High rigidity and lightweight. Not something that usually go together. With Shimano's own CI4+ material, we've achieved the best balance for the Engetsu BB. This reel designed for bottom style anglers who prefers to have close contact with their equipment during fishing. Power handle and a 5.5:1 gear ratio translate into incredible amount of cranking power for a reel this size.
HAGANE is a Shimano reel design concept created to withstand continual use and extreme abuse. HAGANE is an innovation with built-in toughness and durability that works alongside Shimano's precision engineering. HAGANE is for all anglers.
The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body rigidity and impact resistance virtually eliminate body flexing on the reel while fighting a fish. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power,
X PROTECT provides high-level water resistance to the inside bearing of drive gear shaft with waterproof construction.
The CROSS CARBON DRAG provides the smooth drag release and the durability.
S A-RB bearings are put through the same process as Shimano’s A-RB bearings but feature shields on both sides of the bearings. These shields reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the rotation of the bearing.
Models determined usable in saltwater.
The spool and level wind are interlocked. The line is released in a straight line, allowing the lure to fall smoothly. The drag operates smoothly even when fishing with a fine line.