Shimano Vanquish FC Ci4 2023 - Spinning Reel

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Shimano Vanquish FC Ci4 2023, 165g Spinning Reel

The brand new 2023 Shimano Vanquish is the pure embodiment of the Shimano Magnumlite philosophy. It is crafted with the greatest Japanese precision and is designed for those that demand the ultimate out themselves and their equipment.$ The responsiveness and smoothness of the reel make it perfect for fishing ultra-light techniques for perch, trout and zander. However, the Vanquish can be used for many different techniques and species, including inshore saltwater spinning. The Vanquish will guide you to get the best out of yourself on every adventure. 

The first thing you’ll experience is the reel’s weight, or rather the lack of it. The mid-sized 3000 only weighs 170g – that’s remarkable and you will notice it. The Vanquish sets new quality standards in the UL fishing domain. Shimano went ‘Beyond Lightness’ to create an ultimate light-winding mechanism with unrivalled characteristics. It is the pinnacle of ultra-light reels and packed to the brim with Shimano technologies, derived mainly from STELLA.

The lightness of the Vanquish comes from extensive use of Shimano’s exclusive Ci4+ composite material. This is enhanced by the addition of the Magnumlite Rotor, which also contributes to the incredibly low start-up inertia when winding. This slow start-up inertia is particularly important when fishing finesse and UL-techniques. You will be able to fish these techniques more precisely than ever. Shimano erased play in every component which further enhances the meticulous precision of the reel. Another great benefit is the addition of InfinityDrive. This technology produces powerful yet lightweight rotation, especially under heavy loads. In extreme situations, you can still maintain constant, consistent cranking pressure which is very helpful when you hook that big one. Adding InfinityLoop improves casting distance considerably. This will help you reach that interesting spot far out, even with a super lightweight set-up. Other advanced technologies, like InfinityXross, X-Protect and the Anti-Twist Fin contribute further to the remarkable technical performance of this reel. If you don’t want to do any concessions in quality and performance in your ultra-light fishing gear, this is the reel you are looking for.

Key Features:

  • The lightest reel (like-for-like size) ever made by SHIMANO
  • X-Protect technology gives high level water protection
  • Anti-Twist Fin for trouble-free line management
  • Light rotation start-up and sensitive winding due to MGL Rotor
  • InfinityXross, HAGANE Gear, X-Ship, and Micromodule II Gear
  • InfinityLoop ultra slow line oscillation with InfinityDrive

So what do all these letters and numbers mean? I hear you say...

Let's try explain things here:

  • BFS = Bait (Baitcaster) Finesse System
  • DC = Digitally Controlled (fool proof!) casting system
  • C = Compact body, slightly smaller than the standard
  • HG = High Gear, faster retrieve than the standard
  • XG = Extra Gear... even faster than the HF version, these letters don't determine size
  • S = Shallow spool, ideal for braid
  • DH = Double Handle
  • Ci4 = A lightweight material!
  • MGL -Magnumlite, a reel with components, often spool made from a lighter metal than others, 30% lighter than Ci4!
  • F or R = If the model name has F or R at the beginning, this is Front or Rear drag. The letter following the F determines the release age, so FK is newer than FJ. A little like the old car number plate system. 
  • 1, 2, 3000 etc = Determines the size which goes up with the number although the 2500 and 3000 are the same size, just the 3000 has a larger spool and sometimes different shaped handle... YES I know it is a bit confusing, but hopefully this helps a little in choosing the perfect reel for you.


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