Speed machines

Speed Machines

by Shimano Pro Staff Willem Stolk

One of the species in Europe that is getting more and more popular is the Asp. Coming from the east of Europe, and spreading fast, it can be likened to a fresh water tarpon. Asp is a predator that can attack a lure within a split of a second. The bites are very aggressive and they are best fished for with soft plastics and crankbaits from 7g up to 50g. Fishing for Asp means hard work and involves a mobile approach with a lot of casting. But when you get a bite you will be addicted for the rest of your life!

The eyes of the Asp have fast moving cells. This means that the lure must always have a high speed during the retrieve. The perfect reels for Asp are the hi-speed Aero CI4+ models. These reels cast superbly and retrieve over 1 metre of line per handle turn. They are also lightweight for reduced fatigue when making lots of casts.

When it comes to predator fishing, the ultra fast Asp is formula one fishing!

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Aero CI4+ reels

Aero CI4+ reels combine two of Shimano’s most recent and exclusive concepts - Aero Dynamics and lightweight CI4+ carbon construction.

Aero reels feature an oversized, wide diameter spool with a small compact body design. The larger spool improves casting performance and also produces a smoother ‘low-inertia’ drag performance. The lightweight CI4+ body construction saves a considerable amount of weight.

The result of this combination is that Aero CI4+ reels are approximately 20% lighter than similar sized reels, which results in better rod balance and improved shing performance.

Both Aero CI4+ models also feature the very best Shimano gearing technology (X-Ship) and are available in two speed options to suit your preference.

Find out more about these reels by clicking the images below.