Shimano Corsair

Shimano Corsair

The new upgraded version of this moderately priced round baitcaster is easy to distinguish from previous models by the gold anodizing (versus silver). It has been beefed up all around and is a solid performer. The centrifugal cast control uses six-pin brake shoes, rather than the previous four. The reel also has a spacer between frame and side plates for a tighter fit, and increased bearing width on the 'Super Stopper' anti-reverse means you'll be confident on power hooksets.