BUILT FOR THE DEMANDS OF HEAVY TACKLE SPORTFISHING, THE VIGILANCE'S BODY AND ROTOR ARE CONSTRUCTED FROM HIGH GRADE, CORROSION RESISTANT ALUMINIUM TO ENSURE THE REEL IS BUILT FROM A FOUNDATION OF STRENGTH.
Supported within the aluminium body are 12 + 1 stainless steel bearings that allow this reel to operate under extreme pressure that sees up to a maximum of 30kg of drag pressure in the 16000 models and 20kg in the 5000 models! The ported aluminium spool is cut from a single piece of aluminium, ensuring that under these extreme loads, nothing will fail!
To create that sort of pressure, ATC has incorporated their dual drag system, with drag washers both above and below the spool. This arrangement reduces the spool wobble associated with single drag reels and gives performance the envy of many, with low start up inertia and smooth performance throughout the drag range.
The two 16000 reels provide different options for the anglers. The 16000 has a retrieve rate of 5:1, while the 16000H has a faster retrieve at 5.7:1. Each reel weighs under 700g and takes 430m of PE5 line, making this reel ideal for lure casting for species such as mackerel, GT, tuna and wahoo.
The two 5000 reel also provide a standard and high speed retrive version with the 5000 having a retrieve rate of 4.9:1 and the 5000H picking up lne at 5.7! ratio. Each 5000 reel weighs 450g and can swallow 380m of PE3 line.
Wow. What a reel! Feels smooth with casting and retrieve and packs a punch for sure. To have a 5000 reel that holds 20kg drag and only weighs 450g is unbeatable. Definitely hold its grounds and is head to head with the big guys like stella and saltiga but for half the price. Cant go wrong.