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.
-Micro Module II Gearing
-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|