When you’re sea fishing, whether off a pier, from the shore, or out in a boat, you need a powerhouse of a reel to handle the unpredictable surf conditions, strong currents, and wild, feisty fish that can get very aggressive about just how little they want to do with the surface world. Shimano has the understanding, experience, and capability to provide all of that and more in its Power Aero range of big pit reels, which are ideal for the demands of sea angling, predator fishing, and taking on boisterous carp in lively swims.
Featuring a parallel configuration, and oversized, V-lipped AR-C spool, the Power Aero XSB is designed to ensure you can make accurate, predictable long-range casts, so your bait ends up exactly where you want it, and you can cast to avoid any likely snags or obstacles, protecting both your line and your terminal tackle in the water. An accurate cast is usually a subtle cast, which is exactly what you want when you’re going after big fish. The larger predators and carp don’t always feed every day, so they have a lot of time to take in the smallest changes in their environment. You don’t want your lure or bait to be one of the changes they notice, and take exception to: you want it to be a change that makes them think going for a take is an excellent idea. A longer casting range gives you the edge in carp angling, as the larger specimens typically spend their time in the deep margins, so you’ll want to have the ability to get your hookbait out there, and make it work for you backing up your spods and groundbait, getting those carp interested, feeding, and on your line.
This Shimano reel offers good weighing and balance, giving you a smooth action, and making it easier to handle a fully loaded rod, which can be especially tricky if you’re fishing from a boat on choppy waters.
With the ability to switch quickly and easily between free spool and fight mode at the touch of a button, this reel gives you complete flexibility and versatility in your fishing, allowing you to successfully go after the fish you want, no matter how lively they are, or how challenging the conditions.
Presented in classic black, with a striking yet subtle gold trim, this big pit reel is everything anglers of all disciplines have come to expect from Shimano, combining visual appeal with practical functionality.
Crafted from cold-forged aluminium, everything about this reel is designed to increase its longevity, giving you plenty of seasons and sessions of intense angling in any waters, and to provide you with an unrivalled casting, running, and retrieving experience, no matter what you’re fishing for.
Designed for the rigours, fatigue, and destructive potential of sea fishing, built to excel across all angling disciplines, this is an attractive, impressive reel that should be top of your must-have list, if you haven’t already invested in this powerful, striking offer from one of angling’s oldest and best brands.