The Shimano Vanford is the go-to reel when it comes down to finesse-sensitive fishing in freshwater and saltwater environments. It’s designed as the ultimate finesse fishing reel with a super-fast start up!
It replaces the iconic Stradic Ci4+. A range of technology upgrades sets the Vanford apart from other reels. The new MGL rotor makes the reel turn 48% lighter compared to standard design. This is because it uses the lightweight Ci4+ body construction. This reel features Micromodule Gear II and Silent Drive and upgraded Hagane Gear, for added strength.
It features X-Protect which provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation. This has increased the durability of the Vanfords roller clutch and line roller to an IPX8 standard. The new Long Stroke Spool design improves casting performance.