Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel

$359.00$399.00

The all new Vanford is designed to become the ultimate finesse fishing reel with a super-fast start up. This reel is equipped with a range of technology upgrades that sets the Vanford apart. Still drawing upon a lightweight Ci4+ body construction, the new MGL rotor makes the reel 48% lighter to turn when compared to a standard rotor design.

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The all new Vanford is designed to become the ultimate finesse fishing reel with a super-fast start up. Replacing the iconic Stradic Ci4+, this reel is equipped with a range of technology upgrades that sets the Vanford apart. Still drawing upon a lightweight Ci4+ body construction, the new MGL rotor makes the reel 48% lighter to turn when compared to a standard rotor design. Micromodule Gear II and Silent Drive is featured in the new Vanford and the Hagane Gear has been upgraded for added strength. X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation. This has increased the durability of the Vanford’s roller clutch and line roller to an IPX8 standard. By incorporating the new Long Stroke Spool design, casting performance has also been improved.

 

Features

  • MGL ROTOR FOR FAST ROTATION
  • CI4+ BODY MATERIAL
  • COLD FORGED HAGANE GEARS FOR EXTREME DURABILITY
  • MICROMODULE II FOR LIGHT AND SMOOTH REELING
  • IPX8 WATER RESISTANT LINE ROLLER AND ROLLER CLUTCH
  • LONG STROKE SPOOL FOR IMPROVED CASTING PERFORMANCE

 

Technologies

The HAGANE Drive Gear is produced by Shimano’s coldforging technology, without the need for additional machining. This delivers a longlasting smoothness, strength, lightness and power at the very heart of the reel. Traditional diecast, machined gears are less durable under heavy loads.

Improved Micro Module gearing, making the reeling extreme smooth.

The HAGANE Body is produced from highrigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rocksolid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.

Silent Drive – Removed ‘clicking’ sound and ‘handle play’ and overall improved smooth reeling.

XShip is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano ARB roller bearings. This creates more stability.

The new design of the Magnumlite Rotor produces unprecedented light rotation. The rotor profile, which was previously symmetrical, is now asymmetrical. The bail arm mechanism, which was previously situated on the same side as the line roller, has been moved to the opposite side. This improves balance and combined with a lightweight line roller, titan bail and optimum arrangement of rotor thickness, a 14% saving in rotation inertia has been achieved increasing sensitivity to previously unreached levels.

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 worm shaft oscillation mechanism 19mm from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the centre of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.

X Protect – The contact type triplelip structure is introduced to the roller clutch, the pivotal point concerning water resistance. In this structure, the first lip prevents water from entering through the space between the rotor and the body. In addition, the special grease between the second and third lip where it makes contact with the rotor collar located at the upper part of the roller clutch not only resists water from entering but also minimizes friction resistance. Without jeopardizing the ‘silky smooth rotation capacity’, the vital feature of STELLA SW, exceptional water resistance, has been achieved to withstand the crashing and splashing of waves and spray.

CROSS CARBON DRAG – This carbon drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.

The long stroke spool design improves casting performance when compared to the previous model due to improved line flow from the spool.

Shimano ARC Spool is a patented spool design with an angled spool lip. This design enables the line to leave the spool with less friction and in smaller coils resulting in longer more accurate casts. ARC spools are proven to reduce backlash and wind knots when using braid.

CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4. This highly technical material is 2.5 times stiffer than CI4 and is used on many highend Shimano reels to increase weight savings. Use of CI4+ for the body and rotor also delivers remarkable stiffness for better reel efficiency.

The onepiece bail wire has no gap for line to snag on during normal operation. Made of Stainless Steel, it reduces friction and allows the line to get onto the line roller quicker.

Shimano S ARB bearings are high corrosion resistant ARB ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust.

 

Specifications

 

ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION BEARINGS MAX DRAG (KG) GEAR RATIO RETRIEVE PER CRANK (CM) MONO CAPACITY (KG/M) POWERPRO BRAID (LB/YDS) WEIGHT (G)
VF1000F VANFORD 1000 7+1 3 5.5:1 64 1/250 10-95 155
VF2500HGF VANFORD 2500 HG 7+1 9 6.0:1 89 3/180 5-140 180
VF4000F VANFORD 4000 7+1 11 6.2:1 101 6/160 15-230 215
VFC3000HGF VANFORD COMPACT 3000 HG 7+1 9 6.4:1 89 4/150 10-200 180
VFC5000XGF VANFORD COMPACT 5000 XG 7+1 11 6.2:1 101 6/200 20-260 220

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