This very tough yet smooth-surfaced co-polymer reel line combines a wide variety of unique characteristics into one dependable high-knot strength and abrasion-resistant monofilament for fresh- and saltwater applications. It comes in three colors Fluo Yellow, Dark Brown and Ice Blue. Ice Blue has the advantage that it a Hi-Viz line for great visibility above the water yet virtually invisible below the surface.
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.
The Shimano Aero concept harnesses the power of Shimano's strong engineering background and Japanese roots to make a unique statement in high performance reel design. The three reels introduced under the Aero Concept have been designed for specific uses; Match, Feeder and Spinning. The Match and Feeder versions have been developed specifically for the UK match angler, taking into consideration the requirements of modern match fishing. The large diameter spool makes casting easier with the stronger line now being used on commercial fisheries and the front drags deliver smooth, confidence building performance when playing fish. All Aero reels have Shimano X-ship engineering which provides smooth and efficient power transfer from the handle to the rotor, even when placed under excessive stress.
As its name implies, the Aero match is the perfect reel for serious match anglers, with a versatile gear ratio of 5, 2:1 which retrieves 93cm of line per handle turn. Its large AR-C spool, combined with Aero Wrap II, ensures that casting performance is not reduced when using heavy mono reel lines up to 10lb, making it perfect for all commercial fisheries. The Aero Match comes with two different sized line reducers enabling spool capacity to bechanged to suit personal preference.
Bearings: 3 S A-RB + 1 Roller Bearing
Line lay: Aerowrap II + 1-speed
Extra spool: 1 x cold forged aluminium
Body material XT-7
Spool material: Cold forged aluminium
Maintenance port: Yes (body)
Waterproof drag: Yes
Line capacity: 0.25-260 / 0.30-180 / 0.35-130 / 0.40-100
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. 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.
Bearings 3 Shielded Stainless Steel + 1 Roller Bearing
Line lay Varispeed
Extra spool 1 x XT-7
Body material XT-7
Spool material Cold forged aluminium
Model Weight (g) Gear ratio Line capacity (mm/m) Line retrieve per crank (cm)
BTRDL2500FA 355 4,8:1 0.20-240/0.25-160/0.30-110 68
BTRDL4000FA 410 4,8:1 0.25-260/0.30-180/0.35-130 75