The new ULTEGRA is the ultimate evolution of one of Shimano's most popular mid-priced reels. Containing many of the latest technical features found on top-of-the-range SHIMANO reels like Stella, at a price that defies reality, the new ULTEGRA range offers remarkable value. The combination of HAGANE Gear, MicroModule II, X-Ship and Silent Drive ensures the very best winding performance, even under pressure, with remarkable smoothness that enhances the fishing experience. X-Protect technology prevents water getting into the moving parts of the line roller and roller clutch, extending longevity and delivering failsafe performance. For distance casting, the Long Stroke Spool design and AR-C Spool enables the line to flow more freely during the cast and the addition of a CI4+ Body reduces overall weight for less fatigue when fishing for extended periods.