Low Profile Reels

ALDEBARAN

As fishermen continue to fine tune their equipment to meet the demands of a variety of techniques, Aldebaran is the new benchmark in compact lightweight fishing reels.

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Series

Alderbaran

Bearings

9 +1

Key Feature

SilentTune

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

25.5-29.1

Family Type

Low Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

10

Models

4


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ANTARES

The flagship in Shimano's low-profile baitcasting reel line-up, the Antares reels - offered in two gear ratios for multiple freshwater fishing techniques features the ultimate in long distance casting performance. With Shimano's innovative Micro Module Gear System, plus a lightweight Magnesium frame, it's built to be fished hard.

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Series

Antares

Bearings

10 +1

Key Feature

Micro Module Gear System

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-34

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

14 (lb)

Models

4


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TRANX 500

Revolutionary design and shape provides the comfort of low profile with the capacity of a conventional reel. X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve. Offered in high gear (HG) and power gear (PG) models to cover a wide range of applications.

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Series

Tranx

Bearings

7 +1

Key Feature

X-Ship, HEG

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

30-43

Family Type

Star Drag

Maximum Drag (lb)

25 (lb)

Models

2


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CURADO 70

Durable compact Hagane body for in-hand comfort ? weighs 6.5 ounces, Wide brake weight range with new enhanced SVS Infinity brake system, Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D) reduces vibrations, increases casting performance

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Series

Curado

Bearings

5 +1

Key Feature

X-Ship

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

28-32

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

10

Models

4


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CITICA

Proven Shimano technology comes to the new Citica I Series baitcasting reels, including X-Ship for smooth retrieval of your favorite bait.

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Series

Citica

Bearings

5 +1

Key Feature

Stainless Ball Bearings

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-30

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

12 (lb)

Models

4


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TRANX 300-400

Tackle anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater with the powerful, new Tranx. X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve, perfect for throwing big baits and catching big fish. Plus, Shimano's new CoreProtect water resistant technology provides long-lasting durability in the harshest environments.

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Series

Tranx

Bearings

5 +1

Key Feature

Hagane Body, Coreprotect

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

30-40

Family Type

Star Drag

Maximum Drag (lb)

22 (lb)

Models

8


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METANIUM MGL

The number one choice of our professional tournament bass anglers and avid fishermen alike, the new Metanium MGL baitcasting reels are all about versatile performance and light weight. The new, Magnumlite Spool creates a very low moment of inertia, improving casting distance by 20%, while enhancing the light, smooth feel of turning the handle.

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Series

Metanium

Bearings

10 +1

Key Feature

Magnumlite Spool

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-36

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11 (lb)

Models

6


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CAENAN

S3D spool improves balance and reduces vibration for optimum casting, Offered in both 6.3:1 and higher speed 7.2:1 gear ratios, Right and left hand models available

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Series

Caenan

Bearings

4 +1

Key Feature

Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D)

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-30

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11

Models

3


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CASITAS

Versatile performance ready for action on your favorite bass lake or inshore saltwater destination. The all new Casitas baitcasting reels featuretechnology-leading Shimano features for smoothness and ease-of-use.

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Series

Casitas

Bearings

4 +1

Key Feature

SVS Infinity

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

27-30

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

12 (lb)

Models

4


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CAIUS

The Caius is a compact, versatile, and durable bait casting reel, designed with light weight lure casting in mind. Reducing the size of the new Caius from 200 to 150, and upgrading the braking system, means the reels cast much easier.

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Series

Caius

Bearings

3 +1

Key Feature

HEG

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

27

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11 (lb)

Models

2


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CHRONARCH G

Packed with Shimano's most advanced technology, the new Shimano Chronarch G casting reel delivers the top level performance enthusiast saltwater anglers require.

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Series

CHRONARCH

Bearings

8+1

Key Feature

MICROMODULE

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

30-34

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

10-11

Models

3


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CURADO K

Built tournament tough, Curado is the benchmark for reliability and durability. Generations of anglers have looked to Curado as their trusted partner. Shimano gives you more than ever with the new Curado K series reels. Now featuring the latest in Shimano technology, such as super smooth, efficient, durable MicroModule gearing, and offered in multiple gear ratios up to 8.5:1, Curado builds on its legacy as the 'go to' baitcasting reel for both fresh and saltwater action.

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Series

CURADO

Bearings

6+1

Key Feature

MICROMODULE

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-36

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11

Models

6


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BANTAM MGL

40 years ago, Shimano released it's first baitcast reel, Bantam, to the market. This began what is now a legacy of durable and high performance casting reels.

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Series

Bantam

Bearings

7+1

Key Feature

Core Solid Body

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-34

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11

Models

6


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CHRONARCH MGL

The new Shimano Chronarch MGL Casting Reel delivers the top level performance tournament and enthusiast anglers require. More advanced than ever before, its lightweight Magnumlite Spool allows a low moment of inertia, requiring very little force to get it spinning. Fitted with Shimano’s MicroModule gearing, providing a more efficient gear train with a smoother, more positive feel. The new Chronarch MGL is designed to help you get the most out of your freshwater fishing experience!

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Series

Chronarch

Bearings

8 +1

Key Feature

MGL Spool

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-34

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11 (lb)

Models

6


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CURADO DC

Built on the legacy of durability and versatility that Curado is known for, now with Shimano's unique DC braking technology.

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Concept

DC

Series

CURADO DC

Bearings

6+1

Key Feature

I-DC4

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-36

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11

Models

6


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SLX

SLX is compact, rigid and versatile. With 3 gear ratios to choose from and a long handle, SLX offers tournament anglers a complete series of reels, that won't break the bank.

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Series

SLX

Bearings

3+1

Key Feature

HAGANE BODY

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

25-32

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11-12 (lb)

Models

6


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METANIUM DC

Metanium DC offers anglers the lightweight and versatile performance of Metanium, now with Shimano's flagship DC braking technology. With the ability to fine tune the DC braking system to best match line type and conditions, paramount casting distances can be achieved.

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Concept

DC

Series

METANIUM DC

Bearings

9+1

Key Feature

I-DC5

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

31-36

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11

Models

4


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TRANX 200

Tranx 200 is built to withstand the harshest saltwater environments. After over a decade of corrosion study, Shimano has developed a reel concept that will deliver long lasting durability and performance for inshore anglers around the world.

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Series

TRANX

Bearings

3+1

Key Feature

COREPROTECT

Family Type

Low-Profile

Models

4


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ALDEBARAN MGL

Aldebaran MGL offers paramount lightweight performance. The MGL spool allows anglers to cast small baits with ease. At 4.8oz, it is the lightest reel in the Shimano lineup, giving you all day comfort.

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Series

ALDEBARAN MGL

Bearings

9+1

Key Feature

MGL SPOOL

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-29

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

10

Models

4


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