Shimano Expands Lineup and Introduces Two New Series of High-Quality Reels

Charleston, SC – Shimano North America Fishing, a legendary innovator in the fishing tackle industry, is proud to announce new additions to its deep lineup of quality reels. These three new offerings will provide extensive value to a wide spectrum of anglers from saltwater bottom fishermen, tournament-savvy bass enthusiasts, and devoted swimbait experts.

Speedmaster II 8 & 10: The popular SpeedMaster II series of lever-drag reels expands with two new models for 2023. The addition of 8 and 10 sizes gives anglers new options ideal for nearshore and bottom-fishing applications. Like all SpeedMaster reels, these small but mighty additions boast high maximum drag output coupled with a smooth and versatile range of drag adjustability. Additionally, the rigid HAGANE body ensures high performance under the toughest of battles.

Calcutta Conquest MD: Designed for the seasoned trophy angler, the Calcutta Conquest MD 300 and 400 are feature-packed options. Debuting the revolutionary SVS MD Tune Braking technology, anglers can have the confidence to throw heavy glide baits and swimbaits with enhanced casting control and performance. Truly built for big fish, the long handle design and Infinity Drive technology allow anglers maximum winding power under heavy loads. For those anglers venturing into the salt, X-Protect technology gives added confidence and durability in tough, nearshore environments

SLX A Series: Built for the weekend warrior and seasoned tournament angler alike, the SLX A series of low-profile reels now feature performance-boosting SilentTune technology and come standard with a durable HAGANE Body for enhanced rigidity and durability. Available in three gear ratios and right – and left – handed models, the SLX A series sets the standard for versatility and performance, and is the perfect pairing for the recently-introduced SLX A series of rods. Offered at an affordable price point, anglers will be able to upgrade their quiver without sacrificing quality and performance.

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About Shimano North America Fishing

Since 1970, Shimano has been a global manufacturer of industry-leading fishing tackle systems built for anglers compelled by experiences on the water. Shimano designs, manufactures, and markets a deep lineup of angling-specific products focused on promoting health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us. The company proudly maintains a portfolio of four consumer-preferred brands: Shimano, G.Loomis, Jackall, and PowerPro. You can learn more at or follow on social @fish_shimano_north_america/, @fishgloomis, @jackall_usa, and @fishpowerpro.