The Nasci FB sets new standards in the hugely popular series. For the first time ever a reel features HAGANE gear and CoreProtect, once only found on Shimano's most expensive reels. These additions increase gear strength and ensures an eternally smooth reeling experience, even under the most heavy duty conditions. X-SHIP increases winding efficiency and smoothness making the Nasci FB suitable for many freshwater fishing situations. The G-Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's centre of gravity closer to the rod. This has been achieved by moving the worm shaft oscillation mechanism 19mm from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the centre of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G-Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort. The Nasci FB contains 4 Shielded Stainless Steel bearings and a roller bearing for smooth, assured performance when under pressure. The Nasci FB has a distinctive look that sets it apart from many other reels.
• Hagane Gear to withstand the toughest conditions
• X-ship for increased cranking power and smooth rotation under heavy load
• G-Free body for improved balance and reduced fatigue
• COREPROTECT to prevent water intrusion
• AR-C cold forged aluminium spool
• Varispeed II line lay
• Waterproof drag
• Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings
• XT-7 Frame
• Single Machined Aluminium Handle
X-Ship is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano A-RB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
The HAGANE Drive Gear is produced by Shimano’s cold forging technology, without the need for additional machining. This delivers a long lasting smoothness, strength, lightness and power at the very heart of the reel. Traditional die-cast, machined gears are less durable under heavy loads.
CoreProtect prevents water entering the body, from under the rotor at the front of the body, and also into the Roller Bearing unit.
XGT-7 is an improved version of the tried and trusted Shimano XT-7 composite material. Used on some of the newest mid-priced reels XGT-7 is lightweight and stiff.
VariSpeed II oscillation system moves with two variable speeds to lay the line flat and smooth onto the spool. This provides troublefree, longer distant casts. Varispeed is found on budget and mid-priced Shimano reels.
AR-C spools are proven to reduce backlash and wind knots when using braid. AR-C spools are now standard on almost all Shimano reels.