Shimano North America Fishing added to its lineup of reels with three new offerings that provide value to a wide spectrum of anglers from saltwater bottom fishermen, tournament-savvy bass enthusiasts and swimbait experts. 

SpeedMaster II 8 & 10Speedmaster II 8 & 10: The SpeedMaster II series of lever-drag reels expands with two new models for 2023. The addition of 8 and 10 sizes gives anglers new options for nearshore and bottom-fishing applications. Like all SpeedMaster reels, these additions boast maximum drag output coupled with a smooth and versatile range of drag adjustability. Additionally, the rigid Hagane body offers performance in tough battles.

Calcutta Conquest MD: Designed for the seasoned trophy angler, the Calcutta Conquest MD 300 and 400 debut the SVS MD Tune Braking technology for throwing heavy glide baits and swimbaits with enhanced casting control and performance. Built for big fish, the long handle design and Infinity Drive technology offer anglers winding power under heavy loads. For those saltwater anglers, X-Protect technology gives added confidence and durability in tough, nearshore environments. 

SLX A Series: Built for the weekend warrior and seasoned tournament angler, the SLX A series of low-profile reels features SilentTune technology and comes standard with a Hagane body for rigidity and durability. Available in three gear ratios and right- and left-handed models pairs with the  SLX A series of rods. Offered at an affordable price point.


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