Beach and Rock Reels

Beach fishing places a number of specific demands on a reel. Firstly, it needs a generous line capacity, because you just never know what lurks out among the breakers — from giant mulloway to big sharks. Secondly it needs to cast effortlessly, as sometimes that fish-holding cover is a fair way from shore. Thirdly, it needs to recover a lot of line with every turn of the reel’s handle to keep that hooked fish heading in the right direction and combatting the effect of breaking waves and cross currents.

All of Shimano’s dedicated surf and rock fishing reels hold plenty of line and make distance casting with the big baits and lures that are sometimes used headache-free. They all recover around a metre of line with every turn of the reel’s handle, and this also makes them ideal for working metal casting lures like Raiders and Spanyids.

Aerlex XSB

Shimano's Aerlex reel range has been designed for beach and rock fishing. They come with an AR-C Spool, so it is designed for long casting situations.

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Series

Aerlex XSB

Warranty

10 Year

Bearings

2+1

Family Type

Surf

Models

1


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Speedcast XTB

If you’re looking for a ‘big pit’ surf or rock spin reel with a prodigious line capacity, it’s hard to go past the Shimano Speedcast.

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Series

Speedcast XTB

Warranty

10 Year

Bearings

3+1

Family Type

Surf

Models

2

FEATURES

10 YEAR WARRANTY

EXTRA HIGH CAST RATING

FRONT DRAG

LONG CAST SPOOL

SALTWATER READY


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Ultegra CI4 XTC

The use of CI4+ delivers a substantial weight saving on the compact Ultegra body making rod speed easier to generate when distance casting.

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Series

Ultegra CI4 XTC

Warranty

10 Year

Bearings

5+1

Family Type

Surf

Models

2

FEATURES

10 YEAR WARRANTY

SALTWATER READY

HAGANE GEAR

X-SHIP

CI4+ BODY

SHIELDED ANTI-RUST BEARINGS

EXTRA HIGH CAST RATING

LONG CAST SPOOL


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Ultegra CI4+ XTB

In the world of surf and rock, the Ultegra 14000 XTC is the pick. Featuring X-Ship and 20kg of drag, this reel is destined to bring those big jewfish, sharks and kings to shore.

QUICK SPECS

Series

Ultegra CI4+ XTB

Warranty

10 Year

Bearings

5+1

Family Type

Surf

Models

1

FEATURES

10 YEAR WARRANTY

SALTWATER READY

EXTRA HIGH CAST RATING

FRONT DRAG

HAGANE GEAR

X-SHIP

SHIELDED ANTI-RUST BEARINGS

LONG CAST SPOOL


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