The GT-RC family of Shimano Super reels has populated the banks of lakes and rivers throughout the land since their introduction a couple of years back – testament to their performance, good looks and affordability. Genetically the Shimano Super GT-RC range is similar to the majority of high-spec Shimano reels where Super-Stopper, Power-Roller, Floating Shaft, Aero-Wrap and Dyna-Balance are standard. But the Shimano Super GT-RC also benefits from S-system: a range of features that keep your reel smooth, silent and strong. See below...
Specially designed guards are attached to the rotor and the body, which prevent the accumulation of water and also give added protection against accidental bumps and knocks.
Slack line around the line roller is the basic cause of problems during the cast. A newly designed roller incorporates a protruding lower surface, which helps prevent slack line, virtually eliminating the problem.
The drag washers are made of pure carbon. These provide a smooth performance from zero to maximum power and also offer excellent durability.
S-System spools are cold forged from aluminium alloy. The cold forging process creates a lightweight spool with increased structural strength. The addition of a spool ring, made from titanium-coated Zirconia, which is ten times harder than stainless steel, gives the lip added resistance to abrasion and damage.
The master gear is made of A7075 Super Duraluminium aircraft grade alloy for high strength and low weight. In the Stella reel it is further coated with a layer of Black Almite. Black Almite is a microscopic thin ceramic coating that provides scratch and corrosion resistance.
Space prohibits a similar breakdown of all the other famous Shimano features but you can personally experience their benefits by securing one or two...or three? for yourself. Shimano Super GT RC – a superb reel to last you decades.
- Diecast gear
- Slow Speed Oscillation
- Super Stopper II
- AR-C Spool
- Maintenance Port facility
- Double handles feature on all four models
- Power roller reduces line twist
- Gear ratio 5.0:1 (Super GT-RC - 4000 4.8:1)
|Super GT-RC - 1500
||140yds - 4lb
|Super GT-RC - 2500
||140yds - 8lb
|Super GT-RC - 3000
||120yds - 8lb
|Super GT-RC - 4000
||240yds - 8lb