The Cardiff XR is a high-end reel designed for Area Trout and Native Trout fishing. Combining classic looks with minimal weight, it perfectly matches and balances finesse trout rods and benefits from a special precision drag design for using with the latest thin diameter lines.
Are you looking for a specialised reel that will balance your lightweight Area Trout rods and deliver precision and finesse in equal measures? The Cardiff XR might just be what you are looking for. Visually different from other Shimano spinning reels, thanks to the round cork handle grip and deep green pearlescent finish, this is a reel that makes a statement. With lightweight start up rotation, which offers brilliant fingertip lure control, if you are a light line specialist, you will really appreciate the precision of the ultra-fine front drag, which is calibrated for the finest lines.
As you would expect from a high-end SHIMANO reel designed for finesse techniques, the Cardiff XR is fitted with a wide selection of the latest technologies. The lightweight CI4+ body has the G-FREE design for optimum balance when using ultra lightweight rods. Internally HAGANE Gear, X-SHIP, Micro Module II and Silent Drive combine to produce smooth efficient rotation, which is further enhanced by the latest low inertia MGL rotor for ultra lightweight rotation. This is a noticeable advantage when working small lures with precise control. In keeping with Aero Trout and Native Trout techniques, which often require the use of ultra-thin lines, the Cardiff XR has a special felt washer drag that inspires fish-playing confidence, especially when the fish is close to the net.