What is the difference between Shimano Ultegra 5500 and 14000?
The 14000 will balance a 12ft 3.5lb rod loads better than the 5500, i use the 5500 on 10ft’ers and would want a bigger reel on a longer rod for sure.
How much line does a Shimano 14000 hold?
Line capacity 600yds of 12lb (550m of 0.35mm) line.
How does Shimano instant drag work?
Instant Drag allows the drag setting to be switched from free spool to a ‘fight’ setting by tightening the Instant Drag lever on the front of the spool in only a few turns. Super Stopper II eliminates backward movement and free play in the handle when the reel is set in antireverse.
What are ice washers?
ICE Washers are designed to last longer than conventional felt or hard carbon drag washers between maintenance. ICE Washers were developed specifically to reduce the need for drag grease and give consistent performance in all situations.
What do ice washers do on reels?
ICE Washers were developed specifically to reduce the need for drag grease and give consistent performance in all situations. The self lubricating material gives ultra smooth progressive drag performance without compromising power.
What is quick drag on reels?
QUICK DRAG (QD®) QD drag is available on the many of our top reels as standard. The abbreviated drag function allows you to apply a controlled level of “Free Spool” but still engage the drag back to your chosen level with less than one turn. The “free” drag position allows fish run like other set ups.
Are ice washers any good?
ICE Washers have proven to give super smooth drag performance to reels across all angling disciplines. When you play the fish you have much more control with the progressive drag performance without compromising max drag.
What is an ice washer?
What is QD quick drag?
Do you grease ice washers?
Do I need to use grease with ICE Washers? No, we developed ICE Washers to work without grease. This gives much more consistent performance over a range of conditions and temperatures. We formulated the material to have self lubricating properties.
What’s the difference between front drag and rear drag reels?
Front drag is generally accepted as being smoother and therefore more superior because it is more directly connected to the spool itself. Rear drag is connected by a through rod inside the reel body.