Shimano Antares Baitcasting Reels

Shimano Antares Baitcasting Reels

Redesigned for 2019, the new Shimano Antares combines unrivaled casting performance with an elegant and sophisticated design.

Price: $629.99
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RetrieveGear RatioInches Per CrankMono Line CapacityPowerPro Line CapacityBall BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
Right Hand7.4:131in10lb/105yds
10+111lb7.8oz$629.99 USD

The next generation of Shimano's flagship baitcasting series is here. Reengineered for 2019, the new Shimano Antares Baitcasting Reels combine unrivaled casting performance with an elegant and sophisticated design. Featuring Shimano's new MGL Spool III, an ultra-lightweight spool design with lower inertia for better overall casting performance, the Antares reels require little effort to cast and pitch light lures, while a high level of brake force is possible for long casts with heavier lures. Additionally, S3D Spool and SilentTune minimize bearing vibration for smoother and quieter casts. The Antares' magnesium Hagane Body provides lightweight rigidity unmatched in its class. X-Ship and MicroModule Gearing offer silky smooth rotation, while SVS Infinity braking allows for precision adjustments on the fly.

*Please note that the magnesium material used in the body of this reel makes it not suitable for use in saltwater environments.

5 Stars based on 3 reviews
By Philip
Antares A70
March 6, 2022
You get what you pay for! This is one high quality reel. Casting and retrieve are light's out. The smoothest Baitcaster I've ever owned and that includes my Calais 100A which I love.
  • Castability, smoothness, clicking/precise drag. The quality of this reel IS better than my Met B from smoothness and drag consistency.
  • Price and weight. Although lighter than my Calais 100A I'm older now and wouldn't recommend for all day casting for us older folks.
By Kenny
Harwood, Maryland
one of my first high end reels!
July 13, 2020
following a lot of the reviews, I pulled the trigger on this and it is still smooth as when I got it. when holding t you just feel the premium. its one of the few high end reels that still gets used throughout my seasons
By Craig
Rockford, IL
Bright, shining example of exquisite, precision engineering.
December 12, 2018
If I coulld put only one reel in my boat this'd be it. Use mine for cranking mounted on a St. Croix Legend Glass. Retrieve is so smooth you won't believe. Noticibly lighter than my Calais and Calcutta reels. Dang, Got mine at a closeout sale. Dang they're still pricey. Not a finesse reel but for anything else this reel compares favorably to a Calais or Calcutta.
  • 1. Very, very, very smooth
  • 2. Obvious quality - just reeks of high end engineering
  • 3. Pleasure to use
  • 4. Tough as nails
  • 5. Fairly lightweight
  • 6. Beautiful to look at
  • 1. Very pricey
  • 2. Use this reel and you may not want to use anything else - it will spoil you rotten
6 Questions & 4 Answers
from Atlanta asked:
June 1, 2019
Do you had those on left hand retrieve ?

from Baltimore, md asked:
May 24, 2021
Your site says magnesium body can’t be used god salt water . Shimano website says the reel is intended for salt water use. I’m confused. 
1 Answer
This reel is not intended for saltwater use. The magnesium Hagane body is highly susceptible to corrosion from saltwater. The reels that Shimano offers with a magnesium Hagane body that are saltwater safe have their X-Protect technology which combines their water repellant coating and specially designed water channeling labyrinth construction to offer a high level water resistance. This reel does not come with the X-Protect technology. 
Submitted by: Paul Olah on May 24, 2021

from sallisaw ok asked:
January 15, 2018
can u use it for salt water fishing
1 Answer
The Antares is made with a magnesium frame which is highly susceptible to corrosion. This reel is designed for freshwater use only.
Submitted by: Devon on January 16, 2018

from portland asked:
January 23, 2017
I'd like to know where this model is made? japan or other asian country?
1 Answer
The Antares is manufactured in Japan.
Submitted by: Devon on January 24, 2017

from Brasil asked:
January 22, 2017
Thia model is imported from japan, made in japan?
1 Answer
Yes, the Antares is made in Japan.
Submitted by: Devon on January 24, 2017

Eugene Sherrill
from North Carolina asked:
September 3, 2016
which ones are right hand


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