Shimano Nasci 4000XGFB Spinning Reel. This is destined to be the versatile go-to reel you'll want to take on every fishing trip! Shimano set out to create a series of reels with the goal of eternally smooth reeling. It appears they've reached that objective with the Nasci Spinning Reel series. Reels with features you'd probably expect to find on those costing much more—upgraded drag, powerful gearing, durable construction and (might we point out) an attractive design that will stand the test of time. You'll soon wonder how you previously caught any fish without the technologies incorporated in the Nasci 2500FB (and discussed in greater detail below). Shimano's CoreProtect, X-Ship and, at the heart of the reel, Hagane Gearing which provides greater power when reeling and smoother overall operation. CoreProtect The concept of CoreProtect is simple. Provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. Three key areas of the reel require that kind of protection: the roller clutch, the body and the line roller. CoreProtect provides total protection. X-Ship The Nasci 2500FB Spinning Reel gets its increased gearing efficiency and power through the X-Ship system which enables smooth reeling—even under heavy loads (like those you'll experience when fighting very large fish). Input power is transmitted effectively through eliminating twist and rotor flex so you'll enjoy powerful and silky smooth cranking. Shimano's unique mechanism for robust gear engagement uses an enlarged drive gear, optimum positioning of the pinion and drive gears and two-point support of the pinion gear whose ends are supported by bearings. X-Ship also provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. An added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. What does that mean for you Enhanced casting performance that will allow you to use lighter lures and cast farther. Hagane Gear This technology features a highly durable, cold-forged aluminum drive gear—the Hagane Gear. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of this drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail through a special 3D design and then formed by Shimanos cold forging
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