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The Shimano Solstace 2500 FI is a low-cost spinning reel, approved for use in saltwater.

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drag system is smooth, lets the line out just right without any jerky motion

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casting is very easy, don't have to fight against the reel for a good long cast

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smooth retrieve as you bring the fish in, nice action

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good for both freshwater and can stand up to saltwater (as long as you rinse it quickly at the end of the day)

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will last for years with proper care, durably constructed

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good resistance to line tangling, usually pretty hard to tangle it

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good value for the price, performs like a more expensive reel

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The Shimano Solstace 2500 FI is a low-cost spinning reel, approved for use in saltwater. Like many of Shimano's spinning reels, the Solstace 2500 FI is forged with the S Concept, which stresses a smooth, silent operation, as well as durability. By eliminating backplay, the Super Stopper II anti-reverse one-way bearing helps the operation of this reel to be smooth. The Propulsion Line Management System of this reel utilizes a spool lip design that provides longer casting distances while cutting out backlash, which also contributes to the smooth factor. On the durability side of things, the Shimano Solstace 2500 FI is equipped with a cold forged aluminum spool.

Features
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, Power Roller II, S-Arm Cam
  • Varispeed Oscillation
  • Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
  • Lightweight Graphite Frame, Sideplate and Rotor
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
  • S Concept: S-Guard, S-Arm Cam
  • Ported Handle Shank
  • Rubber Handle Grips
  • Fluidrive II
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Super Stopper II
  • Repairable Clicker
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use w/ mono, Fluorocarbon, and PowerPro lines

     
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