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Shimano Exsence Spinning Reels

Shimano Exsence Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight
(oz)
Price
EXSC3000MHG
SHM-3367
356.0:14/225
6/155
8/110
10/150
15/110
20/95
2011+17.1$539.99 USD
EXS4000MXG
SHM-3368
396.2:16/190
8/130
12/95
10/195
20/120
30/110
2411+18.6$549.99 USD

Loaded with Shimano’s flagship features and technology, Shimano Exsence Spinning Reels provide light tackle inshore and bass anglers a featherweight tool to tackle whatever their target species may be. The saltwater-safe magnesium Hagane body offers extreme rigidity while also shaving weight for all day comfort. The extremely smooth operation of the Shimano Exsence is made possible by the combination of advanced technologies such as Micromodule Gearing, Hagane Gear, and Shimano’s lightweight and balanced MGL Rotor.

Anglers fishing light inshore applications will appreciate the use of X-Protect, which combines a water-repellent coating and a specially designed labyrinth construction to provide advanced protection from water intrusion and internal damage without sacrificing the reel’s light feel and smooth rotation. From fishing finesse techniques for bass to casting topwaters to backwater redfish, the Shimano Exsence is more than up to handling the task.



Shimano Technology Found In Exsence Reels :
  • G-Free Body - G-Free Body technology enables the reel’s center of gravity to be moved closer to the center of the reel seat, and therefore the anglers hand position. This shift in weight and balance helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to it’s stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It’s efficiency through strength.
  • Hagane Gear - Boasting amazing strength and durability, Hagane Gear is a process in which the gearing is calculated in minute detail and cold forged instead of being cut. This application of state-of-the-art technologies gives the angler reel smoothness from the first use through years of enjoyment.
  • MGL Rotor - The Magnumlight Rotor is 25% lighter and allows for better balance and requires 22% less inertia, which makes it easier to start and stop the retrieve for a smoother feel.
  • Micro Module Gear - State-of-the-art gear design makes use of smaller gear teeth and more of them, which results in a more efficient gear train and much smoother retrieve.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
  • X-Protect - By combining a water repellant coating and a specially designed water channeling labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without adding weight or sacrificing light rotor rotation.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
5 Stars based on 5 reviews
By Cyaco
Upstate NY
March 6, 2019
One of the Best Striper reel in the U.S.
2017 Shimano Exsence actually performs better than JDM 2016 Shimano Vanquish, 2017 Shimano TwinPower XD, and 2014 Shimano Stella FI.

1. HAGANE body - Aluminium / Magnesium mixed material
2. MicroModuble - Gear makes much smoother retrieve, less noise from gear, increased sensitivity
3. X Protect - better than Core Protect

buy this reel if you are looking at Stella FJ, Exsence has lighter retrieve feeling and more sensitive. MicroModuble II vs. MicroModuble, I can't tell and feel the difference.

Also, I see and hear more issues with Stella FJ.
TwinPower XD ----- If you pay that much, don't you wanna get MicroModuble gear???
Stay with Sustain FI if you wanna buy TwinPower XD. Only differences are: Around pinion gear, the extra ball bearing in handle knob, Hybrid HAGANE body. REALLY you are paying extra $170 for those......

My recommendations are 17 Sustain, 15 Stradic CI4+, 17 Exsence

By Albert
California
February 24, 2019
Shimano Exsence Spinning Reel Amazing
I bought this Exsence 3000 and paired it up with a NRX 852S. This is my dedicated ultra finesse setup and I could not be happier with the weight and sensitivity. Worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ProsUltra sensitive
ConsUltra expensive
By Rene
Edmonds, WA
December 19, 2018
Worth it!
I’ve been lusting after this reel for a long time, I finally broke down during Tackle Direct’s Black Friday sale. I’m glad I did! Besides looking really sharp on my home built salmon rod in all black finish, it is extremely smooth and light. The drag rating is higher than one expects on a spinning reel this light and I’m looking forward to tryinng it out on Kenai Silvers this fall. The fact that it is impervious to salt water is a bonus that will allow me to use the same setup to chase silvers in the salt around Seward.
ProsAll black finish looks cool, extremely light, good drag, solid Shimano engineering
ConsNone so far
By Luis
Florida
January 12, 2018
Incredible spinning reel
I saw a few reviews on this reel and couldn't wait to get it. This reel is on par with any high end reel out there. Smooth as silk and it lays the braid on the spool so evenly it's incredible. This reel had now become my favorite fishing reel.
Keep up the great work Shimano and thanks Tackledirect for having it in stock and getting in to me in a timely manner.
By Logan
Nashville, TN
August 25, 2017
Great reel for Inshore shallow water
I bought the 4000 series and first impression was - what a great looking reel. Blacked-out look really is easy on the eyes.

Second thought was - weight. This reel is light for a 4000 series. The lightest I have used in this size. It is only .3 Oz more than my Twin Power XD with 20% more drag.

Bearing system seems smooth and the mag body is well balanced.

It should work well for anything from smaller specks to medium/larger bull reds.

Reel case is well made and seems durable.

ProsSmooth retrieve. Blacked out look is eye-catching. Reel bag/cover included.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Jacob
from Fairbanks Alaska asked:
September 24, 2018
Is this reel made in Japan?
1 Answers
Yes, this reel is made in Japan.
Rebecca
on September 25, 2018

Brock
from New Orleans, Louisiana asked:
November 26, 2017
What rod would you recommend pairing with the 4000 size for inshore fishing the gulf coast
1 Answers
The St. Croix VIS70MF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 7 ft. would be a great match pairing it with the Shimano EXS4000MXG Exsence Spinning Reel.
Donald
on November 27, 2017

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