Shimano SpeedMaster XTC Surf Spinning Reels

Shimano SpeedMaster XTC Surf Spinning Reels

Loaded with signature Shimano technologies, the SpeedMaster XTC is a high-performance workhorse reel built to provide surf anglers with advanced long cast capabilities at an incredible value.

Price: $149.99
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4+144lb22oz$149.99 USD
The Shimano SpeedMaster XTC Surf Spinning Reel is a high-performance workhorse reel built to provide surf anglers with advanced long cast capabilities at an incredible value. Loaded with signature Shimano technologies and sleek matte black cosmetics, the SpeedMaster is equipped with X-Ship technology for improved gear durability and a stacked Hi-Speed Drag system capable of putting the brakes on trophy fish in the surf. At the heart of the SpeedMaster's long cast capabilities is Shimano's Super Slow Oscillation system that ensures optimal line lay to maximize casting distance.

Shimano Technology Found In SpeedMaster XTC Surf Spinning Reels :
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Super Slow Oscillation - Allows for exceptional line lay and casting distance by reducing the speed the line travels up and down the spool on the cast. This results in less friction as line leaves the spool which improves both distance and accuracy.
4 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Ray s.
Smooth casting
January 11, 2021
. Using the power pro super slickThe speed-master casts well over a hundred yards with minimum effort.. the speed master can hold large amount of 30 lb braid line. Line lay adds to London distance, excellent purchase from tackle direct
ProsLine lay, spool capacity, lone distance casts
By Zenas
Modesto, CA
Best big reel i have own
August 18, 2020
I love this reel. Have it combo paired with the speed master surf rod. I can cast like double to triple times farther. Holds a bunch of lines, also it have spacers so you dont have waste fill in lines. Such a big important plus for me. Im going to purchase more soon
ProsHold alot of line Got spool spacers Tight oscillating line lays plus++++++
ConsI wished i had more of these.
By kenny
harwood, md
decent surf reel
May 29, 2020
nice spool for long casts. works really well for a budget friendly surfcasting reel. used a few times for sharks in florida, has held up really well
By Dylan
St Augustine Fl
Blacktip Fishing
April 28, 2020
I bought this reel a few months ago to use for surf fishing for blacktip sharks. Just last week I landed a 5.5 footer on the beach. Fish ran several hundred yards straight out. Reel held up flawlessly. Does enough drag to stop most fish and does it smoothly. Only reason I gave 4 stars is because the handle is much too small, which makes long fights uncomfortable.
ProsPower Durability Massive line capacity Long casting
ConsSmall and uncomfortable handle
By Chernandez
Pensacola FL
Easy 100yrds
January 2, 2020
Iam a novice surf fishing fan, but this reel + speedmaster 12ft surf rod I can cast like a pro. I use this with my daiwa sealine 15ft its a mile cast with 3.5oz lead I can’t believe I can do that, fighting a 10lbs stingray is a very nice fight , for now that my trophy fish , always waiting to land a shark, I always get a very strong bite that I even got my sand spike broken luckily The rod is to long got stuck in sand got a chance to grab it, but the fish got away , need to learn more in setting the drag, I got two of this reel that’s all I need
ProsYou can load it with lots of line, for the$ I cannot complain for its specs. Still smooth in reeling after 500hrs of fishing,
ConsAfter all that hours I can feel that there?s a bit shaking in reel handle
By Austin
Decent for the price.
October 4, 2019
If you want a good versatile high line capacity reel this is a good choice. I’ve used it for big stripers in the canal throwing 5 oz as well off jetties with 1 oz epoxys. Hasn’t failed me yet. The bottom of the spool does have a tendency to catch but with the manual bail just take a split second to look down or keep your like tight.
By Rob
Constantly wrapping line under the spool!!
August 7, 2019
Bought the reel for a trip to Cape Hatteras. Love Spanish mackerel fishing and tailor blues. But this reel as of now really sux! I have contacted Shimano and they will look at it to see if there is some sort of defect. The reel after a cast not always but quite often wraps the line on the very bottom of the spool and it ends up going under the spool and wrapping around the spindle.

HUGE pain in the a** while standing shoulder to shoulder with other fishermen, because I then have to hand wind the line in to get it back!

I will repost when I find something out from Shimano!
ProsFast when it works Looks good
ConsHuge spool Takes allot of line Not working correctly as of now Manuel bail rest after cast Crank handle is a bit awkward while retrieving at high speed
10 Questions & 10 Answers
from Kuala Lumpur asked:
October 21, 2019

Can this reel use for surfcasting at the beach?

Are this reel salt water friendly?

1 Answer
Hello Maran, this reel is made for surfcasting and is more then ready to handle saltwater applications 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 21, 2019

from New York asked:
July 4, 2019
What size does this compare with. 

Example penn- 5500,6500,7500 something larger??

Thank you 

1 Answer
The surf reel is closer to a 7500 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on July 4, 2019

from St. Louis missouri asked:
May 28, 2019
Is it a push in handle or screw in handle 
1 Answer
The handle is screw in 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 29, 2019

from Fairhaven MA> asked:
May 6, 2019
Can a spare spool be purchased  for this reel?
1 Answer
Through the manufacture 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

from Kuala Lumpur asked:
April 11, 2019
Hi, do u post to Malaysia ?

1 Answer
Yes, we ship to Malaysia
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 12, 2019

from Tewksbury, Massachusetts asked:
April 8, 2019
What size rod would you recommend for this reel? I’m mostly striper fishing on the beaches of New England. 
1 Answer
10 to a 11 foot medium to medium heavy power rod with fast action 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 12, 2019

from Fairhaven MA> asked:
April 3, 2019
Is the bail manual or auto? and how would this reel match up with a 12ft. Penn Carnage I
1 Answer
The speedmaster has a manually closing bail and would match up well with a 12ft Penn Carnage 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 3, 2019

from California asked:
January 26, 2021
What is the spool and body of the reel made of?
1 Answer
The body is made of a composite graphite material, while the spool is cold-forged aluminum.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 27, 2021

from FLORIDA asked:
April 24, 2019
Hi there,

I did some research and saw there is the XSC model. Are you all going to stock this model.

1 Answer
At the moment these reels are only available in Europe. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on May 17, 2019

Barry Baldeo
from FLORIDA asked:
March 11, 2019
1 Answer

Hello Barry 

It does not, so sorry

Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on March 14, 2019


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