Shimano Speedcast 14000 XSB Reel
RRP : £89.99
Shimano Speedcast 14000 XSB Reel Reviews – Genuine & Non-biased Shimano Speedcast 14000 XSB Reel Reviews
Shimano Speedcast 14000 XSB Reel reviews
The ultimate long distance fishing reel, the Speedcast XT-B uses every single one of Shimano’s top end technologies to ensure it operates at maximum efficiency. A classic bit pit reel, the Speedcast XT-B was built with carp fishing in mind and is best suited to large UK and big continental waters.
Manufactured from XT-7, which is Shimano’s go-to material for mid-priced reels, this reel is lightweight, durable, and powerful. Its cold forged alumimium spool is built on the A-RC concept. A-RC spools are oversized and are both longer and of a greater diameter than traditional spools, making them ideal for creating big pit reels. With a tapered profile, A-RC spools also feature a unique angled spool lip. This spool lip reduces the friction on the line as it flies off the spool, allowing it to maintain momentum and reach greater distances. It also ensures the line leaves the spool in tight coils to reduce the risk of backlash or wind knots.
When it comes to the retrieve this reel is just as powerful, meaning that you can tackle those monster carp with ease. Shimano’s excellent X-Ship technology gets to stretch its legs on this reel. X-Ship places the pinion gear close to the centre of the main drive gear, ensuring maximum power is transferred between the handle and the gearing. This is aided by Hypergear technology, which aids the transfer of power between the handle and the rotor to ensure minimum effort creates maximum cranking power. The Speedcast XT-B has an epic retrieve rate of 103cm line per handle turn, thanks to its 4.3:1 gearing. In short, when you’re playing a fish under the tip you can be confident that this reel is going to perform.
If you’re looking for a top quality reel to revolutionise your distance casting carp fishing then you need look no further than the Shimano Speedcast 14000 XT-B.
Family Type: Big pit/surf
Bearings: 3 Shielded Stainless Steel & 1 roller bearing
Line lay: Aerowrap II + 2-speed
Extra spool: 0
Handle: Single handle
Body material: XT-7
Spool material: Cold forged aluminium
Maintenance port: Yes (body)