Shimano XTR-A LC

The XTR-A LC is the latest version of the Long Cast Baitrunner reel and it offers impressive performance and stunning cosmetics. Built using the very latest CI4+ (Carbon Interfusion) composite, the latest Medium version Baitrunner weighs in at just 505g (a 150g saving than if it were made from Shimano’s regular XT-7 material) and is the perfect size for both medium and long range carp fishing.

Claimed by some to be the best Baitrunner ever, the XTR-A LC features: Shimano X-Ship engineering technology and six shielded AR-C bearings for maximum smoothness and efficiency; Aero Wrap II plus two-speed slow oscillation to ensure superb line lay, which in turn improves distance casting by reducing line friction to a minimum; and the large aluminium handle, powerful gear ratio and multi-disc front drag all combine to deliver prestigious winding power and brilliant fish-playing control both at distance and close to the net.

I’ve been a big fan of Shimano reels for many years and have stayed loyal to my original XT 10000 Technium reels. These may well be considered a cult classic, but when used alongside these new Baitrunners there is just no comparison; these new reels make the Techniums feel ancient! This very special reel also combines a host of other top-end specifications and retails at £349.99.

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