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Shimano Vanford
Shimano Vanford

Shimano Vanford Review

The Shimano Vanford is a newer spinning reel by Shimano and is definitely building up an impressive reputation. This reel provides the ultimate in smoothness, strength and overall performance.
97
Superb
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Users:
4.9/5
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97
Superb
44
users have rated this product based on our research
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Feature overview

Sizes:
Available in 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000 sizes and more.
Gear ratio:
Available ratios: 5.1:1, 6.0:1, 6.1:1, 6.2:1, and 6.4:1.
Bearings:
8
Braid ready:
Yes
Sealed drag:
Yes
Body material:
Aluminium

What we found out about the Vanford:

Reasons to buy this reel

  • Super smooth, lightweight spinning reel with plenty of options in terms of size
  • Hagane body is metal-free and rigid - this reel has zero body flex
  • MGL rotor helps create lighter rotations and aids sensitivity
  • Silent Drive System provides added smoothness with reduced gear noise - another quiet reel from Shimano
  • Various sizes for different techniques - many love the smaller 1000 for finesse applications
  • Impressive casting with restricted line twisting
  • Handles all line types perfectly with very organized line lay
  • Can be used for virtually all kinds of fishing
  • A masterclass from Shimano that'll last you years of fishing

Reasons not to buy this reel

  • This is definitely an expensive option, but the ratings speak for themselves

Bottom line

The Shimano Vanford is a newer model by Shimano, and it has excelled to say the least. This has only racked up positive reviews and is guaranteed to provide elite performance in all kinds of angling. This is an absolute unit of a reel and if your budget allows - we highly recommend it.

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4.9/5
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