Shimano’s Vanford Spinning Reels

Shimano has taken another big step toward providing fishermen with some of the best tackle on the market, this time with a spinning reel, the Vanford series, that combine light weight, strength and many of the brand’s top-drawer features.

The Vanford series includes seven reels of different sizes, from the tiny VF500F, which weighs less than 5 ounces and handles 2-, 4- and 6-pound test, to the VFC500XGF, which weighs almost 8 ounces and handles up to 14-pound test mono or 40-pound braid.

The Vanford has a Ci4+ body that’s light, but with carbon-fiber strength, plus a MagnumLight rotor that provides almost 50% less rotational inertia, plus the HAGANE gear, Silent Drive and MicroModule Gear iI for smooth performance. The Long Stroke Spool allows for greater casting distance. Its X-protect technology insures that it will repel the potential problems that the toughest saltwater environment can provide.

MSRP: $229.99

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