NASCI is an exciting, new powerful spinning reel with unparalleled gear durability at its price point. Incorporating upgraded drag, X-Ship and HGN Gearing, and available in sizes from 1000 through 5000, it's a great choice for everything from light freshwater to medium saltwater applications.
The Nasci FB series has cold forged Hagane Gears offering an improved mesh transition, better durability and much greater strength. This means that in circumstances of extreme pressure and load, like fighting a large predatory species, these reels will not only have the cranking power to handle the heavy exertion, but they will also maintain the smooth rotation of an unloaded reel.
The Nasci Series also includes X-ship, a supported pinion gear that offers further support for cranking power and torque.
Core Protect, an water repellent surface treatment on the line roller and clutch roller, increasing the longevity of the reel, especially with continued salt water use.
The gear ratio’s on this series up to the 3000 size are 5.0:1, while the 4000 and 5000 sizes offer 4.7:1 and 6.2:1 respectively. Each contains 4 bearings and one roller bearing that complement and support Shimano’s other features.
The 1000 size offers 3kg of drag while the 2500 and 3000 compact size offer an incredible 9kg of drag, capable targeting larger estuary and coastal species, while the 4000 and 5000XG compact model offer up to 11kilos. The series is also relatively light throughout each models with weight ranging from 210 grams through to 315 grams for the larger 4000 and 5000 sizes.
Other key features of this series is G-Free body for a light balanced feel, with a striking gold anodised spool and machined aluminium handle. There are five models in this general purpose all around fishing reel series that can be used for small Estuary to heavier river estuary application, as well as smaller near shore saltwater use.
Total Protection: The concept of COREPROTECT is simple... to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.
With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano’s cold forging technology. The result is assured resilience. It’s the fruit of Shimano’s inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.