Shimano Ultegra 2500 Spin Reel

The Shimano Ultegra series of reels has long been a cornerstone of the Shimano product range. The Ultegra FB is designed and built with inspired performance in mind. At the core of the Ultegra FB series lies the Hagane cold-forged Gear, for the ultimate in smoothness and longevity. X-Ship provides robust gear engagement under heavy load during the fight, while protection against saltwater penetration is achieved by the addition of Core Protect. 


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  • Hagane Gear
  • G-Free Body
  • X-Ship
  • S A-RB
  • AR-C Spool
  • Core Protect
  • One-piece Bail

Hagane Gear is at the very heart of the reel and creates strength and durability. The entire cold-forging process is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and the result is precision durability.

G-Free Body
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 up from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the centre of gravity closer to the angler’s hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhances casting comfort.

X-Ship stands for Extra, Smooth and High Power. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with SA-RB bearings (on Stella models) and introducing a bigger drive gear, Shimano increased gearing efficiency and higher power. This results in a fishing reel with ultra-light handle rotation for less effort, even under heavy loads. This increases the efficiency of the reel, meaning it will stay smoother and perform at its peak for much longer

Shielded Anti-Rust Bearings are similar to A-RB, but feature additional shields for the ultimate in protection

AR-C Spool
Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations, it has been determined that the AR-C spool lip design produces longer casting distances than a standard spool lip, while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off the spool in smaller loops during the cast, which means less slap on the stripper guide. This results in longer casts with less friction. A spool designed with a V-shape spool lip ensures the line comes off the reel in smaller loops, for longer, more accurate casting.

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.



Model: ULTEGRA FB 2500
Retrieve per crank: 73 cm
Bearings: 5+1
Max drag: 9 kg
Drag type: FD
Weight: 240 g
Powerpro braid capacity: 10 lbs / 150 yds
Gear ratio: 5.0:1

Retrieve per crank: 88 cm
Bearings: 5+1
Max drag: 9 kg
Drag type: FD
Weight: 240 g
Powerpro braid capacity: 10 lbs / 200 yds
Gear ratio: 6.0:1


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