Shimano Refreshes Sustain and Nasci Spinning Reels
Introduction: Shimano refreshed a number of their spinning reels this
ICAST and we were particularly excited about the new look and feel of the new
Sustain which has now been redesigned with a MGL rotor. The Nasci line also gets
an update and continues to deliver a quality design for both fresh and saltwater
The Shimano Sustain gets a redesign and now features an
even darker finish
FJ: The first thing that anglers will notice about the new Sustain is the
black finish that reminds us of the Exsence, but with a few silver highlights.
The company has re-engineered the new Shimano Sustain FJ to be strong,
sensitive, and ready to rise to any freshwater or inshore challenge. One of the
strongest in the MagnumLite series of spinning reels, the Sustain features a
redesigned MagnumLite (MGL) Rotor for light startup rotation and faster hooksets
with increased sensitivity.
The Sustain receives the latest MGL rotor design for
lighter start up rotation
features an aluminum HAGANE Body that reduces reel flex when winding against
hard-fighting game fish and translates angler effort directly into cranking
power. Lighter than its predecessor, Sustain now features Long Stroke Spool to
enhance casting distance.
Available in sizes from 2500 to 5000
MicroModule II gearing combined with Shimano’s HAGANE Gear and SilentDrive
technologies are all designed to provide anglers with smooth reeling
performance. The Sustain will be available this Fall in four sizes from 2500 to
C5000 with an MSRP of $299.99 to $309.99 depending on model and size.
The Nasci is bright and shiny and features a new profile
With one of the largest size lineups anglers turn to the Nasci spinning reel
series to deliver smoothness and durability across a range of saltwater and
freshwater applications. The redesigned Nasci family includes six reels in six
sizes from 500 to C5000, and now includes Shimano’s SilentDrive technology for
increased reeling performance.
The small 500 size caught Wolbugger's eye
SlientDrive is the same gearing found in Shimano’s flagship lineup of reels
helps reduce vibration and noise by improving gear tolerances to the micron
level for smoother and quieter operation. The cold-forged HAGANE Gear found in
Nasci provides unparalleled durability compared to reels with diecast or
machined construction, and Shimano’s CoreProtect system provides Nasci with
enhanced water resistance without creating a heavy rotational feeling.
Not many of Shimano's reels come in such a small size and
the Nasci 500 makes for a great finesse, panfish, or trout reel
spool’s Propulsion Line Management System provides longer casting distances than
a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots. These
reels will also be available in the Fall tineframe with a MSRP from $99.99 to