The new Shimano Stradic SW Reel range takes the Stradic family to the next level. Purpose-built for offshore saltwater fishing, the Stradic SW features some of Shimano's top reel technologies found in their high end reels.
Drawing upon the Stella SWC, both Infinity Drive and Silent Drive are included in the Stradics, which provides improved pinion gear support and less wobble inside the reel translating to more powerful, and smoother, cranking. Improving upon the Stradic FL series, the SW series incorporates all the same water resistance technologies, but also includes X-Shield, an internal structure that helps keep water out and protects the internal gears. It also features a waterproof cross carbon drag for higher durability and performance under heavy load.
Coming in a 4000HG, 5000XG, 6000XG, 8000PG and 10000HG size, the Shimano Stradic SW Reel range will be perfect for those looking for a lighter, high performing offshore reel.
Infinity Drive - With Infinity Drive, the pinion gear inner does not make contact with the main shaft, as a high-sliding bushing supports the main shaft. With this new structure, sliding resistance of the main shaft is drastically reduced. In addition to this, a special skidding coating on the main shaft helps to further reduce sliding resistance. InfinityDrive cuts handle rotation torque by about 30% in comparison to the conventional system, and makes the reel more powerful.
XShip - XShip is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano ARB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
XProtect - The contact type triple-lip structure is introduced to the roller clutch, the pivotal point concerning water resistance. In this structure, the first lip prevents water from entering through the space between the rotor and the body. In addition, the special grease between the second and third lip where it makes contact with the rotor collar located at the upper part of the roller clutch not only resists water from entering but also minimises friction resistance. Without jeopardising the ‘silky smooth rotation capacity’, exceptional water resistance is achieved to withstand the splashing of waves and spray.
Hagane Gear -The Hagane Drive Gear is produced by Shimano’s cold forging technology, without the need for additional machining. This delivers a long lasting smoothness, strength, lightness and power at the very heart of the reel. Traditional diecast, machined gears are less durable under heavy loads.
Hagane Body -The Hagane Body is produced from high rigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rock solid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.
Cross Carbon Drag -This carbon drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
Rigid Support Drag -Rigid Support Drag eliminates spool movement and wobble, even at light drag settings. The result is an incredibly smooth drag even at extremely light settings.
S A-RB - Shielded anti-rust bearings are the best Shimano offer in saltwater protection and smooth reeling performance.
One Piece Bail - The seamless one-piece design allows line to travel unimpeded and reduces friction.
AR-C Spool - The V-shaped lip design ensures the line comes off most efficiently when casting.
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