Sculpted from over a decade of engineering advancement and a rich lineage of predecessors, the new Vanford tests the boundaries of technology and engineering found in spinning reels. Built upon a CI4+ body for both a lightweight feel and carbon rigidity, the Vanford incorporates a MagnumLite (MGL) Rotor for up to 48% less rotational inertia than traditional rotor construction for a quick response in critical situations. The Vanford features Shimano’s cold-forged HAGANE Gear and many of Shimano’s premium technologies for increased fishing performance and years of durability. Vanford’s SilentDrive and MicroModule Gear II technologies combine to produce a new level of smooth rotational performance while reducing overall reel vibration. Vanford also incorporates Long Stroke Spool technology to increase casting distance while producing a smoother line lay on the spool during retrieval. X-Protect technology and water-channeling construction enhances Vanford’s water resistance and overall durability — an important feature for a reel sure to be found in inshore environments. From ice fishing and drop-shot fishing for smallies in the sweetwater to stalking tailing fish in the flats, the Vanford has no equal. A legend is born.
The price for the reel is insane. It is pretty much 20 percent off the normal price. The shipping was fast and free and the reel is amazing it is very smooth the drag is nice the feel of the reel is very good
Great product at a great price and fats shipping.
Great price on a great reel!
Great smooth feeling, the light inertia of the handle is a game changer, the gearing is smooth as butter but could use some more bearings vs bushings. It has taken a fall and bumped against rocks and the finish was not scratched off. Very pricy but Highly recommended.