Super slow two speed oscillation and Aero Wrap II technology ensures that as you cast you maintain maximum line speed. This same system also ensures that you can enjoy perfect line lay on the retrieve, too, so you can instantly re-cast without fear. The AR-C spool, Shimano’s go-to design for a powerful big pit reel, is fitted with a specialised angled spool lip. This spool lip lets the line fly from the reel unencumbered by friction, allowing you to achieve a high speed long distance cast. This makes the Shimano Ultegra CI4+ XT-B the perfect choice for the angler who likes to fish out to the far side margins.
On the retrieve X-Ship gearing comes into full play. X-Ship is Shimano’s engineering system which supports the pinion gear so as to hold it precisely in line with the drive gear. This means that you’re able to achieve significantly greater cranking power with each handle turn and allows you to bring in 103cm. This means that you can get a distance cast reeled in with speed, whether or not there is a fighting fish on the end of it. In terms of gearing, the 14000 offers 4.3:1. Five stainless steel A-RB bearings and one roller bearing ensure that this is a reel that can last a lifetime on the bank and this is one of the smoothest running reels on the market.
The 14000 is supplied with three line reducers to ensure these rods will cover virtually any angling situation. Both reels come with two spare spools, to ensure that you’re prepared for every eventuality on the bank.