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Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel


Why We Like It:

"When upgrading the old Stradic CI4+ Shimano may have went a little bit overboard. That's why they gave this reel series a new name! For the same price point as the old version, you're getting a lighter, faster, stronger reel, what's no to love?!"

Description: Sculpted from over a decade of engineering advancement and a rich lineage of predecessors, the new Vanford tests the boundaries of technology and engineering found in spinning reels. Built upon a CI4+ body for both a lightweight feel and carbon rigidity, the Vanford incorporates a MagnumLite (MGL) Rotor for up to 48% less rotational inertia than traditional rotor construction for a quick response in critical situations. The Vanford features Shimano’s cold-forged HAGANE Gear and many of Shimano’s premium technologies for increased fishing performance and years of durability. Vanford’s SilentDrive and MicroModule Gear II technologies combine to produce a new level of smooth rotational performance while reducing overall reel vibration. Vanford also incorporates Long Stroke Spool technology to increase casting distance while producing a smoother line lay on the spool during retrieval. X-Protect technology and water-channeling construction enhances Vanford’s water resistance and overall durability — an important feature for a reel sure to be found in inshore environments. From ice fishing and drop-shot fishing for smallies in the sweetwater to stalking tailing fish in the flats, the Vanford has no equal. A legend is born.


-MGL Rotor
-Micro Module II Gearing
-Silent Drive
-Long Stroke Spool


Size Braid Cap. (yards/lb test) Gear Ratio  Drag (lbs) Weight (oz)
1000F 10/95, 15/75, 20/65 5.1:1 7 5.3
C2000HG 10/140, 15/115, 20/95 6.1:1 7 5.3
C2500HG 10/150, 15/145, 30/100 6.0:1 20 6.3
C3000XG 10/200, 20/140, 40/105 6.4:1 20 6.3
4000XG 15/230, 30/180, 50/120 6.2:1 24 7.6