AERLEX 8000 XSB Surf

The Shimano Aerlex XSB 8000 is a front drag reel that comes from the cult-like Aerlex range. The Aerlex range has a number of long standing followers and this addition is bound to keep this allegiance well and truly alive.

It features Shimano's Aero Wrap, a long-nosed tapered spool for long effortless casts, 1 ball bearing for smooth operation and a powerful 3.8:1 ratio for swift retrieves.

The Aerlex XSB is not only a landbased fishing workhorse but has a precise front drag that is great for taming big powerful fish from rugged terrain. Top performance at an affordable price.

Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds for the Propulsion Spool Lip design. It provides uniform line lay and winding shape to prevent loss of energy during the cast while providing longer casts than other oscillation systems. So, casting distance increases with less effort required.
Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new AR-C spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off the spool in smaller loops during the cast, which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means longer casts ...
After the anodisation process is finished, a second layer of surface treatment is added. This treatment is forced into the remaining surface impurities. This gives salt no hideout and also results in an extremely smooth to-the-touch finish. A reel with E.I. treatment has more than double the corrosion resistance of a standard anodised reel.
Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power.
This is an oversized line roller that reduces twist from casting and retrieving and is enhanced with a tapered area on the support to help line get onto the roller quicker.
These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.

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