Saltwater and offshore fishing is increasing in popularity every year, with many fishermen wanting to land those large heavy fighting saltwater reef and bluewater species. This has led to a need for saltwater spinning reels that have a drag system strong enough for any offshore species, which includes conventionally larger game fish like Tuna and Marlin. Shimano’s series of offshore fishing reels not only provide fishermen with strong reels that could pull in a small sperm whale, but also with reels that are designed precisely for regular saltwater situations and heavyweight use.
Offshore saltwater fishing professionals will testify that the latest range of saltwater reels designed from Shimano contains some of the most advanced drag systems on the market. This makes these reels the perfect weapon when snapper fishing, tuna fishing, fishing for king fish or simply sitting on the reef fishing for sharks.
With more fishermen putting their fishing reels to harsh saltwater circumstances, offshore fishing reels needed to be extremely durable and resistant to constant saltwater use. This led Shimano’s engineers to come up with an anti-corrosion treatment that is more resistant to severity of Mother Nature. Joint with an already ready impressive water proof drag system and Shielded A-RB bearings and Shimano are now manufacturing some of the roughest and most efficient saltwater fishing reels on the market.