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Shimano 17 Scorpion BFS
  • Shimano 17 Scorpion BFS

    At Needham's ST, we are delighted to be able to offer you the very best unique and innovative JDM Tackle straight from some of the most popular manufacturers in Japan. 


    The Scorpion BFS Reel uses the idea of the ability to cast both UL and Light Lures! Exceptionally smooth, rigid and durable. A very versatile reel!


    The most familiar model with FTB,  recommended for those who are new to bait finesse!


    The bait finesse specification of the Scorpion series, which has gained tremendous support from a wide range of users. Equipped with FTB (Finesse Tune Brake System), the low trajectory approach by pitching is also decided at will. It can also be used in seawater and matches the popular salt bait finesse game. The drag adopts a clicking drag sound.


    Shimano Technology


    Shimano's original new brake mechanism. Pursuing the lightest spool of bait finesse

    To handle lightweight lures, weight reduction of spools is the most important issue. However, traditional braking systems have their limitations. Shimano's original "FTB" has created the lightest spool in Shimano bait finesse reel history by eliminating the brake unit from the spool. In addition, it is equipped with a magnet movement mechanism that changes according to the number of rotations. This means a new braking system that can flexibly handle everything from pitching to overhead casting.


    X Ship

    Larger diameter drive gear, optimal placement of both pinion and drive gears, and 2-point support with pinion gear bearings. The meshing of these robust gears maintains a light reeling that is strong against loads.


    HAGANE body construction

    By using a lightweight and highly rigid metal such as Aluminium and Magnesium, the bending, distortion, and twisting of the reel are firmly suppressed. Protects delicate gear engagement and enables smooth reeling.


    Exciting drag sound

    While fighting with fish, a light "exciting drag sound" creates a blissful experience.


    S3D Spool

    The spool accuracy has been significantly improved by completely reviewing the machining method. As a result, the quietness during casting is improved.


    S A-RB Technology

    By applying a special rust preventive treatment to the bearing itself, the durability against rust has been greatly improved. The sides of S AR-B are further sealed with a rust preventive material to significantly reduce salt shavings due to salt recrystallization inside the bearing.


    Super Free Spool

    When the clutch is disengaged, only two bearings support the spool. It is a system that suppresses rattling and reduces spool-free performance to the utmost limit.


    Specs (LHW)


    Line retrieved per turn of handle: 63cm

    Gear ratio: 6.3

    Weight: 165g

    Maximum drag: 3.5kg

    Handle length: 84mm

    Bearings: 7+1

    Saltwater Safe


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