THE new Shimano SpeedMaster LD II is a multi-purpose lever drag reel with gear strength comparable to the trusted Talica series.
The Shimano SpeedMaster series now consists of four sizes – a 12, 16 and the newly released 20 and 25 sizes – that all feature High Efficiency gearing in two speed ratios. Two-speed gearing enables the angler to increase the amount of reel torque when retrieving stubborn fish.
To suit differing fishing styles, the new SpeedMaster series comes with two drag cam levers in the box that can be changed to suit mono or braided line.
Fundamental to the Shimano SpeedMaster is the single-piece Hagane Body. By using a strong single-piece alloy body, the stresses and strains associated with higher drag settings – achieved by the Cross Carbon Drag – keeps all internals in perfect alignment and meshing smoothly.
The SpeedMaster’s smooth operation is assisted by four S-ARB bearings. S Concept Design reduces the bulk yet maintains plenty of line capacity across a range of line classes.
Coreprotect corrosion resistance coating is applied to the pinion bearing because this is the first point for water to enter a reel, and this ensures reliable performance for years to come. True to the original SpeedMaster name, the new Shimano SpeedMaster is a versatile, castable conventional reel, perfect for a number of offshore and bluewater fishing scenarios.
RRP is $399.95 to $499.95 depending on the reel’s size.
Available in store now.