Our workhorse reel just got a well-deserved upgrade. Now with Hagane gears and G FreeBody the Sahara range of reels is not only tougher and lighter, it also has a smoother and stronger reeling action with the X-Ship gearing system, making it the perfect choice for light tackle anglers.
PRODUCT TECHNOLOGIES :
Unlike hot forging, Shimano’s precision cold forging technology compresses metal at room temperatures and involves no cutting to forge a high-precision gear with micron accuracy, giving you excellent precision and strength.
X-Ship system gives you smooth reeling even under heavy loads. Shimano’s unique mechanism for robust gear engagement uses and enlarged drive gear, optimum positioning of the pinion and drive gears and two-point support of the pinion gears whose ends are supported by bearings.
G-Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel’s centre of gravity closer to the rod. This has been achieved by moving the osciallation mechanism 19mm up from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the centre of gravity closer to the angler’s hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhances casting comfort.
Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations, it has been determined that AR-C spool lip design produces longer casting distances than a standard lip spool, while preventing backlashes and wind knot from forming. It also allows the line to flow off the spool in smaller loops during the cast, which means less slap on the strip per guide. This result in longer casts with less friction.