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Tackle Story

Ready for Fishing 2023?

Two new ideas for Reels

In all the product introductions we have seen, here are two ideas for those interested in upgrading or adding – or even starting – a new tackle equipment package for 2023.

These two offerings are from the legendary tackle pros at Shimano. NO MATTER YOUR PREFERENCE:  open face or spinning gear these are worth a look:

Open Face Reels new for 2023


Anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater with the powerful, new Tranx. X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve, perfect for throwing big baits and catching big fish. Plus, Shimano’s new CoreProtect water resistant technology provides long-lasting durability in the harshest environments.

 Product Description:

  • CoreProtect water-resistant technology adds dependability
  • 5+1 bearing system for smooth performance
  • Hagane body, X-Ship gear technology and HEG gearing
  • Ball Bearings 5+1
  • Max Drag 22 lbs
  • Reel Weight  12oz
  • Line Capacity – 14/260
  • Braid Capacity 65/170
  • Recovery  30” per turn

Spinning Reels new for 2023:

Packed with a number of premiere technologies that are normally reserved for Shimano’s top-tier offerings, the Shimano Sedona FI Spinning Reels provide advanced performance at an angler-friendly price point. Brought to life by Shimano’s flagship HAGANE gearing, the Shimano Sedona FI Spinning Reels provide long-lasting smoothness.

Packing more power than the original, the Shimano Sedona FI Spinning Reel features a beefed-up drag that allows anglers to throw bigger baits and target bigger fish. Highlighted by the cast-extending performance of Propulsion Line Management and G-Free body, the Shimano Sedona FI Spinning Reel delivers superior line management. Loaded with top-of-the-line tech and materials, the Shimano Sedona FI Spinning Reel provides access to high-end features, without putting a dent in your derby budget.


  • Shimano Sedona Spinning Reel features a durable design for smooth and reliable performance
  • Hagane Gear – increased durability, smoothness and strength
  • Propulsion Line Management System for longer, smoother casts
  • G-Free Body – provides better reel balance and reduces fatigue
  • 3+1 Ball Bearings
  • Reel Size: 2500
  • 2500 6lb/2000yds 8lb/140yds (Mono)

We all know the pre-Spring magazine and the internet is filled with many open face and spinning reels. The two we have featured above are a good beginning point for our readers who are considering moving into new reels for the new year and are available in both Canada and the US.

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