The sleeping giant rests no longer. The new Ultegra is a feature-packed powerhouse, offering premium performance for all anglers. Ruggedly designed from cover to core with a hint of elegance in design, the marriage of Shimano's CI4+ composite body and cold-forged HAGANE Gear provides extreme durability and sensitivity with less weight. MicroModule Gear II and SilentDrive technologies improve gear mesh and minimize overall play in construction to provide increased reel performance. Improving upon standard protection against corrosion, Ultegra incorporates Shimano's X-Protect technology and makes it the easy choice for anglers seeking utility in fresh, brackish and saltwater environments. For a final touch of refinement, Ultegra features a seamless one-piece bail that allows line to travel unimpeded onto the line roller, reducing friction and limiting tangles. A reel for all anglers and any situation, the new Ultegra is loaded with high-quality Shimano features for increased performance.
Aero Wrap II
This two-speed oscillation system layers the line onto the spool in a crisscross pattern that reduces line-to-line friction for longer casts. Aero Wrap reels utilize a patented worm gear design to move the spool upward quickly and downward slowly to wind the line in a precise pattern, reducing friction, and giving smoother, longer casting ability.
CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4. This highly technical material is 2.5 times stiffer than CI4 and is used to increase weight savings.
Cross Carbon Drag
This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
G-Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G-Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano's cold forging technology. The result is assured resilience. It's the fruit of Shimano's inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
Long Stroke Spool
The Long Stroke Spool has longer stroke compared to conventional spool designs. This long stroke specification results in greater casting distance.
Micromodule Gear II
State-of-the-art, gear tooth surface design and MicroModule Gear II, are further advanced through Shimano's exclusive manufacturing technology. The surfaces of the drive gear and pinion gear have been analyzed and updated from the ground up in pursuit of perfection.
One-Piece Bail allows the line to travel unimpeded to the line roller. Its seamless design reduces friction and the change of tangles or cuts to the bail arm
Propulsion Line Management System
The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.
These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
From the fundamental, whole body design to the most intricate parts of the drive train, including the drive gear, wormshaft, wormshaft pin and wormshaft gear, every piece has been carefully reviewed, and the smallest clearance gaps and wobbles have been eliminated to the highest tolerances.
By combining our water repellent coating and our specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation.
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.
|Model||Mono Line Cap||Wt||Bearings||Ratio||Retrieve||Braid Cap||Max Drag|
|ULTEGRA 1000 FC||2/270, 4/160, 6/110||6.3||5+1||5.1:1||25||10/95, 15/75, 20/65||7|
|ULTEGRA 2500HG FC||6/200, 8/140, 10/120||7.9||5+1||6.0:1||35||10/150, 15/145, 30/100||20|
|ULTEGRA 4000XG FC||10/200, 12/160||9.5||5+1||6.2:1||40||15/230, 30/180, 50/120||24|
|ULTEGRA C3000HG FC||6/230, 8/170, 10/140||7.9||5+1||6.0:1||35||10/200, 20/140, 40/105||20|
|ULTEGRA C5000XG FC||12/195, 14/165||10.1||5+1||6.2:1||40||20/260, 30/235, 40/185||24|
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