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The Shimano Nasci Spinning Reel is an entirely new spinning reel engineered with an impressive list of features. Power, durability and smoothness define the new Nasci Spinning Reel. At the heart of the reel is Shimano's Hagane Gearing which provides greater power when reeling and smoother overall operation. That sense of strength and freshness you feel when you first unbox the reel remains throughout it's lifetime. Working in synergy with the Hagane system, X-Ship technology balances the pressure on the reel by supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. Shimano's new Coreprotect keeps excess water from entering into the gearing decreasing the chance of corrosion that would otherwise damage the reel from use in saltwater. In addition to the actual functions internally, the weighting of the reel is positioned so that the reel's center of gravity is closer in alignment to the rod. This focuses the weight in one central point and actually helps balance the rod better as well.
The Shimano Nasci is an all-around spinning reel designed for both freshwater and saltwater use. The finish is a litter different direction for Shimano, the reel has a dark blue with metal flake main body and gold accents - kinda cool. The price point at $100 places it perfectly into the existing lineup of Shimano spinning reels, right where you'd previously have seen the Symmetre. We think the Nasci is probably one of the best values at that range.
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Total Protection: The concept of COREPROTECT is simple... to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.
With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano’s cold forging technology. The result is assured resilience. It’s the fruit of Shimano’s inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov