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Baitcast Reels 

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A premium Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) baitcaster, the Stile SS is available in a 150 size, puts out 4-5kg of drag depending on the model, and weighs in at just 160g. While light in weight, it is backed up with plenty of fish stopping power. Hagane Body and X-Ship combine to create a smooth winding experience, and the SVS Braking System promotes casting distance and accuracy.

FEATURES

  • 10 YEAR WARRANTY

  • SALTWATER READY

  • HAGANE BODY

  • X-SHIP

  • SHIELDED ANTI-RUST BEARINGS

  • HIGH CAST RATING

  • STAR DRAG

model - gear ratio - b-bearings - wt - drag - spool cap

SS150PG 5.5:1 4+1 160g 5kg PE1.5/200m

SS150HG 7.2:1 4+1 160g 4kg PE1.5/200m


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The Chronarch G comes fitted with Shimano’s X-Ship and Micromodule gearing to create a more efficient gear train. The ultimate in casting control and accuracy is delivered via the SVS Infinity Braking System that easily allows for fine tuning using the external dial and internal brake weights. It is also fitted with a specially plated pinion gear, combined with a breakwater wall and drainage port to provide superior protection against corrosion.

FEATURES

  • 10 YEAR WARRANTY

  • SALTWATER READY

  • MICROMODULE GEARING

  • X-SHIP

  • SHIELDED ANTI-RUST BEARINGS

  • CROSS CARBON DRAG

  • HIGH CAST RATING

  • HIGH CRANK POWER RATING

  • STAR DRAG

model - gear ratio - b-bearings - wt - drag - spool cap

CH150G 6.2:1 8+1 185g 5kg 0.25/110m

CH150HGG 7.1:1 8+1 185g 5kg 0.25/110m


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Built on the legacy of durability, dependability and versatility that Curado is known for, now with Shimano's unique DC braking technology. Shimano’s new Digital Control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance. Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting in all conditions.

FEATURES

  • 10 YEAR WARRANTY

  • DC TECHNOLOGY

  • SALTWATER READY

  • MICROMODULE GEARING

  • HAGANE BODY

  • X-SHIP

  • SHIELDED ANTI-RUST BEARINGS

  • CROSS CARBON DRAG

  • HIGH CAST RATING

  • HIGH CRANK POWER RATING

model - gear ratio - b-bearings - wt - drag - spool cap

CUDC150 6.2:1 6+1 220g 5kg 0.33/100m

CUDC150HG 7.4:1 6+1 220g 5kg 0.33/100m

CUDC150XG 8.5:1 6+1 225g 5kg 0.33/100m

Built on the legacy of durability, dependability and versatility that Curado is known for, now with Shimano's unique DC braking technology. Shimano's new Digital Control braking system utilises a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximise distance.

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X-Ship is a big feature of the Curado I series. Supporting the pinion gear with two SA-RB bearings, a bigger drive gear and increased gearing efficiency provides ultra light rotation of the swept aluminium handle. Stable Spool Design reduces spool vibration, and with Super Free Spool delivers a smooth feeling on the cast or retrieve. An Escape Hatch sideplate grants easy access to the Infinity Braking System for making adjustments when lure sizes and fishing conditions change.

FEATURES

  • 10 YEAR WARRANTY

  • SALTWATER READY

  • HAGANE BODY

  • X-SHIP

  • SHIELDED ANTI-RUST BEARINGS

model - gear ratio - b-bearings - wt - drag - spool cap

CU701HG 7.2:1 5+1 185g 4.5kg 0.25/150m

CU701XG 8.2:1 5+1 185g 4.5kg 0.25/150m

How could the Shimano Curado baitcaster possibly get any better? Well, every couple seasons it seems it just does! The latest Curado release the I series, sees this evergreen reel tricked up even further, taking design and performance characteristics to a whole new level.

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The Tranx incorporates Shimano’s CoreProtect concept that maintains a smooth and free feel while winding. It is ideally suited to both fresh and salt, ranging from light jigging, soft plastic use or casting hard body lures. Tranx reels not only fit beautifully in the hand, they are packed with more than enough drag capacity and saltwater durability, the Tranx is at the next level.

FEATURES

  • 10 YEAR WARRANTY

  • SALTWATER READY

  • HAGANE BODY

  • X-SHIP

  • CROSS CARBON DRAG

  • SHIELDED ANTI-RUST BEARINGS

  • HIGH CAST RATING

  • STAR DRAG

model - gear ratio - b-bearings - wt - drag - spool cap

TRX200A 6.2:1 3+1 220g 5.5kg 0.28/190m

TRX200AHG 7.2:1 3+1 220g 5.5kg 0.28/190m

Shimano's Tranx baitcaster series has been expanded, with the addition of a 200 size, so whether you're chasing barra upstream or even big Murray cod out the front, the Tranx 200 is perfect for the job. The CoreProtect system offers superior saltwater resistance through an internal water repellent and water resistant seal system.

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Inside the SLX’s Hagane Body, brass gearing delivers reliable cranking power and 3 SUS bearings and 1 roller bearing means everything turns smoothly. The reel incorporates a compact design that is comparable to a 70 sized Curado, however the reel has the same line capacity as Shimano’s standard 150 sized reels, fitting 150m of 20lb Power Pro. A longer 45mm Throw Handle working in conjunction with two model options featuring gear ratios of 6.3:1 and 7.2:1 means that the slow and methodical lure worker and the angler who likes a bit of speed are well covered by the new SLX series. On top of this, max’ drag settings of between 5 and 5.5kg provides some amazing stopping power should it be needed.

FEATURES

  • 10 YEAR WARRANTY

  • SALTWATER READY

  • MODERATE CAST RATING

  • MODERATE CRANK POWER RATING

  • STAR DRAG

model - gear ratio - b-bearings - wt - drag - spool cap

SLX150 6.3:1 3+1 195g 5.5kg 0.33/100m

SLX150HG 7.2:1 3+1 195g 5kg 0.33/100m

The SLX series is the latest addition to the ever-growing Shimano baitcaster range. This is a compact and highly versatile reel, suited to catching anything from bass through to barra. RRP $189.95

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The Caius 150 certainly looks the goods, but delivers performance as well. Five kilos of drag power, three stainless steel bearings and one roller bearing, Easy Mag II braking system, a snappy gear ratio of 6.3:1 with a Quickfire II clutch for easy casting under all conditions, and you have a baitcaster designed for newcomers and more experienced anglers alike. It’s also available in left and right hand wind.

FEATURES

  • 10 YEAR WARRANTY

  • MODERATE CAST RATING

  • SALTWATER READY

  • STAR DRAG

model - gear ratio - b-bearings - wt - drag - spool cap

150A 6.3:1 3+1 205g 5kg 0.25/150m

http://www.shimanofish.com.au/products/fishing-reels/baitcast/caius.html An exciting member of the lesser price range of the low profile baitcasters is the Caius. The Caius certainly looks and performs above its category. With 5 kgs of drag, 3 stainless steel bearings and 1 roller bearing, an easy VBS braking system, gear ration of 6.5:1 and a Quickfire ll clutch, this is a great reel for the beginner or intermediate angler just delving into the world of low profile baitcasting.