New Zealand’s nutrient rich fresh water ways are home to some of the best trout fishing available on the planet – with the right gear and preperation monster rainbow and brown trout will rise from the bottom of a river bed to take a well presented imitation fly pattern in a visually inspiring fashion right from the surface – then the fight is on and you can depend on the Shimano Biocraft XT range of reels to get the job done.

The Shimano Biocraft XT family of fly-casting reels are created from cold forging technology and is at the very heart of Shimano's fishing tackle business. This process ensures a strong yet lightweight frame and spool. The frame is then machined and the result is a reel that is as impressive aesthetically as it is to use.

As well as cold forging, Shimano is known for the quality of its' drags and the Biocraft XT benefits here too. The 5/6 size reel incorporates a single disk micro-adjustable drag whilst the 7/8 features a double disk system. A quick-change push button spool and easy handle conversion complete the specification.

Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates backplay.This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques and situations.
Superior aircraft-grade Aluminium material. A6063 aluminium is used for it's increased corrosion resistance and A7075 is used for its extremely low mass resulting in lower start-up inertia.

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