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Shimano American Corporation’s award-winning Chronarch C14+ Baitcasting reel introduces the SVS Infinity Braking System
The reel was one of five products from the Shimano stable to pick up an award at this month’s ICAST show in Las Vegas.
The new SVS Infinity controls spool speed for precision casting especially when using lighter lures. And an external adjustment knob provides quick, precise adjustments for either the conditions or when you switch baits.
For precision casting and finesse techniques when targeting bass or to attack the salt for redfish and sea trout, the new series includes the Chronarch CH150C14+ and left-hand retrieve CH-151C14+ with 6.2:1 gear ratios, and the CH-150C14+HG and 151C14+HG with 7.6:1 gear ratios.
“Anglers worldwide always look to Shimano for the next technology in fishing reels,” said Bobby Gant, Senior Brand Manager on Shimano’s product development staff. “When you combine SVS Infinity with our X-Ship technology and then include no flex, rigid construction with our lightweight C14+ material, we provide the ideal fishing tool for an assortment of freshwater and saltwater applications with the new Chronarch reels.”
Using a new carbon material evolved from the original C14, Shimano has reduced the weight and added rigidity. “This new advancement in the carbon we use to build the frame means no flexing,” added Gant. “The lighter, more durable reel will hold up whether it’s a heavy tournament schedule or just a reel you want to use season after season.”
Bass anglers will appreciate the 32 inches of line retrieved per crank to come tight quickly when fishing worms and jigs with the 7.6:1 gear ratio HG versions. The 6.2:1 gear ratio models can provide more versatile use – jigs, small crankbaits, jerkbaits and swimbaits – while retrieving 26 inches of line per crank.
In the salt, anglers are provided the added benefit of the anti-corrosion structure of the C14+ frame. Gant said: “It is not only light and compact so you can experience all day casting comfort, but at the end of the day you have no worries with saltwater corroding your reel.”
With seven S-ARB anti-rust ball bearings, and a one-way roller bearing for no handle backplay, the Chronarch C14+ reels are designed to be with either PowerPro braided line or monofilament. The reels handle from 150 yards of 20lb test to 105 yards of 40lb test PowerPro or 145 yards of 10lb to 90 yards of 14lb mono.
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