The Antares is a work of art and one of the best baitcasting reels in the Shimano line up. Equipped with the latest Magnum Light Spool III, Silent Tune and S3D spool technology its casting versatility, especially with lightweight lures, is simply remarkable.
Though the Antares can be used as a workhorse type reel, with a wide range of lure types and sizes, where it really shines is as a finesse reel. When casting ultra light lures and delivering lures with pinpoint accuracy is essential, this reel pushes the envelope of what you thought possible.
Finesse jigs, plastics, Ned rigs, and bait finesse techniques, the Antares takes them all in its stride. But rest assured, when you need to clip-on on a crankbait, or swimbait, the reel’s exceptional drive train is up to the challenge.
The secret of the Antares immaculate casting performance is the latest Magnum Light Spool III. Designed to be lighter, and have less vibration, it really takes advantage of the SilentTune technology. By minimizing even minute amounts of vibration, less force is needed to cast lightweight baits, and less vibration also increases the casting distance potential. Internally, the HAGANE Body contains Micromodule gearing and X-SHIP for buttery smoothness and efficient power, whilst fish-playing is enhanced by the addition of Exciting Drag Sound. Overall the Antares looks, feels and handles exactly as a flagship baitcasting reel should and will satisfy the most demanding enthusiasts.