Low Profile Reels

ANTARES A

The next generation of Shimano's flagship baitcasting series is here. 2019 Antares combines unrivaled casting performance with an elegant and sophisticated design.

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Series

Antares

Bearings

1+1

Key Feature

MGL III Spool

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

31

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11 (lb)

Models

1


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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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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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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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METANIUM

The 2020 Metanium features a never before seen Magnesium CoreSolid Body, providing professional and enthusiast anglers with the solid advantage of durability, rigidity and sensitivity while reducing weight. Plus, the MGL III spool, reduces spool inertia 17% over the previous generation while still utilizing SVS Infinity Braking for the ultimate in adjustability and distance for all ranges of lures.

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Body Material

Magnesium

Key Feature

CoreSolid Body

Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)

26-34

Maximum Drag (lb)

11

Spool Material

MGL III


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METANIUM MGL

The number one choice of our professional tournament bass anglers and avid fishermen alike, the Metanium MGL baitcasting reels are all about versatile performance and lightweight. The 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

1 +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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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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TRANX 300-400

Tackle anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater with the powerful, 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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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, dependability and versatility that Curado is known for, now with Shimano's unique DC braking technology.

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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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CHRONARCH G

Packed with Shimano's most advanced technology, the 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)

12479

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

10-11

Models

3


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CURADO 70

The Curado 70 is the perfect size for pitching, flipping and casting lighter lures.

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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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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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SLX DC

Built on the same compact, rigid and versatile platform as the popular SLX bait casting reel, with the addition of Shimano’s unique DC Braking technology, SLX DC puts no compromise casting performance within every anglers reach.


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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 Curado K series reels.

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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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SLX XT

Step up to the next level of attainable high-performance bait casting with the SLX XT. This Shimano reel boasts a compact, strong Hagane Body, durable brass gears, and Shimano’s reliable SVS Infinity Brake System.

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Series

SLX XT

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

12


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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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CAIUS

The Caius is a compact, versatile, and durable baitcasting reel, designed with lightweight lure casting in mind. The Super Free Spool improves casting performance and the 6-pin VBS (Variable Braking System) keeps backlash to a minimum with all lure sizes and weights.

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Series

CAIUS B

Family Type

Low-Profile

Maximum Drag (lb)

11


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