REELS The wide success of Air Blade concept has given the start to a revolutionary new model which offers all the advantages of “free runner” system, without the negative aspects due to weight and volume of the gears intended to manage it.
At first sight, it’s a brilliant front drag reel; lightweight, wide spool, ultraslim metal body, smooth rotation, precise bail trip, perfect drag function, one touch folding handle. But an accurate inspection tells you that the spool’s skirt must play an unusual role, because it’s free from spool’s structure and can be manually rotated to engage the free runner mechanism. What does it mean? The free runner system is, practically, a bit loose second drag, which leaves the spool free to turn and give line to the fish, so that it can develop the first run without any risk for the hooklink. The light drag tension is important to avoid backlash, which would be inevitable in case of total spool’s freedom. When the user decides to start line retrieve, he must simply push forward the handle by one quarter of turn: in this way, the free runner is automatically disengaged and main drag gets into play, of course at level previously set by the user. A click sound informs that free runner system is off, and the fun starts! Big fish are of course the main target of this reel: carp, barbel, mullet, seabass and sea bream, which fall to the bait carried by float or feeder rig presented through definitely finer hooklinks, as the line now gets the protection from Trabucco free runner!
The spool’s skirt is milled to provide enough grip to user’s fingers. A slight clockwise rotation puts main drag off and makes the free running system start, while a click sound confirms that everything is ok.
FEATURES • Aultraslim body made from spacecraft metal alloy • No screws on exterior parts • Superlight rotor made from spacecraft metal alloy • Aluminium spool • Titanium Line Roller • Free Runner system • Infinite anti-reverse • Aluminium one touch folding handle Code 033-72-400 033-72-401
Model Wt Gear Ratio 4000 280 5.1:1 (83 cm) Alum. Spare Spool 4000
178 | Trabucco Product Guide 2017
Extra Sp. Spool Capacity Ø 0.25 mm - 210 m -
After a few centimetres of handle rotation, the free runner system is automatically disengaged, and main drag system gets into play, of course at level previously set by the user at the start of fishing session.
The free runner system fitted on new Air Blade FD is quite efficient, because it works right in the heart of the reel, exactly on the big roller anti-reverse bearing. No power dispersion means superior smoothness, specially in the vital moment of first fish run!.