combine to make the Ultegra XT-C a great value long distance casting reel.

XTC The Ultegra XTC comes in two sizes, a compact 5500 and a massive 14000. Both models have a Baitrunner spool and benefit from the inclusion of X-ship engineering, plus 4 Shielded A-RB bearings and a roller bearing all housed in a compact body. The result is smoothness and efficiency never seen in this price range before. Line management is controlled with a combination of AR-C spool, Aero Wrap II plus 2-speed slow oscillation ensuring superb line lay. The 5500 is excellent for fishing the smaller waters or for long range specialist fishing. The huge 14000 is perfect for large waters where distance is a must.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB and Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Zinc Diecast Gear

• • • • • •

Stamping Bail 2- Speed Oscillation Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Hypergear

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

ULT5500XTC ULT14000XTC

 

,. ,.

,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB/  x SSS +  RB  x S A-RB/  x SSS +  RB

 

 

 

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CARP

XTA The Speedcast XT-A offers exceptional casting performance thanks to combination of a Cold Forged AR-C spool and Aerowrap II. The subtle black on grey styling and Baitrunner Spool II makes the Speedcast 8000 XTA perfect reel when targeting large carp and catfish across Europe. A gutsy 4.6:1 ratio, combined with 3 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a roller bearing deliver a high cranking power and smooth performance. The 8000 size is a perfect balance between a long distance Big Pit casting reel and a more traditional sized specimen reel.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XGT-7 Frame • Single Handle • Cap Bail

SPC8000XTA



• • • •

Zinc Diecast Gear 2-Speed Oscillation Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Hypergear

,.

,mm-m

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

“  x SSS +  RB



Kg



The Speedcast XT-A 8000 is a versatile specimen reel that offers high performance and features.

XTA The Aerlex XT-A 8000 is a great compromise for anglers wanting Big Pit distance casting performance, combined with the balance of a more traditional sized reel. Finished in understated metallic charcoal grey, with gunsmoke grey and silver components, this is a reel which will compliment any rod. The high specification includes Aero Wrap II, with 2 speed oscillation line lay and an AR-C spool, for maximum casting performance and a 4.6:1 retrieve for powerful controlled retrieves and fish-playing. A specially designed spod version is also available for anglers who want a separate spodding reel.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Handle

• • • •

Zinc Diecast Gear Cap Bail 2-Speed Oscillation Aero Wrap II

Maintenance Port Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller

Kg

ALX8000XTA Spod Model ALX7000XTASP

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

,.

,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB







,.

,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB






SPECIMEN REELS

XTA Despite its understated appearance, the Beastmaster XT-A offers all of the quality you would expect from a Shimano Big Pit reel at a truly affordable price. Featuring a Baitrunner II spool for simple free spool operation, the Beastmaster uses Varispeed to produce fantastic line lay, and an AR-C spool which improves casting performance. The lightweight XT-7 body houses quality Diecast gears, a Shielded Stainless Steel bearing plus a Roller Bearing and features Dyna-Balance to reduce reel vibration when retrieving at speed. Perfect for inexperienced carp anglers or those on a tight budget, the Beastmaster delivers totally reliable Shimano performance.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Handle

• • • •

Zinc Diecast Gear Cap Bail 2-Speed Oscillation Aero Wrap II

Maintenance Port Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller

Kg

BM7000XTA



,.

,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB





ACCURATE SPODDING The Aerlex 7000 Spod reel is designed especially for spodding. Featuring Aero Wrap II line lay and an ARC spool, the Aerlex Spod is a great casting reel that has the internal strength to cope with excessive spodding. For supreme accuracy it is also fitted with 3 line clips. These clips enable you to accurately control the distance cast to 3 different swims. The addition of a Shimano Power Roller also minimises line twist when making repeated casts. Suitable for both braid and mono line, the Aerlex Spod offers amazing value for money allowing you to have a special spod rod and reel combination made up at all times.

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SURF SHIMANO SURF CASTING REELS One of the most important aspects of surf and beach fishing is to be able to reach the fish and long casting is essential, which is why Shimano lead the way in surf casting reels. Our advanced line lay oscillation systems are admired throughout the world. All Shimano surf casting reels feature Aero Wrap II, with our more advanced models featuring Slow Oscillation, or the amazing Super Slow Oscillation. The combination of advanced line lay and AR-C spools ensures line leaves the spool with minimal friction, which in turn improves distance. Another advantage of our surf casting reels is that all Shimano reels are built in our own factories. This enables us to closely control the quality of the engineering, resulting in stronger, smoother, longer lasting reels.

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ST N E W

WINNER

X

D

XSB MGS

L

FI

E

E

E

B

SURFCASTING REELS

SP O O L R

E

Breathtaking to look at, and then you pick it up … words cannot begin to describe the impact that a magnesium body and rotor make to this legendary reel, weighing in at a staggering 440g. The Super Slow Oscillation and Aero Wrap II work together to ensure excellent line lay which results in awesome casting performance. The gear ratio of 4.3:1 retrieves 102cm of line per crank of the biomechanical, ambidextrous, machined handle making short work of winding in from the horizon. The One Piece Bail totally eliminates line wrapping around the Power Roller and cold forged gearing ensures this reel will never let you down. The multi-disc Instant Drag facility enables a freespool to power setting in just half a turn of the front lever. With 9 shielded A-RB bearings and 1 roller bearing providing a staggering 12 ball bearing type performance this reel is one of the most advanced distance casting models in the world.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB Bearings • Magnesium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail

• • • • •

Super Slow Oscillation Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • • •

Hypergear Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

ARTC10000XSBMGS



,.

,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB





XSC The Aero Technium XS-C features Shimano X-Ship gearing for unrivalled smoothness and efficiency, Super Slow Oscillation for outstanding line lay and a Cold Forged black aluminium AR-C spool. The combination of these features, plus the outstanding metallic visual appearance, make this model perfect for anglers wanting a high performance casting reel for either surf or long range freshwater fishing. Fitted with an Instant Drag spool for quick adjustment, the ‘XS-C’ also features 7 Shielded Stainless A-RB bearings, a one piece SR bail arm, and a totally waterproof drag. Available in two sizes, the 6000 has a shallower spool more suited to carp fishing whilst the 10000 has a large capacity spool. The result is awesome performance for anglers who really know what they want.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail

• • • • •

Super Slow Oscillation Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • • •

Hypergear Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

ARTC10000XSC



,.

,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB





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SURF

XSC The Ultegra XS-C is a unique family of reels in four different sizes starting with two compact models (4500/5500) and two big pit/surf models (10000/14000). The ‘compact’ models cover a wide range of both freshwater and saltwater styles and are suitable for carp fishing, distance feeder fishing and lightweight surf casting for bass. The larger models are out and out distance reels suitable for surf casting or large carp waters where extreme distance is required. Offering outstanding value, the Ultegra XS-C is fitted with Shimano’s Instant Drag AR-C spool. Shimano X-ship gearing, combined with 2 S A-RB and 2 SSS bearings, plus a roller bearing, deliver remarkable power and efficiency that has never been seen on a reel of this price before.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB and Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Zinc Diecast Gear

• • • • • •

Stamping Bail Slow Oscillation Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Hypergear

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

ULT4500XSC ULT5500XSC ULT10000XSC ULT14000XSC

XSB The use of CI4+ delivers a substantial weight saving on the compact Ultegra body making rod speed easier to generate when distance casting. To further increase casting performance the Ultegra uses 2 Speed Slow Oscillation line lay and an AR-C spool fitted with Instant Drag for simple, ultra fast adjustment. Cold Forged gearing and X-Ship produce powerful winding performance and 5 Stainless A-RB bearings plus a Shimano Roller bearing deliver supreme smoothness. The 14000 is supplied with 3 line reducers per spool, while the more compact 5500 is supplied with 2 reducers to cover any situation.

FEATURES • Cold Forged Aluminium Gear • Aero Wrap II • Maintenance Port • Waterproof Drag • Hypergear

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • CI4+ Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • Stamping Bail • Slow Oscillation

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

ULTCI45500XSB ULTCI414000XSB

 

,. ,.

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,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

 

 

 

   

,. ,. ,. ,.

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB/  x SSS +  RB  x S A-RB/  x SSS +  RB  x S A-RB/  x SSS +  RB  x S A-RB/  x SSS +  RB

  > >

   

   


SURFCASTING REELS

XSA The Speedcast XS-A offers exceptional casting performance thanks to combination of a Cold Forged AR-C spool, Aerowrap II and slow speed oscillation. The subtle black on grey styling and Instant Drag spool makes the Speedcast 8000 XS-A the perfect reel for surf and large water fishing. A gutsy 4.6:1 ratio, combined with 3 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a roller bearing deliver a high cranking power and smooth performance. The 8000 size is the perfect compact long casting reel.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XGT-7 Frame • Single Handle • Cap Bail

• • • •

Zinc Diecast Gear 2-Speed Oscillation Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port Hypergear

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

SPC8000XSA



,.

,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB



XSA

XSA

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.

The Aerlex XS-A is a tough reel fitted with Instant Drag designed for heavy duty work. The metallic blue body and silver detail combine to produce a modern look and the superb Aero Wrap II line lay with 2 speed oscillation, combined with the AR-C spool produces the excellent casting performance required by surf anglers. A high torque 4.6:1 retrieve ratio gives the Aerlex the power to deal with heavy leads over rough ground.

FEATURES

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Handle

• • • •

Cap Bail Zinc Diecast Gear 2-Speed Oscillation Aero Wrap II

Maintenance Port Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller

• • • •

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Handle

• • • •

Cap Bail Zinc Diecast Gear 2-Speed Oscillation Aero Wrap II

Maintenance Port Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller

Kg

ALX7000XSA ALX8000XSA



 

,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB  x SSS +  RB

 

 

 

Kg

BM7000XSA



,:

,mm-m

 x SSS +  RB





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HEAVY DUTY

Double water resistant protection for extreme saltwater conditions MAX DRAG KG 28

25

8000PG 14000 XG

30000

SW-B

24

SW-B

22 21 19

10000

PG

18

SW

15 5000 XG 8000 8000

5000  6000 5000  6000

SW-B

18000 HG  10000 PG  20000 PG

23

20

8000

SW-B

8000 HG  8000 PG

SW-B SW

PG

14

SW

12 10 9 8 7 6 5

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SW

20000  25000 SW

20000

5000 SW-A

8000 PG  10000 HG

13 11

SW

10000

SW

8000  10000 SW-B

4000 XG 4000 SW-A

4000 XG 5000 XG

Saltwater fishing can be extremely severe with waves surging over the gunwale and raging oceans attacking the reel. The internal structure of spinning reels, which overcomes such rough conditions, is by contrast an ultra precision machine. Saltwater intrusion into the inside of a reel can cause serious performance problems. Therefore it is imperative to enhance water resistance without impairing the properties of spinning reels designed for saltwater fishing. These double water resistant structures - X-SHIELD for body protection and X-PROTECT for rotor protection satisfy such requirements by resisting saltwater ingress into the working parts of the reel and are available on the latest Shimano models - Stella SW, Saragosa SW and Spheros SW.


SALTWATER REELS THE ULTIMATE BIG GAME CHALLENGE Saltwater big game fishing is the ultimate challenge for any reel. The harsh SW environment can reduce the performance of a badly designed reel within hours and the pressure of hard fighting pelagic monsters can strip gears and burn out a drag in seconds. Shimano saltwater reels are designed to meet all of these challenges. Excellent Shimano engineering and design ensures damaging salt water is kept from the important moving parts and the ultra high quality gearing and drag design delivers the performance you would expect. The Shimano SW range also covers a wide range of budgets. For the serious saltwater game angler the Stella SW needs no introduction, its reputation is legendary. It is the first choice for those wanting the ultimate reel. At the other end of the scale is the new Spheros SW, which contains many of the exclusive Shimano features found on more expensive models. It is a great choice for the occasional saltwater game angler, or as a spare back-up reel for more serious angler. Whichever Shimano SW reel you choose, you can be sure that you have a totally reliable partner to help you catch the world’s fastest, most hard fishing fish in the world.

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HEAVY DUTY

Round handle on smaller sizes from 4000 to 8000

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SALTWATER REELS

The Stella SW focuses on absolute power to tackle the hardest fighting salt water fish in the world. Designed and built without compromise, Stella SW is the ultimate big game reel.

SW-B

The STELLA SW focuses on absolute power. To achieve it, toughness, cranking power, rigidity, water resistance and drag performances have all been upgraded. The core technologies are X-Ship, which enhances power transmission efficiency through the gear, plus Power Aluminium Body, X-Rigid Rotor, X-Rigid Bail and X-Rigid Handle to improve rigidity and eliminate loss of power caused by flexing. Synergy generated by all these technologies combine to prevent loss of power input from the handle and create enormous cranking power. In order to support this power, extreme toughness from X-Rigid Gear is introduced at the heart of the reel’s body. X-Tough Drag, with its dramatically enhanced heat resistance and toughness, anticipates the blazing speed of bluefin tuna and giant trevally. Drag performance has been made even smoother, further assuring its reliability. In addition to these epoch-making mechanisms, focus is also placed on water resistance, in order to maintain their initial performance and toughness. The dependable X-Shield system has been applied throughout, and X-Protect provided at the roller clutch assembly - a crucial area for water resistance.

Body & Rotor

FEATURES • • • • • •

• 14 Shielded A-RB Bearings + Roller Bearing • Diecast Aluminium frame (X-Shield) • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

One-Piece Bail X-Rigid Gear CF Aluminium Spool with E.I. Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port X-Shield Waterproof Drag

• • • • •

Rigid Support Drag Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

STL4000SWBXG STL5000SWBXG STL8000SWBHG STL8000SWBPG STL10000SWBPG STL14000SWBXG STL18000SWBHG STL20000SWBPG STL30000SWB

        

,: ,: ,: ,: ,: ,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

        

        

        

Product coding denotes: XG=Extra High Gear · HG=High Gear · PG=Power Gear

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SWA The SW technology which was previously exclusive to the flagship Stella adorns the Twin Power family. With sizes from 4000 through to a powerhouse 10000 size, these are seriously tough reels, appealing to saltwater anglers seeking all sizes of fish including big game blue water species. Freshwater spinning experts will also appreciate such top-end quality. Bristling with advanced features including AR-C spool, SR one-piece bail arm and Waterproof Rigid Support Drag. Gear ratios range from 4.9:1 on the 8000PG model, to a pacy yet perfectly measured 6.2:1 on the 5000. Powered by 10 x S A-RB bearings, these are true thoroughbreds.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Hybrid Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

• • • •

One-Piece Bail HD Gear Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port

Rigid Support Drag Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

TP4000SWA TP5000SWA TP8000SWPGA TP10000SWA

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

   

   

   

Product coding denotes: PG=Power Gear - Lower gear ratio for more winding power

SW-A RA For anglers wanting a value for money salt water reel, the new Biomaster SW-A is hard to beat. The combination of powerful and efficient X-Ship gearing plus six high quality Shimano A-RB ball bearings and a roller bearing deliver amazing power and reliability. Available in sizes ranging from 4000 to 10000, with different gear ratio options to suit specific uses, the new Biomaster SW-A offers trusted Shimano engineering excellence and reliability with affordability. The perfect salt water reel for anglers who don’t want to compromise on quality.

FEATURES • • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Hybrid Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle • One-Piece Bail

HD Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance

• Power Roller • Hypergear • Floating Shaft II

Kg

BIO4000SWAXG BIO5000SWAXG BIO8000SWAPG BIO10000SWAHG

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

   

   

   

Product coding denotes: XG = Extra Fast Gear · HG = Fast Gear · PG = Power Gear

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SALTWATER REELS

ARTHUR LANGSTRAAT

LIGHTWEIGHT SALTWATER SPINNING Lightweight saltwater spinning is a great challenge for the angler and one of the most fished for species is the Sea Bass. Aggressive feeders, Sea Bass can often be caught close to shore and the explosive action tests light tackle to the maximum. A small 4000 or 5000 Shimano SW reel, loaded with Power Pro braid, a mono leader and combined with a 2.7m or 3.0m Heavy or Extra Heavy Spinning rod is a versatile set up. For lures choose from the slim profile Rapala models that replicate bait fish. Floating, poping or shallow diving models in silver, blue or red head colours are all successful and will stimulate the fish to attack with huge aggression.

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SW The Saragosa SW comes in a wide range of sizes from 5000 up to a massive 25000 to suit the demands of all saltwater game anglers. The smaller sizes are perfect for casting, spinning and jigging whilst the 20000 and 25000 sizes, with their rigid support cross carbon drags are perfect for large bluewater game fish like tuna. Packed with the best Shimano features including X-ship and HD gear, the Saragosa SW also features X-shield waterproof body and drag to protect it from the harsh saltwater environment.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Hybrid Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

One-Piece Bail HD Gear Aero Wrap II Maintenance Port

• • • •

Rigid Support Drag Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II Kg

SRG5000SW SRG6000SW SRG8000SW SRG10000SW SRG20000SW SRG25000SW

     

.: .: .: .: .: .:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

     

     

     

PG The Aerlex PG is the perfect partner for many different styles of sea fishing. Perfect to use for bottom fishing and also surfcasting, the Aerlex PG has a powerful 3.8:1 gear ratio which creates huge amounts of torque for playing large fish in demanding situations. Finished in a striking metallic blue with silver detailing, the Aerlex is fitted with a Shielded Stainless Steel ball bearing and a Shimano Roller Bearing, an Instant Drag AR-C spool, Super Stopper II and Dyna Balance to reduce reel wobble when retrieving at speed.

FEATURES Aluminium Handle • Cap Bail • Cold Forged Aluminium Gear • Maintenance Port

• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Machined

• Power Roller • Hypergear

Kg

ALX8000PG

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

,:

,mm-m

 x S SS +  RB






SALTWATER REELS W NE

SW The new Spheros SW is Shimano’s entry level saltwater spinning reel and contains many features found on high end models like X-ship gearing for maximum winding power, hybrid X-Shield body, XGT-7 X-Protect rotor and Super Stopper II. Available in five sizes the versatile 5000, 6000 and 8000 sizes are perfect for casting, spinning and vertical jigging, whilst the larger 10000 and 20000 sizes have increased line capacities and drag ratings making them suitable for big game fish like tuna and GT’s. All sizes have AR-C cold forged aluminium spools for excellent casting performance and strength. The Spheros SW is the perfect first time salt water spinning reel or for use as a safety back-up for anglers with more expensive models.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Hybrid Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

One-Piece Bail Varispeed II Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance

• Power Roller • Floating Shaft II

Kg

SP5000SW SP6000SW SP8000SW SP10000SW SP20000SW

    

,: ,: ,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

    

    

    

PG With this reel, you get strength without compromise to smoothness, whilst retaining the finer details of angling, such as the ability to microadjust the drag setting while playing a fish. Both the 14000FB and the commanding 18000FB include advanced features like Waterproof micro click multi disc drag, Cold Forged drive gear, Super Stopper II, Slow Speed Oscillation plus four Shielded AR-B bearings. A black, gold and silver colour combination adds stunning good looks to an attractively priced package suitable for a wide range of sea fishing methods.

FEATURES • • • •

• Shielded A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Single Machined Aluminium Handle

Cone Bail Cold Forged Aluminium Gear Maintenance Port Waterproof Drag

• • • •

Super Stopper II Dyna-Balance Power Roller Floating Shaft II

Kg

SP8000PG



,:

,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB





Product coding denotes: PG = Power Gear

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REELS SHIMANO MULTIPLIERS Shimano multipliers are the most comprehensive and reliable range available. My boat is a sport fishing and professional set up and we practice trolling, spinning and jigging with Shimano high quality equipment. For this kind of fishing, we need strong tackle so our customers, almost always new anglers, trust it and are comfortable. When we take part in deep sea competitions, we need to move around easily when stand-up fishing, so we usually use TLD reels, which are lighter and more intuitive. The electronic Dendou Maru is the perfect reel for deep sea fishing. For slow trolling techniques with depths of between 250 and 400m, where the physical fight is not the most important thing, but where the fishing result is, it can always be guaranteed with Dendou Maru electronic reels.”

PATRICE GARZIGLIA PRO GUIDE SHIMANO FRANCE

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MULTIPLIER REELS

The big game reel that became a worldwide market leader has too many features to explain in a catalogue! It’s the solid construction, in combination with easy to use features, that is loved by the most demanding big game fishermen. A one-piece machined aluminium frame, Cold forged aluminium spool, A-RB ball bearings, 2-speed gears, Twin Disk Drag system (on 16 size), elastomere grip and much more. This reel will play and tame the biggest fish with poise. The Tiagra A reel will give you confidence in your tackle, allowing you to concentrate on catching.

TIAGRA HANDLE OPTIONS The handle on any large multiplier is an important feature. At Shimano we use two different styles depending on the model you choose. TI12 and TI16 models feature Shimanos Ergonomic Power Handle (shown on product shot below), whilst larger models are kitted out with elastomere Crank Handles (above). Both are soft to the touch and offer the maximum in both grip and comfort, whilst giving you the maximum torque when winding in that fish of a lifetime.

FEATURES • Single Steel Power Handle • Stainless Steel Gear • Two-Speed

• A-RB Bearings • Machined Aluminum Frame

• Waterproof Drag • Level Wind System • Clicker System

Kg

TI16 TI20A TI30A TI30WLRSA TI50WLRSA TI80WA TI130A

      

,:/,: ,:/,: ,:/:, ,:/,: ,:/,: ,:/,: ,:/,:

lb-m lb-m lb-m lb-m lb-m lb-m lb-m

 x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB

/ / / / / / /

      

Product coding denotes: LRS=Long Range Special · W=Wide Body

/ Based upon a narrow body principle which equals less weight, smaller dimensions and easier handling than equivalent lever drag multipliers, Talica is truly a high-speed dream machine. Equipped with a Diecast aluminium frame, Waterproof Drag, Shielded A-RB bearings, brass gears and an aluminium spool, choose from 8, 10, 12 or 16 or the new 20 and 25lb rated twin speed versions. Line capacities range from 200 yards of 20lb to 420 yards of 40lb. A full range of single speed models are also available.

FEATURES • Shielded A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminum Frame • Single Steel Power Handle

• Brass Gear • Two-Speed models

• Waterproof Drag • Level Wind System • Clicker System

Kg

TAC12 TAC16 2-SPEED MODEL TAC16II TAC25II

 

,: ,:

lb-m lb-m

 x S A-RB BB  x S A-RB BB

 

 

 

,:/,: ,:/,:

lb-m lb-m

 x S A-RB BB  x S A-RB BB

/ /

 

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REELS

/ A powerful range of lever drag multiplier reels available with either a single or dual speed retrieve. The Tyrnos 30 is the reel currently in vogue on the British shark-angling scene. When loaded with modern, ultra-low diameter braided lines such as PowerPro, the smallest models within the Tyrnos range are proving increasingly popular with specialist anglers. The reels are small and light enough to fish comfortably all day for key species such as cod, ling and pollack, yet retain the inherent strength and high levels of engineering to comfortably handle the most powerful species available in Europe, including the likes of wreck conger, giant skate and sharks offshore in deep water.

FEATURES • A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminum Frame • Stainless Steel Gear

• Single Aluminium Power Handle • Two-Speed models

• Waterproof Drag • Level Wind System • Clicker System Kg

TYR16 TYR20 TYR30 2-SPEED MODEL TYR20II TYR30II TYR50IILRS

  

,: ,: ,:

lb-m lb-m lb-m

 x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB

  

  

  

,:/,: ,:/,: ,:/,:

lb-m lb-m lb-m

 x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB

/ / /

  

Product coding denotes: LRS=Long Range Special

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MULTIPLIER REELS

/ There’s nothing we can say about our iconic TLD range of multipliers that hasn’t already been said! Wherever you fish in the world, you will find Shimano TLD reels being used by anglers in both fresh and saltwater. TLD’s are a tried and tested product which is widely regarded as being the industry standard in terms of affordable, high performance, lever drag multiplier reels. The design meets the demanding requirements of British sea anglers who typically load their reels with either monofilament or braided lines, fishing for a wide variety of species with natural baits or artificial lures at anchor or on the drift. TLD 2-Speed are also the perfect choice for the increasing number of anglers who travel abroad to fish for the likes of Billfish, Tuna and other large, powerful and fast running species.

FEATURES • A-RB Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Single Steel Power Handle (2-Speed Models)

• Single Aluminium Power Handle (1-Speed Models) • Two-Speed models

• Waterproof Drag • Level Wind System • Clicker System

1 SPEED Model Kg

TLD15 TLD20 TLD25 2-SPEED MODEL TLD20IIA TLD30IIA TLD50IIA TLD50IILRSA

  

,: ,: ,:

lb-m lb-m lb-m

 x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB

  

  

   

,:/,: ,:/,: ,:/,: .:/.:

lb-m lb-m lb-m lb/m

 x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB

/ / / /

   

Product coding denotes: LRS=Long Range Special

2 SPEED Model

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REELS

Quite possibly the most versatile, feature loaded and affordable multiplier reels currently available to the UK sea angler. Like the TLD, the Charter Special range of two reels has been thoroughly tried and tested over two decades by countless anglers, in fact it is unlikely that you will step aboard a British charter boat and not find an angler using a Charter Special! Key features that have made Charter Special such a success include a unique combination of a smooth lever drag, a level wind and a centrifugal breaking system all built into a rigid corrosion free graphite frame. The reel is suited to braid or mono lines.

FEATURES • Level Wind System • Clicker System

• Single Aluminium Power Handle • Waterproof Drag

• A-RB Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Stainless Steel Gear

Kg

TR1000LD TR2000LD

 

,: ,:

lb-m lb-m

 x A-RB BB  x A-RB BB

 

 

The TR is the perfect choice for the novice angler. However this feature packed and highly affordable reel is also ideal for more experienced anglers looking to carry a second or third reel for use as a spare, or with a selection of different breaking strains or types of line. The reel features a level wind and is ideal for general downtide fishing at anchor with bait, or fishing on the drift with either bait or artificial lures.

For many types of sea-angling a slower rate of retrieve is required. In these circumstances, the Tekota range is ideal with its 4.2:1 gear ratio, whilst the addition of a level wind will also appeal to anglers looking for excellent line lay. All models are also available with a line counter to help target fish feeding at specific depths.

FEATURES

FEATURES • A-RB Bearings • XT-7 Frame

• Stainless Steel Gear • Single Steel Power Handle



,:

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lb-m

 x A-RB

• Line Counter

• Level Wind System • Clicker System

Kg

Kg

TR200G

• Single Steel Power Handle • Level Wind System • Clicker System

• A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Stainless Steel Gear



TEK300LCM TEK500LCM TEK600LCM TEK700LCM TEK800LCM

    

,: ,: ,: ,: ,:

lb-m lb-m lb-m lb-m lb-m

 x A-RB +  RB  x A-RB +  RB  x A-RB +  RB  x A-RB +  RB  x A-RB +  RB

    

    

    


MULTIPLIER REELS

DENDOUMARU If you were a satisfied owner of our original DDM HP then you will understand how difficult it was to improve; however our engineers surpassed themselves designing the DDM PLAYS range. Available in three sizes. The smaller 1000 may be compact in size but still has the guts to cope with 25 kg of winding strength and a max speed of 185 m/min. The 4000 is more suited to larger species and features a massive 48kg of max winding strength and a speed of 160m/min. Both reels have two A-RB bearings on either side of spool, ensuring smooth and reliable operation for years to come.

1000 / 4000 models

FEATURES • Level Wind System • Clicker System • Line Counter

Gear (9000) • Stainless Steel Gear (1000/4000) Single Aluminium Power Handle

• Electric Powered • 3 Shielded A-RB Bearings (9000) • 2 A-RB Bearings (1000/4000) • Cold Forged Aluminium

Kg

DDM1000PLAYS DDM4000PLAYS DDM9000PLAYS

  

,: ,: ,:

.mm-m .mm-m .mm-m

 x A-RB +  RB  x A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB

  

  

  

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DENDOUMARU The new generation Beastmaster DDM electric reel has been developed to improve Power, Durability and Heat dispensation. The new brushless ”GigaMax” motor delivers higher torque and durability with high speed motor turn. The new type of high durability gears can withstand the biggest fish. The easy heat dispensation with “Heat Free System II” gives a far better performance to your drag. Many new features are built in including, jigging mode, depth location measured from the bottom or surface and an electric drag sound to make fishing even more exciting. This is truly the Beast amongst all Electric reels.

FEATURES • Single Aluminium Power Handle • Waterproof Drag

• A-RB Bearings • XT-7 Frame • Stainless Steel Gear

• Level Wind System • Clicker System

Kg

BM9000



,:

,mm-m

 x A-RB BB





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ROUND BAITCASTING JOIN THE BAITCASTING REVOLUTION Baitcasting is a wonderful, ultra direct way of fishing with lures and Shimano is one of the pioneers in this category offering outstanding reels for all anglers. Calcutta, Curado and Calais are legendary and famous around the world thanks to their reliability and smoothness. Nowadays, modern lures anglers are demanding specialised reels for different techniques and the Shimano range covers all eventualities from lightweight jigging through to heavyweight crank baits. Any Shimano Baitcasting reel will be your best friend for years and for many exceptional fishing sessions.

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BAITCASTING REELS

DC The Calcutta DC incorporates a self energising Digital Braking system which features 8 different pre-programmed braking patterns based on lure and casting types. With this technology, each of the braking patterns provides awesome control over the feeding of the line, by applying the ideal amount of braking force at critical intervals. As a result, it is possible to achieve long, accurate casts with consistent backlash control. The increased RPM’s provided by the Digital Control System allow for longer casts. At the same time, the pre-programmed braking patterns allow for easy, instant, external adjustment to cope with any situation.

FEATURES • Double Handle with Paddles • Brass Gear • Super Free System

• Digital Control • A-RB Bearings • Machined Aluminium Frame

• Dartanium Drag • Super Stopper • Level Wind System

Kg

CTE201DC



,:

,mm-m

 x A-RB +  RB





Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed

Calcutta reels are the first choice for many anglers fishing large lures or baits for predators.

D

Most likely one of the most liked and used round profile baitcasters ever sold in Europe got now upgraded incorporating the latest Shimano technology. Its one piece cold forged frame now houses an X-Ship engine which will let this reel operate even smoother than before with increased cranking power capabilities. • Simply the strongest and most reliable baitcasting reel with a reputation going back over 20 years • X-Ship for higher rigidity and enormous cranking power • Shimano’s highly acclaimed Variable Brake System giving the reel a consistent spool speed for optimised distance casting • Dartanium Drag providing a wider range of drag settings and Shimano’s smoothest drag performance ever giving anglers extra confidence needed while fighting aggressive fish

FEATURES Kg

CT201D



,:

,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  SSS



Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed

• 2 Shielded A-RB and 2 Stainless Steel Bearings • Cold Forged Aluminium Frame

• • • •

Double Handle with Paddles Brass Gear Super Free System Dartanium Drag

• Super Stopper • Level Wind System • Variable Brake System

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ROUND BAITCASTING

A The Cardiff is the essence of what a small multiplier should be. Strong, responsive and easy to use, It is built with a die-cast aluminium frame and a machined aluminium spool for strength. The reel’s responsiveness lies in Super Stopper anti-reverse as well as a high 5.8:1 gear ratio on 201 and 301 versions, which is perfectly suited to fishing lures requiring a high-speed retrieve and instant hook sets. Complete casting control is achieved thanks to Shimano’s Variable Brake System (VBS).

FEATURES • Double Handle with Paddles • Super Stopper • Level Wind System

• 4 A-RB Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Brass Gear

• Variable Brake System

Kg

CDF201A CDF301A CDF401A

  

,: ,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m ,mm-m

 x A-RB +  RB  x A-RB +  RB  x A-RB +  RB

  

  

  

Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed

A versatile multiplier with built in level wind, it is ideal for freshwater trolling and can also cast & retrieve an array of lure styles in the medium to heavy category. The Variable Brake System (VBS) keeps overruns to a bare minimum, and the Ergonomic thumb bar spool release allows instant casting to moving targets or quick release when trolling.

FEATURES • Double Handle with Paddles • Super Stopper • Level Wind System

• 3 Stainless Steel Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Brass Gear

• Variable Brake System

Kg

CVL301 CVL401

 

,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m

 x SS +  RB  x SS +  RB

 

 

 

Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed

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BAITCASTING REELS

The use of a lightweight CI4+ frame and cold forged aluminium spool makes the Chronarch CI4+ the perfect baitcasting reel for serious bass and predator fishermen. The use of X-ship with a brass pinion gear ensures making winding efficiency and strength in tough situations and the built in level wind delivers line smoothly across the spool. For smoothness and durability there are 7 shielded A-RB bearings and a roller bearing.

FEATURES • • • •

• 7 Shielded A-RB Bearings • CI4+ Frame • Brass Gear

Double Handle with Paddles Super Stopper Level Wind System Super Free System

• Dartanium Drag • Quick Fire • SVS Infinity Brake

Kg

CHCI4151 CHCI4151HG

 

,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

 

 

 

Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed · HG = High Gear

The Chronarch reels have long been the choice for anglers who have taken their bass fishing to the next level, and we give them the right fishing tool to help with their success at that level.” The Chronarch E reels feature a long-list of proven Shimano features including High Efficiency Gearing and Super Stopper. For smoothness and durability, each has a shielded A-RB ball bearing, five shielded SSS bearings, and a roller clutch.

The Curado has always been one of the most popular baitcasting reels in the Shimano line-up, since it’s first introduction in 1991. The “E” version is small and light and features a Magnumlite spool, HEG and a Dartainium drag with a performance equal to that of the mighty Calais.

FEATURES

FEATURES

• 1 Shielded A-RB and 5 Stainless Steel Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Brass Gear

• • • •

Double Handle with Paddles Super Stopper Level Wind System Super Free System

• Dartanium Drag • Variable Brake System

• • • •

• Shielded A-RB and Stainless Steel Bearings • Diecast Aluminium Frame • Brass Gear

Double Handle with Paddles Super Stopper Level Wind System Super Free System

• Dartanium Drag • Variable Brake System

Kg

CH51E CH201E7

 

,: ,:

,mm-m ,mm-m

x S A-RB +  x SSS x S A-RB +  x SSS

 

 

 

Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed

Kg

CU301E CU201IHG

 

,: ,:

,mm/m ,mm-m

 x S A-RB +  RB  x S A-RB +  RB

 

 

 .

Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed, E = Big Bait versions

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BAITCASTING

The Caius is made for anglers wanting to step up to the fishing benefits of a low-profile casting reel. Available in an ‘all-around’ 6.5:1 gear ratio, the Caius has a good speed to work just about any baits, be it jigs and worms in heavy cover, or working lots of water with crankbaits and spinnerbaits. The Caius reel has three Shimano SSS ball bearings and a roller clutch to eliminate any handle backplay. Also featured is a drilledout handle to reduce weight, a graphite frame and aluminium spool.

Delivering performance and durability, the Caenan reel does it all with style and a great price. The Caenan is packed with Aluminum Lo-Mass spool system, Super Stopper, EVA power Grips, Shielded Stainless Steel bearings, and approved for the use in salt water!

FEATURES

FEATURES • Brass Gear • Double Handle with Paddles • Super Stopper

• 3 Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

• Brass Gear • Double Handle with Paddles • Super Stopper

• 6 Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings • XT-7 Frame

• Level Wind System • Super Free System

• Level Wind System • Super Free System

Kg

Kg

CAIUS201



,:

,mm/m

 x SS +  RB



Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed

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

,:

,mm/m

 x SS +  RB



Product coding denotes: 1=Left-handed


FLY REELS

XT LARGE ARBOR Cold forging technology ensures a strong yet lightweight frame and spool. The frame is then machined and the result is a reel that is as impressive to behold as it is to use. As well as cold forging, Shimano is known for the quality of its drags. Both the 3/4 and 5/6 sizes incorporate a single disk micro-adjustable drag, whilst the 7/8 & 9/10 features a double disk system.

FEATURES • 1 Shielded Stainless Steel Bearing and a Roller Bearing

• Cold Forged/Machined Aluminium Frame

• Single Handle • Super Stopper

Kg

BLAXT34 BLAXT56 BLAXT78 BLAXT910

   

,: ,: ,: ,:

LB BACK - WF+m LB BACK - WF+m LB BACK - WF+m LB BACK - WF+m

 x SS +  RB  x SS +  RB  x SS +  RB  x SS +  RB

-

   

-

XT60

EVA FLY These lightweight, strong and quick loading rods offer outstanding performance and reliability. Manufactured from XT60 carbon plus Biofibre, the Biocraft EV features an elegant blank, outstanding carbon reel seat and cloth bag. The EV series offers a wide range of 3 piece rods, including specialist saltwater models.

FBEVA7643 FBEVA8053 FBEVA8653 FBEVA9053 FBEVA9063 FBEVA10073 SALTWATER MODELS FBEVA9083SW FBEVA90123SW

2.29m 2.44m 2.59m 2.74m 2.74m 3.05m

80cm 85cm 90cm 95cm 95cm 105cm

73g 80g 92g 103g 108g 131g

10 10 10 10 10 12

3 3 3 3 3 3

4 5 5 5 6 7

2.74m 2.74m

96cm 96cm

151g 186g

10 10

3 3

8 12

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ROD DESIGN

ROD TECHNOLOGY

Shimano produce rods for almost all fishing styles and methods, covering a wide range of budgets. With a topdown design approach Shimano are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation by using the latest materials, components and manufacturing techniques.

Shimano High Pressure Carbon is a process which creates stronger, more responsive blanks. Pressure is applied to the blank surface during curing (heating) which evenly distributes the resin through the carbon fibre matrix. The result is a much stronger, more consistent performance and improved responsive.

XT CARBON Shimano Low Resin Carbon uses less resin to hold the carbon fibres together. This results in lighter more responsive blanks. Low Resin Carbon is usually used on lightweight rods where balance and action are very important.

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XT Carbon is used throughout the Shimano rod range. The number following the XT (XT100), denotes the quality of carbon fibre used. The higher the number, the stronger the carbon. Where different types of carbon are combined to create the required action both numbers will be shown (XT60/40).


TECHNOLOGY

Adding Biofibre reinforces the carbon fibres in all directions. This gives outstanding strength, shock resistance, lightness and power.

GeoFibre is a naturally derived component that provides rigidity and high tensile strength when added to rods in the lower to mid-price rod band.

Fuji guides are used extensively throughout the rod range and have now been introduced onto more mid-priced models. The result is even better value and performance.

Fuji are one of the leading rod component companies in the world and have a close working relationship with Shimano. Fuji guides are used extensively on Shimano rods. Fuji reel seats are also used on many high quality Shimano rods.

Power Cork is tactile, ergonomic and lightweight yet it does not absorb moisture and is more resistant to bacteria. Created from natural cork, with an exclusive Shimano treatment, it does not degrade or age cosmetically. Power Cork is washable and used on many Shimano rods.

Shimano use PAC BAY components on salt water and freshwater rods. High quality aluminium reel seats are used on the best Shimano boat rods and lightweight Pac Bay Minima guides are becoming popular on telescopic rods.

Fossil Wood is used on some Shimano reel seats. Created by compressing organic raw materials into a carbon like state using over 1000 degrees of heat, the resultant material is much stronger than wood and each component is both unique and resistant to moisture.

For high quality salt water rods, Shimano often select ALPS guides and reel seats. ALPS roller guides have a reputation for excellence which perfectly matches the expectations of Shimano.

The unique SDR construction process eliminates any spine forming during manufacture, meaning the blank action remains uniform, regardless of which way the rod is bent.

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PREDATOR

SHIMANO SPINNING RODS Spinning and lure fishing is more popular than ever before because it suits our modern rhythm of live. You only need a rod, a reel and some lures to have fun on the water. New fishing techniques require specialised tackle and Shimano manufactures a whole range of rods to provide you with exactly what you want, at a price that suits your budget. Many of the rods come in a wide range of lengths and casting weights to suit your personal needs, and every rod series has its own characteristics, with individual actions ranging from extra fast to parabolic, there’s also species specific styles.

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Shimano offer high quality spinning rods in every price segment, so everybody will be perfectly suited no matter what type of lure fishing they do.


SPINNING RODS

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...Incorporating the latest design and the very best fittings, the new Lesath CX is quite simply outstanding.

CX

Incorporating the latest design and technology, the Lesath has been our flagship spinning rod for years. The new CX is no exception and we are proud to say that it is by far the most advanced rod we have ever built. Neither cost, or time has been spared in the development of this rod. It is 10% slimmer and up to 20% lighter than its predecessor. The new and lightest Titanium Torzite guides by Fuji, exclusively designed custom parts and the highest quality cork available are just some of the features that make the Lesath a leader in its class. The cosmetics of the rod compliment the design of the Stella FI.

400LRC

SLECX21M SLECX24M SLECX24MH SLECX27ML SLECX27M SLECX27MH SLECX27H SLECX27XH SLECX30M SLECX86XHINT

2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 2.59m

108cm 123cm 123cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 133cm

128g 143g 148g 151g 158g 167g 184g 199g 179g 204g

9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 10

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

7-28g 7-28g 14-42g 7-21g 7-28g 14-42g 21-56g 42-84g 7-28g 45-135g

Lesath Spinning CX - the finest Shimano spinning rod... ever!

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PREDATOR

DX The Antares is built on a HPC200 blank with the addition of Biofibre, resulting in a fast, progressive action. The addition of Steady Cast vastly improves casting performance and ensures that your bait can be placed accurately time and time again. Fuji Alconite K-type guides help to ensure smooth, tangle free casting. Rapid heat transfer of the Alconite guides will cope easily with all types of line, giving it a longer lifespan. The natural Power Cork handle ages much slower than standard handles, making sure that the Antares DX maintains its superb performance.

200

SANTDX21ML SANTDX21M SANTDX24ML SANTDX24M SANTDX24MH SANTDX24H SANTDX27M SANTDX27MH SANTDX27H SANTDX27XH SANTDX30MH SANTDX30H SANTDX30XH

2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m

108cm 108cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 139cm 139cm 139cm 139cm 154cm 154cm 154cm

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133g 146g 152g 160g 165g 180g 180g 185g 193g 211g 194g 223g 232g

9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

7-21g 10-30g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g


SPINNING RODS

BX The blank material is a combination of HPC100 (High Pressure Carbon) and Biofibre, making it lighter, stronger and giving it a more responsive action. Because the Speedmaster BX is stronger, to handle even larger fish, Fuji Alconite guides have been used, which are one of the strongest guides from Fuji and perfect for extreme fishing situations!

100

SSMBX18L SSMBX21ML SSMBX21M SSMBX21MH SSMBX24L SSMBX24ML SSMBX24M SSMBX24MH SSMBX24H SSMBX27M SSMBX27MH SSMBX27H SSMBX27XH SSMBX30M SSMBX30MH SSMBX30H SSMBX30XH SSMBX33XH

1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m 3.30m

93cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 153cm 153cm 153cm 153cm 168cm

DX

1.65m 1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m

85cm 93cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 123cm

84g 94g 114g 116g 141g 147g

6 7 9 9 9 9

2 2 2 2 2 2

7 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3-14g 7-21g 10-30g 14 -40g 3-14g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 50-100g

123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 154cm 154cm 154cm

145g 140g 157g 168g 185g 175g 190g 182g 202g 213g 194g 210g 219g

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 150g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g

123cm

191g

9

2

14-40g

XT60

The progressive action of the Beastmaster helps to ensure easy lure presentation and great control during the fight. A lot of heat can build up on the ceramics whilst battling large predators, and this can damage the line. With the Fuji Improved Hard guides, the level of heat is dramatically reduced, vastly helping to increase the longevity of your mainline and prevent any unnecessary breakages. The optional Balance Weight enables customised rod balancing to suit you preference.

SBMDX165UL SBMDX18L SBMDX21ML SBMDX21M SBMDX21HP SBMDX21XHP

96g 115g 123g 131g 129g 142g 146g 151g 169g 163g 171g 183g 187g 182g 185g 195g 202g 220g

1-11g 3-14g 7-21g 10-30g 120g 150g

SBMDX24ML SBMDX24M SBMDX24MH SBMDX24H SBMDX24XHP SBMDX27ML SBMDX27M SBMDX27MH SBMDX27H SBMDX27XH SBMDX30MH SBMDX30H SBMDX30XH CASTING MODEL CBMDX24MH

2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m

“ 2.40m

...Beastmaster DX Shimano’s most comprehensive spinning rod range.

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PREDATOR

This progressive action rod is exceptionally strong due to the inclusion of Geofibre within the blank. This helps to dramatically improve casting performance and balance. Fuji Improved Hard guides reduce friction and further more allow for better casting performance and longer lifespan of your line. A stylish ergonomic reel seat finishes off this fantastic looking rod.

XT60

SARNS21ML SARNS21M SARNS21MH SARNS21H SARNS21XH SARNS24ML SARNS24M SARNS24MH SARNS24H SARNS24XH SARNS27M SARNS27MH SARNS27H SARNS27XH SARNS30MH SARNS30H SARNS30XH

2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m

108cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 128cm 128cm 128cm 128cm 128cm 139cm 139cm 139cm 139cm 154cm 154cm 154cm

129g 140g 150g 156g 162g 163g 163g 172g 175g 192g 200g 234g 239g 267g 244g 254g 272g

6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g

The Exage Spinning is built on a strong and well balanced progressive action blank. This is achieved by incorporating the use of Geofibre within its blank. All rods in the range are fitted with Fuji Improved Hard guides for superior casting performance and exceptional line guidance. This range matches perfectly with the Exage front drag reels.

XT40

SEA18L SEA18MHJ SEA21ML SEA21M SEA21MH SEA21H SEA24ML SEA24M SEA24MH SEA24H SEA27M SEA27MH SEA27H SEA27XH SEA30M SEA30MH SEA30H SEA30XH

1.80m 1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m

93cm 93cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 154cm 154cm 154cm 154cm

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93g 117g 126g 140g 143g 145g 151g 171g 172g 178g 205g 215g 213g 249g 223g 231g 242g 266g

6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3-14g 14-40g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g

...Exage Spinning is one of Shimano’s most popular spinning rods.


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SPINNING RODS

DX

The original Catana Spinning range gets a total upgrade across all models with the introduction of Catana DX. Benefiting from Vibra Spot reel seats and easy access hook keepers, the two-piece range built on XT30/40+Geo Fibre blanks runs from a 165 Ultra Light model through to 300 length versions in M, MH,H and XH ratings.

XT30/40

SCATDX165UL SCATDX18L SCATDX18MHJ SCATDX21UL SCATDX21ML SCATDX21M SCATDX21MH SCATDX21H SCATDX24UL SCATDX24L SCATDX24ML SCATDX24M SCATDX24MH SCATDX24H SCATDX27ML SCATDX27M SCATDX27MH SCATDX27H SCATDX27XH SCATDX30M SCATDX30MH SCATDX30H SCATDX30XH

1.65m 1.80m 1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m

86cm 93cm 93cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 124cm 124cm 124cm 124cm 124cm 124cm 139cm 139cm 139cm 139cm 139cm 154cm 154cm 154cm 154cm

89g 88g 101g 104g 124g 134g 150g 157g 137g 142g 148g 165g 172g 183g 176g 184g 201g 206g 229g 217g 272g 255g 268g

6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1-11g 3-14g 14-40g 1-11g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 1-11g 3-14g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g

TELE SPIN The use of Geofibre in the Catana Tele Spin, 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.

XT30/40

SCATCXTE165UL SCATCXTE18L SCATCXTE21ML SCATCXTE21M SCATCXTE24ML SCATCXTE24M SCATCXTE24MH SCATCXTE27M SCATCXTE27MH SCATCXTE30M SCATCXTE30MH SCATCXTE33H

1.65m 1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.30m

45cm 56cm 60cm 60cm 62cm 62cm 62cm 70cm 70cm 73cm 73cm 80cm

89g 105g 119g 118g 149g 151g 184g 164g 180g 203g 204g 261g

10 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 11 11

5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

1-11g 3-14g 7-21g 10-30g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 10-30g 14-40g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g

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XT30

BX

The XT-30 blank with its fast progressive action is finished with shimano hard lite guides. The cork handle with the new JPS reel seat provides a very comfortable grip. The quality of the Vengeance rods created its reputation and a strong demand to further expand the range. The wide range of models between 180L and 330H now even include two powerful monster rods!

SVBX18L SVBX21ML SVBX21M SVBX21MH SVBX24ML SVBX24M SVBX24MH SVBX24H SVBX27ML SVBX27M SVBX27MH SVBX27H SVBX27XH SVBX30H SVBX33H SVBX33XH

1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.43m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.30m 3.30m

95cm 111cm 111cm 111cm 126cm 126cm 126cm 126cm 140cm 140cm 140cm 140cm 140cm 155cm 170cm 170cm

91g 111g 111g 121g 169g 172g 190g 189g 231g 251g 270g 260g 261g 293g 345g 387g

5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7

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SVAXTE210M SVAXTE240M SVAXTE270M SVAXTE300M SVAXTE330MH

2.10m 2.40m 2.70m 3.00m 3.30m

58cm 68cm 74cm 77cm 77cm

126g 161g 169g 225g 253g

6 6 6 6 6

6 6 6 6 6

10-30g 10-30g 10-30g 10-30g 14-40g

DX

The Alivio DX Spinning with its progressive XT-30 blank is faster and slimmer than ever. The rod is equipped with shimano hard lite guides which can be used with both mono and braided line. The rod is nicely finished with cork grips and strong cosmetics matching the Alivio reel. This wide range of rods can meet virtually all personal and local preferences.

XT30

SALDX18L SALDX21UL SALDX21ML SALDX21M SALDX21MH SALDX24UL SALDX24L SALDX24ML SALDX24M SALDX24MH SALDX24H SALDX27L SALDX27ML SALDX27M SALDX27MH SALDX27H SALDX27XH SALDX30M SALDX30MH SALDX30H SALDX33H

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3-14g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 20-50g 20-50g 50-100g

XT30

TELE SPIN Five Telespin rods also bear the Vengeance name, ranging from 210 medium to 330 heavy actions. Shimano reel seats and Hardlite guides adorn the XT30 blanks, all armed with easy access hook keepers. Ideal for anglers on the move with limited time available.

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.00m 3.30m

93cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 108cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 140cm 140cm 140cm 140cm 140cm 140cm 154cm 154cm 154cm 170cm

100g 112g 117g 121g 126g 167g 173g 184g 184g 199g 203g 210g 224g 239g 247g 271g 275g 299g 322g 330g 374g

5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3-15g 2-10g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 2-10g 3-15g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 3-15g 7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g 20-50g


SPINNING RODS

LIGHT/SUPER SENSITIVE AX The Diaflash has been designed to provide a fast tip action, with a sensitive tip to pick up on the most delicate bites when using light lures. The short transport length and protective hard case makes this rod the ultimate tool for the traveling angler. The natural Power Cork grip absorbs a minimal amount of moisture and therefore ages slowly.

200

SDFLAX210UL SDFLAX225UL SDFLAX225L SDFLAX240UL SDFLAX240L

2.10m 2.25m 2.25m 2.40m 2.40m

108cm 115cm 115cm 123cm 123cm

96g 99g 105g 104g 110g

9 9 9 9 9

2 2 2 2 2

1-7g 1-7g 2-10g 1-7g 2-10g

CX Built with the same material as our Catana spinning rods, with the progressive guide set-up, fishing becomes even more sensitive than before. Perfect for sensitive styles of fishing for small and medium sized fish, the action of this model puts the fun back into fishing!

XT30/40

SCATCX24MLS SCATCX24MS SCATCX27MLS

2.40m 2.40m 2.70m

124cm 124cm 139cm

150g 170g 175g

9 9 10

2 2 2

3-15g 5-20g 3-15g

CX This is the perfect rod to fish light lures and spinners. Using a similar setup in blank material, cosmetics and components as the normal spinning range, this range offers great quality at an affordable price. The extremely sensitive action can also be used for trout fishing with Trigger X and natural baits, where good bite indication is needed without alarming the fish.

XT30

SALCX21LS SALCX24MLS SALCX27MLS

2.10m 2.40m 2.70m

108cm 123cm 139cm

124g 148g 159g

8 9 10

2 2 2

1-10g 3-15g 3-15g

STREET FISHING Ultralight Spinning and Streetfishing is new and cool. This kind of predator fishing is the most popular, active fishing style in Europe at the moment. With minimal, lightweight gear such as the Shimano Diaflash AX or the Yasei Spinning Perch you can catch species like perch and zander with light jigs or dropshot methods. With the lightweight Shimano Rarenium CI4+ 1000 or the Symetre 500, spooled with PowerPro 0.08mm, complete with a 0.20mm Aspire fluorocarbon leader you’re ready to go Streetfishing!

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PREDATOR SOFTBAIT RODS FOR PIKE AND PERCH To fish softbaits correctly you need to create your own action on the lure. To do this you need a lightweight rod, with a fast or extra-fast tip action and the EVA handle spinning rods are the perfect choice. The Japanese style blanks let you create lots of lure action and the sensitive tips detect the slightest of bites, they also cast extremely well letting you cover much more water than a more traditional spinning rod. When using larger jig heads and softbaits, the stronger models with a minimum casting weight of 15g will give you more control of the lure and also the fish when you hook it. For perch, using smaller softbaits, the lighter models will guarantee more action and much more enjoyment.

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W NE New in Shimano’s range for this year, the Sustain is a lightweight rod with an extra fast tip action for precision casting and ultimate lure control. With its sharp black and silver appearance it is a perfect match with a Sustain reel. Completed with Fuji K-type guides.

200

SSUS19110 SSUS19515 SSUS19728 SSUS24315 SSUS24525 SSUS27728 SSUS271540 SSUS301540 CASTING MODEL CSUS21721

1.90m 1.90m 1.90m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m

158cm 158cm 158cm 123cm 123cm 138cm 138cm 153cm

100g 105g 110g 128g 134g 143g 161g 170g

8 8 8 10 10 10 10 11

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1-10g 5-15g 7-28g 3-15g 5-25g 7-28g 15-40g 15-40g

2.10m

182cm

106g

11

2

7-21g

AX RA The Biomaster Spinning range is a versatile range for both freshwater and saltwater applications. From ultra light rock fishing to heavy duty spinning for small tuna, you will always find the right action to target the species of your choice. The special designed soft bait rods give you the right tools to work your lure to attract the most wary sea bass.

Casting Handle Version

100

SBIO63SBM SBIO63SBMH SBIO71M SBIO71MH SBIO71PG SBIO81M SBIO81MH SBIO81HPG SBIO86XHSS SBIO91MH SBIO91H SBIO910MH SBIO910H CASTING MODEL CBIO66M

1.90m 1.90m 2.15m 2.15m 2.15m 2.46m 2.46m 2.46m 2.59m 2.77m 2.77m 3.00m 3.00m

160cm 160cm 183cm 183cm 174cm 127cm 127cm 127cm 133cm 143cm 142cm 153cm 153cm

126g 131g 134g 140g 199g 141g 160g 255g 219g 179g 191g 198g 209g

8 8 9 9 9 9 9 8 10 10 10 11 11

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

5-28g 15-60g 10-35g 15-50g 15-50g 5-28g 10-35g 100-300g 45-135g 15-50g 15-60g 15-50g 15-60g

1.98m

164cm

122g

10

2

10-35g

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For anglers familiar with high quality Shimano Stradic reels, you can now have a spinning rod to match. The blank of the Stradic Spinning is made from a special mix of HPC100 carbon+Biofibre which produces a lightweight, yet remarkably strong rod, with a unique super sensitive tip action perfect for adding life and movement to all lures. The Stradic is finished with a design reel seat, EVA split grips and Fuji Alconite guides.

SSTR61L SSTR71M SSTR71MH SSTR71PG SSTR81M SSTR81MH SSTR81HPG SSTR91MH SSTR91H SSTR910MH SSTR910H CASTING MODEL CSTR66ML CSTR66M

1.85m 2.15m 2.15m 2.15m 2.46m 2.46m 2.46m 2.77m 2.77m 3.00m 3.00m

96cm 111cm 111cm 112cm 127cm 127cm 127cm 143cm 143cm 154cm 154cm

107g 135g 147g 197g 159g 174g 235g 197g 204g 220g 225g

7 9 9 8 9 9 8 10 10 11 11

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3-15g 10-35g 15-50g 50-120g 10-35g 15-50g 100-300g 15-50g 15-60g 15-50g 15-60g

1.98m 1.98m

164cm 164cm

128g 132g

10 10

2 2

7-21g 10-35g

XT60

W NE We have taken the previous and already extremely popular model of the Aernos spinning and improved its action making it a faster action with a sensitive tip, instead of progressive. The rod now is more responsive and enjoyable to fish with. Split grip EVA handle and matching cosmetics with the Aernos reel make this new range a desirable combo for novice and enthusiast alike.

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SARNS19312 SARNS19520 SARNS222040 SARNS24315 SARNS24525 SARNS27728 SARNS271540 SARNS301540 CASTING MODEL CARNS19312 CARNS19721

1.90m 1.90m 2.20m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m

158cm 158cm 189cm 123cm 123cm 138cm 138cm 153cm

103g 105g 118g 113g 125g 148g 166g 182g

8 8 9 10 10 10 10 11

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3-12g 5-20g 20-40g 3-15g 5-25g 7-28g 15-40g 15-40g

1.90m 1.90m

158cm 158cm

110g 110g

10 10

2 2

3-12g 7-21g


EVA HANDLE SPINNING RODS

AX Whether you want to fish ultra light for small rockfish, cast big lures for pike or fish for small tuna in heavy sea conditions, the Nasci range has all you need. The component setup and the action of the blank enables you to cast further, fight harder and land big fish more easily.

XT60

SNASAX55UL SNASAX61L SNASAXR71 SNASAX71ML SNASAX71M SNASAX71MH SNASAX71PG SNASAX81M SNASAX81MH SNASAX81HPG SNASAX91MH SNASAX91H CASTING MODEL CNASAX66M

1.65m 1.85m 2.15m 2.15m 2.15m 2.15m 2.15m 2.46m 2.46m 2.46m 2.77m 2.77m

85cm 96cm 111cm 111cm 111cm 111cm 111cm 126cm 126cm 126cm 142cm 142cm

104g 108g 151g 132g 133g 151g 208g 162g 164g 253g 199g 211g

7 7 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

2-10g 3-15g 1-4g 7-21g 10-35g 15-50g 50-120g 10-35g 15-50g 100-300g 10-35g 15-60g

1.98m

163cm

131g

11

2

10-35g

AX A superb rod specially designed for the inexperienced angler, the Scimitar Spinning is made from a combination of XT40 carbon with added Geofibre for strength. Although this model has an entry level price point it still has a crisp action with a fashionable super sensitive tip for increased lure action. Fitted with Shimano Hardlite guides, the Scimitar Spinning is a versatile rod suitable for a wide range of spinning techniques.

XT40

SSCIAXR21UL SSCIAX18M SSCIAX21M SSCIAX21MH SSCIAX21H SSCIAX24MH SSCIAX24H SSCIAX27M SSCIAX27MH SSCIAX27H SSCIAX27XH SSCIAX30H SSCIAX30XH CASTING MODEL CSCIAX66MH

2.10m 1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m

107cm 92cm 107cm 107cm 107cm 123cm 123cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 138cm 153cm 153cm

109g 97g 123g 133g 143g 159g 163g 184g 205g 204g 222g 242g 240g

8 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1-4g 10-35g 10-35g 15-50g 15-60g 15-50g 15-60g 10-35g 15-50g 15-60g 30-100g 15-60g 30-100g

1.98m

101cm

144g

7

2

15-50g

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BX MONSTER

The XT60 carbon blank construction provides the perfect balance between strength and weight. We did not call this rod a Monster for nothing. Designed primarily for bottom fishing in both fresh and salt water, it can cope with just about all the abuse it is submitted to, from fish and angler alike.

XT60

SVBXM30H SVBXM30XH

3.00m 3.00m

155cm 155cm

309g 322g

6 6

2 2

28-75g 45-145g

BX This range is developed for the South Asian market to target barramundi and snakehead. These short rods are extremely strong and perfect for trolling for pike. The combination of a stiff powerful backbone and softer tip improves hook setting and during the fight the action of the blank absorbs the head shaking of the fish, eliminating hook pulls.

XT60

BSTBXEVS66H BSTBXEVS70H BSTBXEVS8090HH

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1.98m 2.14m 2.44-2.74m

103cm 111cm 140cm

166g 179g 259g

7 8 9

2 2 3

10-40g 10-40g 15-60g


SPINNING RODS

SPECIAL PREDATOR RODS W NE

BX SHAD

The Vengeance Shad is developed for soft bait fishing. The sensitive tip supports to feel lure action and the bites. With the powerful X-fast action you can react quickly to the bites and set the hook properly. With wide range of lengths and casting weights in soft bait rods there is no need to look further!

XT30

SVBX21SHMH SVBX21SHH SVBX24SHMH SVBX24SHH SVBX27SHMH SVBX27SHH SVBX27SHXH SVBX30SHH SVBX30SHXH SVBX33SHXH SVBX36SHXH

2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.30m 3.60m

110cm 110cm 125cm 125cm 130cm 140cm 140cm 155cm 155cm 170cm 186cm

141g 145g 167g 168g 194g 197g 235g 228g 282g 327g 376g

8 8 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

14-40g 20-50g 14-40g 20-50g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g 20-50g 50-100g 50-100g 50-100g

2 2

50-100g 50-100g

MORT MANIE The Beastmaster Morte Manie is specifically designed for deadbait fishing. Beastmaster rods have always been famous for being virtually unbreakable and these models preserve this heritage thanks to the added bonus of Biofibre technology mixed with the XT60 blank. The blanks also feature Shimano Dynamic Response (SDR) which produces a better fish-playing action and a cork handle with screw down hood reel seat.

XT60

BMMM2702 BMMM3002

2.70m 3.00m

139cm 155cm

192g 209g

7 7

AX MORT MANIE Available in 2.70m (8’ 8”) and 3.00m (9‘ 6”) lengths, the tough Forcemaster Mort Manie’s XT40 with added Geofibre blanks are furnished with Shimano Hardlite Guides, Vibraspot reel seat for better feel and an easy access keeper ring. The Forcemaster has a cork handle and a custom designed reel seat.

XT40

FMMMAX272

2.70m

139cm

235g

7

2

50-100g

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S.T.C. SPINNING

STC The Antares is built on a fast progressive action blank and the addition of Steady Cast makes sure that excellent casting performance and bait placement can be achieved. The short transport length is ideal for traveling anglers and the rigid hard case tube ensures total protection. The Fuji Alconite K-type guides give excellent line guidance and casting performance for both freshwater and saltwater conditions. The natural Power Cork grip hardly absorbs moisture and therefore ages much slower than standard cork.

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TSANT21M TSANT24M TSANT24MH TSANT27M TSANT27MH TSANT27H

2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m

57cm 54cm 54cm 59cm 59cm 59cm

CX STC The short transport length and protective tube makes transporting the Beastmaster CX STC easy and convienient. This model features an additional 30cm extension which enables you to change the length of your rod quickly. The special progressive action, which is also a feature of Shimano highend spinning rods, provides more control when casting and fish-playing.

TBMSP2520 TBMSHBT3024 TBMPGBT2520

2.50/2.00m 3.00/2.40m 2.50/2.00m

56cm 70cm 56cm

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13 14 12

5 5 5

7-21/14-40g 28-122/150-300g 40-120/150-300g

9 10 10 10 10 10

4 5 5 5 5 5

10-30g 10-30g 14-40g 10-30g 14-40g 20-50g

9 10 10 10 10 11

5 6 6 6 6 6

7-21g 10-30g 14-40g 14-40g 20-50g 50-100g

XT60

TBMSCX1821ML5 TBMSCX2124M6 TBMSCX2427MH6 TBMSCX2730MH6 TBMSCX2730H6 TBMSCX2730XH6

1.80/2.10m 2.10/2.41m 2.40/2.71m 2.70/3.00m 2.70/3.00m 2.70/3.00m

TWIN TIP With its light tip section fitted, the Beastmaster STC spinning rod measures 2.50m and is a pleasure to use with all small lures in the 7-21g class. With the fast taper tip fitted the 2.00m length has a ‘Medium heavy’ action designed for casting lures in the 14-40g class. Also, this shorter, stiffer tip configuration is excellent for working various Jerk and Twitch baits effectively. With plenty of power in the lower sections the Beastmaster Twin Tip Spinning is the ultimate tool for the traveling freshwater lure angler.

149g 173g 188g 194g 206g 227g

57cm 53cm 60cm 65cm 65cm 65cm

144g 181g 240g 273g 271g 293g

XT60

Tip Section (Slow Taper)

Additional Section (Slow Taper)

Middle Section

Tip Section (Fast Taper)

Middle Section

TWIN TIP CONCEPT The Beastmaster STC Twintip concept is a versatile, multisectioned range which combines easy transport lengths with a Twintip concept that effectively delivers two rods in one. All models have three common sections (Handle, Butt and Middle) and separate special taper tips. The single fast taper tip fits onto the middle section to produce a shorter more powerful rod, whilst the use of the slow taper tip (plus additional section) produces a longer and more responsive action.


SPINNING RODS

BX STC Worthy succesor of the hugely popular Exage AX travel rod series. XT60 blanks, Shimano Hardlite Guides, Easy Access Hook Keepers and Hardcase storage tubes are found on all these rods. They break down to either 4 or 5 short sections but guaranteed to provide same (or even better) fishing actions as found on many 2 piece spinning rods. Happy travels just got even happier!

XT60

TEXBXS24M5 TEXBXS24MH5 TEXBXS27M5 TEXBXS27MH5 TEXBXS27XH5 TEXBXS30H5 TEXBXS30XH5

2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m

54cm 54cm 59cm 59cm 59cm 65cm 65cm

181g 196g 210g 210g 228g 268g 277g

BX TELE/MINI TELE Amazing quality at an amazing price – that summarises our extensive Exage BX STC range of Telespin and Mini Telespin rods. XT60 blanks, Shimano Hardlite Aero Guides, Easy Access Hook Keepers, and Hardcase storage tubes are found on all these rods. For anglers wanting top quality spinning rods with a minimum of transportation length. Combine these rods with 500 or 1000 size Shimano reels and you have a perfectly balanced, go any-where outfit.

7 7 7 7 7 7 7

5 5 5 5 5 5 5

10-30g 14-40g 10-30g 14-40g 50-100g 20-50g 50-100g

XT60

TELE SPIN TEXBXTS24M TEXBXTS27M MINI TELE SPIN TEXBXMTS18ML TEXBXMTS21ML TEXBXMTS21M TEXBXMTS24M TEXBXMTS27ML TEXBXMTS27M

2.40m 2.70m

63cm 65cm

149g 154g

6 6

6 6

10-30g 10-30g

1.80m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m

30cm 36cm 36cm 38cm 38cm 38cm

95g 120g 124g 138g 154g 158g

8 8 8 8 8 8

10 10 10 11 11 11

7-21g 7-21g 10-30g 10-30g 7-21g 10-30g

AX TELE The Vengeance is our entry level STC spinning range. With a transport length between 52 and 64cm, you will always find a place to stow your rod, wherever in the world you are traveling. Each rod can be fished at two different lengths making it easier to adapt to the fishing conditions you encounter whilst away from home.

XT30

TELE SPIN TVS2427MH TVS2730MH MINI TELE SPIN TVMTS21ML TVMTS21M TVMTS24M TVMTS27M

2.40-2.70m 2.70-3.00m

58cm 64cm

203g 238g

9 9

6 6

14-40g 14-40g

2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.70m

40cm 40cm 43cm 45cm

99g 114g 135g 162g

8 8 8 8

10 10 10 11

5-20g 10-30g 10-30g 10-30g

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YASEI  BORN TO BE WILD ‘Yasei’ means wild in Japanese. As wild as the fish we are chasing. Wild as the fishermen, casting the whole day, trying every lure they can find in their boxes, tracking their target-fish from one water to another. We want those anglers to benefit from the Yasei Concept, providing them with specifically designed one-purpose-rods. A rod range for specialists and special disciplines. No matter if you are a finesse expert targeting perch and trout, or a pike angler willing to cast large lures in order to catch your fish, you will find the right rod within the Yasei range. Dropshot, worm, vertical, hardbait, casting, creek, river and salt water models for trout, perch, asp, zander, pike or sea bass are all available. Choose out of two ranges that vary in design (white or red), features and price.

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SPINNING RODS

SPINNING PIKE Yasei Pike is designed to meet the requirements of today’s modern pike anglers. The rod is made with a special mix of HPC100 (High Pressure Carbon) plus Biofibre and the use of the special Fuji K-Type Alconite guides makes this rod look stunning and eliminates line tangling in the guides. The range enables you to fish with all kinds of lures from smaller shallow runners to big deep running lures. The special progressive action transmits the action of the lure perfectly and has enough low down power to react firmly to a striking pike. This action also reacts perfectly to powerful runs and head-shaking of the biggest pike without hook pulls.

SYAMPI SYAHPI SYAXHPI SYA30MPI NEW SYA30HPI NEW

2.50m 2.50m 2.50m 3.00m 3.00m

128cm 128cm 128cm 154cm 154cm

146g 156g 165g 188g 194g

10 10 10 10 10

2 2 2 2 2

10-30g 20-60g 40-120g 10-30g 20-60g

100

SPINNING PIKE 300

...Yasei Pike rods are designed to meet the requirements of modern pike anglers using the very latest methods.

CASTING PIKE Yasei Pike is designed to meet the requirements of today’s pike anglers. The special blank, and the use of the Fuji K-Type Alconite guides, makes this rod look stunning and eliminates line tangling in the guides. The parabolic progressive action allows you to feel the swimming action of the lure perfectly and has enough body to react firmly to a striking pike. This action also reacts perfectly to powerful runs and head shaking of the biggest pike without hook pulls.

100

CYAMPI CYAHPI CYAXHPI

2.50m 2.50m 2.50m

128cm 128cm 128cm

160g 163g 172g

11 11 11

2 2 2

10-30g 20-60g 40-120g

167cm 167cm

120g 123g

8 8

2 2

30g 60g

SPINNING TWITCH The fast action of the Yasei Twitch allows twitch baits to be worked effectively and with ease. The smallest rod in the range can handle small lures up to 30g whilst the heavy version has been designed to work lures up to 60g for larger predators such as pike. Its 2.1m length helps to give the angler a lot more control over any hooked predators during fight. The white mark below the tip guide indicates lure action and bites

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SYATW21M SYATW21H

2.10m 2.10m

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ZANDER PLEASURE Deadbaiting for zander is a method that requires a very delicate approach. Zander are notorious for dropping a deadbait extremely quickly if they feel resistance. This soft, parabolic actioned rod minimizes the resistance and playing zander becomes a fantastic experience. This rod pairs up superbly with a 2500 size Baitrunner reel. The white mark below the tip guide indicates the bites.

100

SYAAXZDR27 SYAAXZDR30

2.70m 3.00m

139cm 154cm

147 153

9 10

2 2

30g 30g

99cm

101g

7

2

3-12g

139cm 139cm

189g 194g

10 10

2 2

7-28g 14-40g

8 9 10

3 3 3

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SPINNING PERCH The Yasei Perch is a lightweight, sensitive tipped rod designed for fishing ultra light lures effectively for large perch. Perch will put up a fantastic scrap for their size, but many heavier rods are overpowering. The Yasei Perch makes sure you get the best fight from this extremely efficient predator and experience their fighting qualities like never before. The white mark below the tip guide indicates lure action and bites.

100

SYAP19

1.90m

ASPIUS Fishing for Aspius is growing rapidly in popularity. This aggressive freshwater predator is a wary fish that can require the angler to be able to cast small lures great distances. The fast action, strong HPC100 blank allows you to cast with force to reach the hunting Asp, making this rod the ultimate tool for this hard fighting species. The white mark below the tip guide indicates lure action and bites.

W NE

SYAAXASP27MH SYAAXASP27H

2.70m 2.70m

COREGONUS

The Coregonus lives in deep cool waters and requires a special technique to be caught. This fish tends to stay in shoals feeding on insects, shrimp, small fish and bottom organisms with its delicate mouth. Typically a couple of nymphs are presented near the bottom and slowly jigged. The soft parabolic action of the Yasei Coregonus aids presentation and prevents hooks pulls when the fish is being played.

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100

SYACOR19 SYACOR21 SYACOR24

1.90m 2.10m 2.40m

98cm 109cm 124cm

78g 79g 87g


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TROUT LAKE COMPETITION

This lightweight rod series is perfect for fast fishing with small lures and spinners up to a size 3, for long periods of time. In competitions fish tend to get wary, start moving from the bank and become difficult to catch. Fishing with finer lines gives you the advantage of casting further and more accurately covering more water than your opponent. The sensitive tubular tip will detect the smallest of bites and absorb the pressure safely when using the fines lines.

100

SYATRLC8215 SYATRLC82310 SYATRLC82515 SYATRLC8615 SYATRLC86310 SYATRLC86515

2.49m 2.49m 2.49m 2.59m 2.59m 2.59m

127cm 127cm 127cm 132cm 132cm 132cm

111g 119g 124g 118g 125g 130g

9 9 9 9 9 9

2 2 2 2 2 2

1-5g 3-10g 5-15g 1-5g 3-10g 5-15g

1.98m

104cm

131g

7

2

2-14g

2.51m

130cm

160g

9

2

7-28g

2.00m

103cm

120g

8

2

10-28g

TROUT RIVER The Yasei Trout River is designed specifically for small river fishing and has a short length of 1.98m ( 6’ 6”) and a light progressive action suitable for small lures up to 14g. The responsive HPC100 plus Biofibre blank has a great fish playing action that absorbs sudden pressure when playing hard fighting trout and is fitted with top quality Fuji Alconite guides, Power Cork grips and also comes with Optional Balance Weights to adjust the balance of the rod to suit the reel size.

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SYATRR

TROUT LAKE The Yasei Trout Lake has a longer length of 2.59m (8’ 8”) and a medium light fast tip action for casting longer distances with lures up to 28g. This extra length, and increased casting performance, lets you cover more water and fish further out if the fish are keeping away from the bank. Constructed from a HPC100 plus Biofibre blank, the Trout Lake has great balance and is fitted with Fuji Alconite guides, Power Cork grips and also comes with Optional Balance Weights.

100

SYATRL

TROUT WORM The HPC100 carbon plus Biofibre blank of the Yasei Worm has a very stiff butt and a softer tip making them perfect for casting artificial worm lures accurately. Fitted with Fuji Alconite guides, Power Cork grips and with Optional Balance Weights, this is a specialist rod that experts in worm fishing will love.

100

SYAWR66MH2

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DROPSHOT The Yasei Dropshot rod is a softbait rod with a sensitive tip to ensure that any taking fish feel minimal resistance. A white sight tip helps to make sure that you don’t miss a single bite. The 1 piece 195cm rod is excellent for boat fishing and the longer 2 piece 240cm and 270cm rods are best suited to bank fishing where longer casts are necessary. The white mark below the tip guide indicates the bites.

100

SYAAXDS195 SYAAXDS24 SYAAXDS27

1.95m 2.40m 2.70m

195cm 123cm 139cm

102g 139g 172g

9 10 10

1 2 2

7-28g 7-28g 7-28g

2.05m 2.05m

167cm 167cm

129g 131g

8 8

2 2

22g 52g

129g

8

2

10-28g

9 9

1 1

30-70g 70-110g

TWITCH ‘N’ TOPWATER Another addition to the Yasei predator family, the Yasei Twitch ‘N’ Topwater is a special rod developed for twitching and topwater fishing techniques. The rod is supplied with two tips, one with an extra fast stiff action for the twitch, and one with a fast medium parabolic action for top water methods. The blank is made of the special mix of HPC100 carbon and Biofibre to make it light, strong and shock resistant. The rod is finished with Power Cork grips, Fuji Stainless Steel Alconite guides and a woven carbon reel seat for a stunning look!

100

SYATNTM SYATNTH

CRANKBAIT The blanks of the Yasei Crankbait are designed to follow the US bass market which leads the World in crankbait fishing. With a very stiff butt and a softer tip, these rods are perfect for casting worms and crankbaits. HPC100 plus Biofibre blanks, Fuji Alconite, Power Cork grips and Shimano’s Optional Balance Weight system make this rod a serious player in the crankbait market.

100

SYACB66MH2

2.00m

103cm

JERKBAIT The stiff action of these rods helps to bring your Jerkbaits to life! Fuji Alconite K-type guides avoid line tangling and minimize the chance of cracking off. Its HPC100 + Biofibre blank makes this lightweight, well-balanced rod a pleasure to fish all day long. Its Power Cork grip is durable and will not age, meaning that this rod will stay in great condition for much longer. The white mark below the tip guide indicates lure action and bites.

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CYAAXJBMH CYAAXJBH

2.00m 2.00m

200cm 200cm

143g 157g


SPINNING RODS

SPEED JIGGING The Yasei Speed Jigging has been designed to offer the angler the ultimate tool for this style of fishing. The combination of HPC100 carbon and Biofibre results in a lightweight, but strong rod that tournament anglers would be proud of. Its length ensures you will have no problems setting hooks even using higher speed retrieves and at greater distances from the boat. Fuji K-type Alconite guides eliminate the chances of fine braids associated with this style of fishing from tangling. Balance weights are also included so that this rod can be fine tuned to sit perfectly in your hand with whichever reel you choose. The white mark below the tip guide indicates lure action and bites.

100

SYAAXSJMH SYAAXSJH

2.06m 2.06m

206cm 206cm

125g 133g

9 9

1 1

7-28g 14-35g

185cm 185cm 185cm 185cm

122g 132g 114g 130g

8 8 12 12

1 1 1 1

7-28g 14-35g 7-28g 14-35g

138cm 138cm

209g 205g

7 7

2 2

30-60g 60-100g

2 2

3-12g 7-28g

VERTICAL JIGGING This lightweight rod is the perfect tool for vertical jigging. Using a combination of HPC100 and Biofibre, the weight of the rod is dramatically reduced without cutting down on the overall strength. The addition of micro Fuji Alconite K-type guides make sure that this rod remains extremely well balanced and also avoids unnecessary tangles that can often occur when using light braided reel lines. Balance weights are also included so that this rod can be fine tuned to sit perfectly in the hand with whichever reel you choose. The white mark below the tip guide indicates lure action and bites.

100

SYAAXVJMH SYAAXVJH CYAAXVJMH CYAAXVJH

1.85m 1.85m 1.85m 1.85m

SHAD JIGGING This powerful rod, with its long Power Cork handle, is made to cast weighted big softbaits for pike. This rod is built on a HPC100 plus Biofibre blank, allowing it to jig softbaits with ease thanks to the responsive action. The 30-60g version is best suited to regular sized softbaits and the 60-100g rod is designed to cope with much larger softbaits when the pike after feeding on larger prey. The white mark below the tip guide indicates lure action and bites.

W NE

100

SYAAXSDJH SYAAXSDJXH

2.70m 2.70m

FLOAT KAYAK

The short length and handle provide excellent movability when fishing from your kayak or float tube. The action is progressive with a softer butt to eliminate the risk of breaking your rod when fighting the fish close by. The metal ring on the butt cap enables you to secure the rod with a cord to your Kayak. The 2 models allow you to cast a wide range of lures to target freshwater predators, like perch, zander and pike.

100

SYAFT18312 SYAFT18728

1.80m 1.80m

156cm 156cm

103g 108g

7 7

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SEA BASS The Yasei Seabass has been built on a super fast tapered HPC100 blank and is a true casting machine! The fast action also allows it to impart plenty of action into softbait lures to bring them to life. The rod range varies from 2.1m boat rods to 3.6m heavy shore casting rods. Finished with K-type guides, these rods are the ultimate bass fishing tool. The white mark below the tip guide indicates lure action and bites.

100

SYASBA21MH SYASBA24M SYASBA27H SYASBA30HP SYASBA33HP SYASBA36HP

2.10m 2.40m 2.70m 3.00m 3.30m 3.60m

108cm 123cm 138cm 153cm 168cm 184cm

145g 182g 203g 240g 226g 299g

6 6 9 10 11 11

2 2 2 2 2 2

10-50g 7-35g 20-60g 30-80g 30-80g 30-80g

132g 141g

11 11

2 2

18-45g 45-95g

215g 280g

9 11

4 5

28-110g 28-110g

TENYA This is a jigging technique which originated in Japan and is getting more popular in the Mediterranean. Natural bait like a shrimp is hooked on a specially designed jig head, which produces a fluttering action. The combination of this action and natural smell triggers bottom fish to feed. The rod comes in 2 models to fish all of the different sizes Shimano Tenya jigs.

100

SYATEN512 SYATEN1225

2.25m 2.25m

115cm 115cm

S.T.C MONSTER The first Yasei rod made for the Shimano Travel Concept! The Yasei Monster is made to target bigger fish, from the bank or from the boat. The 240 is made for boat fishing, while the 315 has an extra heavy action for bank fishing. The blank is made of the special mix of HPC100 carbon and Biofibre for improved balance and strength. Finished with a Fuji DPS reel seat, Fuji Alconite guides and EVA grips, this rod is perfect for the travelling angler or those who want a rod in the car at all times.

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TSYAM24 TSYAM315

2.40m 3.15m

66cm 69cm


SPINNING RODS

W NE

CASTING PIKE/ SPINNING PIKE The Yasei Red Pike rod features a fast progressive action with a strong backbone which improves hook setting and overcomes headshaking and jumping hook pulls. With a 20 to 60 gram casting weight you can fish almost any traditional pike lure. Its short handle makes it easy to work the lures and you have more length in front to play the fish correctly.

XT60

SPINNING PIKE SYARAXHPI CASTING PIKE CYARAXHPI

W NE

2.50m

129cm

152g

9

2

20-60g

2.50m

129cm

169g

11

2

20-60g

SPIN PERCH

This light action 190cm rod allows you to fish a wide variety of small lures and spinners for perch. The fast action of the Yasei Red Perch casts well and improves hook penetration, and the sensitive tip enhances lure action and increases the pleasure of the fight.

XT60

SYARAXP19

1.90m

99cm

169g

7

2

3-12g

W NE

ASPIUS

Fishing for Aspius requires long distance casting to reach the often spooky fish. This fast action 270cm XT-60 carbon blank allows you to cast with force and also copes with the aggressive strikes of the Asp. The use of Fuji guides also improves casting performance.

XT60

SYARAXASP27MH

2.70m

139cm

191g

10

2

7-28g

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ZANDER LURE

Fishing for zander with lures is becoming increasingly popular and is very effective. Zander will strike at a lure to eat and also from aggression. The Yasei Red Zander Lure is suitable for hard baits, soft baits or deep running wobblers.

W NE

SYARAXZDRL27

XT60

2.70m

139cm

152g

9

ZANDER PL

2

10-30g

XT60

Dead bait fishing for zander is a finesse fishing method. This soft parabolic rod minimizes the resistance when the zander takes the bait and also improves the playing experience. SYARAXZDR27

W NE

9

SYARAXZDRJ185

2

10-30g

XT60

1.85m

152cm

111g

7

2

10-30g

XT60

SYARAXTR24

2.40m

124cm

145g

9

DROP SHOT

The Yasei Red Dropshot has a fast action with sensitive tip to register the smallest bites and allow the fish to take the bait with minimum resistance. The 250cm length casts well and stays sensitive and balanced in the hand. The Yasei Red Dropshot is excellent to fish from the bank.

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TROUT

The Yasei Red Trout rod has a 5 to 20 gram casting weight suitable for a wide range of trout lures. Alternate between wobblers, spinners and spoons without having to change your rod. The 240cm length, and fast progressive action, casts small lures well enabling you to reach trout if they are away from the bank.

W NE

139cm

ZANDER JIGGIN

Jigging for zander has traditionally been done from a boat, but it can also be done from the bank where there is deep water directly in front of you. With this short, extra fast action rod you can jig close to the bank making it perfect for deep canals and inner city fishing.

W NE

2.70m

2

5-20g

XT60

SYARAXDS25

2.50m

129cm

151g

10

2

7-28g


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PLAYER

The name says it all! These rods are made to play with lures and the fast action brings lures to life with ease. Jerk, twitch and make stops to trigger the fish to strike, it is easy with the new Yasei Red Player. Perfect for soft baits, twitch baits or Jerk baits with the Yasei Red Player ‘’it is all in the game!

XT60

SYARAXPY66M SYARAXPY66H CYARAXPY66M CYARAXPY66H

W NE

1.98m 1.98m 1.98m 1.98m

164cm 164cm 164cm 164cm

119g 126g 130g 137g

7 7 10 10

2 2 2 2

COREGONUS

The soft parabolic action of the Yasei Red Coregonus XT60 blank minimizes and absorbs the pressure on the fish during the fight, reducing hook pulls from its delicate small mouth. Supplied with two different quiver tips for excellent bite detection, the Yasei Red Coregonus offers a specialist rod at an attractive price.

SYARCOR19 SYARCOR21 SYARCOR24

30g 60g 30g 60g

XT60

1.90m 2.10m 2.40m

98cm 108cm 123cm

77g 82g 88g

8 9 10

3 3 3

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SEABASS The latest Yasei Red concept just wouldn’t be complete without two rods designed for the most sporting of inshore saltwater predators, the sea bass. Two lengths are available. The 2.40m, with a 7-35g casting action, is perfect for rubber lures and little poppers, whilst the longer 2.70m, with a 10-50g casting action, is more suited to larger lures and bigger hard baits like the Rapala Max Rap 15 or 17.

XT40

SYASB24M SYASB27MH

2.40m 2.70m

123cm 139cm

156g 212g

6 9

2 2

XT40

AORI Inshore spinning for cuttlefish and squid is gaining massive popularity in Europe and the Yasei Red Aori has been designed for anglers wanting to join the trend. Offering excellent value and performance, the range comprises seven rods with different lengths and casting actions to cover a wide range of lures.

7-35g 10-50g

SYARA210ML SYARA210M SYARA240ML SYARA240M SYARA240MH SYARA270M SYARA270MH

2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m

109cm 109cm 123cm 123cm 123cm 139cm 139cm

98g 104g 106g 113g 115g 123g 132g

8 8 8 8 8 8 8

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

7-13g 9-15g 7-13g 9-15g 11-21g 9-15g 11-21g

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GOING THE DISTANCE Fishing at long range is often required to reach feeding carp on large waters and whilst good casting technique is important, so is using the correct tackle. Most anglers know that a ‘Big Pit’ reel gives you more distance, but they often overlook the rod, which is actually the most important thing. Most 3.5lb plus rods will cast a long way, but for ultimate performance the Shimano Tribal Intensity rods take some beating. These rods have been fine tuned especially for distance casting and have special advanced tapers, combined with a powerful butt section, to create massive tip speed. The result is faster lead speed during the cast which improves distance, irrespective of you casting ability. Intensity models are available in 12’ (3.6m) and 13’ (3.9m) to suit your preference.

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50 CAL / 50 CAL INTENSITY When extreme range work is your requirement, the 50 Cal delivers. Constructed from High Pressure Carbon 300 blanks (HPC), no expense has been spared in the fitting and fixtures department. A super secure reel seat stops any movement, even on the most strenuous casts, plastic line clip, 3K strengthening carbon weave, anti-wrap tip ring, Tribal bug engraved stainless steel butt caps and the obligatory 50mm butt ring also feature on this outstanding model.

300

50 CAL T50CAL12325 50 CAL INTENSITY T50CAL12300 T50CAL12INT T50CAL13INT

50mm

“ 50mm 50mm 50mm

3.66m

187cm

347g

3.25lb

6

2

3.66m 3.66m 3.96m

187cm 187cm 203cm

326g 361g 454g

3.00lb 3.75lb 3.75lb

6 6 6

2 2 2

...Tribal Intensity models have been fine tuned for maximum casting performance making them perfect for larger waters

XS1 / XS1 INTENSITY

The XS1 is the result of extensive testing to produce one of the slimmest and most responsive rods available today. technology has enabled Shimano to produce a blank that will instantly recover after the cast, contributing to distance and accuracy whilst retaining a perfect playing curve.

200

XS1 TXS112275 TXS112300 TXS112325 XS1 INTENSITY TXS112INT TXS113INT

50mm 50mm 50mm

3.66m 3.66m 3.66m

187cm 187cm 187cm

353g 372g 422g

2.75lb 3.00lb 3.25lb

6 6 6

2 2 2

50mm 50mm

3.66m 3.96m

187cm 203cm

376g 421g

3.75lb 3.75lb

6 6

2 2

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ULTRA A Shimano’s Tribal Ultra range of carp rods are built with no expense spared - these really are the rods for the most serious of carp anglers! There are three models in the range, all of which cover various carp angling situations; from fishing the margins through to fishing at extreme range. The Ultra has been constructed from a high quality HPC400 blank and finished with gloss black cosmetics. Add to this an ultra light CI4+ reel seat and the latest Fuji SIC K type guides, and you can tell straight away that these rods have been built to be the ultimate carp fishing tools.

400

TULA12275 TULA12300 TULA13350

40mm 40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m 3.96m

187cm 187cm 202cm

-

2.75lb 3.00lb 3.50lb

DIAMOND Incorporating a diamond power weave and compact NPS reel seat, this five rod range has been specially developed for the continental carp angler. The resin line clip stops any damage caused to the line and the Anti Wrap tip guide limits any problems on the cast. Extremely responsive HPC200 blanks maximize casting distance.

-

2 2 2

200

TDI12275 TDI12300 TDI13350

40mm 40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m 3.96m

187cm 187cm 203cm

307g 325g 406g

2.75lb 3.00lb 3.50lb

6 6 6

2 2 2

SUPRESSA This rod range combines beauty and strength with cutting edge technology. The 3K strengthening weave is also incorporated in the reel seat keeping weight to a minimum and offering the lightest blank possible combined with almost unbelievable power. The individual rod actions are specifically designed for there quarry, whether it’s the responsive 2.75lb all round version or a 3.25lb distance caster. The addition of an Anti-wrap tip guide reduces the chance of “crack offs” on the cast.

100

TSUP12275 TSUP12300 TSUPRE12275 TSUPRE12300 TSUPRE12325

50mm 50mm 40mm 40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m 3.66m 3.66m 3.66m

186cm 186cm 186cm 186cm 186cm

327g 343g 305g 350g 382g

2.75lb 3.00lb 2.75lb 3.00lb 3.25lb

6 6 6 6 6

VELOCITY Available in 50mm or 40mm versions, and built on some of the slimmest blanks available at the price point, the Tribal Velocity is an outstanding rod. A 3K strengthening weave has been incorporated to maximise strength. Actions differ, depending on the test curve, the 12ft 2.75lb version being a more progressive fish playing rod and the 13ft 3.50lb designed to accurately cast leads extreme distances. A through action 10ft is specially designed for shorter distance casting.

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TVELO10275 TVELO10300 TVELO12275 TVELO12300 TVELO12325 TVELO13300 TVELO13350 TVEL10300 TVEL12275 TVEL12300 TVEL12325 TVEL13300 TVEL13350

30mm 30mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm

3.05m 3.05m 3.66m 3.66m 3.66m 3.96m 3.96m 3.05m 3.66m 3.66m 3.66m 3.96m 3.96m

156cm 156cm 186cm 186cm 186cm 203cm 203cm 156cm 186cm 186cm 186cm 203cm 203cm

272g 322g 312g 341g 386g 404g 431g 241g 324g 353g 400g 408g 443g

2.75lb 3.00lb 2.75lb 3.00lb 3.25lb 3.00lb 3.50lb 3.00lb 2.75lb 3.00lb 3.25lb 3.00lb 3.50lb

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SPECIMEN RODS

FLOATER Developed with a super fast casting action making this one of the best distance floater rods available, the Tribal Intensity Floater is slim, light, strong and supplied with an Aero Quiver Rod Sleeve.

100

The fast action and soft tip makes the Tribal Floater the perfect rod for punching controllers extreme distances. The power in the butt of this floater rod also simplifies mending line and setting the hook at range. The 3K weave cosmetics match the Tribal rod range

TFL12200

30mm

3.66m

186cm

287g

2.00lb

7

2

CARP STALKER These short 9’ rods (2.74m) rods are perfect for close range stalking in heavy bank side cover and feature lots of raw power to control big carp when fishing close to snags. The Biofibre added to the carbon blanks ensure these rods are up to the most extreme ‘hook and hold’ situations.

100

TCS9

30mm

2.74m

140cm

179g

3.00lb

5

2

STALKER The Tribal Stalker 9ft has been designed with reserves of hidden power. Close quarter battles can be very severe experiences and a rod that bottoms out usually results in lost fish. Having extra reserve power to use means you are always in control.

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30mm 30mm

2.74m 2.74m

140cm 73cm

293g 237g

3.00lb 3.00lb

XT60

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2 4

THE SHORT CUT TO SUCCESS The Velocity 10ft (3.05m) makes the perfect boat carp rod. They are a joy to fish with, easy to manoeuvre in the confined space of a boat and you can feel every movement of the fighting fish in your hand. In addition to these benefits, you have much more control when netting a fish and there is much less chance of losing it over the side of the boat.

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SPOD The Tribal Carp Spod is built on a tough HPC 100 carbon with added Biofibre blank and is remarkably light for such a powerful rod. The 12’ length provides versatile performance and the special taper action maximises casting performance whilst delivering reassuring power, even with the largest spods. The cosmetics match all of the rods in the Tribal family.

100

T12500S T126550DS

50mm 50mm

3.66m 3.81m

186cm 194cm

480g 498g

5.00lb 5.50lb

6 6

Tribal Spod rods can cope with the largest spods and deliver great casting performance.

SERIOUS SPODDING Spodding puts a huge amount of pressure on the rod, but the Tribal Spod rods are designed to take everything you throw at them. Built on HPC (High Pressure Carbon) blanks, with added Biofibre for strength, All Tribal Spod rods have 50mm butt guides for better performance. Tribal Spod rods are also remarkably light, which reduces fatigue when lots of feeding is required.

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SPECIMEN RODS

BX Clearly recognised for their strength, the Beastmaster range also features an SDR spineless construction which eliminates blank twist. Removing the torsion in a rod blank dramatically improves casting accuracy and delivers a faultless playing action - features that competitors can only offer at top end prices. The styling has taken a retro twist with a simple carbon and silver look.

XT60

BMBX12300P BMBX12300L BMBX13350L

3.66m 3.66m 3.96m

187cm 187cm 202cm

330g 321g 442g

3.00lb 3.00lb 3.50lb

6 6 6

2 2 2

CX Already one of the most talked about carp rods on the market, this ultra slim XT-40 blank delivers incredible casting power for its price point. Add to the equation the mellow playing action and you have the perfect tool for all round carp situations, at a very competitive price. There are 8 test curve option from 2lb -3lb including three 3 piece models.

XT40

CATCX12250P CATCX12275P CATCX12300P CATCX12275P3 CATCX12300P3

30mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m 3.66m 3.66m 3.66m

186cm 186cm 186cm 126cm 126cm

275g 307g 354g 307g 333g

2.50lb 2.75lb 3.00lb 2.75lb 3.00lb

7 6 6 6 6

2 2 2 3 3

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AX Understated graphics, a slim reel seat and quality lined guides positioned for maximum casting performance, the kind of features you would expect on a ‘top of the range’ specimen rod. That’s what the Vengeance AX Specimen offers at a remarkably affordable price. For value for money this rod really takes some beating. Great looks, great features and a great price.

XT30

VAX12275 VAX12300

40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m

187cm 187cm

340g 356g

2.75lb 3.00lb

6 6

2 2

6 6

2 2

CORK Cork handles are making a comeback on the specimen carp rod scene, and few if any will rival our Vengeance rods. Geofibrepowered blanks with Shimano reel seats and hardlite guides figure on all three models – 1¾lb, 2 ¾ and 3lb test curve.

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VSPC122752 VSPC123002

40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m

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359g 344g

2.75lb 3.00lb


SPECIMEN RODS

CX With five models to choose from, the entry level Hyperloop specimen range of rods is designed for inexperienced, or occasional carp anglers and offers excellent value for money. All models have the performance to cast well and handle big fish.

XT30

HPCX12275 HPCX12300 SPOD HPCX12550S HPCX13550S

40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m

186cm 186cm

350g 362g

2.75lb 3.00lb

6 6

2 2

40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.96m

186cm 202cm

427g 465g

5.50lb 5.50lb

6 6

2 2

XT30 A progressive but powerful rod enables maximum distance to be achieved. Using the 12ft models, more accuracy and control is available at short to mid ranges. Marker and Spod versions are also available to enable anglers to have a matching set-up.

AERC12275 AERC12300 MARKER AERC12300M SPOD AERC12550S

40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m

186cm 186cm

322g 344g

2.75lb 3.00lb

6 6

2 2

40mm

3.66m

186cm

365g

3.00lb

6

2

40mm

3.66m

186cm

420g

5.50lb

6

2

XT30

DX Alivio Specimen carp rods are designed for anglers on a small budget but feature many of the hallmarks of more expensive models including a protective line clip, a 40mm Shimano Hardlite butt guide and DPStype reel seat. Featuring great casting and playing actions, with cool looking understated cosmetics, the Alivio is perfect for two or three rod set ups without costing the earth. There are 10 models to choose from including four 3 piece options and Marker and Spod rod options.

ALDX12250 ALDX12275 ALDX12300 ALDX12350 ALDX13300 ALDX13350 ALDX113003 ALDX122753 ALDX123003 ALDX123503 MARKER ALDX12300M SPOD ALDX12550S

40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm

3.66m 3.66m 3.66m 3.66m 3.96m 3.96m 3.35m 3.66m 3.66m 3.66m

186cm 186cm 186cm 186cm 202cm 202cm 117cm 127cm 127cm 127cm

322g 319g 358g 400g 411g 437g 312g 356g 382g 448g

2.75lb 2.50lb 3.00lb 3.50lb 3.00lb 3.50lb 3.00lb 2.75lb 3.00lb 3.50lb

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3

40mm

3.66m

186cm

358g

3.00lb

6

2

40mm

3.66m

186cm

427g

5.50lb

6

2

3 piece models available

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CARP / ALLROUND

MORE ACTION, MORE FUN For fishing small waters or close to the bank, the Tribal Lite models really do put the fun back into carp fishing. Both models are multi-length and have great fish-playing actions. Ideal for keeping in the boot of your car for short sessions, both models are made with responsive, lightweight Low Resin Carbon (LRC).

MULTI TRAVEL A worthy successor to the incredibly popular Multi Travel STC, this model also boasts a 54cm pack down length due to its remarkable 5-piece construction. Like its predecessor, it’s also sure to find favour with those stalking the tightest of swims, as well as anglers looking for a rod they can stow safely in the boot for when the opportunity arises. The multi-section design can be used at two lengths 1.98m (6ft) and 2.28m (7.5ft), making it perfect for smaller waters and margin fishing. TALMSTC6676275

1.98/2.28m

54cm

186g

2.75lb

9

5

2.74/3.35m

170cm

238g

2.50lb

10

3

MULTI ALROUND This rod offers a whole host of features including a special drilled out lightweight graphite carbon reel seat and rear grip. The ultra light XT300LRC + Biofibre rod blank has a versatile 2.75lb test curve and is fitted with Shimano Ti-Lite guides. The addition of an extension enables this model to be used at two lengths 2.74m (9ft) and 3.35m (11ft), making it perfect for smaller waters and stalking close to the margins.

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SPECIMEN RODS

SHIMANO TRAVEL CONCEPT S.T.C.

BX S.T.C. In 2.75lb and 3lb test curves, both with a long range action. The six-section XT60 blanks enable these rods to be transported set-up in 2, 3 or even in 6 pieces.

XT60

TEXBX12275L TEXBX12300L

-

3.66m 3.66m

66cm 66cm

275g 295g

2.75lb 3.00lb

6 6

6 6

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CATFISH

AX CATFISH

XT60

This multi length powerhouse can outfish any catfish. Nevertheless it is surprisingly light and has an astonishingly sensitive tip. Built on a XT60 + Biofibre blank, this rod is the ideal tool for deadbaiting. BMAXSCAT

2.79/3.35m

143cm

309g

9

3

300g

3

200g

2

300-500g

4

200g

AX MULTI SILURUS Designed specifically for lure fishing for Catfish, the Silurus Spinning is a multi length model that can be used at either 2.70m or 3.00m, depending on your preference. Manufactured using XT60 and Biofibre, the Silurus Spinning will cast lures up to 7oz and has all of the power needed to control one of the hardest fighting freshwater fish in the world. Ultra strong guides, an almost unbreakable blank and a heavy duty screw reel seat ensure this rod is the match of any catfish.

XT60

BMAXSILS2730

2.70/3.00m

153cm

340g

8

SILURUS BUOY XT60

The rod is built on XT60 + Biofibre rod blanks. The Beastmaster Silurus B is designed for fishing from a boat and can cope with weights of up to 500g. Compatible with the Shimano Fightin’ Buddy for more comfort and greater manoeuvrability. BMSILB325

3.25m

167cm

502g

11

TELESCOPIC Those who prefer a telescopic rod for the pursuit of big Catfish and Sturgeon are catered for with our Beastmaster Telescopic. Extending to 4.20m, its XT60 + Biofibre blank strikes the perfect balance between strength and balance, thus reducing the fatigue factor during a day or night’s fishing.

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BMMSFTE4220

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4.20m

162cm

499g

5


SPECIMEN RODS THE ULTIMATE FRESHWATER CHALLENGE Catfish are the largest freshwater fish in Europe and offer the specimen angler the ultimate challenge. Tackle has to be powerful and strong to cope with these massive fish and in the past anglers had to use sea fishing rods to cope with huge size. Now, Shimano offers a full range of catfish rods, all designed and built to cope with the extreme pressure. Models are designed for bait fishing, lure fishing and boat fishing to suit all methods. Within the catfish range there are four Beastmaster models that use tough XT60 carbon with added Biofibre for amazing lightness and strength. All are fitted with ultra strong guides to cope with braid or mono lines. For occasional catfish anglers the Forcemaster AX Catfish offers great value and is available in three lengths to suit your preference.

AX CATFISH The Forcemaster AX catfish is an impressive rod. The handling is powerful but it helps the Angler during the fight. In the length of 2.70 its the perfect universal-rod for all situations of catfish-fishing. Also available in 3.00 and 3.30 m

FMAXCAT270H2 FMAXCAT300H2 FMAXCAT330H2

XT40

2.70m 3.00m 3.30m

139cm 154cm 170cm

535g 585g 637g

9 10 11

2 2 2

500g 500g 500g

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BARBEL THE BARBEL REVOLUTION More and more anglers are discovering the excitement of barbel fishing. The wrenching bite, the powerful fight and the sight of a magnificent fish in the net is great fun. In the UK many barbel rivers are quite small and light test curve rods will cope with almost anything you hook, but for larger rivers (especially in Europe), you need more power and strength. Barbel rivers often vary in pace from slow to very fast. Always use a quivertip that is stiff enough to cope with the flow, or fish with the standard top section with no quivertip. Barbel bites are nearly always fast and strong and spotting a bite is rarely a problem. For slower rivers the Classic (CL) barbel rods are fine, for larger more powerful rivers choose the Power (P) versions.

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SPECIMEN RODS

AX BARBEL The Alivio AX Barbel Classic is a specialist tool designed for the angler who prefers to fish smaller, more intermit venues for their oversized occupants. Supplied with 3 separate push in quivertips and a 1.5lb avon tip, the classic is not only a fantastic rod for taming large barbel, but it is also a fine tool for targeting other species such as chub and tench. Constructed from a XT30 blank with a stylish cork handle, the Barbel Classic provides exceptional quality at a competitive price.

XT30

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ALVAXBCL ALVAXBPW

3.65m 3.65m

186cm 186cm

298g 313g

1.50lb 1.75lb

30 30

3+3Tips 3+3Tips

The new Baitrunner ST-RB 6000 size is the perfect reel for Shimano barbel rods.

AX BARBEL

Supplied in two 12ft versions – Classic and Power – the Vengeance Barbel are sure to impress anglers of all levels of experience seeking this noble hard-fighting river species. Both are supplied with a traditional Avon-style top section plus a second carrier with three different strength quivertips. Constructed from XT30 carbon fitted with Shimano hardlite guides and reel seat, the classic has a 1.5lb test curve with the Power version rated at 1.75lb.

XT30

VBCL VBPW

-

3.66m 3.66m

187cm 187cm

292g 311g

1.50lb 1.75lb

30 30

3+3Tips 3+3Tips

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FLOAT

ROD TO MATCH YOUR SKILL The Shimano Match rod range is designed to match your skill and price requirement, no matter what level you fish at. The top-of-the-range Speedcast Match is built on ultra light blanks with soft forgiving tips that can cope with ultra fine lines and the smallest hooks. In the middle of the Shimano Match range is the new Aernos. Available in a traditional 3 section design, and also in a telescopic configuration, this new model looks and feels outstanding and will cover almost all float fishing methods for silver fish. For value for money the Alivio CX Match has proven reliability and is perfect for new, inexperienced or occasional float fishermen. Whichever Shimano model you choose, you can be sure that Shimano match rods will always match your skill and requirements.

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MATCH & FEEDER RODS

MATCH The Speedcast Match range is perfect for match anglers wanting high quality, responsive performance. Available in five models, the slim charcoal grey satin finish blanks are made from HPC200 carbon with added Biofibre and have sensitive forgiving tips blended with excellent fish-playing middle sections to cope with both small and medium sized match fish. Fitted with top quality Fuji guides, the Speedcast comes in standard, fast action and specimen actions.

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SPC39 SPC39F SPC42F SPC45F SPC45SPC

3.90m 3.90m 4.20m 4.50m 4.50m

135cm 135cm 144cm 154cm 154cm

183g 194g 228g 243g 252g

15 16 16 16 16

3 3 3 3 3

5-15g 5-20g 5-20g 5-20g 10-30g

...Speedcast is the perfect range for anglers wanting high quality performance.

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AX MATCH The Super Ultegra range continues to gain popularity among enthusiasts and pro-anglers alike. With its no nonsense design, this new series of rods looks classy yet modern. The blanks are light and very responsive, without compromising on power. They perform extremely well when fishing for roach and various species of silverfish. The 4.5 meter long specimen model packs a real punch making it perfect for specimen fish in rivers or long range float fishing for carp with big floats.

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SULTAX39F SULTAX42F SULTAX45SPC

3.90m 4.20m 4.50m

135cm 145cm 155cm

172g 179g 218g

15 16 16

3 3 3

20g 20g 30g

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FLOAT

MATCH The Beastmaster Match is a great combination of value for money and quality performance. The blanks are made from a blend of advanced HPC60 carbon with added Biofibre which produces a responsive feel combined with exceptional fish-playing control. All three models are fitted with lightweight Minima guides, custom designed hybrid reel seats and a full Cork handle.

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BM39 BM42F

3.96m 4.26m

135cm 145cm

236g 279g

16 17

3 3

MATCH

New in our match rods range for this season, the Aernos is an impressive introduction. It has all the features of a great match rod and its modern design, as well as matching cosmetics of our Aernos reels, is sure to be popular. The cork grip feels good in the hand, the slim blanks are light and crisp and cast superbly.

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XT60

ARNS39F ARNS42F ARNS45F

3.90m 4.20m 4.50m

135cm 145cm 155cm

231g 255g 278g

14 16 16

3 3 3

20g 20g 20g

TELE MATCH

This is the telescopic version of the Aernos match, for easy storage and transportation. It comes in 4 models to suit a wide range of fishing applications and has an excellent action combined with superb balance. Perfect for all float fishing methods.

XT60

ARNSTE39F ARNSTE42F ARNSTE45F ARNSTE45S

3.90m 4.20m 4.50m 4.50m

116cm 117cm 137cm 137cm

172g 208g 218g 225g

10 11 11 11

FLOAT Available in three lengths of 12’ (3.60m), 13’ (3.90m) and 14’ (4.20m) the Vengeance Float is an all-round range, powerful enough to cope with bigger coarse fish on rivers and stillwaters - and are extremely affordable. The XT30 + Geofibre blank has a cork/EVA handle with Shimano reel seat, and the matt black finish on the blank make these rods look more expensive than they actually are.

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5-15g 5-20g

7 8 8 8

20g 20g 20g 30g

XT30

VFL36 VFL39 VFL42

3.60m 3.90m 4.20m

124cm 134cm 144cm

239g 255g 282g

9 9 10

3 3 3

10-30g 10-30g 10-30g


MATCH & FEEDER RODS

CX FLOAT The Catana Float rods provide excellent value for money for anglers wanting a versatile float rod with Shimano pedigree. Built on a XT-40 carbon blank with added Geofibre the responsive fast actioned blanks cast very well and offer excellent tip speed on the stike. Shimano Hardlite guides and a full cork handle with a ergonomic custom Shimano reel seat provide the Catana CX Float with all of the features expected of a high quality float rod.

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CATCXFL36 CATCXFL39

3.60m 3.90m

124cm 134cm

226g 240g

9 8

3 3

10-20g 10-20g

AX MATCH The versatile Vengeance AX Match offers a combination of great value with stunning cosmetics. The carbon grey XT30 blanks of the 13’ (3.90m) and the 14’ (4.2m) have a fast action for good casting performance and sensitive tips for use with light lines. A full cork handle and quality Shimano Hardlite guides makes the Vengeance AX Match an outstanding rod in its price range.

XT30

VAX39F VAX42F

3.90m 4.20m

134cm 146cm

203g 234g

14 14

3 3

5-20g 5-20g

AX TELE MATCH The Vengeance AX Tele Match is built on XT30 blanks and comes in three options - 13’ (3.90m) Fast Action, 14’ (4.20m) Fast Action and 14’ (4.2m) Specimen Action for larger fish. All models have a full cork handle and quality Shimano Hardlite guides.

XT30

VAXTEM39F VAXTEM42F VAXTEM42S

3.90m 4.20m 4.20m

115cm 118cm 118cm

238g 242g 243g

10 11 11

CX MATCH The Alivio CX reinforces Shimano’s commitment to producing great rods in all price categories. The entry level Alivio is produced from XT30 carbon with added Geofibre (a material exclusive to Shimano). This combination offers good all round casting and fish-playing performance, excellent balance and makes the Alivio Match easy to use, even for inexperienced anglers.

7 8 8

5-20g 5-20g 10-30g

XT30

ALCX36 ALCX39 ALCX42

3.60m 3.90m 4.20m

124cm 134cm 144cm

185g 208g 221g

13 14 14

3 3 3

5-20g 5-20g 5-20g

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FEEDER PRECISION AND LONG CAST ROD ACTIONS Speedcast and Super Ultegra Feeder rods are available in two different actions to suit the range you are fishing to. For close to medium range feeder fishing up to 50 metres, the shorter Precision action models ensure your casts will land with pin-point accuracy. For longer range fishing the Longcast action will send your feeder into the distance with ease, thanks to the extra power in the lower half of the rod and the increased length. Longcast rods also have large quivertip guides to reduce friction and prevent shock-leader knots from catching on the cast. For even longer distance casting match the Longcast rods with either Aero reels (70m) or the compact size (5500) Ultegra ‘Big Pit’ reels (100m+).

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MATCH & FEEDER RODS

FEEDER The Fireblood Match offers outstanding performance combined with stunning black and red graphics. Built using advanced HPC250LRC carbon plus Biofibre, the Fireblood is slim, very light and extremely responsive making it perfect for top match anglers who want the best actions available. The Fireblood Match range is perfectly balanced and covers almost all match fishing requirements perfectly.

250LRC

FBLM FBLH FBLMH FBLXH

3.65m 3.96m 3.65/3.96m 3.96m

126cm 136cm 127cm 137cm

217g 253g 364g 298g

26 29 29 26

4 4 6 4

90g 110g 110g 150g

Speedcast Feeder comes with two different actions - Precision and Longcast to cover all of you requirements.

FEEDER

The Speedcast feeder range covers all feeder methods from short to extreme range. Built using HPC200+ Biofibre blanks and a new design profile, the Speedcast Feeder models are stiffer in the butt section than many other rods giving better casting performance, especially in the longer models. Top quality Fuji Alconite guides and Fuji DPS reel seats, combined with great fish-playing actions make this range standout from the crowd. Longer 14’ (4.20m) models have longer handles for more power leverage and large guide quivertips for better line flow. The two multi-length models offer great versatility.

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SPCPR60FDR SPCPR90FDR SPCLC120FDR SPCLC150FDR SPCLC180FDR SPCMPR90FDR

3.66m 3.96m 4.27m 4.27m 4.42m 3.66/3.96m

127cm 137cm 147cm 147cm 152cm 105cm

224g 262g 335g 343g 406g 319g

28 28 27 27 27 28

3 3 3 3 3 4

60g 90g 120g 150g 180g 90g

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FEEDER

...Super Ultegra AX Feeder rods cover a wide range of feeder fishing. The Precision models (PR) are perfect for up to 50m whilst the Longcast models (LC) can cast large feeders over 100m!

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AX FEEDER The distinctive Super Ultegra is recognized and loved by many. Anglers appreciate them for their performance as well as their reliability. Whether precision casting light feeders, aiming for the far bank or playing hard fighting fish the Super Ultegra AX Feeder is superb. There are five models in the range coving almost all feeder situations. Fitted with Fuji guides and supplied with three quiver tips, the Super Ultegra AX Feeders set the bar high for all competitors.

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SULTAXPR60FDR SULTAXPR90FDR SULTAXLC120FDR SULTAXLC120LFDR SULTAXLC150FDR

3.35m 3.66m 3.96m 4.26m 4.26m

1156m 126cm 137cm 146cm 146cm

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14 14 14 15 15

3 3 3 3 3

60g 90g 120g 120g 150g


MATCH & FEEDER RODS

CX FEEDER The Beastmaster Feeder offers versatile performance across all feeder disciplines including extreme long range and also large carp methods. The responsive blanks are constructed from HPC60 carbon plus Biofibre producing reliable performance and are fitted with Shimano Hardlite guides which are hardwearing and braid friendly. Multilength models have additional extension sections which can be added for extra casting performance without the need to break down the rod whilst fishing. All models are supplied with 3 supertips.

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BMCXLFDR BMCXMFDR BMCXHEFDR BMCXXHFDR BMCXXHLFDR BMCXMMFDR BMCXMHFDR BMCX911MLFDR BMCXCXHFDR

3.35m 3.66m 3.96m 3.96m 4.27m 3.66/3.96m 3.66/4.27m 2.74/3.35m 3.66m

116cm 126cm 136cm 139cm 149cm 126cm 147cm 121cm 127cm

166g 205g 261g 387g 408g 229g 330g 175g 285g

26 26 29 26 27 28 30 26 26

3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3

70g 100g 110g 150g 150g 100g 110g 70g 150g

FEEDER The Aernos Feeder is one of the most visually outstanding rods in the Shimano feeder range. Available in a wide range of lengths to cover almost all feeder fishing, all Aernos models have excellent fish-playing actions. The long range models have a new design taper and longer handles which produces massive casting power in the butt section for extra distance performance. The multi-length models feature a short extension for extra casting versatility. Also available are two telescopic models which are easy to transport made-up ready to fish.

XT60

ARNSPR60FDR ARNSPR90FDR ARNSLC120FDR ARNSLC120LFDR ARNSLC150FDR ARNSMPR90FDR ARNSMLC120FDR TELESCOPIC ARNSTEPR60FDR ARNSTEPR90FDR

3.35m 3.66m 3.96m 4.27m 4.27m 3.66/3.96m 3.96/4.27m

115cm 125cm 147cm 147cm 147cm 105cm 116cm

191g 238g 335g 343g 404g 306g 367g

26 28 26 27 26 29 27

3 3 3 3 3 4 4

60g 90g 120g 120g 150g 90g 120g

3.66m 3.96m

124cm 138cm

225g 260g

23 25

5 5

60g 90g

CX FEEDER The entry level Alivio CX Feeder offers value for money and refined performance. Available in Light (3.35m), Medium (3.66m), Heavy (3.96m) and Extra Heavy (4.20m) actions, there is an Alivio to cover almost all feeder situations. The XT30 plus Geofibre blank is fitted with Hardlite guides and is supplied with two interchangeable tips. Unlike many cheaper rods the Alivio feeder also has a quality cork handle.

XT30

ALCXLFDR ALCXMFDR ALCXHFDR ALCXXHFDR

3.35m 3.66m 3.96m 4.20m

115cm 125cm 135cm 147cm

221g 253g 317g 428g

22 22 22 22

3 3 3 3

70g 100g 110g 150g

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FEEDER WINKLEPICKERS  GET CONTROL OF YOUR FEEDER FISHING Holland is home of the Winkle Picker and was designed for bream fishing at close to medium range with small and medium groundbait feeders. The principle behind the Winkle Picker is very simple, the short length, combined with strength in the lower part of the rod, casts medium feeders with lots of control and accuracy. The ultra fine quivertips are designed for maximum bite detection. Winkle Pickers also make excellent rods for larger than average carp on Commercial waters, where the extra strength in the butt section gives great fish-playing control.

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WINKLE PICKER For top anglers wanting to fish small and medium feeders at close and medium range, up to 50 metres, the Super Ultegra Winkle Picker takes some beating. Built on a slim, sensitive HPC100 carbon plus Biofibre blank, the Super Ultegra has a stiff multi-length extension for added versatility. Supplied with 3 sensitive quiver tips for increased bite detection, the Super Ultegra is supplied with a hardcase sleeve for made-up transportation.

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SULTMWP2427

2.40/2.70m

113cm

154g

25

2+3Tips

40g

WINKLE PICKER

For those anglers who prefer light feeder/leger fishing on smaller waters and at close range, Shimano have developed the Aernos Winkle Picker. These rods are light and very easy to use, which also makes them the perfect and logical choice for anglers looking to get acquainted with the feeder style fishing. They come with 3 quiver tips to help detect even the most cautious bites.

XT60

ARNSWP24 ARNSWP27

2.40m 2.70m

101cm 115cm

132g 149g

12 13

2+3Tips 2+3Tips

40g 40g

WINKLE PICKER Designed for fishing the straight lead or small and medium sized feeders, the short length, combined with the fine quivertips, is perfect for spotting delicate bites. The Vengeance Winkle Picker is built on a XT30 + Geofibre blank which has a blended fishplaying action for use with light lines and small hooks.

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VWP27

2.70m

115cm

135g

17

2+Tips

40g


MATCH & FEEDER RODS

COMMERCIAL The Beastmaster Commercial range is made using XT carbon with Biofibre. This makes the rods even more responsive and considerably lighter than before, whist retaining the famous fishplaying action. There are two Pellet Waggler rods, three Feeder models which come with two separate built-in quivertip tops and a Heavy Action float model for larger floats and bigger carp. All Beastmaster Commercial rods come in two equal sections for made-up transportation.

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PELLET BMBX911CP BMBX116CP POWER PELLET BMBX120CPP FEEDER BMBX911CFDR BMBX116CFDR

2.74/3.35m 3.51m

172cm 179cm

152-160g 178g

13 14

3 3

20g 20g

3.66m

186cm

229g

14

2

20g+

2.74/3.35m 3.51m

172cm 178cm

159-180g 196g

16 15

4 3

70g 70g

WHY YOU NEED A ‘PLAYING ACTION’ Forcemaster Commercial rods are designed for catching small and medium sized carp on Commercial man-made lakes and have parabolic fish-playing actions that absorb the power of the fight to prevent unnecessary fish losses. This is very important when the fish are close to the net and make their final dash for freedom. Available for three different types of fishing, Float, Feeder and Distance Feeder, the balance of these rods is quite remarkable when compared to the low cost. All of the Feeder models can be used with small and medium Method feeders and the float rods are perfect for Pellet Waggler fishing. Whichever model you choose, the one thing that you can guarantee when using the Forcemaster Commercial rods is a lot of fun and plenty of action!

COMMERCIAL

...Forcemaster Commercial rods offer great fish-playing actions.

For anglers on a tight budget the Forcemaster Commercial offers great value. There are three float and three feeder models to choose from. All have forgiving fish-playing actions and offer versatile performance, backed by one of the biggest brands in fishing.

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FEEDER FMAX10CMFDR FMAX11CFDR DISTANCE FEEDER FMAX12CDFDR FLOAT FMAX10CMFL FMAX11CMFL FMAX12CFL

3.00m 3.30m

156cm 173cm

165g 188g

14 15

2 2

70g 70g

3.60m

188cm

220g

15

2

90g

3.00m 3.30m 3.60m

157cm 173cm 187cm

166g 177g 219g

11 12 12

2 2 2

20g 20g 20g

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POLES

Whether it’s catching 100lb plus of carp on a commercial, or a net of small silver fish on the canal or river, this pole really can do it all and then some. Featuring Shimano’s GEN X Concept and using state of the art HPC500LRC with added Biofibre, if you are in the market for a new flagship pole then the Aspire Ultra is one you can’t afford to miss. A Shimano Super Slik finish delivers effortless shipping in all weathers, Aero Joint reduces wear and sticking, and Reinforced Joint dramatically reduces wear of the joints used the most - especially on the number 3 and 4 sections. Rated to 20 elastic, making it suitable for match carp fishing, the Aspire Ultra has wide bore tips which require little or no cutting back to fit fine and medium elastics and a package to match any on the market.

ASUAX130P ASUAX160P

13.00m 16.00m

187cm 187cm

960g 1330g

8+SHEXT 11+SHEXT

Product coding denotes: P = Pole Pack Version • For compatible Gen X kits - See page 123

PACK SUPPLIED WITH

500LRC

1300 PACK

ASUAX130 + 6x GENXMPRA13KIT4 + 2x SULTAXKIT4S + GENXCPAKIT4 + ASUAXSHEXT13 + HOLDALL

SHIMANO POLES The technology and materials used in Shimano poles is some of the best in the world, producing poles which are well balanced, strong and totally reliable. Available in a wide range of models, from the advanced Aspire Ultra, which is perfectly suited to international match fishing and is also strong enough for match carp fishing, to the amazing value for money Catana, there’s something in the Shimano range to suit all pole anglers. The addition of GEN X and GEN Z concepts makes Shimano poles versatile, as all top kits are interchangeable, whilst offering outstanding value for money.

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POLES

The Super Ultegra is for anglers who want a true all round match pole that will beat others at twice the price. Benefiting from the GEN X Concept used on the Aspire Ultra, rigidity and strength are retained. Even at full length it has balance and poise and it instils confidence when a big match winning weight is in front of you. With an excellent package suitable for all venues, from commercials using heavy elastic up to a size 20, to canals using number 2 elastics, the Super Ultegra offers outstanding value. Contains all of the latest Shimano pole technology including Super Slik finish, Aero Joint, Reinforced Joint and S.A.S.

SULTAX130 SULTAX130P SULTAX160P

13.00m 13.00m 16.00m

187cm 187cm 187cm

1000g 1000g 1496g

PACK SUPPLIED WITH

13.00 m

SULTAX130 +1 x FBAXKIT4S + 2 x SULTAXKIT4S + 1 x GENXCPEVAKIT2 + HOLDALL

8+SHEXT 8+SHEXT 11+SHEXT

300LRC

Product coding denotes: P = Pole Pack Version • For compatible Gen X kits - See below

AX COMMERCIAL Developed on the Gen X mandrel for compatibility, but with additional power incorporated throughout the pole, the Beastmaster AX Commercial pole can cope with the largest day ticket carp water. Whether it’s a first choice all rounder, or an interchangeable back up pole for one of the higher models of the Gen X range, this pole is one of the most manageable and strongest poles in its class.

BMAXCO130P BMAXCO160P BMAXCO130KIT4

13.00m 16.00m 5.56m

184cm 184cm 166cm

1262g 1564g 172g

PACK SUPPLIED WITH

13.00 m

BMAXCO130 + 2 x BMAXCO130KIT4 + HOLDALL

8+SHEXT 11+SHEXT 4

300LRC

Product coding denotes: P = Pole Pack Version • For compatible Gen X kits - See below

TOP KITS Gen X Top Kits are fully interchangeable with all Gen X poles

GENXMPRA13KIT2 GENXMPRA13KIT3 GENXMPRA13KIT4 GENXMPLA13KIT2 GENXMPLA13KIT3 GENXMPLA13KIT4 GENXMARA13KIT2 GENXMARA13KIT3 GENXMARA13KIT4 GENXCPEVAKIT2 GENXCPAKIT3 GENXCPAKIT4 GENXPWEVA16KIT

GEN-X MATCH PRO A 1300 KIT 2 GEN-X MATCH PRO A 1300 KIT 3 GEN-X MATCH PRO A 1300 KIT 4 GEN-X MATCH PLUS A 1300 KIT 2 GEN-X MATCH PLUS A 1300 KIT 3 GEN-X MATCH PLUS A 1300 KIT 4 GEN-X MATCH ALL ROUND A 1300 KIT 2 GEN-X MATCH ALL ROUND A 1300 KIT 3 GEN-X MATCH ALL ROUND A 1300 KIT 4 GEN-X CUPPING EV A KIT 2 GEN-X CUPPING A KIT 3 GEN-X CUPPING A KIT 4 GEN-X POWER EV A 1600 KIT 2

2.89m 4.37m 5.95m 2.89m 4.37m 5.95m 2.89m 4.37m 5.95m 2.72m 4.20m 5.78m 2.72m

2 3 4 2 3 4 2 3 4 2 3 4 2

173cm 173cm 173cm 173cm 173cm 173cm 173cm 173cm 173cm 141cm 154cm 166cm 141cm

40g 91g 172g 42g 91g 177g 42g 97g 180g 82g 92g 179g 80g

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POLES

The Exage is a true all rounder with enough power to handle commercial fishery carp, combined with the finesse required to build a catch of roach or skimmers on a canal or lake. The Exage is also part of the Gen Z Concept and features HPC (High Pressure Carbon) technology. A truly outstanding pole for the money, with a spares package to match.

EXCXAR115 EXCXAR130 EXCXAR130P EXCXAR130PUK

11.50m 13.00m 13.00m 13.00m

185cm 185cm 185cm 185cm

745g 995g 995g 995g

7+SHEXT 8+SHEXT 8+SHEXT 8+SHEXT

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PACK SUPPLIED WITH

13.00 m

EXCXAR130 + 2 x GENZMARKIT4 + 1 x GENZCPEVKIT2 + HOLDALL

11.50 m

EXCXAR115 + 1 x GENZMARKIT3 + HOLDALL

100

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POLES

The Shimano Technium 1300 offers fantastic value combined with quality and strength which probably explains why this has been one of Shimano’s most popular poles since its launch. Designed using Shimano Gen Z Concept, the Technium 1300 is strong enough for carp with heavy elastics, but light and stiff enough for all general fishing.

PACK SUPPLIED WITH

13.00 m

TECAR130 + 2 x GENZMEVKIT4 + HOLDALL

11.50 m

TECAR115 + 1 x GENZMEVKIT3 + HOLDALL

TECAR95 TECAR115 TECAR115P TECAR130 TECAR130P TECAR130PUK

9.50m 11.50m 11.50m 13.00m 13.00m 13.00m

185cm 185cm 185cm 185cm 185cm 185cm

600g 811g 811g 1105g 1105g 1105g

6+SHEXT 7+SHEXT 7+SHEXT 8+SHEXT 8+SHEXT 8+SHEXT

60

Product coding denotes: P = Pole Pack Version • For compatible Gen Z kits - See below

Developed on the Gen X mandrel for compatibility, but with additional power incorporated throughout the pole, the Beastmaster AX Commercial pole can cope with the largest day ticket carp water. Whether it’s a first choice all rounder, or an interchangeable back up pole for one of the higher models of the Gen X range, this pole is one of the most manageable and strongest poles in its class.

CATAR95 CATAR115 CATAR130P CATAR130PUK

9.50m 11.50m 13.00m 13.00m

185cm 185cm 185cm 185cm

636g 940g 1201g 1201g

TOP KITS Gen Z Top Kits are fully interchangeable with all Gen Z poles

13.00 m

CATAR130 + 1 x GENZMEVKIT4 + HOLDALL

11.50 m

CATAR115 + 1 x GENZMEVKIT3 + HOLDALL

6+SHEXT 7+SHEXT 8+SHEXT 8+SHEXT

Product coding denotes: P = Pole Pack Version • For compatible Gen Z kits - See below

GENZMARKIT2 GENZMARKIT3 GENZMARKIT4 GENZMEVKIT2 GENZMEVKIT3 GENZMEVKIT4 GENZCPEVKIT2 GENZUKPWEVKIT2

PACK SUPPLIED WITH

GEN-Z MATCH ALLROUND KIT 2 (ORIGINAL EXAGE) GEN-Z MATCH ALLROUND KIT 3 (ORIGINAL EXAGE) GEN-Z MATCH ALLROUND KIT 4 (ORIGINAL EXAGE) GEN-Z MATCH EV KIT 2 (ORIGINAL CATANA) GEN-Z MATCH EV KIT 3 (ORIGINAL CATANA) GEN-Z MATCH EV KIT 4 (ORIGINAL CATANA) GEN-Z CUPPING EV KIT 2 GEN-Z UK POWER EV KIT2

XT40

2.64m 3.98m 5.36m 2.64m 3.98m 5.36m 2.69m 2.93m

2 3 4 2 3 4 2 2

143cm 143cm 145cm 143cm 143cm 145cm 138cm 125cm

41g 85g 155g 47g 89g 155g 20g 46g

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POLES

MARGIN

PACK SUPPLIED WITH

8.50 m

BMMCO850 + 1 x BMMCOKIT2B + HOLDALL

Designed for margin and close range fishing, the 8.5m Beastmaster Margin can be used with the very largest solid and hollow elastics, when fishing for large carp or catching big weights of all species. Featuring Shimano Safety Zone strengthening and Ultra Sound Sanding the Beastmaster Margin is one of the toughest poles available and perfect for margin and close range work.

XT60 BMMCO850BPUK

8.50m

162cm

478g

6+2

XT60

MARGIN EXTREME The Beastmaster Margin Extreme is designed for ultra hard carp fishing for larger than average sized carp. Built with XT60 carbon with Biofibre and with an unmistakeable finish, the Beastmaster Margin Extreme is the ultimate margin power pole that you can trust when the pressure is on.

BMME40

W NE

4.00m

108cm

188g

4

TE1 The Super Ultegra TE1 whip it a great tool for lightweight silver fish speed fishing. Perfect for match anglers across Europe, the Super Ultegra comes as a set, enabling you to fish at many lengths with floats from 0.1g up to 5g. The fine solid carbon tip blends perfectly into the next section for a superb playing action when larger fish are hooked.

XT60

SULTTE1SET SULTTE120 SULTTE125 SULTTE130 SULTTE135 SULTTE140

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2.00m 2.50m 3.00m 3.50m 4.00m

5 Poles in the set see below 101cm 28g 101cm 47g 101cm 66g 111cm 81g 111cm 102g

3 4 5 5 6


SLIM POLES XT60 Belgian fishing specialists and Shimano engineers worked closely together to develop the perfect pole needed to land the biggest carp. Featuring Diaflash construction for added strength, this pole can make all the difference when it comes to netting fish quickly in competitions.

DFC950 DFCKIT5 DFCP9502 DFCP9503

9.50m 5.25m 0.87m 1.10m

150cm 150cm 85cm 110cm

634g 188g 10g 26g

8+SHEXT 5 1 1

XT40

This 9.5m power pole has Power Loop construction which provides extra strength to withstand any hard fighting carp. Ideal for heavy elastics, or even ‘line to hand’ bagging with roach and bream, the Powerloop offers great versatility. PLC950 PLCKIT5 PLCP9502 PLCP9503

9.50m 5.25m 0.87m 1.10m

150cm 150cm 87cm 110cm

558g 159g 10g 24g

8+SHEXT 5 1 1

XT40

The Solstace F1 is specifically designed for F1 carp fishing. The 9.5 metre model comes with a short extension for accurate distance fishing. XT40 and Biofibre construction make this an extremely strong pole. SOF195 SOF1KIT2 SOF1KIT3 SOF1PWKIT3

9.50m 1.58m 2.68m 2.68m

150cm 87cm 110cm 110cm

767g 14g 36g 53g

8+SHEXT 2 3 3

XT40

The Solstace Harbour range includes two whips specifically designed for ‘line to hand’ fishing for silver fish. The use of XT40 and Biofibre makes this whip extremely strong and suitable for continental and Irish bagging situations. SOHARWP670

6.70m

154cm

284g

6

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TROUT TROUT FISHING IN EUROPE Trout are a fascinating species that can be caught using many methods. Using a spinning rod and small lures in lakes and rivers, or fishing for sea trout on the banks of the Baltic sea, the methods open to anglers is wide reaching. In recent years the Tremarella technique at ‘Put and Take’ lakes has also become increasingly popular in Europe. Fishing for sea trout, brown trout or rainbow trout requires different kinds of rods in order to present the wide range of lures in the best way. Shimano has a great variety of different rods, for all kinds of trout fishing, in a wide range of price categories to ensure that no matter what your preferred method, or budget, there is model that is perfect for your requirements.

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TROUT RODS

AX TE GT Built using HPC300 carbon, combined with Biofibre, the Aspire Ultra AX TE GT is ultra-light, strong and sensitive. Twelve different actions cover all the different styles of commercial lake trout fishing. Whether you prefer to explore the water close to the bank or fish at a much greater distance, there is a rod in the range for you.

300

ASUAXTRGT039 ASUAXTRGT139 ASUAXTRGT239 ASUAXTRGT339 ASUAXTRGT441 ASUAXTRGT542 ASUAXTRGT5H45 ASUAXTRGT643 ASUAXTRGT744 ASUAXTRGT7H45 ASUAXTRGT846 ASUAXTRGT947

3.90m 3.90m 3.90m 3.90m 4.10m 4.20m 4.50m 4.30m 4.40m 4.50m 4.60m 4.70m

117cm 112cm 110cm 111cm 128cm 128cm 128cm 129cm 128cm 127cm 136cm 140cm

129g 136g 135g 140g 162g 170g 178g 175g 185g 194g 204g 236g

7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

0-3g 1-4g 2-5g 3-8g 5-10g 8-12g 10-15g 10-18g 15-20g 15-25g 20-30g 25-40g

Designed with the Shimano Italian Trout Team, the Super Ultegra covers a wide range of modern trout methods.

The Super Ultegra Trout series was designed together with the Italian Shimano trout fishing team. The result is significant, a series of rods consisting of 12 different actions and powers ranging from ultra light, shaking trout actions (0 to 3), up to the powerful 7, 7H, 8 and 9 models - ideal for long distance work. Built using HPC 100 (High Pressure Carbon), all models feature a solid carbon tip which offers the perfect balance of sensitivity and power. Pac Bay guides and Shimano reel seat complete the package.

100

SULTTRGT039 SULTTRGT139 SULTTRGT239 SULTTRGT339 SULTTRGT441 SULTTRGT542 SULTTRGT5H45 SULTTRGT644 SULTTRGT744 SULTTRGT7H45 SULTTRGT846 SULTTRGT947

3.90m 3.90m 3.90m 3.90m 4.10m 4.20m 4.50m 4.40m 4.40m 4.50m 4.60m 4.70m

110cm 110cm 110cm 118cm 121cm 127cm 128cm 129cm 129cm 128cm 137cm 139cm

128g 129g 137g 138g 156g 165g 157g 185g 197g 195g 212g 239g

7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

0-3g 1-4g 2-5g 3-8g 5-10g 8-12g 10-15g 10-18g 15-20g 15-25g 20-30g 25-40g

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W NE XT60 With the totally new Aernos range, which includes 11 models, Shimano offer the widest range available for Tremarella style trout fishing. These rods are not only light and slim, but look great too. Whether fishing the lightest action 0, or the heaviest action 9, the sensitive tip will help you catch more fish.

ARNTRGT039 ARNTRGT139 ARNTRGT239 ARNTRGT339 ARNTRGT441 ARNTRGT542 ARNTRGT5H45 ARNTRGT644 ARNTRGT744 ARNTRGT7H45 ARNTRGT846 ARNTRGT947

3.90m 3.90m 3.90m 3.90m 4.10m 4.20m 4.50m 4.40m 4.40m 4.50m 4.60m 4.70m

110cm 110cm 110cm 117cm 119cm 180cm 185cm 127cm 127cm 127cm 136cm 138cm

DX

-

6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

0-3g 1-4g 2-5g 3-8g 5-10g 8-12g 10-15g 10-18g 15-20g 15-25g 20-30g 25-40g

7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

0-3g 1-4g 2-5g 3-8g 5-10g 8-12g 10-18g 15-20g 20-30g 25-40g

XT40

The Catana DX has been completely revised and updated. With 10 rods in the range there’s something for everyone from professional anglers to beginners alike. XT40 + Geofibre carbon gives good overall strength whilst still remaining sensitive enough to detect the most delicate of bites. Ultra-light Pac Bay guides and Shimano reel seat complete the package. We firmly believe the value for money in this series of rods is truly amazing.

CATDXTRGT038 CATDXTRGT138 CATDXTRGT238 CATDXTRGT338 CATDXTRGT438 CATDXTRGT539 CATDXTRGT642 CATDXTRGT742 CATDXTRGT842 CATDXTRGT945

3.80m 3.80m 3.80m 3.80m 3.80m 3.90m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m 4.50m

129cm 130cm 130cm 130cm 130cm 130cm 130cm 130cm 131cm 131cm

164g 155g 164g 179g 193g 200g 258g 251g 261g 307g

AX The entry level Vengeance Trout has been designed for commercial lake trout fishing and offers outstanding value for money, making it perfect for new anglers or experienced anglers who only fish for trout occasionally. The tough XT 30 blank with Geofibre gives safety when catching large fish and is fitted with a Shimano reel seat and Hardlite guides. Finished with the stunning Vengeance cosmetics this rod range not only looks good, it fishes superbly too.

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XT30

VTRGT338 VTRGT440 VTRGT542 VTRGT644 VTRGT744

3.80m 4.00m 4.20m 4.40m 4.40m

79cm 80cm 80cm 81cm 81cm

175g 194g 229g 234g 240g

7 7 7 7 7

3-8g 5-10g 8-12g 10-15g 15-25g


TROUT RODS

CX The Beastmaster CX Trout/Zander features a blank made from High Pressure Carbon and Biofibre. This makes it lighter, stronger, more responsive and very shock resistant. The rod has a parabolic action, ideal for trout or zander fishing with spinning or float fishing techniques, with casting weights across the range of up to 40grams giving it unrivalled versatility.

60

BMCXTRZ300 BMCXTRZ330 BMCXTRZ360

3.00m 3.30m 3.60m

105cm 115cm 125cm

194g 195g 233g

3 3 3

5-40g 5-40g 5-40g

AX TROUT/ZANDER The sensitive tip action of this rod is ideal for fishing with small deadbaits for zander, as well as targeting trout with natural and dough baits. The sensitive tip action can make a big difference between hooking a fish and missing a bite, as early bite registration helps strike before the fish is alarmed. This well balanced range is built on a slim XT30 blank with a slim ergonomic reel seat and comfortable cork handle.

XT30

VAXTRZ300 VAXTRZ330 VAXTRZ360

3.00m 3.30m 3.60m

105cm 114cm 125cm

185g 206g 231g

3 3 3

SHAKING TROUT The Catana Shaking Trout has been designed for catching trout using Trigger X baits. The special action of the rods allows the best possible bait presentation for catching trout in commercial lakes. Built on responsive XT40 carbon blanks with added Geofibre.

5-40g 5-40g 5-40g

XT40

CATSHTR127 CATSHTR227

2.70m 2.70m

139cm 139cm

109g 120g

2 2

1-3g 2-5g

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TELE

RINO SCALZO

THE TELESCOPIC ROD REVOLUTION Fishing with telescopic rods has spread all across Europe and with many different designs now available, from traditional Bolognese fishing to monster catfish models, there is something for everyone in Shimano’s range. Shimano telescopic rod design is modern, lightweight, strong, with high quality fittings, stunning cosmetics and innovative construction techniques. This is done whilst retaining the traditional spirit that makes fishing with telescopic rods unique - easy to transport, with excellent fish-playing actions. Pick up one of our Bolognese rods, whips, all-round, trout, spinning or specimen rods and you will immediately recognise the care that our engineers have taken to achieve the perfect balance and enjoyable action. The wide range of Shimano’s telescopic rods meets with everybody’s needs, from top quality international match fisherman to the inexperienced pleasure angler.

AX TE2 The Fireblood AX TE-2 is a lightweight, high performance telescopic rod. Manufactured using HPC250 carbon with Biofibre, the Fireblood is stiff at all lengths with a soft tip to increase casting performance and improve its fish-playing properties. The beautiful action allows the use of the very low diameter lines. The Fireblood is available in four different lengths ranging from 5m to 8m.

250

FBAXTE250 FBAXTE260 FBAXTE270 FBAXTE280

4.90m 5.90m 6.90m 7.90m

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135cm 136cm 152cm 152cm

129g 162g 240g 258g

5 6 7 8

2-8g 2-8g 2-8g 2-8g


TELESCOPIC RODS

W NE

AX TE2

Lightweight and finesse are just two words that come to mind when you feel the Super Ultegra AX TE2. Whether fishing small rivers or commercial venues for silverfish, or stalking brook trout in mountain streams, the lightweight telescopic rod has proven advantages with its smooth fish-playing action combined with lightweight feel that offers fantastic float control.

200

SULTAXTE250 SULTAXTE260 SULTAXTE270 SULTAXTE280 SULTAXTE290

4.90m 5.90m 6.90m 7.90m 8.95m

136cm 136cm 152cm 152cm 152cm

111g 150g 196g 252g 320g

5 6 6 7 8

AX TE2

2-8g 2-8g 2-8g 2-8g 2-8g

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A set of whips designed for the budget conscious angler. Built using HPC (High Pressure Carbon) usually reserved for rods in a much higher price bracket, the Exage features a tip action with great overall balance. Available in sizes from 5 to 9 meters with a casting weight rating from 2 to 8 grams across the range.

EXTE260 EXTE270 EXTE280 EXTE290

5.90m 6.90m 7.90m 8.90m

140cm 140cm 152cm 152cm

197g 238g 314g 377g

6 7 8 9

2-8g 2-8g 2-8g 2-8g

EX TE2 The Catana EX TE-2 features a XT40 carbon blank, which produces a stiff lower blank and a responsive tip that is perfect for light line float fishing. Offering excellent value for money, the Catana is available in four lengths from five to eight meters.

XT40

CATEXTE250 CATEXTE260 CATEXTE270 CATEXTE280

4.90m 5.90m 6.90m 7.90m

135cm 135cm 135cm 135cm

143g 205g 260g 340g

5 6 7 8

AX TE2 The Vengeance AX TE 2 rods are built using XT30 carbon + Geofibre that combine to make this series a pleasure to use. Featuring eye catching cosmetics, they are available in three sizes 5, 6 and 7 meters with casting weight ratings of 2-8g.

2-8g 2-8g 2-8g 2-8g

XT30

VAXTE250 VAXTE260 VAXTE270

4.90m 5.90m 6.90m

135cm 135cm 135cm

208g 286g 376g

5 6 7

2-8g 2-8g 2-8g

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TELE

W NE

AX TE4

The name Aspire needs no introduction and many anglers recognize the Ultra logo adds further to its reputation. Only the most advanced and exclusive Shimano products feature this logo. The introduction of the new AX series sets new standards for quality and design. For anglers who would accept nothing but the best in telescopic rods, the Aspire Ultra is the solution.

300LRC

ASUAXTEGT450 ASUAXTEGT460 ASUAXTEGT470 ASUAXTEGT480

4.90m 5.90m 6.85m 7.85m

141cm 143cm 144cm 145.5cm

177g 219g 298g 359g

5 6 7 8

3-15g 3-15g 3-15g 3-15g

TE4 GT The new Fireblood TE GT-4 is a lightweight, high performance telescopic bolognese rod. Manufactured using HPC250 carbon combined with 3M Powerlux, it allows for a broad range of applications in both running and still waters. The Fireblood has a fast action, quick recovery and powerful butt to middle section at all lengths. The softer tip increases casting performance and vastly improves the fish-playing action. Ultra light Pac Bay Minima guides completes the features of these stunning rods.

250

FBTEGT450 FBTEGT460 FBTEGT470 FBTEGT480

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4.90m 5.90m 6.90m 7.90m

151cm 153cm 150cm 154cm

163g 222g 297g 393g

5 6 7 8

3-15g 3-15g 3-15g 3-15g


TELESCOPIC RODS

TE4 GT The Super Ultegra TE4 is a set of rods designed for competition fishing but equally suited to medium and light classical Bolognese work. Rapid tip speed is perfectly balanced with a strong HPC200 + Biofibre blank. Pac Bay guides further enhance the balance along with the latest generation Shimano reel seat. Available in lengths of 5, 6 and 7 m all have a casting weight rating of 3 -15g

200

SULTTEGT450 SULTTEGT460 SULTTEGT470

5.00m 6.00m 6.90m

146cm 148cm 148cm

189g 233g 320g

5 6 7

3-15g 3-15g 3-15g

5 6 7 8

3-15g 3-15g 3-15g 3-15g

W NE

AX TE GT4 The new Exage combines balance with stiffness without sacrificing sensitivity, which makes it ideal for light to medium Bolognese style applications. These rods are surprisingly light and come in four lengths varying from 5 to 8 meters.

60

EXTAXEGT450 EXTAXEGT460 EXTAXEGT470 EXTAXEGT480

4.90m 5.90m 6.90m 7.90m

153cm 150cm 151cm 151cm

191g 240g 329g 427g

BX TE4 The new Catana BX TE-4 is built on a XT40 carbon blank for stiffness and strength. It has a classic Bolognese action with a stiffer lower section and a responsive tip. Offering excellent value for money, the Catana is available in five lengths from four to seven meters and are all finished with Fuji Guides

XT40

CATBXTEGT440 CATBXTEGT450 CATBXTEGT460 CATBXTEGT470

4.00m 4.90m 5.90m 6.85m

144cm 147cm 148cm 146cm

170g 222g 277g 373g

4 5 6 7

3-15g 3-15g 3-15g 3-15g

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TELE

ULTRA TE5 GT Aspire is Shimano flagship Bolognese telescopic rod range and the Aspire Ultra AX TE GT 5 offers the highest sensitivity matched with amazing power. Built using HPC300 carbon, the blank is ultralight and strong, allowing a broad range of applications in both saltwater and freshwater. The Aspire boasts a very fast action, quick recovery and powerful butt to mid section at all lengths.

300

“ ASUAXTEGT550 ASUAXTEGT560 ASUAXTEGT570 ASUAXTEGT580

4.90m 5.90m 6.85m 7.85m

147cm 149cm 146cm 147cm

167g 225g 320g 398g

5 6 7 8

4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g

The Aspire Ultra offers the very best features to be found on any Shimano Telescopic rod.

TE5 GT

Offering outstanding performance, the Fireblood TE5 is a Bolognese rod designed and built without compromise, with the stunning looks to match. The tip action and high strength combined with perfect balance sets this series apart from the rest of the market. Built using carbon HPC 250 + Biofibre and combined with the Shimano reel seat and Pac Bay guides. Six and seven meter versions available with a casting weight of 4 to 20g for all. Ideal for medium and medium-heavy Bolognese Styles, as well as sea fishing with floats.

250

FBTEGT560 FBTEGT570

5.90m 6.85m

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148cm 149cm

234g 304g

6 7

4-20g 4-20g


TELESCOPIC RODS

TE5 GT The Super Ultegra has been developed to make best use of the latest telescopic rod building technology and design. Using HPC200 carbon + Biofibre, the slim blank of the Super Ultegra has excellent stiffness in the butt section combined with sensitivity and speed in the tip. All models (5.00m to 9.00m) are fitted with a Shimano custom reel seat and Pac Bay guides and have a casting weight rating of 4-20g.

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200

SULTTEGT550 SULTTEGT560 SULTTEGT570 SULTTEGT580 SULTTEGT590

4.90m 5.90m 6.85m 7.85m 8.90m

140cm 141cm 143cm 153cm 154cm

196g 246g 300g 376g 475g

5 6 7 8 9

4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g

148g 200g 191g 252g 307g 386g

5 6 5 6 7 8

4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g

TE5 / TE GT5

No river is too wide or too fast flowing for the new range of Technium rods. Ideal for medium to heavy Bolognese style fishing, this is the sixth generation Technium and needs no introduction. With models ranging from 5 to 8 meters in length, there is a rod to meet the needs of even the most demanding angler. Also 2 models available without guides. These are perfect for long line fishing for silver fish such as roach, bream and skimmers.

100

TECFXTE550 TECFXTE560 TECFXTEGT550 TECFXTEGT560 TECFXTEGT570 TECFXTEGT580

4.90m 5.90m 4.90m 5.90m 6.90m 7.85m

132cm 132cm 138cm 138.5cm 141cm 141cm

TE5 / TEGT The Exage TE GT-5 has been designed to have a stiff tip action with plenty of power. It covers a wide range of situations in both saltwater and freshwater. Constructed using HPC60 carbon, it is fitted with a lightweight Shimano reel seat and Fuji guides. The models without guides are the right weapon for long line fishing for silverfish such as roach, bream and chub.

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EXTE550 EXTE560 EXTE570 EXTEGT550 EXTEGT560 EXTEGT570

4.90m 5.90m 6.90m 4.90m 5.90m 6.90m

132cm 132cm 132cm 147cm 142cm 145cm

180g 232g 281g 215g 266g 338g

5 6 7 5 6 7

4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g

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EX TE5 GT The action and feel of the Catana TE GT 5 is remarkable. Light to hold, even at longer lengths, the action 5 model has great tip speed and all round casting performance, plus power in the middle section to control large fish. All models are fitted with a Shimano custom reel seat and Pac Bay guides. Available in four lengths from 5m to 8m, they have a casting weight rating of 4-20g.

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CATEXTEGT550 CATEXTEGT560 CATEXTEGT570 CATEXTEGT580

4.90m 5.90m 6.80m 7.85m

140cm 141cm 143cm 145cm

214g 290g 354g 464g

5 6 7 8

4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g

4 5 6 7

4-20g 4-20g 4-20g 4-20g

AX TE5 GT The Vengeance AX TE 5 represents a revolution in construction of telescopic rods for the Bolognese economy market. Made using XT30 carbon + Geofibre and beautifully finished with a Shimano reel seat, Pac Bay guides and modern cosmetics. Casting weight ratings are 4 to 20g for all.

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VAXTEGT540 VAXTEGT550 VAXTEGT560 VAXTEGT570

3.90m 4.90m 5.90m 6.85m

140cm 141cm 142cm 144cm

205g 244g 338g 442g

CX TE5 GT The Alivio CX TE5 is our entry level telescopic rod. Available in three sizes 4, 5 and 6 meters and built using XT30 carbon + Geofibre. Featuring Shimano Hardlite guides these rods are ideally suited for beginners on a budget who still want the reassurance of the Shimano brand. Casting weights are 4 to 20g for all models.

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3.90m 4.90m 6.00m

135cm 138cm 138cm

200g 276g 354g

4 5 6

4-20g 4-20g 4-20g


TELESCOPIC RODS

TE6 GT The Super Ultegra TE6 are a series of very strong Bolognese rods which handle beautifully at any length. Ideal for use on large rivers or lakes full of carp - the overall strength will surprise you. Also equally at home when used for sea fishing applications. The use of HPC 200 + Biofibre carbon gives a well balanced blank. Fitted with Pac Bay guides and the Shimano reel seat, this series is available in sizes 5, 6, 7 and 8 meters with casting weight from 4 to 25g.

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SULTTEGT660 SULTTEGT670 SULTTEGT680

5.85m 6.85m 7.85m

142cm 144cm 146cm

273g 327g 420g

6 7 8

4-25g 4-25g 4-25g

5 6 7

4-25g 4-25g 4-25g

5 6 7

50g 50g 50g

5 6 7

50g 50g 50g

AX TE6 GT The Technium AX TE GT-6 has a classic Bolognese action. Built using HPC100 carbon blank reinforced with Biofibre, the outcome is an exceptionally light, but strong rod. It covers a wide range of heavy duty applications in both saltwater and freshwater in the 4 to 25 grams range. A Shimano reel-seat and Fuji Improved Hard guides complete the fittings to match the high quality blank.

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TECAXTEGT650 TECAXTEGT660 TECAXTEGT670

4.90m 5.90m 6.90m

141cm 144cm 144cm

TE7 GT Manufactured using high modulus carbon and Biofibre, the Speedmaster offers superior power, superb handling and a progressive through-action. The TE7 is designed to perform under extreme conditions making it ideal for catching big fish in both freshwater and saltwater locations, using floats up to 50g.

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213g 289g 370g

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SMTEGT7500 SMTEGT7600 SMTEGT7700

5.00m 6.00m 7.00m

138cm 139cm 146cm

207g 280g 350g

TE7 GT

Whether fishing from a rocky shore or a boat you can always rely on the Beatmaster ‘Monster’ to do the job. It is sensitive enough to maneuver your float into the strike zone, but also has enough hidden power to play even the most stubborn fish out of obstacles and snags. Perfect for mackerel, bonito, snapper and a wide variety of rock fish.

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BMTEGT7500M BMTEGT7600M BMTEGT7700M

5.00m 6.00m 7.00m

148cm 148cm 149cm

271g 382g 452g

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CX TE7 GT The demand for an entry level action 7 (heavy duty action) rod has been fulfilled with the Nexave CX. Many anglers see the action 7 as a real breakthrough in heavy duty float fishing which requires a good balance between strength, action & power.

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NEXCXTEGT760 NEXCXTEGT770

6.00m 7.00m

140cm 142cm

339g 433g

6 7

50g 50g

AX TE7 GT Powerful and deceptively stiff, the Nexave AX TE 7 XH is a very reliable rod suitable for many different techniques like rock fishing, livebait for Pike and Carp fishing. The longer lengths can even be used when boat fishing for Bonitos and Mackerel.

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NEXAXTE7GT360XH NEXAXTE7GT400XH NEXAXTE7GT450H NEXAXTE7GT450XH

3.60m 4.00m 4.50m 4.50m

136cm 137cm 137cm 137cm

210g 242g 287g 301g

5 5 5 5

30-100g 30-100g 30-80g 30-100g

TE GT9 The Technium TE GT-9 is the latest addition to the range of heavyduty Bolognese rods. Ultra strong and designed to effortlessly cast up to 110 grams, covering all the situations where extra power and strength are required. Constructed using HPC100 carbon and fitted with lightweight Shimano reel-seat and guides.

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TECTE960XXH TECTE970XXH

6.00m 7.00m

139cm 134cm

388g 501g

6 7

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BX STELLFISCH Available in 7 and 8 metres, a carbon wrap on top of the XT40 blank offers extra compression strength. This creates a nice stiff action with high lifting power. Stellfisch specialists understand how important this is. They can cast 150 grams of lead without any problem using a flexible underhand swing.

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CATBXSTF700 CATBXSTF800

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135cm 135cm

571g 655g

7 8

150g 150g


TELESCOPIC RODS

SLIM TELESCOPIC SLIM TE GT For anglers who want an all round telescopic rod to cover a wide range of situations from freshwater to light salt water the Vengeance takes some beating. Built on a slim, lightweight Geofibre blank with a smooth playing action, the Vengeance has a cork handle, Shimano reel seat and Shimano Hardlite guides. Available in one length, 4.20m, there are two actions to choose from H (Heavy) and XH (extra Heavy).

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VARTE42H VARTE42XH

4.20m 4.20m

114cm 114cm

341g 367g

5 5

SLIM TE GT The range of Alivio All Round telescopic rods covers a wide range of freshwater and saltwater techniques from light spinning right up to light saltwater shore and rock fishing. Built on remarkably slim blanks, usually found on much more expensive rods, and fitted with Shimano Hardlite guides, there are twelve models in four lengths and three different strength actions.

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20-60g 40-100g

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ALVSLTEGT27M ALVSLTEGT30M ALVSLTEGT33M ALVSLTEGT36M ALVSLTEGT27H ALVSLTEGT30H ALVSLTEGT33H ALVSLTEGT36H ALVSLTEGT27XH ALVSLTEGT30XH ALVSLTEGT33XH ALVSLTEGT36XH

2.70m 3.00m 3.30m 3.60m 2.70m 3.00m 3.30m 3.60m 2.70m 3.00m 3.30m 3.60m

96cm 96cm 98cm 98cm 96cm 96cm 98cm 98cm 96cm 96cm 98cm 98cm

210g 230g 290g 310g 230g 250g 310g 330g 250g 270g 330g 350g

5 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 6 6

10-30g 10-30g 10-30g 10-30g 30-60g 30-60g 30-60g 30-60g 40-80g 40-80g 40-80g 40-80g

AX SLIM TE

The Vengeance AX Slim is a versatile telescopic rod range which does not have any pretensions - it just does the job for which it was built. In comes in four lengths and two actions to cover a variety of fishing applications. Whether fishing for trout or carp, there is a model to suit just about every angler.

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VAXSLTE271040 VAXSLTE274080 VAXSLTE301040 VAXSLTE304080 VAXSLTE331040 VAXSLTE334080 VAXSLTE361040 VAXSLTE364080

2.70m 2.70m 3.00m 3.00m 3.30m 3.30m 3.60m 3.60m

94cm 94cm 94cm 94cm 94cm 94cm 101cm 101cm

181g 188g 197g 197g 265g 268g 283g 282g

5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6

10-40g 40-80g 10-40g 40-80g 10-40g 40-80g 10-40g 40-80g

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SALTWATER GAME

SHIMANO SALTWATER SPINNING When I take my clients fishing on my boat, I need strong and reliable tackle to cope with daily saltwater sessions. Casting, lure fishing, hook setting and fighting all day long puts a lot of pressure on equipment. To suit any fishing conditions choosing good quality rods and reels is very important to protect your tackle against extreme salt water conditions. My boat is fully equipped with Shimano. Strong, good actions, quality components, the Shimano SW Spinning rods have been designed to satisfy modern anglers. From entry level to top of the range, you can rely on any Shimano SW Spinning rod. Blue Romance is the very lastest and the most comprehensive range of this group, with many specialised models such as Stickbait, Jerkbait, Topwater or Shore Jigging.

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POWERGAME Built to deliver maximum performance when heavy lure fishing for hard fighting saltwater predatory fish, these rods have a sensitive tip and are surprisingly light making them perfect for continual casting and retrieving. Whether fishing from the shore or a boat, with a Blue Romance Powergame rod in your hand you will be in control and fishing to maximum efficiency.

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BRPG702060 BRPG704080 BRPG802060 BRPG804080 BRPG902060 BRPG904080 BRPG9102060 BRPG9104080 BRPG10102060 BRPG10104080

2.13m 2.13m 2.44m 2.44m 2.74m 2.74m 3.00m 3.00m 3.30m 3.30m

110cm 110cm 125cm 125cm 141cm 141cm 154cm 154cm 169cm 169cm

150g 166g 168g 191g 200g 206g 205g 244g 229g 263g

8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 11

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

20-60g 40-80g 20-60g 40-80g 20-60g 40-80g 20-60g 40-80g 20-60g 40-80g

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STICKBAIT A stick-bait rod has to have a soft tip so the rod doesn’t pull the streamlined stick-bait out of the water when long sweeps are used to get the lure swimming. The soft tip of the Blue Romance Stickbait is perfect for putting action into stickbaits and blends perfectly into the more powerful middle section of the rod which provides excellent fish-playing control. The Blue Romance Stickbait rod is perfect for fishing Bluefish, Leerfish and various pelagic species.

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BRSB763060 BRSB803060 BRSB864070 BRSB903060

2.28m 2.44m 2.59m 2.74m

191cm 125cm 133cm 140cm

131g 144g 172g 165g

8 9 9 10

2 2 2 2

30-60g 30-60g 40-70g 30-60g

8 9 9 10

4 4 4 4

40-60g 20-55g 20-55g 20-55g

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STICKBAIT STC

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This is the four piece version of our Stickbait rod, which not only takes up very little room when stored, but it is also exceptionally easy to transport due to it’s extremely short length when packed away. TBRSTB764060 TBRSTB802055 TBRSTB862055 TBRSTB902055

2.28m 2.44m 2.59m 2.74m

61cm 65cm 69cm 72cm

175g 165g 177g 188g

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SHORE JIGGING When targeting fish at a distance nothing casts better than a metal jig. The Blue Romance Shore Jigging rod is designed to cast jigs of up to 80 grams with ease, reaching predators like the Amberjack, Dentex and various pelagic species.

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BRSJ905080 BRSJ9105080

2.74m 3.00m

140cm 153cm

223g 247g

9 9

2 2

50-80g 50-80g

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SHORE JIGGING STC

This is the four piece version of our Shore Jigging rod, which makes it easy to store and transport. The hard case tube is perfect for anglers traveling on planes to far off destinations.

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TBRSJ905080 TBRSJ965080

2.74m 2.89m

72cm 76cm

229g 235g

9 9

4 4

50-80g 50-80g

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JERKBAIT It is no secret that a jerk or a twitch every now and then will entice the fish to strike your lure. Whether imitating an injured fish or simply provoking a reaction, with lure fishing it is all about action. Jerkbaits are without doubt one of the more versatile types of baits on the market today, which can be fished just about anywhere and will catch just about any fish. To get the most out of your jerkbait you need a proper rod, such as the Blue Romance.

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BRJBT68728 BRJBT701030 BRJBT721540 BRJBT761540

2.03m 2.13m 2.18m 2.28m

203cm 177cm 182cm 191cm

116g 136g 141g 145g

8 9 9 9

1 2 2 2

7-28g 10-30g 15-40g 15-40g

W NE

JERKBAIT STC

Easy to store and transport, the Blue Romance STC Jerkbait offers traveling anglers the perfect rod for jerkbait fishing throughout the world.

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TBRJBT701030 TBRJBT761545

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2.13m 2.28m

57cm 61cm

137g 151g

8 8

4 4

10-30g 15-45g


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SOFTBAIT The perfect softbait rod needs to have a tip action in order to effortlessly transfer any movement initiated by the angler. The Blue Romance Softbait is the perfect rod to put life into your softbaits.

BRSBT651040 BRSBT702050 BRSBT72721 BRSBT76721 BRSBT80721 BRSBT802050

1.96m 2.13m 2.18m 2.28m 2.44m 2.44m

148cm 170cm 182cm 191cm 125cm 125cm

120g 139g 128g 134g 135g 159g

9 9 9 9 9 10

2 2 2 2 2 2

10-40g 20-50g 7-21g 7-21g 7-21g 20-50g

79g 84g 87g 87g

7 9 9 9

2 2 2 2

0.5-8g 1-10g 3-10g 1-10g

240g

7

4

50-80g

10 10 11

2 2 2

6-20g 10-25g 15-30g

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LIGHT GAME When fishing small lures and targeting wary fish, finesse can make all the difference. A sensitive tip brings the required action to your lure, and will also help prevent unwanted hook pulls. The slim and light blank of the Blue Romance Light Game rods, makes sure that no bait, no matter how small, remains unnoticed. Combine one of these rods with a small size reel such as a 1000 or a 2500 and you have a well balanced combo, perfect for sea bream and rockfish.

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BRLG70058 BRLG74110 BRLG74310 BRLG78110

2.13m 2.23m 2.23m 2.33m

110cm 115cm 115cm 120cm

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TOPWATER STC Fishing top water lures is one of the most exciting ways of catching fish. It is visual and dynamic with explosive hookups. Multi-piece rods are easy to store and transport to distant locations when pursuing your favorite saltwater species. Supplied with a hard case tube for international travel.

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TBRTP805080

2.44m

65cm

W NE 100

EGING

Egi is the Japanese traditional lure fishing for squid and cuttlefish, which imitates a fish or a prawn. Eging has also gained popularity in the Mediterranean region in recent years and we have developed three models to suit various fishing situations. The rods are light and responsive and even with the smallest twitch the Egi comes alive to fool the shiest of squid.

BREG80620 BREG801025 BREG821530

2.44m 2.44m 2.55m

125cm 125cm 128cm

118g 125g 128g

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SALTWATER SPINNING RODS

PELAGIC OFFSHORE Spinning for Bluefin tuna needs a compromise between a soft tip and brute force. Tuna often feed on very small prey (anchovies from 4 to 10cm in length) and do not attack large lures. You will often need to cast a lure less than 40g a long way, and then have enough power to fight one of the strongest fish in the ocean. The Pelagic Offshore rod has been designed specifically to solve this difficult equation, a soft tip to cast a long way and a strong butt to fish with 10kg of drag. This rod is also great for light Tropical fishing with a line rating up to 65lbs.

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WRPELO83 WRPELO85

2.50m 2.57m

129cm 184cm

323g 367g

8 8

2 2

20-80g 60-130g

328g

8

4

100g

STC PELAGIC OFFSHORE With baggage allowances for flights getting more restrictive, there is huge demand for rods that take up very little room and neatly fit into a suitcase. This is where the Wild Romance STC Pelagic Offshore comes in. Its 4 piece construction and hard carry case makes it extremely easy to transport. Created using a HPC300 blank, enriched with Biofibre, the Pelagic boasts great strength and has more than enough power to cast large hardbaits and jigs up to 100g great distances.

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TWRPEL0711

2.40m

75cm

FEROCIUS SOLID 300

WRFS711H

2.40m

124cm

189g

8

2

5-50g

The Wild Romance Ferocious Solid has been designed to cast jerkbaits and stickbaits long distance and still animate them with great precision and sensitivity. It is also more than capable of working soft plastic lures effectively as well. During the development stages, everything was considered to provide the best performance and this was achieved using HPC300 carbon mixed with Biofibre. This combination dramatically enhances the strength and also makes the rod much lighter. The addition of Steady Cast technology helps to cut-down on any unwelcome vibration when casting.

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SALTWATER GAME MODERN SEA BASS RODS Sea bass is one of the most popular predator species in the sea, but with high fishing pressure they are often difficult to catch. Shimano understands the needs of the fisherman for both strong and forgiving rods, which also retain the power to cast long distances and set the hook correctly. Shimano rods are perfect for lure fishing from the shore and jigging from a boat. Power, sensitivity, and top quality components feature on both the Beastmaster Spinning Sea Bass and the Vengeance Sea Bass.

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CX SPINNING SEA BASS Constructed on XT60 carbon with added Biofibre blanks with spigot joints and Shimano guides, the S.D.R blank keeps you in touch with everything that’s happening beneath the waves. All are two-piece, finished with EVA rear and front grips.

XT60

SBMCX27SBXHP

2.70m

138cm

270g

9

2

100g

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As fishing pressure increases and sea bass wise up, techniques change and the need for shorter and more sensitive rods becomes more important. Shimano have followed the latest trends and created this improved version of the previous series Vengeance rods. The blank is lighter and more responsive resulting in better hook-ups and increased fishing pleasure.

XT30

SVBX21SBM SVBX21SBMH SVBX21SBH SVBX24SBMH SVBX24SBH

2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m

108cm 108cm 108cm 120cm 120cm

133g 143g 147g 166g 166g

8 8 8 9 9

2 2 2 2 2

7-35g 10-50g 20-60g 10-50g 20-60g

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BB HEAVY GAME

The Ocea BB Heavy Game spinning rod is designed to catch mid size tuna, GT’s and other pelagic offshore species using lipless lures like poppers and pencil lures. This extreme series can cast lures up to 250g and is strong enough to land extremely hard fighting fish to over 50kg. The three piece construction makes it easy to transport all over the world. The reel seat and front grip position is well balanced and a good compromise between casting performance and fish playing.

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OCBBHG741203 OCBBHG741803 OCBBHG7101503

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2.24m 2.24m 2.39m

81cm 81cm 89cm

315g 370g 354g

8 8 8

3 3 3

120g 180g 150g

301g 265g

7 8

2 2

25-80g 40-120g

BB BLUEFIN

The Ocea BB Bluefin spinning series is specially designed for targeting Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean. The tip is softer than the heavy game models, which enables you to cast smaller lures and metal jigs at long distances to feeding fish. The rubber gimbal cap and long front grip produces a comfortable solution for long hard battles with powerful fish.

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OCBBBF225MJ OCBBBF250HB

2.25m 2.50m

153cm 178cm

KAIBUTSU If your target fish are pelagic monsters, then look no further than the Speedcast Kaibutsu. Available in five different models, there is a rod in this range to suit your heavy duty spinning style from a boat. Built on an XT100 blank, with Fuji K-type Alconite guides, these rods are intended to cast a wide range of lures from 120g to the heaviest 300g poppers.

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SCKLPS7604 SCKPIS8406 SCKLCS8208

2.28m 2.55m 2.49m

155cm 175cm 174cm

314g 393g 369g

8 7 7

2 2 2

120g 150g 200g


SALTWATER SPINNING RODS PELAGIC RODS Thinking about the ultimate challenge of power in fishing, then pelagic fish are what you need to be targeting. Tuna, GT and Marlin are just three species that will have your arms aching and your hands burning as you do battle with the world’s hardest fighting fish. To overcome the challenge you need very special rods, which have been designed especially for one of the most demanding situations in angling. Shimano make different models - their are species specific rods for GT and Tuna, or the more versatile Power Game rods which can be used for a wide variety of species. Whichever model you choose, team it with a Shimano SW reel for the ultimate combination.

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RODS

BX POWERGAME The Lesath BX Power Game is an improved version of the AX introduced few years ago. The rod benefits from a very reactive and fast recovering blank with a sensitive tip, thanks to the best Shimano technologies and HPC 400 plus Biofibre which improves the overall strength and creates an exceptionally light rod for hard fighting saltwater predators from both the shore or from a boat.

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SLEBX21PGXH SLEBX24PGXH SLEBX27PGH SLEBX27PGXH

2.10m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m

109cm 124cm 139cm 139cm

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172g 196g 198g 211g

9 10 10 10

2 2 2 2

60-120g 60-120g 20-80g 60-120g


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DX POWER GAME The Nexave Power Game is a strong rod with an extremely stiff tip action for fishing with top water lures. Made from XT60 carbon and fitted with Shimano Hardlite guides, the Nexave has the ideal balance of strength and performance, without any compromise. A great specialist rod at an affordable price.

XT60

SNEXDX27PGMH SNEXDX27PGH SNEXDX27PGXH

2.70m 2.70m 2.70m

138cm 138cm 138cm

265g 272g 275g

10 10 10

2 2 2

10-50g 20-80g 60-120g

...The Vengeance Power Game opens up the world of Big Game fishing for anglers on a small budget.

POWER GAME The Vengeance Power Game opens up a new world for big fish game anglers on a small budget. Built on a heavy duty XT30 blank, the Vengeance comes in 2.70m and two power ratings H and XH to cover all situations.

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SVEN27PGH SVEN27PGXH

2.70m 2.70m

138cm 138cm

370g 405g

10 10

2 2

40-80g 60-120g

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TROLLING

THE FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE Shimano has a long history of producing outstanding trolling rods, designed to not only overcome some of the most powerful pelagic fish in the world, but to also give the angler more enjoyment whilst fishing. Slim, powerful and wonderfully responsive, Shimano trolling rods enhance the experience of big game fishing to the maximum. Our top-of-the range models are built using the best carbon materials and are fitted with branded fittings from the world’s leading suppliers. For the occasional or holidaying big game angler our entry level models are exceptionally reliable and affordable. Whichever model you choose, you can be sure that with a Shimano Trolling rod you will get the fight of your life.

A ULTRA TROLLING The Tiagra Ultra A Trolling is built using HPC 300 carbon technology which produces an ultra thin, lighter blank, with all the strength required from a top trolling rod. A unique new generation woven carbon fibre butt also adds to a dramatic weight saving. The models up to 20lb line rating have ultra strong single leg Alps RX roller guides, with the heavier models having the double leg version. The Tiagra Ultra also features the new Shimano Twist Control feature which helps to keep the guides aligned correctly for perfect line guidance and massively reduces line twist whilst playing fish.

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TIUATRL30 TIUATRL50 TIUATRL80

2.10m 2.15m 2.15m

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735g 804g 1025g

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7 7 6

30lb 50lb 80lb


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TROLLING The Tyrnos Trolling range offers incredibly strong but lightweight blanks designed to cover a wide range of styles and demands. From the lightest 20lb to the strongest 80lb model all Tyrnos rods have a progressive action that keeps you in total control. The cosmetics perfectly match the Shimano Tyrnos reel. Guides on the 20 & 30 version are ALPS and the 50 & 80 are equipped with Shimano rollers. All models have a Pac Bay reel seat. From inshore trolling to open water, the Tyrnos Tolling offers a rod for all styles and sizes of blue water fish.

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TYRTRL20 TYRTRL30 TYRTRL50 TYRTRL80

1.91m 2.13m 2.13m 2.13m

146cm 172cm 172cm 165cm

544g 579g 1079g 1285g

2 2 2 2

TROLLING Shimano never stops developing processes, products and components and the TLD Trolling features many of these. An example are the roller guides fitted to the 50 which cope with hardest conditions. The glassfibre butt reduces the rods weight considerably and the XT60 carbon with added Biofibre makes the TLD extremely strong. With a similar progressive action to Tiagra Ultra and Tyrnos, the TLD range is outstanding.

7 8 7 6

20lb 30lb 50lb 80lb

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TLDTRL12 TLDTRL16 TLDTRL20 TLDTRL30 TLDTRL50R

2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m 2.10m

173cm 173cm 173cm 173cm 173cm

534g 540g 601g 777g 1076g

2 2 2 2 2

9 9 9 9 7

12lb 16lb 20lb 30lb 50lb

AX TROLLING The Catana AX Trolling benefits from a deep progressive action and strong heavy duty guides, making it more than up to the challenge of taming large pelagic species. There is more than enough power through the blank to make sure you are always in control. The Catana also features under wrapped guides to secure them in place and a multiplier aluminum reel seat. This range has all you need to catch the biggest fish.

XT30

CATAXTRL12 CATAXTRL20 CATAXTRL30 CATAXTRL50

2.13m 2.13m 2.13m 2.13m

176cm 176cm 176cm 176cm

578g 593g 586g 653g

2 2 2 2

8 8 7 7

BX LITE TROLLING This is the ideal live baiting rod to catch pelagic species. The rod is a little longer than a traditional trolling rod to make it easier to fish from smaller boats with outboard engines. The deep progressive action and heavy duty guides will withstand any hard fighting fish and help you to land fish more efficiently.

12lb 20lb 30lb 50lb

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CATBXTRLL812 CATBXTRLL1216 CATBXTRLL1620 CATBXTRLL2030

2.25m 2.25m 2.25m 2.25m

180cm 180cm 180cm 180cm

518g 556g 621g 613g

2 2 2 2

10 10 9 9

8-12lb 12-16lb 16-20lb 20-30lb

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STANDUP

ULTRA A STANDUP The ultra thin, strong and lightweight Tiagra Ultra A Standup is built from HPC 300 carbon that gives that extra great feel and action of the rod when playing fish. From 30-50lb the rod is fitted with ALPS RX double leg roller guides, whilst the lighter models have the single leg version. The twist control feature keeps the blank from twisting, allowing the line to run smoothly through the guides at all times.

300

TIUASTP1620 TIUASTP2030 TIUASTP3050 TIUASTP5080

1.65m 1.65m 1.65m 1.65m

127cm 128cm 128cm 124cm

557g 589g 709g 719g

2 2 2 2

7 7 6 6

16-20lb 20-30lb 30-50lb 50-80lb

XTRB STANDUP The Tiagra XTR-B Stand Up has a HPC250 carbon blank mixed with Biofibre for strength, which results in lighter and thinner blanks. The result is a more responsive rod in the Mediterranean fishing spirit. For the 30-50lbs and 50-80lbs rods Shimano guides are used. The Long models are equipped with ALPS roller guides. All models feature a Pac Bay aluminium reel seat. The stunning cosmetics give the Tiagra XTR-B a distinctive look.

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TIXTRBSTP3050 TIXTRBSTP5080 LONG VERSION TIXTRBSTP30LRB TIXTRBSTP50L TIXTRBSTP50LRB

1.65m 1.65m

165cm 165cm

787g 813g

1 1

6 6

30-50lb 50-80lb

1.81m 1.80m 1.81m

181cm 140cm 181cm

956g 1012g 1035g

1 2 1

6 6 6

30lb 50lb 50lb

1.68m 1.68m 1.68m 1.68m

171cm 171cm 168cm 172cm

517g 507g 704g 715g

1 1 1 1

8 8 6 6

12-20lb 20-30lb 30-50lb 50-80lb

1.80m 1.81m 1.80m 1.81m

144cm 181cm 144cm 181cm

782g 899g 793g 908g

2 1 2 1

6 6 6 6

30lb 30lb 50lb 50lb

STANDUP Designed for the demands of Mediterranean anglers. All models are very light with progressive action blanks made using HPC (High Pressure Carbon). The stunning cosmetics perfectly match the Shimano Tyrnos. The guides and reel seat on the regular models are top quality ALPS (and Shimano rollers on the 5080R). The Long models have Shimano roller guides and a Pac Bay reel seat. The 30L and 50L are equipped with a bent butt. The range starts at 12-20lb for inshore trolling and small pelagics right up to 50-80lb for that largest bluefin tuna.

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TYRSTP1220 TYRSTP2030 TYRSTP3050R TYRSTP5080R LONG VERSION TYRSTP30L TYRSTP30LRB TYRSTP50L TYRSTP50LRB


BOAT RODS

MATTEO CATELANI

STANDUP

XT60

Using XT60 and Biofibre, the TLD Stand-up is a strong partner for your stand-up boat angling. Featuring Shimano Hardlite guides (and Shimano roller guides on the R versions), the progressive action of the TLD Standup is similar to higher end models in the range making this rod the perfect choice for all anglers. Specifically designed to perfectly compliment our TLD and TLD 2-speed reels.

TLDSTP1620 TLDSTP2030 TLDSTP3050R TLDSTP5080R

1.67m 1.67m 1.67m 1.67m

167cm 167cm 167cm 167cm

633g 479g 801g 835g

1 1 1 1

8 8 6 6

BX STANDUP With performance, features and visual ‘wow’ factor far exceeding their price, the Catana BX range is an ideal introduction to the exciting world of stand-up boat angling. Glass tips are expertly blended with XT30 carbon butts for the ideal combination of subtlety and strength.

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CATBXSTP1216 CATBXSTP1620

1.65m 1.65m

165cm 167cm

500g 510g

1 1

8 8

STANDUP The Vengeance Stand-up is built on a tough Geofibre blank and offers outstanding value for anglers inexperienced with trolling. Perfect for small boats when fishing for small pelagics like small tuna, mackerel, dorado and amberjacks, the three models (16-20lb, 20-30lb and 30-50lb) cover a wide range of trolling styles and drifting found throughout the Mediterranean.

16-20lb 20-30lb 30-50lb 50-80lb

12-16lb 16-20lb

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VSTP1620 VSTP2030 VSTP3050

1.65m 1.65m 1.65m

165cm 165cm 165cm

494g 497g 511g

1 1 1

8 7 8

16-20lb 20-30lb 30-50lb

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STC / BOAT

...The Beastmaster STC models are perfect for travelling anglers

BX S.T.C. TROLLING & STANDUP The famous STC range is the first choice for many traveling anglers who want short pack lengths with no compromise in action and the four sectioned Beastmaster Trolling & Stand-up models fits perfectly into the range. Featuring the legendary Beastmaster strength, the action and performance of these rods is quite amazing for a travel rod. Features a strong XT60 carbon plus Biofibre blank, Shimano Hardlite guides and Pac Bay reel seat. For traveling anglers this is the perfect solution. The famous STC range is the first choice for many traveling anglers who want short pack lengths with no compromise in action and the four sectioned Beastmaster trolling model fits perfectly into the range. Featuring the legendary Beastmaster strength, the action and performance of these rods is quite amazing for a travel rod.

XT60

TROLLING VERSION TBMBXTR30 TBMBXTR50R STAND-UP VERSION TBMBXSTP3050

2.13m 2.13m

60cm 60cm

675g 1130g

4 4

8 7

30lb 50lb

1.68m

48cm

521g

4

7

30-50lb

AX S.T.C. STANDUP & BOAT Shimano’s prostaff members have pushed these rods to the limit. Catching species such as large deep water cod, coalfish caught on jigs, high flying sailfish, powerful tuna and numerous species of sharks. In each case the rods performed impeccably. The Exage AX STC rods feature quality fixtures and fittings which include a gimble butt cap, strong spigot joints and ergonomically shaped EVA handles for maximum grip and comfort. In this series there are 5 to choose from and everything from light inshore work to the demands of big fish in blue water is catered for here.

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XT60

STAND-UP VERSION TEXAXSTP1220 TEXAXSTP2030 BOAT VERSION TEXAXBT2030 TEXAXBT3050 TEXAXBT240MH

1.70m 1.70m

48cm 48cm

458g 488g

4 4

7 7

12-20lb 20-30lb

1.98m 1.98m 2.40m

48cm 48cm 69cm

550g 593g 375g

4 4 4

8 8 8

20-30lb 30-50lb 250g


BOAT RODS

CX BOAT Beastmaster CX boat rods cover all of your boat fishing needs, from fishing with medium spinning gear, to bottom fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. The Beastmaster features EVA front and rear grips for comfort and durability, Shimano Hardlite guides, and DPS-type real seats. Constructed from HPC60 carbon for durability the blanks have stunning black and yellow cosmetics.

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UK MODEL BMCXBT1620 BMBXBT2030 BMBXBT3050

2.28m 2.28m 2.28m

194cm 194cm 194cm

512g 599g 600g

2 2 2

10 9 9

EUROPE MODEL BMCXBT21MH BMCXBT24MH BMCXBT24H BMCXBT27MH BMCXBT27H

2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m

109cm 124cm 124cm 139cm 139cm

326g 337g 378g 402g 419g

2 2 2 2 2

7 8 8 9 9

16-20lb 20-30lb 30-50lb

100-200g 100-200g 150-300g 100-200g 150-300g

12-20lb 20lb 30lb 20-30lb 30lb

... The Beastmaster CX Boat is available in two models to suit either UK or European boat fishing.

AX BOAT With many different models suiting a vast array of saltwater boat fishing, Shimano’s Vengeance range has something for everyone. The blanks are built from XT30 carbon for strength and control with EVA grips for durability in saltwater situations. Vengeance rods are proved to be the choice for many boat anglers in the boat fishing scene.

XT30

VAXBT210MH VAXBT210H VAXBT240MH VAXBT240H VAXBT270H VAXBT270XXH VAXBT300XXH

2.10m 2.10m 2.40m 2.40m 2.70m 2.70m 3.00m

110cm 110cm 125cm 125cm 140cm 140cm 155cm

343g 381g 390g 428g 477g 530g 583g

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

7 7 7 7 7 7 7

200g 300g 200g 300g 300g 500g 500g

12-20lb 20-30lb 20lb 30lb 30lb 30-50lb 4-8oz

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BRAID / SLIM BOAT RODS

DENDOUMARU Designed for fishing very deep waters with electric reels like the famous Shimano Dendoumaru, the Speedmaster is built on high specification blanks using HPC 100 carbon with added Biofibre for added resilience. Fitted with a lightweight aluminium Pac Bay reel seat and Shimano SiC guides suitable for braid there are three models available to cover all line class ratings. 100

SMDDM761000 SMDDM761500 SMDDM40001200

2.29m 2.29m 2.59m

163cm 163cm 134cm

644g 684g 682g

2 2 2

10 10 11

1000g 1500g 1200g

2 2

12 11

20-30lb 30-50lb

BX BRAID BOAT Braided line offers unrivalled bite indication, contact with the bait or the fish and supreme feel. It also brings extra demands to a rod. Shimano’s Antares BX Braid series is purpose-designed to get the very best from this line material. All three of this 7ft 6in family have two piece construction plus high-end features such as ALPS reel seat and Fuji SiC guides. Built on a XT250 carbon blank with added Biofibre for resilience the Antares has a profiled EVA handle for additional comfort and grip.

XT250

ANTBXBT762030B ANTBXBT763050B

2.29m 2.29m

166cm 166cm

432g 460g

DAVE LEWIS

SLIM BOAT RODS Designed specifically for meeting the demands of modern, ultra thin, non-stretch, hi-tech braided lines, Shimano Slim boat rods are an absolute delight to use. Beautifully finished and fitted with high quality fixtures and fittings, these ultra slim blanks are the perfect choice for a wide range of boat angling scenarios ranging from drifting open ground for plaice or bass to working lures or baits over deep offshore wreck or reefs, right up to battling powerful blue and porbeagle sharks. With unsurpassed bite detection, a smooth and progressive through action, essential when fishing with braid, and surprising hidden reserves of power if needed, Shimano Slim boat rods are fast becoming the rod of choice of many top boat anglers.

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AX BOAT SLIM Sea fishing has in the past been associated with heavy and bulky equipment, but with the introduction of new materials and designs Shimano sea fishing rods are much more refined. If you are looking to spend a long and enjoyable day boat fishing at sea, then the new Speedmaster AX Boat Slim boat rods take some beating with their light feel and powerful actions. Whether fishing for cod, coalfish, wolffish or even halibut, with the Speedmaster AX Boat Slim you will never feel under powered.

XT100

SMAXBTSL76122 SMAXBTSL76203 SMAXBTSL76305

2.29m 2.29m 2.29m

163cm 163cm 163cm

309g 313g 327g

2 2 2

12 12 11

12-20lb 20-30lb 30-50lb

AX SLIM The Beastmaster AX Boat Slim rods have been developed to suit the needs of modern boat anglers. There are three models in the range, a 12lb-20lb, 20lb-30lb and a 30lb-50lb. The addition of braid friendly guides mean that they can be used with either mono or braided reel lines, making sure they meet the demands of the modern day angler.

XT60

BMAXBTSL7612202 BMAXBTSL7620302 BAXMBTSL7630502

2.28m 2.28m 2.28m

164cm 164cm 164cm

217g 222g 230g

2 2 2

12 12 11

12-20lb 20-30lb 30-50lb

SLIM The launch of the Vengeance family immediately captured the attention of the newcomers to the sport. The convenient two piece construction combines perfectly with the actions and lengths required for coastal trolling. The blank is a combination of Geofibre mixed with XT30 carbon, and is fitted with a Shimano reel seat and Shimano Hardlite guides.

XT30

VBTSL766122 VBTSL7612202 VBTSL7620302 VBTSL7630502

2.28m 2.28m 2.28m 2.28m

162cm 162cm 162cm 162cm

225g 223g 235g 272g

2 2 2 2

11 11 11 11

6-12lb 12-20lb 20-30lb 30-50lb

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RODS

BX TE BOAT A Beastmaster rod looks good anywhere, but really comes into its own while out on the water. The new Beastmaster BX Tele boat is no exception. It makes life complete for the saltwater angler looking to spend a day out at sea fishing for his favourite species of fish.

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BMBXBTTE25150 BMBXBTTE30150 BMBXBTTE35150

TE BOAT The Vengeance telescopic boat rods are built on lightweight and well balanced carbon blanks which makes them perfect for bolentino fishing techniques. Fitted with Shimano Hardlite guides these rods perform well with the thinnest diameter PowerPro braided line. The tele adjustable system allows you to adjust and fine tune the length of the rod to suit your preference and the fishing conditions. These rods are a joy to fish when targeting mackerel, horse mackerel and sea bream.

2.50m 3.00m 3.50m

107cm 111cm 111cm

184g 222g 256g

2 2 2

6 7 7

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VBTTE35ADJ VBTTE40ADJ

3.40/3.50m 3.90/4.00m

116cm 115cm

323g 365g

2 2

6 6

TELE BOAT The Vengeance Teleboat is build on a XT30 carbon blank with added Geofibre. This combination results in a strong and very responsive blank. The rod is finished with a Shimano reel seat and Shimano Hardlite guides which enable you to fish safely with the thinnest diameters of PowerPro braided line.

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30-150g 30-150g

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VBTTE21H VBTTE24H VBTTE27H VBTTE35H

2.11m 2.43m 2.70m 3.49m

106cm 106cm 106cm 106cm

135g 177g 197g 287g

3 4 4 5

TELE BOAT The Alivio Teleboat range has been developed to cover the demands of fishermen who want to start Saltwater boat fishing. With the use of XT30 carbon blanks and quality components such as Shimano Hardlite guides, the Alivio Teleboat range offers excellent quality, even at the entry level of Shimano boat fishing rods.

150g 150g 150g

30-150g 30-150g 30-150g 30-150g

XT30

ALVBTTE18H ALVBTTE21H ALVBTTE24H ALVBTTE27H ALVBTTE30H

1.79m 2.08m 2.39m 2.69m 2.97m

77cm 95cm 95cm 95cm 95cm

106g 118g 184g 210g 220g

3 3 4 4 4

30-150g 30-150g 30-150g 30-150g 30-150g


BOAT RODS

BOAT QUIVER This rod has a very stiff blank due to the XT40 carbon construction, but it has a very sensitive quiver tip for excellent bite indication. Supplied with two different quiver tips; one with a casting weight of 15-30g and one of 30-150g, with the Catana Boat Quiver you have almost two rods in one!

XT40

CATBT3Q24 CATBT3Q27 CATBT3Q30

2.40m 2.70m 3.00m

83cm 94cm 104cm

186g 217g 239g

3 3 3

19 20 21

30-150g 30-150g 30-150g

BX PILK There are 3 models, from 2.40m (8ft) to 3.00m (10ft) in length, in the Nexave BX S Pilk range, covering just about all situations. Cork handles, quality guides and strong blanks made from XT60 carbon make the Nexave a great rod for a small budget.

XT60

NEXBXSPILK240 NEXBXSPILK270 NEXBXSPILK300

2.40m 2.70m 3.00m

124cm 139cm 154cm

271g 275g 352g

2 2 2

6 6 6

150g 150g 150g

DOWNRIGGER The blanks of the Catana Downrigger range are extremely resilient with a special tip construction designed for fishing in all conditions. The blanks are parabolic to medium parabolic action and are available in 2 different lengths and actions. Both rods have a gimbal fitting.

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XT30

CATAXDR240MH CATAXDR255H

2.40m 2.55m

120cm 132cm

339g 355g

2 2

CX JIG

The Beastmaster CX Jig rod offers top quality at an affordable price. Build on a XT60 carbon blank, this model features Fuji stainless steel guides and a Fuji DPS reel seat. The distinctive Beastmaster yellow blank is also fitted with EVA grips for comfortable handling, making the Beastmaster CX Jig a great jigging rod with lots of power.

12 12

15-40lb 20-50lb

XT60

BMCXJBTS5103 BMCXJBTS605

1.78m 1.80m

114cm 118cm

239g 305g

2 2

6 7

150g 250g

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EURO SURF

SURF CASTING

BENOÎT BELLIOT PRO TEAM SHIMANO FRANCE

Surfcasting is more and more popular, but also more and more specialised. Serious anglers tend to fish lighter and at longer distances, in an effort to reach the feeding fish. They also need slim and sensitive rods to maximise casting distance and bite detection. Shimano rods are designed to satisfy the needs of modern anglers. Long casting is the key to finding the fish on many shallow beaches, and by combining a Shimano surf rod with a large sized Shimano fixed spool reel you have the ultimate casting combination. For 2015, our engineers have developed even more specialised rods than before. The top of the range Aero Technium Tele Surf generates amazing power and is fitted with the best components and technologies to help you to cast further. They are also designed to be comfortable, so that continual casting is not a problem.

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TELE SURF RODS

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AX TELE SURF More and more anglers now recognize the advantages of telescopic surf rods for easy transport. Our top of the range model in telescopic surfcasting, the new Aero Technium AX combines the best of both worlds; casting power with a compact, slim design. These unique surf rods have a fast action with a sensitive tip to help detect bites at distance. The blank is responsive and direct and with four models in lengths of 4.20 and 4.30 meters and casting weights varying from 120 to 200 grams there is a rod to suit even the most demanding angler.

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ARTAXSFTE4212 ARTAXSFTE4315 ARTAXSFTE4317 ARTAXSFTE4320

4.20m 4.30m 4.30m 4.30m

159cm 159cm 159cm 159cm

366g 434g 443g 434g

5 5 5 5

6 6 6 6

120g 150g 170g 200g

The new Aero Technium AX delivers massive casting power with the convenience of a short transport length.

TELE SURF The silver coloured high performance HPC250 carbon with Biofibre blank of the Ultegra TE Surf offers fantastic casting performance for serious anglers wanting extra distance. Fitted with Fuji Alconite guides and a Shimano DPS reel seat, the Ultegra is a match for any angler wanting outstanding quality and is available in four models to cover casting weights from 120g (4oz) up to 200g (7oz).

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ULTSFTE4212 ULTSFTE4315 ULTSFTE4317 ULTSFTE4320

4.20m 4.30m 4.30m 4.30m

158cm 158cm 158cm 158cm

395g 405g 418g 453g

5 5 5 5

6 6 6 6

120g 150g 170g 200g

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EURO SURF

The Slide ‘n’ Grip reel seat of the Speedcast and Beastmaster Surf rods allows for perfect customised reel placement.

TELE SURF

Perfectly suited for competition anglers, or anyone who requires a rod with top of the range technical features, the Speedcast Surf offers great performance. Built using HPC (High Pressure Carbon) HPC200 carbon + Biofibre and fitted with Fuji stainless steel Alconite guides, the Speedcast also has a super strong solid tip that is responsive to the slightest bites. The fully adjustable Slide ‘n’ Grip reel seat enables custom reel placement to optimize casting potential. With casting weights from 80g up to 200g this rod has found its way to many breathtaking beaches all over the world!

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SPCSFTE4210 SPCSFTE4212 SPCSFTE4315 SPCSFTE4317 SPCSFTE4320

4.20m 4.20m 4.30m 4.30m 4.30m

159cm 159cm 159cm 159cm 159cm

422g 441g 465g 472g 498g

5 5 5 5 5

6 6 6 6 6

100g 120g 150g 170g 200g

TELE SURF The Beastmaster EX Surf Telescopic combines excellent action with convenient transportation. All rods in the range have a powerful tip action suited to casting large weights from 120g to 200g. The Slide’n grip reel seat allows you to personalize the reel positioning for a perfect casting performance.

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BMEXSFTE4212 BMEXSFTE4315 BMEXSFTE4317 BMEXSFTE4320

4.20m 4.30m 4.30m 4.30m

157cm 157cm 157cm 157cm

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409g 438g 435g 448g

5 5 5 5

6 6 6 6

120g 150g 170g 200g


TELE SURF RODS

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DX TELE SURF FB

The new Nexave DX Tele surf comes in six models to cover a wide range of surf casting applications. It has a slim blank with an attractive blue color, with casting weights varying from 80 grams for the 4.0 metre, to a powerful 200 grams for the longest 4.20 metre model. The Nexave DX offers excellent value for money.

XT60

NEXDXSFTE408 NEXDXSFTE4210 NEXDXSFTE4212 NEXDXSFTE4215 NEXDXSFTE4217 NEXDXSFTE4220

4.00m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m

144cm 153.5cm 153.5cm 153.5cm 153.5cm 153.5cm

328g 348g 407g 425g 442g 466g

5 5 5 5 5 5

6 6 6 6 6 6

80g 100g 120g 150g 170g 200g

BX TELE SURF The Vengeance Telescopic Surf provides one of the best surf fishing rods in its price class, with the ability to make long distance powerful casts. The Vengeance is ideal for traveling anglers looking for a short transport length and with different casting weights from 80g to 200g. The rod is built on a XT30 carbon + Geofibre blank with Shimano guides and reel seat.

XT30

VBXSFTE408 VBXSFTE4210 VBXSFTE4212 VBXSFTE4215 VBXSFTE4217 VBXSFTE4220

4.00m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m

153cm 153cm 153cm 153cm 153cm 153cm

449g 465g 475g 489g 517g 507g

5 5 5 5 5 5

6 6 6 6 6 6

80g 100g 120g 150g 170g 200g

EX TELE SURF The Alivio EX Telesurf delivers more than you expect from a rod at this price point. It’s sensitive, has a Shimano Vibra spot reel seat and is built on a XT30 carbon blank that produces a powerful casting action. Designed for the occasional surf angler or novice, the Alivio EX is a capable performer at an exceptionally affordable price.

XT30

ALEXSFTE4010 ALEXSFTE4212 ALEXSFTE4215 ALEXSFTE4217 ALEXSFTE4220

4.00m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m 4.20m

157cm 157cm 157cm 157cm 157cm

445g 471g 498g 484g 572g

5 5 5 5 5

6 6 6 6 6

100g 120g 150g 170g 200g

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EURO / UK SURF

CUSTOM TUBULAR TIP The Surf Custom series is engineered for superior casting performance and is the perfect combination of strength, durability and sensitivity. This series offers a range of lengths and actions to suit most casting preferences and comes in two versions - a solid tip version for sensitivity when fishing for small fish and a traditional tubular tip. The stunning looks and the high quality components will satisfy the most demanding anglers!

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SCT425BX SCT450BX

4.25m 4.50m

148cm 157cm

510g 526g

8 8

3 3

100-225g 100-225g

3 3 3 3

200g 225g 225g 225g

G The Ultegra Surf comes in three different lengths 4.25m, 4.50m and 5.00m. Built on technically superior, HPC250 carbon + Biofibre blanks, this range is designed for anglers who want longer casts and perfect bait presentation. The range is fitted with Fuji Lowrider guides and a hollow tip. Quality rods for serious anglers!

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ULTSF425CXG ULTSF425BXG ULTSF450BXG ULTSF500BXG

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4.25m 4.25m 4.50m 5.00m

149cm 149cm 157cm 174cm

464g 485g 562g 648g

6 6 6 6

SURF TUBULAR

The Ultegra Surf Tubular is available in 4.25m and 4.50m lengths. The superior HPC250 carbon + Biofibre blank is designed for extreme long casts. The rod is fitted with Fuji Alconite guides for a long life. Next to that the rod is completed with a nice Fuji plate reelseat. Definitely a rod for the serious surfcaster!

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ULTSFT425BXG ULTSFT450BXG

4.25m 4.50m

148cm 157cm

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8 8

3 3

225g 225g

Custom Balance Weights


3 PIECE SURF RODS

SURF G 200

The Speedcast Surf is a stunning looking rod that is built on a HPC200 carbon + Biofibre blank combined with the finest Fuji components, Fuji DPS reel seat and Fuji stainless steel Alconite guides. The Speedcast Surf is the ultimate weapon for every surf angler wanting smooth casting performance and distinctive looks.

SPCSF425CXG SPCSF425BXG SPCSF450BXG

4.25m 4.25m 4.50m

147cm 147cm 155cm

518g 545g 562g

6 6 6

3 3 3

SURF The Beastmaster Surf has the recognizable black and yellow colors associated with the name but now has a much slimmer blank which offers better casting control. Available in 4.25m, 4.50m and 5.00m lengths, the XT60 carbon blank produces a superb casting action combined with an excellent bite registration.

XT60

BMSF425CXI BMSF425BXI BMSF450BXI BMSF500BXI

4.25m 4.25m 4.50m 5.00m

150cm 150cm 159cm 174cm

502g 520g 580g 662g

6 6 6 7

SURF The characteristics of low weight, crisp action and strength are typical for the Forcemaster surf rods. Geofibre in combination with XT40 is the secret. Available in two lengths - 4.25m and 4.50m, the Forcemaster Surf represents excellent value for money.

3 3 3 3

200g 225g 225g 225g

XT40

FMSF425BXG FMSF450BXG

4.25m 4.50m

147cm 156cm

568g 600g

SURF The Vengeance Surf is an attractive rod sporting eye-catching, red crosspattern grip handles with a slash of brilliant white. Available in two lengths, this model has a far more forgiving action than some of the over-stiff models currently available. The Vengeance is a rod suited to the beginner and is sold at a reasonable price. It is built on a XT30 Carbon + Geofibre blank and fitted with Shimano Hardlite guides and a DPS reel seat.

200g 225g 225g

6 6

3 3

225g 225g

3 3

225g 225g

XT30

VSF425BXI VSF450BXI

4.25m 4.50m

148cm 157cm

555g 591g

6 6

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SENSITIVE SURF / ESTUARY SENSITIVE SURF RODS All Shimano Surfcasting rods are designed to achieve excellent casting distances with a softness in the tip for good bite detection. However, there are times when even more sensitivity is required and for these situations the Sensitive Surf range is the perfect choice. Both models in the range have solid carbon tips, which have been designed for maximum bite detection. This makes them the perfect rods for competition fishermen, when detecting every bite is very important. The remarkable thing about the Sensitive Surf range is that they can still be used with leads in excess of 225g (8oz) with minimal loss of casting performance. For anglers fishing for smaller fish, in less current or when every bite really does matter, the Sensitive Surf range will catch you more fish.

CUSTOM SOLID TIP The Surf Custom series is engineered for superior casting performance and is the perfect combination of strength, durability and sensitivity. This series offers a range of lengths and actions to suit most casting preferences and comes in two versions - a solid tip version for sensitivity when fishing for small fish and a traditional tubular tip. The stunning looks and the high quality components will satisfy the most demanding anglers!

300

4.25m

SCS425CX

148cm

497g

9

3

100-200g

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SURF SENSITIVE

The Ultegra Surf Sensitive is designed for maximum bite detection. It has a long solid tip which will leave no bite unnoticed, no matter how small it is. Built on HPC250 carbon with added Biofibre, this magnificent rod has outstanding casting performance, which makes it a desirable tool for anglers fishing in competitions or for smaller fish.

250

ULTSFS425BXH ULTSFS450BXH ULTSFS500BXH

4.25m 4.25m 4.50m

148cm 157cm 173cm

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8 8 8

3 3 3

225g 225g 225g


2 PIECE SURF RODS

CX SURF FB The Nexave Surf range offers excellent value for money combined with superb performance. The models are built on XT60 carbon blanks and offer low down casting power with sensitive tips. All models have Slide ‘n’ Grip reel seats for fixed spool and multiplier reel use and are fitted with Shimano Hardlite guides.

XT60

NEXCXSF130MF

3.96m

204cm

641g

9

2

225g

2 2

225g 225g

SURF A two-piece family featuring two 13-footers plus a 12ft 6in version. All are equiped with Shimano Hardlite guides, Slide ‘n’ Grip reel seats and thin rubber grip sections on their XT40 carbon blanks. We doubt you’ll find a better performer for the price than the Catana Surf.

XT60

CATSF130RD CATSF130LD

3.96m 3.96m

220cm 220cm

697g 694g

9 9

ESTUARY The Vengeance Estuary offers outstanding value for anglers wanting a specialist rod without spending too much money. Ideal for close and medium range work, using a wide range of lead sizes up to 4oz (120g), the Vengeance is built on an XT30 carbon blank with added Geofibre, and fitted with Shimano Hardlite guides. The parabolic action of this rod enables it to be used with light lines and small hooks when required, whilst still retaining the power to cope with running tides. A screw reel seat and EVA handle give this model a look of quality.

XT30

VES11614

3.51m

180cm

400g

10

2

28-113g

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BEACH LEDGERING

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BEACH LEDGERING Shimano’s Beach Ledgering rods are scaled down versions of our surf casting models, and are designed for fishing at closer range, using weights up to 120g. All Beach Ledgering models have interchangeable solid carbon tips, so you can select the correct strength for the fish you are targeting, or the strength of the current. In the Mediterranean, Beach Ledgering rods have become very popular and the sensitive tips magnify the bites from small species. On the Atlantic and North Sea beaches these rods are perfect for sea bass, mackerel and other fish that feed close to the surf.

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SURF RODS

BEACH The Speedcast Beach is designed for beach ledgering and comes in a 3-piece version with 2 interchangeable, sensitive quiver tips for maximum bite registration. The slim HPC200+ Biofibre carbon blanks are responsive, produce excellent casting performance and are fitted with a Fuji reel seat and Fuji Alconite guides. The Speedcast is available in 4.20m and 4.50m lengths and has a cast control grip.

200

SPCBE4212 SPCBE4512 TELE VERSION SPCTEBE4212 SPCTEBE4512

TELE VERSION

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4.20m 4.50m

145cm 154cm

449g 493g

11 11

3 + 2 Tips 3 + 2 Tips

20-120g 20-120g

4.20m 4.50m

165cm

390g 416g

11 7

3 + 2 Tips 6

20-120g 20-120g

BEACH

Throughout the years the Beastmaster name has built up a solid reputation and is associated with rods that deliver the most consistent performance. This new rod will be of great interest to the ledgering beach specialist. Built on HPC60+ Biofibre carbon blanks the Beastmaster Beach Surf comes with 2 tips (1 for the 4.0m model), all capable of casting up to 120g/4oz (up to 60g/2oz for the 4.0m model). It offers sensitive bite registration when fishing for flounder, flatfish, mullet and bass on shallow surf beaches around Europe.

60

BMBE4060 BMBE45120 BMBE50120 TELE VERSION BMAXTEBE4512 BMAXTEBE5012

4.00m 4.50m 5.00m

141cm 157cm 173cm

406g 549g 643g

8 8 8

3 + 2 Tips 3 + 2 Tips 3 + 2 Tips

30-60g 60-120g 60-120g

4.50m 5.00m

157cm 173cm

418g 487g

10 11

7 + 2 Tips 7 + 2 Tips

60-120g 60-120g

TELE VERSION

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BEACH FB

The Nexave Beach Surf is designed for beach ledgering and the interchangeable solid tip offers ultimate bite registration, while the blank has enough power to cast leads up to 100g with ease. The bright blue color is appealing to the eye and suggests that it is the beach that the Nexave calls home.

XT60

NEXBE42100 NEXBE45100

4.20m 4.50m

146cm 154cm

417g 424g

8 8

3 + 2 Tips 3 + 2 Tips

60-100g 60-100g

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STC SURF

BX TRAVELER SURF Probably the worlds best seven-section Surfcasting rod. This rod is set to open new horizons to globetrotting beach fishing lovers. The 4.25m Traveller can cast up to 225g payloads and is built on a quality XT60 + Biofibre blank with Shimano hardlite guides and reel seats. The rod is supplied in the protective hardcase tube familiar to STC fans worldwide.

TBMSF425BXH

XT60

4.25m

72cm

AX TRAVELER SURF Seven piece travel rod with the action of a 2 piece surfcasting rod. This rod is tough enough to deal with any situation and anything that swims. An action that flows seamlessly from tip to butt delivering the power as and when you need it. Distance is no object. This rod is designed to fish with multiplier reels, and has a Slide’n’Grip reel seat for total flexibility.

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SURF FB

The 5-piece 4.0m long design of the Nexave Surf makes for easy storage and transportation. It is the ideal surf casting rod for a short fishing session, or just to have with you in case a fishing opportunity comes along.

XT60

NEXSF402005

4.00m

85.5cm

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6

5

200g

TBMAXSF130M

820g

9

7

225g

9

7

220g

XT60

3.96m

64cm

856g


SPORT CAMERA

CAP MOUNT

CHEST MOUNT

• Ultra-lightweight for secure mounting • Waterproof down to 10 meters • Sealed to protect against dirt, dust and mud • 16 MP CMOS sensor for stunning 1080p HD • F2.0 bright lens for incredible low light performance • View, control and share directly with your mobile device • Kit includes: Underwater protector, mount set, USB cables and user’s manual • Chest Mount and Cap Mount also available

SPORT CAMERA ECM1000F

7.1 x 4.4 x 3cm

16 MP

1080p

SD/SDHC

68 - 114 cm chest

-

-

-

39 - 68 cm C

-

-

-

SPORT CHEST MOUNT CMMT03F SPORT CAP MOUNT CMMT04F

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ACCESSORIES

CARP LUGGAGE LUGGAGE TO MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS Shimano luggage have some of the most radical and ground-breaking designs ever seen in the angling industry. Just like our rods and reels, great care and attention has been paid to the needs of anglers. Within the ranges, innovative products have been created with specific aims to reflect the aspirations of specialist and specimen anglers alike.

ZIPPERS

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The Organised Compact Design system allows you to choose from numerous specialised accessory cases that fit, jigsaw-like into one of the many compatible carryalls, with the option to change them around for specific venues or the length of time that you plan to spend fishing.

The new Duralast zips can handle the most extreme abuse to ensure Shimano luggage lives up to the expectations of the most demanding anglers.

The Aero Quiver system is simply based around an adjustable strap that components can be clipped onto. This offers countless variations, giving the angler the option to take as little or much tackle as they wish. This includes ready made rods, nets, pods, shelters, mats, slings and many more . . .

Tough Power Stitching is widely used and involves double stitched seams which produce increased strength.

ZIPPERS


LUGGAGE

COMPACT CARRYALL

• SHOL01 • 78cm x 41cm x 31cm

• Organised Compact Design takes 4 large or 8 small cases plus 2 small cases in side pockets • Organised Compact Design compression straps (for fitting of Buzzer Bar Bag and/or Bivvy Table - not supplied)

• Elasticated band side storage • Fast access large tackle box front pocket • Table top rigid design • Heavy duty base • SHOL02 • 78cm x 41cm x 31cm (Carryall) • 27cm x 26cm x 11cm (Pouches) • 25cm x 13cm x 11cm (Cases)

Built using extremely strong COMPACT SYSTEM CARRYALL fabric, with increased • Compact Carryall (SHOL01) strength stitching and • Compact System Carryall includes: 2 x Large Accessory Pouches (SHOL22) zippers, designed to 6 x Small Accessory Cases (SHOL23) withstand continuous use in the toughest conditions. STALKER & FLOATER BAG • Fast access large tackle box front pocket • Catapult loop • Removable thermal bait bag • 2 internal side pockets • Stalker mat attachment (not supplied)

• SHOL03 • 89cm x 39cm x 42cm

• Heavy duty base

• SHOL04 • 37cm x 25cm x 28cm

DELUXE CARRYALL • Organised Compact Design takes 5 large or 10 small cases plus 2 small cases in side pockets • Organised Compact Design compression straps (for fitting of Buzzer Bar Bag and/or Bivvy Table - not supplied) • Elasticated band side storage • Fast access large tackle box front pocket • Table top rigid design • Heavy duty base

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ACCESSORIES

• Large • SHOL22 • 27cm x 26cm x 11cm • Small • SHOL23 • 25cm x 13cm x 11cm

LARGE / SMALL ACCESSORY CASE • Organised Compact Design • External mesh pocket

• Fold down separators • Easy find name location

The Large and Small Accessory Cases can be used for many smaller tackle items.

• SHOL17 • 27cm x 13cm x 11cm

• SHOL32 • 27cm x 26cm x 11cm

GLUG & HOOKBAIT CASE

COOKING CASE

• Organised Compact Design

• Organised Compact Design

• External and internal mesh pockets

• Internal and external mesh pockets

• 6 Glug pots supplied

• Complete with utensils for two people

• Easy find name location

• Additional storage space for a small stove and gas

• SHOL20 • 27cm x 13cm x 11cm

BAITING POUCH

SCALE POUCH

• Organised Compact Design

• Organised Compact Design

• Freezer friendly thermal lining takes 2kg of bait

• 2 internal Velcro accessory pockets

• Adjustable waist belt with catapult loop

• Easy find name location

• Removable internal scale padding

• Easy find name location • SHOL19 • 27cm x 26cm x 11cm

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LUGGAGE

CLOTHING BAG

• SHOL05 • 33cm x 26cm x 26cm

• Clean/dirty clothing separator • Compression straps • Toiletries pocket • Heavy duty base

COOLER BAG • Thermal lining • 2 elasticated mesh side pockets • Heavy duty base • Shoulder strap and carry handles • SHOL06 • 67cm x 30cm x 30cm

• SHOL24 • 46cm x 22cm x 4cm

BUZZER BAR BAG • Organised Compact Design external bag fitting • Internal Velcro bankstick and mesh accessory pocket • Fast move alarm protection system • Multi adjustable buzzer bar retention loops

• SHOL26 • 27cm x 27cm

COLLAPSIBLE BUCKET • Aero Quiver attachment bag • Compact flat folding design • Rigid wire rim opening and 100% watertight • Designed to fit below lid of the Bait Bucket Seat

SLR CAMERA HOLSTER

• SHOL25 • 30cm x 39cm

• Organised Compact Design

BAIT BUCKET SEAT

• Extra padded body for protection • Zippered base compartment for accessories

• Thermal lining • 2 elasticated mesh and 2 large Velcro front pockets

• Secure zipper and quick access Velcro closure

• Water resistant heavy foam seat padding • Fits a 10ltr bucket internally - not supplied

• SHOL27 • 26cm x 15cm x 12cm

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AIRDRY & FREEZER BAGS 5KG / 10KG

BIVVY TABLE

• Freezer friendly thermal lining

• Organised Compact Design external bag fitting

• Drop out airflow mesh

• Extra long folding and twist-lock adjustable legs

• Bait access zipper

• Carry bag

• Carry handles can be used as hanging loops

• Table lip

• SHOL31 • 50cm x 30cm x 21cm

STINK BAG • 5KG • SHOL21 • 30cm x 36cm

COMPACT NET FLOAT

• 10KG • SHOL35 • 54cm x 30cm

WRAP AROUND REEL CASE

• Aero Quiver attachment - no strap supplied

• For ready made rods or single reels

• Watertight design

• Lead pocket

• Room for 2 nets with handles and more

• Connection clip for multiple set-ups

• Super compact design for less drag • Super high density foam for buoyancy • Non-water absorbing foam • Universal net handle fitting

• SHOL30 • 12cm x 4cm

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• SHOL29 • 126cm x 10cm

• SHOL28 • 25cm x 27cm x 9cm


LUGGAGE

The Protection Mat has a compact design and offers great fish safety.

BEANIE MAT

• Aero Quiver attachment - no strap supplied • Six pegging points

• Provides additional protection to reels when applied to Aero Quiver system • SHOL13 • 104cm x 60cm x 24cm

PROTECTION MAT

• Extensive water resistant padding • Floating design • SHOL14 • 135cm x 85cm x 8cm

• Aero Quiver attachment • Quick fish release from corners • Velcro cover and storage pocket • Extremely compact, fold away design for transportation • Extensive water resistant padding • Floating design • Heavy duty base

STALKER MAT • Aero Quiver attachment - no strap supplied • Two pegging points • SHOL16 • 135cm x 85cm x 8cm

RECOVERY SLING • Aero Quiver attachment - no strap supplied

• Provides additional protection to reels when applied to Aero Quiver system • Extremely compact, fold away design for transportation • Extensive water resistant padding • Can be connected to Stalker Bag

• Floating design • Secure closing clips • Non-catching zippers • Watertight carry bag with plenty of extra space • Mesh body for fish fin care and water circulation

• SHOL15 • 96cm x 81cm

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The Compact Rod Sleeve and the Padded Rod Sleeve can be used alone or in combination with the Rod Quivers.

COMPACT ROD SLEEVE

PADDED ROD SLEEVE

• Aero Quiver attachment • Full padded exterior and separators

• Aero Quiver attachment - no strap supplied

• 50mm butt ring fitting

• Padded tip and base sections

• Zipper located along spine for 100% line safety

• 50mm butt ring fitting

• Zippered lead pocket • 2 additional un-sleeved rod or net pockets

• Zipper located along spine for 100% line safety • Zippered lead pocket

• Additional long side pocket

• 2 made-up 12ft rods SHOL08 (200cm x 35cm x 16cm)

• 10ft - SHOL33 (165cm x 27cm) • 11ft - SHOL45 (140cm x 27cm)

• 3 made-up 12ft rods SHOL09 (200cm x 35cm x 23cm) • 4 made-up 13ft rods SHOL41 (210cm x 35cm x 33cm)

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• 12ft - SHOL10 (194cm x 27cm) • 13ft - SHOL11 (210cmx 27cm)


LUGGAGE

CONTINENTAL ROD QUIVER

ROD QUIVER

• Aero Quiver attachment

• Aero Quiver attachment

• Option of leaving bag off strap for short sessions due to Aero Quiver system

• Option of leaving bag off strap for short sessions due to Aero Quiver system

• Supplied with 4 unpadded 13ft rod sleeves

• Supplied with 3 x unpadded 12ft rod sleeves

• 2 external pockets

• 2 external pockets

• Full length zippered large bivvy bag

• Full length zippered large bivvy bag

• 50mm butt ring fitting on rod sleeves • Zipper located along spine of rod sleeves for 100% line safety

• SHOL42 (130cm x 22cm)

• 50mm butt ring fitting on rod sleeves • Zipper located along spine of rod sleeves for 100% line safety

• SHOL12 (130cm x 30cm)

TRIBAL CARP LANDING NET • 42ins triangular net with 1.8m reinforced carbon pole • Deep soft mesh with a flat base for fish safety • Super strong metal spreader block with isotope insert • Stink bag supplied

• TRBLN180 • 180cm

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ACCESSORIES

The Purist luggage range is designed for active anglers. BAIT & TACKLE BAG

RUCKSACK • Organised Compact Design main compartment – 4 large or 8 small cases

• Organised Compact Design main compartment – 2 large or 4 small cases

• Organised Compact Design side pocket – 1 small case

• Organised compact design side pockets – 2 small cases

• Open flat design with mesh pocket storage

• Small tacklebox front pocket • Clip on roll mat or weigh sling connection loop

• Bankstick and rig board pocket

• Detatchable thermal bait bucket

• Small tacklebox front pocket • Clip on roll mat or weigh sling connection loop

• SHPU02 • 43cm x 31cm x 48cm

POD CASE

• SHPU08 • 81cm x 20cm x 8cm

• SHPU11 • 60cm x 30cm x 47cm

• Aero Quiver attachment • Bankstick loops • Velcro pod secure • Mesh accessory pocket

ROLL MAT • Aero Quiver attachment hook • Super lightweight, compact design • Extensive water resistant padding

STINKBAG CARRYALL • Organised Compact Design main compartment – 5 large or 10 small cases • Detatchable stink bag • Full length lateral pocket

• SHPU04 • 25cm x 27cm x 9cm

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• 2 deep folded side pockets

• SHPU03 • 60cm x 12cm x 60cm


LUGGAGE

WEIGH SLING • Aero Quiver attachment bag • Super lightweight and compact design • Curved base limiting fish movement • Drainage holes • SHPU10 • 86cm x 33cm

ROD SLING

• SHPU13 • 86cm x 43cm x 35cm

• Aero Quiver attachment • Fits any length rod • Reel case protection

• SHPU05 • 25cm x 27cm x 9cm

WEIGH MAT • Aero Quiver attachment

• Tip protectors

• Fast access large tackle box front pocket

• Zippered lead pocket

• Bankstick and rig board pocket • Extensive water resistant padding

ROD & NET QUIVER

• SHPU12 • 41cm x 14cm x 5cm

• Aero Quiver attachment

XL TIP PROTECTORS

• Padded rod separators • Net and handle pocket • Zipper located along spine for 100% line safety

• 50mm guide fitting

• Tip protector

• Neoprene material for better tightening • Oversized protective design

• SHPU07 • 102cm x 24cm x 24cm

SHELTER TUBE • Aero Quiver attachment

ROD & NET SLEEVE

• Padded body protection • Designed for shelters and brollies • 2 external pockets

• Aero Quiver attachment • Net, handle and throwing stick pocket • 50mm butt ring fitting • Zipper located along spine for 100% line safety • Zippered lead pocket

• SHPU09 • 165cm x 20cm • SHPU06 • 195cm x 27cm

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ACCESSORIES

ACCESSORY CASE • Power Stitch and Duralast zippers • Hard body design for protection with full zip opening • Wipe clean PVC material

• SHSURF10 • 20cm x 29cm x 14cm

RIG WALLET • Features Shimano Power Stitch • 10 internal resealable rig sleeves • Wipe clean PVC material

• SHSURF06 (Small - 20cm x 25cm) • SHSURF07 (Medium - 24cm x 27cm) • SHSURF08 (Large - 27cm x 30cm)

SURF ROD HOLDALLS • Hard wearing surf rod holdall • Shimano Power Stitch for strength • Duralast zippers • Double rod holdall • 175cm main compartment length

• SHSURF01 • 2 Rod - 175cm

• Padded separator

• SHSURF02 • 3 Rod - 175cm

• Ruck style double straps • 2 fully zippered side pockets

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• SHSURF03 • 175cm


LUGGAGE

ALLROUND / SURF HOLDALL

HFG ALLROUND

• 620 denier PVC coated polyester

• Designed to carry rigged up or folded down rods for quick set up

• Oversized full-length zip

• Full zipped opening

• Reinforced bottom and outer pocket for accessories

• Double shoulder strap

• SH800 (Long - 180cm x 23cm) • SH801 (Short - 155cm x 23cm) • SH802 (Large - 155cm x 16cm) • SH803 (Medium - 130cm x 16cm)

• Shoulder strap for easy transportation • Models 140 and 165 have dual compartments to accommodate fully assembled rods/reel

• SHDARRH140 • 140cm • SHDARRH165 • 165cm

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ACCESSORIES

NEXAVE TACKLE BAG • Double zipped carryall for a wide selection of tackle storage • Reinforced base • Large main compartment with mesh side pockets • Adjustable shoulder strap and reinforced handle • SHTBAG01N • 20cm x 35cm x 21cm

NEXAVE SATCHEL • Traditional satchel type design • Twin trident clip buckles secure the waterproof top flap • Twin carry handles and a shoulder strap provide different transport options

• SHTBAG02N • 35cm x 12cm x 25cm

NEXAVE RUCK • Brilliant rucksack for the mobile angler with ample space for accessories and tackle items • Large main compartment and useful front pocket • Twin mesh side pockets • Allows a Shimano STC rod to be stored in protective tube • SHRUCKN • 45cm x 35cm x 15cm

NET BAGS

GROUNDBAIT BOWL

• Watertight net bag ideal for transporting wet keepnets and landing net heads

• Collapsible groundbait bowl

• Soft, waterproof high quality PVC that folds flat when not in use

• Semi rigid design for ease of use

• Rigid wire opening for easy loading of nets

• Carry handles

• Ideal for storing bait or taking groundbait to the bank already mixed • Zippered lid allows easy access

• Waterproof zippers • Adjustable shoulder strap and padded carry handles • Double and triple net versions

• SHPVC01 • DOUBLE - 60cm x 60cm x 15cm • SHPVC02 • TRIPLE - 60cm x 60cm x 20cm

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• SHPVC04 • 20cm x 32cm


LUGGAGE

JAPANESE LUGGAGE ROD HOLDALL • Ultra durable long lasting and strong 600 denier polyester material • Full length zip • Hard protective body

LURE CASES

• Hard, durable plastic moulded base

• The ultimate lure tidy for the lure fishing enthusiast

• Oversized sliding padded strap

• Lures can be stored individually or in the their case in separate compartments

• Padded balanced carry handle • Shaped body for reels • 146cm & 177cm external length

• Quick and easy access to all lures

• SHLRC146 • 146cm

• Made from easy-clean PVC with a moulded polyester lid

• SHLRC177 • 177cm

• Can be carried on shoulder or waist

• SHLCH01A • MEDIUM - 16cm x 19cm x 9cm • SHLCH02 • LARGE - 19cm x 27cm x 15cm

COOLER BOX 36L • The perfect partner for boat and surfcasting fisherman • 36 litre inner compartment to store bait, tackle and other fishing gear with two spacious outside pockets • Carry handles and adjustable shoulder strap • SHCBH36LA • 42cm x 57cm x 37cm

REEL CASE • A stylish reel case ideal for storing

ROD HOLDALL

and protecting spinning reels • Double zipped top panel

• Ultra durable long lasting and strong 600 denier polyester material

• Carbon-look easy to clean outer material

• Full length zip • Hard, durable plastic moulded base • Oversized sliding padded strap • Padded balanced carry handle

• SHSLRC1493 • 193cm

• SHLCH03 • MEDIUM - 12cm x 16cm x 8cm • SHLCH04 • LARGE - 13cm x 20cm x 11cm

• No reel compartment • 193cm external length

RIG WALLET • A stylish rig wallet comprising of eight secure fastening vinyl rig sleeves • Can be attached to other luggage via an integral clip • Fast zip access • Easy to clean outer material

• SHLCH06 • 13cm x 13cm x 3cm

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ACCESSORIES

DOUBLE ROD & POLE SLEEVE • 4 tube main compartment for poles and padded full length double rod compartment that will hold two or more ready assembled rods

DOUBLE ROD & 6 TUBE HOLDALL • 6 tube main compartment for poles and padded full length double rod compartment that will hold two or more ready assembled rods

• 197cm length is long enough for the longest of pole sections or two-piece rods

• Hard sided body to protect contents

• Large 152cm front pocket for storing smaller rod tubes

• Balanced padded carry handle

• Heavy duty zip for long lasting simple access

• Adjustable padded shoulder strap • Short pocket for banksticks

• Balanced padded carry handle and adjustable padded shoulder strap

• 197cm length for 2 piece 12ft 6in rods

• SHCOM02 • 197cm x 21cm x 15cm • SHCOM04 • 197cm x 30cm x 15cm

DOUBLE ROD SLEEVE • A hard-sided double rod sleeve for carrying made-up rods • 197cm length will accommodate the longest of two-piece rods • Rigid design offers plenty of protection • Features two main compartments with heavy duty zip access • External brolly and bankstick pockets

• SHCOM05 • 197cm x 20cm x 15cm

DURA CARRYALL • Compact bait carryall ideal for the match angler • Single large zippered main compartment • Thermally lined main compartment to keep bait cool • Large front zippered pocket • Two rubber coated mesh side pockets

BAIT & BITS BAG • Compact bait carryall ideal for the match angler • Single large zippered main compartment • Thermally lined main compartment to keep bait cool • Large front zippered pocket • Two rubber coated mesh side pockets

• SHCOM01 • 43cm x 52cm x 38cm

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• SHCOM06 • 30cm x 34cm x 27cm

ROD BANDS • Ideal for keeping rods together in transit • Prevents damage occurring • Velcro adjustable rod bands • SHCOM09 • 20cm x 6cm


LUGGAGE

DOUBLE ROD SLEEVE • 142cm length accommodates 10ft 2-piece rods and 13ft 3-piece rods • Twin compartments allow you to store two rods • Rigid body protects the rods and reels stored inside during transit • Heavy-duty zip for long lasting simple access

ROD HOLDALL

• SHSUL06 • 142cm x 15cm x 20cm

• 197cm length accommodates the longest of pole butt sections and two-piece rods • Heavy duty zip for longlasting simple access

• Long front pocket for storing landing net handles, top kits, umbrellas or banksticks

Well made and practical, designed for modern match anglers.

• 7 and 10 tube Holdalls feature an additional half-length zip pocket with clip at the front • Balanced padded carry handle and adjustable padded shoulder strap

• SHSUL03 • 4 TUBE - 197cm x 15cm x 15cm • SHSUL04 • 7 TUBE - 197cm x 21cm x 15cm • SHSUL05 • 10 TUBE - 197cm x 28cm x 15cm

MATCH CARRYALL • Spacious carryall with large net pocket at front for two keepnets and landing net • Zippered bait tray and pole roller compartment located behind front pocket

BAIT BAG • Bait bag with large front zipped pocket and two mesh end pockets

ACCESSORY CASE

• Two large side pockets

• Main compartment designed to fit 6 x 3.3pt bait tubs (not supplied)

• Accessory case with two way zip opening

• Super Ultegra Accessory Cases fit internally and can be stacked

• Thermal lining helps to keep your bait cool on warm days – ideal for ice packs

• Large main compartment with two-way zip for easy access

• SHSUL01 • MEDIUM - 40cm x 50cm x 38cm • SHSUL02 • LARGE - 45cm x 55cm x 38cm

• Ergonomically designed handles and carry strap • SHSUL09 • 37cm x 30cm x 19cm

• Ideal for storing feeders, pole pots or spare spools • Part padded for protection • Fits internally in Super Ultegra Carryalls • SHSUL08 • 16cm x 23cm x 10cm

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ACCESSORIES • SHYA005N • 44cm x 12cm x 24cm

YASEI SLING BAG • The perfect ‘predator bag’ for fishing from the bank • One pull strap enables you to pull bag in front of you for easy access • Main compartment will comfortably store two Plano 3600 size boxes (not included) • Top compartment can be opened from the side to access tools (not included) • Rigs can be conveniently stored in the front pocket

YASEI BOAT BAGS

• SHYA004N • Large Size • 41cm x 34cm x 28cm

• Large carryall designed to store six Plano 3700 size boxes horizontally (not included) • Reinforced with a moulded base, front and back plate, and plastic frame • Two side pockets and a large heavy mesh pocket for accessory tools • Medium and large sizes available

• SHYA002N • 18cm x 17cm x 5cm

• SHYA003N • Medium Size • 38cm x 32cm x 21cm

• SHYA006N • 18cm x 21cm

Reel not included

YASEI RIG WALLET

YASEI REEL POUCH

• A versatile rig wallet designed for storing all sorts of lure fishing accessories

• A heavily padded reel pouch for storing separate reels or reels already mounted on a rod

• The wallet incorporates clear zipped sleeves for easy recognition and safe storage • Quick release Velcro strap

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• Quick release Velcro strap


LUGGAGE / CLOTHING

SHIRT • Long Sleeve • 100% Polyester • Ultra-light, quick drying • SHYSLT(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL

POLO SHIRT • Short Sleeve • 100% Polyester

• SHYST(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL

• Ultra-light, quick drying

PACKAWAY TROUSERS • Fabric : Nylon /PVC • Lightweight, packable, waterproof, breathable • Elasticated and adjustable waist • Zippered pocket

• SHYPAJ(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL • SHYPASJ(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL

PACKAWAY JACKET • Fabric : Nylon /PVC • Lightweight, packable, waterproof, breathable • Adjustable hood • Adjustable sleeve cuffs

• SHYPAT(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL

• Adjustable waist

• SHYH(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL

SOFTSHELL JACKET

HOODY

• Warm, Comfortable, Showerproof

• Warm, comfortable

• Quick Drying • Handwarmer pocket

• 3 yarn fleece, 320g combed 80% cotton, 20% polyester

• Knitted waist and sleeve cuffs

• Adjustable hoody • Handwarmer pocket

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ACCESSORIES • JA040M(SIZE)BK • M / L / XL / XXL

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• JA052M(SIZE)BL • M / L / XL / XXL

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• MD06JM(SIZE)BK • M / L / XL / XXL

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STRETCH 3 LAYER JACKET BLACK

700FP DOWN JACKET BLUE

MD06 JM JACKET BLACK

• Hooded softshell

• Shaped lightweight design

• Stretchy, comfortable jersey material

• Shaped lightweight design

• Closed waist and wrist to keep the heat inside

• Excellent mobility

• Windproof

• Classy image

• Sporty design

• Water repellent

• Can be used in various seasons

• Can be used as a middle layer

• Excellent mobility

ORIGINAL CLOTHING

• SHORPLJ(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL

• SHORPWJ(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL

ORIGINAL PADDED ORIGINAL LOGO JACKET BREATHABLE WINTER JACKET • Highly waterproof padded jacket made from a nylon ripstop fabric with fleece lining for warmth • Features two side pockets, internal zippered pocket and incorporates a fold away hood and an adjustable waist

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• This highly breathable and waterproof jacket provides fantastic protection and warmth in extreme weather conditions • Features two side pockets, internal zippered pocket, a fold away hood, adjustable waist and cuffs

• SHORBIB(SIZE) • M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

ORIGINAL MATCH BIB & BRACE • Adjustable hem • Adjustable waist • Handwarmer pocket • 2-way zippers • Adjustable braces


CLOTHING

WADERS & SHOES PVC WADERS • Highly waterproof and wear resistant PVC chest waders • Adjustable webbing braces with quick release plastic buckles • Extra wide welded seams • PVC boot, cleated sole • Includes repair kit • SHPVCW(SIZE) • 40 / 41 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47

HEAD WEAR

PVC THIGH BOOT • Highly waterproof and wear resistant • Extra wide welded seams • PVC boot, cleated sole • Repair Kit • SHPVCTHB(SIZE) • 40 / 41 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47

• SHEVASD(SIZE) • 08GK / 09GK / 10GK / 11GK / 12GK / 13GK

SIBERIAN

VISOR BEANIE

• Features fold down ear flaps with adjustable chinstrap

• Trendy new hat with a great design that not only ensures you look cool, but stay warm as well

• Two hats in one

FISHING SHOES • Lightweight, ergonomic sandal • SHEVASH(SIZE) • 08HK / 09HK / 10HK / 11HK / 12HK / 13HK

• SHHAT1 • One Size

• SHOLVB • One Size

• The perfect bivvy slipper • Ideal for beach use

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ACCESSORIES

Shimano Eyeware offers a wide selection of stylish frames combined with polarised lenses. • SUNTEC

3D Carbon

TECHNIUM • 3D Carbon look Grilamid® TR90 frame • Coloured polarised 1.0mm TAC mirrored lenses • Lightweight model

• SUNSPC

• SUNCATBX

Lightweight

SPEEDCAST • Lightweight Aluminium Frame

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Rubberized

CATANA BX • Grillamid TR90 frame

• Rubberized nose pads

• Rubberized nose pads

• Grey polarized TAC lenses

• Grey polarized TAC lenses

• SUNFMXT

• SUNSP02

Rubberized

FORCEMASTER • Grillamid TR90 frame

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Floating

SPEEDMASTER • Grillamid TR90 floating frame

• Metal temples

• Rubberised nose pads

• Rubberized nose pads

• Grey polarised TAC lenses

• Grey polarized TAC lenses

• Carry case included

• SUNFB

• SUNPUR02

Floating

High Contrast

FIREBLOOD

PURIST

• Grillamid TR90 Frame

• Floating Grillamid TR90 Frame

• High contrast polarised lenses

• Ventilation openings

• Adjustable nose pads

• TAC Amber polarised lenses • Carry case included

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EYEWEAR • SUNAERNOS

• SUNBIO

Rubberised

Lightweight

AERNOS

BIOMASTER

• Lightweight Gloss Black/Red Grilamid® TR90 frame

• Polarised photo chromic lenses

• Coloured polarised 0.65mm TAC lenses

• Lightweight, Silver Grillamid TR90 Frame

• Excellent side cover from light due to frame shape

• Rubberised temple tips and nose pads • Carry case included

• SUNC

• SUNLESXT

Lightweight

Wide View

CURADO

LESATH XT

• Black Grilamid® TR90 frame

• Matt grey lightweight aluminium frame

• Bright Yellow coloured polarised 1.0mm TAC lenses

• Blue mirrorised polarised lenses

• Black rubberised anti-slip temple inlays and nose bridge

• Adjustable nose pads

• Perfect for low light conditions • SUNASP

• SUNBM02

3D Carbon

Foam Gasket

ASPIRE

BEASTMASTER

• Smoke coloured polarised TAC lenses for a wide variety of conditions

• Removable soft foam gasket for excellent protection

• 3D Carbon look frame

• Gloss black frame with yellow rubber inlay

• Adjustable nose pads for security and comfort

• Amber coloured polarised lenses

• Photochromic lenses adjust quickly to light conditions

• Rubberised nose bridge

• SUNSTR

• SUNYAS

Adjustable

Rubberized

STRADIC

YASEI

• Lens adjustment system to help improve visibility during changeable light situations

• Yasei sunglasses feature a stylish silver-white frame

• Gloss pearl white frame

• Rubberised anti-allergic and anti-slip inlays

• Grey coloured polarised polycarbonate mirrorised lenses

• Grey coloured polarised polycarbonate mirrorised lenses

• SUNAER2

• SUNTIA2

Saltwater use

Changeable

AERO

TIAGRA 2

• Aero sunglasses feature two changeable grey and yellow coloured polarised lenses

• Blue mirrorized polarised polycarbonate lenses for saltwater use

• Gloss black frame

• Rubberised anti-allergic and anti-slip temple tip inlays

• Gloss dark navy frame

• Rubberised anti-allergic and anti-slip temples and nose bridge

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MONO

Catana Spinning is a versatile Japanese mono that offers low memory and good knot strength.

SPINNING LINE SPINNING • Versatile spinning mono • Excellent value for money • Low memory with good knot strength • Japanese packaging style • Made in Japan

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

CATSP150

Spool

0.16mm 2.90kg

0.18mm 3.50kg

0.20mm 4.20kg

0.22mm 5.40kg

0.25mm 6.70kg

0.28mm 8.20kg

0.30mm 9.20kg

0.35mm 12.50kg

150m

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. CATSP15016 for Catana Spinning 150m spool, 0.16mm diameter

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LINE

MATCH LINE • Designed for use as a rig line and for hooklengths • Unbelievable softness, with limited stretch • Exceptional strength for diameter • Packed in Shimano’s ‘Barrier Pack’ prolonging shelf life • Available on 50m, 100m and 150m spools

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Spool

0.06mm 0.50kg 

0.08mm 0.85kg 

0.09mm 0.90kg 

0.10mm 1.20kg 

0.11mm 1.40kg 

0.12mm 1.65kg 

0.14mm 2.35kg 

0.16mm 3.00kg 

0.18mm 3.60kg 

0.20mm 4.20kg 

ASPSS50

50m

ASPSS100

100m

ASPSS150

150m

0.22mm 5.50kg

0.25mm 7.00kg

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. ASPSS5010 for Aspire Silk Shock, 50m, 0.10mm diameter

Aspire Silk Shock is one of the most advanced pole rig lines available.

MgS XSA

MATCH • Exceptionally high knot strength • Super tough and robust for continual use • Abrasion and UV resistant • Attractively priced monofilament line • Quarter pound and 300m versions • For use with float or feeder techniques • Matt brown translucent colour

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Spool

3lb

4lb

5lb

6lb

8lb

10lb

AEROM300

300m

AEROMQP

Quarter Pound

To order state Code followed by Strength in lbs. E.g. AEROM3003 for Aero 300m spool, 3lbs

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FLUOROCARBON

FLUOROCARBON LINE W NE REEN RG U COLO

• Multi-layer Fluorocarbon line • Almost invisible in water • Excellent castability and line management on the reel • Packaged in Shimano’s ‘Barrier Pack’ prolonging shelf life • Made in Japan

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

0.12mm 0.14mm 0.16mm 0.18mm 0.20mm 0.22mm 0.25mm 0.30mm 0.35mm 0.40mm 1.35kg 1.75kg 2.0kg 2.35kg 2.90kg 4.0kg 4.80kg 5.35kg 7.25kg 8.85kg          

Spool ULTFLR150

150m

ULTFLRL100

Green 100m

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. ULTFLR15022 for Ultegra Fluorocarbon,150m, 0.22mm diameter

• Super high strength to diameter ratio for a fluorocarbon line • Practically invisible underwater • Great for hooklengths and fooling wary fish • Can be used as a hooklength or leader for match and carp fishing • Aspire guarantees a natural bait presentation • Packaged in Shimano’s ‘Barrier Pack’ prolonging shelf life • Made in Japan

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Spool ASPFLUO50

50m

0.12mm 1.20kg

0.14mm 1.68kg

0.16mm 1.97kg

0.18mm 2.31kg

0.20mm 2.59kg

0.25mm 5.67kg

0.30mm 5.95kg

0.35mm 8.25kg

0.40mm 12.10kg

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. ASPFLUO5035 for Aspire Fluorocarbon, 0.35mm diameter

MgS XSA • Fast sinking 100% Fluorocarbon line • Excellent casting performance • Crystal clear colour • High abrasion resistance

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

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500 m 0.3 05mm 5, 5 kg

Spool AERFL500

500m

0.30mm 5.50 kg 

0.35mm 7.4 0kg 

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. AERFL50030 for Aero Fluorocarbon, 500m, 0.30mm diameter


LINE

• Competition line designed for trout fishing • Crystal clear colour for low visibility • Superior strength and excellent casting qualities

150m 0, 205 4 , 25kg

• Smooth UV resistant finish • Made in Japan

Spool ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

0.16mm 2.80kg

0.18mm 3.50kg

0.20mm 4.25kg

0.22mm 5.40kg

0.25mm 6.70kg

SHTRC150

150m

SHTRC300

300m

SHTRC1000

1000m

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. SHTRC15016 for Trout Competition, 150m, 0.165mm diameter

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SPECIMEN

SPECIMEN LINE ols W NE 00m Spo &3

INVISITEC

150m

• A monofilament that is practically invisible in the water, helping it to blend into any lake bed • Triple layer construction offers low stretch properties for increased bite detection • Outstanding strength • Superb casting properties • Sinks quickly and stays on the bottom • Bulk spools come stored inside a storage tin

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Spool

0.14mm 2.45kg

0.16mm 3.00kg

0.18mm 3.50kg

0.20mm 4.25kg

0.22mm 5.35kg

0.25mm 6.75kg

TECIN150

150m

TECIN300

300m

TECINQP

-

(2950m) 

0.28mm 7.70kg

0.30mm 9.80kg

0.35mm 13.25kg

0.40mm 16.20kg

(2630m)

(1700m)

(1371m)

(1252m)

(1090m)

(823m)

(594m)

To order state Code followed by Spool Length and then Diameter. E.g. TECMB295018 for Technium Quarter pound 2950m spool, 0.18mm diameter

All Shimano Bulk Spool Specimen line is packaged in metal tins to ensure it stays in perfect condition.

• Triple-core mono specifically designed for increased casting performance • Extremely low stretch of approximately 12% gives far superior bite detection • Sinks very rapidly and settles on the contours of the lake bed • Renowned for its strength and suppleness • Dark colour blends perfectly to silty bottoms • Bulk spools come stored inside a storage tin Quarter Pound Spools supplied in a protective tin

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Spool

0.16mm 3.00kg

0.18mm 3.50kg

0.20mm 4.25kg

0.22mm 5.35kg

0.25mm 6.75kg

0.28mm 7.70kg

0.30mm 9.80kg

TECRSIB

200m

TECMB

300m (Metallic box)

(2950m)

(2630m)

(1700m)

(1371m)

(650m)

(650m)

(600m)

(1252m)

(1074m)

(823m)

(594m)

TECMB

Quarter Pound (Metallic box)

0.35mm 13.25kg

0.40mm 16.20kg

(450m)

To order state Code followed by Spool Length and then Diameter. E.g. TECMB295018 for Technium Quarter pound 2950m spool, 0.18mm diameter

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LINE

• A robust monofilament line with a camouflage finish • Low stretch for increased bite detection • High strength and suppleness • Green camouflage finish is less detectable to wary fish • An outstanding line for fishing weedy waters Spool ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Quarter Pound

TRMB

0.28mm 7.70kg (650m)

0.30mm 9.80kg (650m)

0.35mm 13.25kg (600m)

0.40mm 16.20kg

(1252m)

(1074m)

(823m)

(594m)

To order state Code followed by Length and Diameter. E.g. TRMB65028 for Technium Tribal 650m spool, 0.28mm diameter

• Designed specifically for carp fishing • Low visibility green colour • Japanese high quality distance casting line • Superior knot strength • Quarter pound, 300m and 1000m spools available • Good abrasion resistance • Bulk spools come stored inside a storage tin

Spool ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Colour

TRIBQP

Quarter Pound

Green/Brown

TRIB300

300m

Green/Brown

TRIB1000

1000m

Green/Brown

0.25mm 6.60kg 

0.28mm 8.00kg 

0.30mm 9.25kg 

0.35mm 11.70kg 

0.40mm 13.00kg 

(1371m)

(1252m)

(1090m)

(823m)

(656m)

To order state Code followed by Diameter and Colour (Green/Brown=GB · Clear = C). E.g. TRIB30030GB for Tribal 300m spool, 0.30mm diameter in green/brown

MgS XSA

SPECIMEN • Exceptionally high knot strength • Extremely good abrasion resistance • In-built UV resistance • Attractively priced monofilament line • Quarter pound and 300m versions • Low memory for improved casting distance

0, 26mm 5, 0kg 8 l b s

• For use with carp and specialist techniques • Matt brown translucent colour

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Spool

0.26mm 8 lbs

0.31mm 10 lbs

0.33mm 12 lbs

0.37mm 15 lbs

AEROS300

300m

AEROSQP

Quarter Pound

0.40mm 18 lbs

To order state Code followed by Strength in lbs. E.g. AEROS3008 for Aero Specimen 300m spool, 8lb.

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LINE

GENERAL LINE INVISITEC • Strong, low stretch all round monofilament mainline • Extremely low visibility making it less detectable to fish • Low diameter ensures exceptional casting performance • Uses Shimano Invisitec technology • Packaged in Shimano’s ‘Barrier Pack’ prolonging shelf life

ULTRL150

150m

0.14mm 2.20kg 

ULTRL300

300m

Spool ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

ULTRLQP

0.16mm 2.80kg 

0.18mm 3.50kg 

-

0.20mm 4.00kg 

0.22mm 4.90kg 

0.25mm 6.00kg 

0.28mm 7.20kg 

0.30mm 8.80kg 

0.35mm 11.80kg

0.40mm 14.20kg

(2420m)

(2020m)

(1620m)

(1370m)

(1090m)

(810m)

(656m)

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. ULTRL30022 for Ultegra 300m spool, 0.22mm diameter

Ultegra Invisitec is a premium quality low stretch mono that uses Shimano Invisitec technology to reduce visibility.

• Hybrid polyethylene-nylon monofilament line • Superior casting performance • High abrasion resistance • Made in Japan

1000m Spools come in protective tin

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Spool

0.14mm 2.10kg

0.16mm 2.75kg

0.18mm 3.35kg

0.20mm 4.0kg

0.22mm 5.10kg

0.25mm 6.35kg

0.28mm 7.80kg

0.30mm 8.75kg

0.35mm 12.0kg

0.40mm 14.50kg

SPCA300

300m

SPCA500

500m

SPCA1000

1000m

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. SPCA30014 for Speedcast, 300m, 0.14mm diameter

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LINE

GENERAL LINE • Good value all round monofilament mainline • Exceptional knot strength • Perfect for both freshwater and saltwater • Made in Japan

225m 0, 205mm 3, 4 kg 7, 5l b s

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

Exage Filler Spools There are special Exage Filler Spools for 1000, 2500, 3000S and 4000 size reels. Each spool contains enough line to fill the reel spool perfectly. The result is perfectly spooled reels with minimum waste!

EX150

150m

0.12mm 1.30kg 

EX300

300m

EX1000

1000m

EX5000

5000m

Spool

0.14mm 1.80kg 

0.16mm 2.30kg

0.20mm 3.40kg 

0.22mm 4.40kg 

0.25mm 5.50kg 

0.30mm 7.50kg 

0.35mm 10.40kg 

0.40mm 12.90kg 

0.50mm 19.00kg

 (200m)

(175m)

(150m)

(125m)

2500 &

(250m)

(225m)

(175m)

(150m)

3000S size

(300m)

(250m)

(175m)

(125m)

(100m)

1000 size EXF

0.18mm 2.90kg 

4000 size

(100m) (100m)

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. EX15012 for Exage 150m spool, 0.12mm diameter

• A highly affordable, versatile line • Wide variety of diameters and lengths • The perfect all round line for the novice angler

Spool ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

BW100

100m

0.18mm 3.00kg 

0.20mm 3.20kg 

0.25mm 5.40kg 

0.30mm 7.30kg 

0.35mm 9.20kg 

0.40mm 11.20kg 

0.45mm 12.60kg

0.50mm 17.00kg 

0.60mm 21.00kg 

BW200

200m

BW1000

1000m

BW5000

5000m

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. BW10014 for Blue Wing 100m spool, 0.14mm diameter

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LINE

SALTWATER LINE MgS XSA

SURF • Exceptionally high knot strength • Increased abrasion resistance for use over rough ground • In-built UV resistence • For use from the beach or from a boat • Clear colour

18 l b s

Spool AEROSFQP

15lb

18lb

20lb

25lb

30lb

Quarter Pound

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. AEROSFQP15 for Aero Surf, 15lbs

• No more knots needed when tying shock leaders • Less knots generate less friction and improve casting • Made in Japan

0.235-0.57mm 

Spool 220m

SMTSF220M

0.260-0.57mm 

0.330-0.57mm 

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. SMTSF200M23-57 for Speedmaster, 220m, 0.23-0.75 diameter

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

• High abrasion resistance and high knot strength • Highly visible colour • Super smooth finish ensures precision casting at long distances • 10 leaders each of 15 metres • Good alternative to the Tapered Surf Line • Made in Japan

Spool SMTLSFX

10 x 15m

0.18-0.50mm 

0.20-0.57mm 

0.23-0.57mm 

0.26-0.57mm 

0.33-0.57mm 

To order state Code followed by Diameter. E.g. SMTLSFX1850 for Speedmaster, 0.18-0.50 diameter

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ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY


LINE

• I.G.F.A. classed line • Specially developed for Big Game fishing • Extremely soft with a low memory • Comes in full colour carton box for optimal protection • Translucent blue colour for lower visibility

Spool 500m

0.35mm 12lb 

0.45mm 20lb 

0.50mm 30lb 

0.70mm 50lb

600m

TIUL

0.70mm 80lb

1000m

To order state Code followed by Poundage. E.g. TIUL20 for Tiagra, 600m, 50lb

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

XTR TROLLING • Developed for boat fishing • Lime green colour for lower visibility below the water but increased visibility above • Spool lengths developed to match Tiagra A reels • Specially developed for boat fishing

Spool 500m TTL

0.35mm 12lb 

0.40mm 15lb 

0.45mm 20lb 

0.50mm 30lb 

0.70mm 50lb

600m 900m 1000m

0.90mm 80lb

1.00mm 100lb

1.10mm 130lb

To order state Code followed by Poundage. E.g. TTL12 for Tiagra Trolling, 500m, 12lb

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

FLUOROCARBON • 100% fluorocarbon that sinks four times faster than standard monofilament lines • Semi-supple for use as hooklinks or as a leader • Exceptional knot strength • Practically invisible in water

Spool TILFLUO

50m

0.60mm 50lb 

0.70mm 65lb 

0.87mm 80lb 

ABRASION RESISTANCE LOW ELONGATION KNOT STRENGTH SOFTNESS LOW MEMORY

To order state Code followed by Poundage. E.g. TILFLUO50 for Tiagra Fluorocarbon, 50m, 50lb

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POWER PRO

48kg 0.4 3mm

275m

48kg 0.4 3mm

275m

Excellent Line Management • Won’t bury in the spool • Picks up less water • Spools up and packs better on any reel • No reel memory

Spool

PPBIMG

• Sails effortlessly through the guides for longer casts

• Ties more easily and holds knots better

• Resists abrasion by equipment or natural hazards

• Near zero stretch

• Won’t cut guides

• Unbelievable strengthto-diameter ratio

• Maintains performance over time

0.06mm

0.08mm

0.10mm

0.13mm

0.15mm

0.19mm

0.23mm

0.28mm

0.32mm

0.36mm

0.41mm

0.43mm

0.46mm

0.56mm

0.76mm

3.00kg

4.00kg

5.00kg

8.00kg

9.00kg

13.00kg

15.00kg

20.00kg

24.00kg

30.00kg

40.00kg

48.00kg

55.00kg

75.00kg

95.00kg

275m

455m

1370m

2740m

275m

2740m

275m

455m 1370m

2740m

135m

275m PPBIR

• Reduces wind knots, backlashes, guides and rod tip wrap overs

92m

135m PPBIY

Smoother and Slicker

135m

135m PPBIWH

Structurally Superior

455m

 

1370m

2740m

To order state Code followed by Length, Diameter and Colour. E.g. PPBI13510MG for Powerpro, 135m, 0.10mm diameter in Moss Green MG - Moss Green, WH - White, Y- Yellow, R - Red · DDM Reelfilling spool available in Red only

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BRAID

• Super 8 slick is a super-soft 8 carrier braided line • 8-braid construction results in an exceptionally smooth, ultra-round braided mainline that feels as smooth as monofilament line • Smoothness enables the angler to cast greater distances • Excellent strength/diameter ratio

135m (Y/BR/AG)

0.13mm 8.00kg 

0.15mm 10.00kg 

0.19mm 15.00kg 

0.23mm 17.00kg 

0.28mm 20.00kg 

135m (BL)

Spool

275m (Y) 275m (BL/AG)

PPBIS8S

275m (BR)

0.32mm 24.00kg 

0.36mm 30.00kg

0.41mm 40.00kg

1370m (Y/BL/AG)

1370m (BR)

2740m (Y/AG)

0.43mm 50.00kg

Available Colours: Y: Hi-Vis Yellow / BL: Marine Blue / BR: Timber Brown / AG: Aqua Green * 2740m spools only available in Hi-Vis yellow and Aqua Green To order state Code followed by Length, Diameter and Colour. E.g. PPBIS8S27541Y for Super 8 Slick, 275m, 0.41mm diameter in Yellow

ZERO IMPACT • Excellent for big lure casting and jigging in salt water, but can be used for all types of fishing where you require more knot strength

275m 0.36 30kg 100% Knot strength

• Realise 100% knot strength! • Enables more powerful reel drags to be used • High quality braid made in the USA

Spool 135m PPBIZI

0.23mm 15.00kg 

0.28mm 20.00kg 

0.36mm 30.00kg 

0.41mm 40.00kg 

0.43mm 48.00kg 

0.46mm 55.00kg

275m

455m

To order state Code followed by Length, Diameter. E.g. PPBIZI13523AG for Zero Impact, 135m, 0.23mm diameter. Available Colours: Y: Hi-Vis Yellow / AG: Aqua Green

Regular Braid

Impact Area

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POWER PRO

• Japanese engineered multi-coloured braided line • Different colour bands at 10m intervals for optimized depth and distance control • Perfect for trolling, vertical jigging and deep sea fishing applications • Excellent line management • Metre marks

0.10mm 0.13mm 0.15mm 0.19mm 0.23mm 0.28mm 0.32mm 0.36mm 0.41mm 0.43mm 0.46mm 5.00kg 8.00kg 9.00kg 13.00kg 15.00kg 20.00kg 24.00kg 30.00kg 40.00kg 48.00kg 55.00kg     

Spool 150m PPBIMJ

300m

“ 1600m

To order state Code followed by Length, Diameter. E.g. PPBI15010MJ for Depthhunter, 150m, 0.10mm diameterDDM Reelfilling spool available

Power Pro Bite motion is the perfect braid for winter fishing when bites are often very small.

BITE MOTION • With PowerPro Bite Motion you can detect bites by watching the line movement through black marks every metre that act as a strike indicator. • The indicator detects the bite on the fall • Great for zander and pike fishing.

150m

0.06mm 3.00kg 

0.10mm 5.00kg 

0.13mm 8.00kg 

0.15mm 9.00kg 

0.19mm 13.00kg 

0.23mm 15.00kg 

0.28mm 20.00kg 

1600m

Spool PPBI

To order state Code followed by Length, Diameter. E.g. PPBI15006BM for Bite Motion, 150m, 0.06mm diameter

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HALL OF FAME

Here’s your chance to share your fishing photos with anglers across Europe Take any of the stickers on the sticker sheet, stick them onto you fishing luggage, fishing box or even your clothing and take a picture of your catch or any fishing related subject with the sticker also in the picture. Email the picture to fishpicture@shimano-eu.com and we will upload it onto the official FishShimano Instagram site for everyone to see. For those who want the ultimate fame, we will select some of the of pictures for the new SHIMANO HALL OF FAME, which will appear in our next catalogue! So, stick away and take a picture. It can be of a fish, a fishing scene, in fact anything to do with fishing. Use your imagination and you could be appearing in the Shimano Hall Of Fame. When you send us your picture, why not include a short description about your picture, with your name and location. By sending us your pictures, via the fishpicture@shimano-eu.com, you confirm that it’s your picture/content and you agree that Shimano receives all the rights of the pictures and may use your pictures for commercial purposes, without claiming any compensation in return.

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EXPORT ENGLISH

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Shimano catalogue 2015 English  

Welcome to the 2015 Shimano Catalogue. As one of the world’s leading fishing tackle companies, Shimano is committed to designing, developin...