Shimano's Chronarch baitcasting reel has seen a decade of development and refinement that has ultimately culminated in precise engineering and major development in low profile bait casting reel technology.

The modern generation's smooth feel is enhanced by the presence of seven bearings — six A-RB ball bearings and one stainless steel roller bearing — while the Dartanium II Cross Carbon drag has a wide range, capable of fishing a variety of line breaking strains (both mono and Power Pro) without over-stressing the High Efficiency Gearing (HEG).

The single piece frame is made from aluminium and the Magnumlite spool means less friction to effect spool rotation giving longer and more accurate casts. The Variable Braking System (VBS), which is accessed by a turn key mechanism on the sideplate, means even newcomers to baitcasters can be casting like a pro with ease.

These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearings rotation.
The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when the clutch is di...
VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. The individual brake weights, when turned on, are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning. The result is a much more consistent sp...
Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power.
Dartanium is a special drag material that provides a wider range of drag settings and the smoothest performance on the market.

Shimano New Zealand provides a TEN YEAR WARRANTY on all Shimano fishing reels, against defects in materials and/or faulty workmanship.