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Shimano Aldebaran 50 Casting Reels

Shimano Aldebaran 50 Casting Reels

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Price: $419.99
- Shimano Aldebaran 50 Casting Reels
- Models (4): 50, 51, 50HG & 51HG
- Gear Ratios: 6.5:1 & 7.4:1
- Line Capacity: 10lb/105yds

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Shimano Aldebaran 50 Casting Reel

Incredibly lightweight weighing only 4.7oz, the Shimano Aldebaran 50 is a compact, low-profile reel designed for all types of fishing applications. Designed to cast light lures exceptionally well, the Aldebaran 50 is perfect for fishing smaller jigs, soft plastics or other lightweight lures when bass fishing. The reel features many of Shimano's latest technologies.

Shimano Silent Tune

Silent Tune is a new technology exclusive to the Aldebaran model reels. As with any casting reel, the spool rides on bearings. These bearings have pockets in the frame or side plates which house the bearings and are given some tolerance in order to make the bearings more easily changeable. While the tolerance is necessary, it allows the bearings to move slightly during casting leading to the smallest of vibrations that focus energy away from the core of the reel and reduce the distance and smoothness of the cast. Silent Tune technology is Shimano's answer to this issue. They engineered a method to add small springs under the bearings which keep the bearings in place ensuring proper alignment and eliminating any movement or vibration that may occur resulting in smoother longer casts.

Shimano Hagane Concept Magnesium Body

Hagane, coming from the Japanese term Tamahagane, is a high quality steel used for used in the sword building process. Shimano, which is based in Osaka Japan, has drawn on the roots of their city which has a long heritage of sword building dating back to the feudal era. The Hagane concept has been applied to several aspects of Shimano with their cold forged gear technology and the products that use it. The study of this process and use of this technology are key components in the Shimano Aldebaran's lightweight and strong magnesium frame.


X-Ship (Extra Strength High Power) makes use of a double bearing supported pinion gear. This provides a much more precise alignment of the drive gear and pinion gear for a superior mesh pattern. The result is a much smoother retrieve with increased durability.

S3D Spool

Shimano Stable Spool Design is the result of a new machining method ensures a uniform spool material thickness across the entire spool. The higher balanced spool helps eliminate noise and reduces vibration during the cast.

Key Features
  • 10 Pounds max drag
  • 4.7 ounces
  • Cross carbon drag washer
  • 9+1 S-ARB bearings
Shimano Aldebaran
Model Inch per turn Mono Capacity Power Pro Capacity Gear Ratio
ALD51 25.5 10/105 20/115 6.5:1
ALD51HG 29.1 10/105 20/115

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Click here to write a review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awesone Reel July 21, 2019
Reviewer: ME South Carolina from Taylors, SC United States  
Lightest and most fun bait casters you will ever fish.

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5 of 5 Pleasantly surprised! January 23, 2018
Reviewer: Kyle from Texas  
I've owned 2 of these reels for about 3 1/2 years now and I must say, all of my worries about this reel holding up are gone. Yes it feels like plastic in your hand, but this baby is rock solid; physically and performance-wise! It's a great finesse reel and it excels with line in the 8-12# range. I've had 14# on it before with no problems too. You can throw as light a bait as you want on this reel. I can't say enough about the Aldebaran 50!

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