Shimano ULT14000XTD Ultegra XTD Surf Spinning Reel

Shimano ULT14000XTD Ultegra XTD Surf Spinning Reel

Price: $209.99
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)ColorPrice
444+121.9Black$209.99 USD
The Shimano ULT14000XTD Ultegra XTD Surf Spinning Reel is designed for the serious surf caster. This surf reel provides consistent long-casting performance and Shimano X-Ship for improved durability even under the heaviest loads.

  • X-Ship
  • Super Slow Oscillation (14000)
  • Aero Wrap II
  • Dyna balance
  • Super Stopper II
  • 1 Spare Spool Included
4.5 Stars based on 31 reviews
By Anthony
Long Beach, CA
Nice reel for the $
March 27, 2020
I've been using it for soaking chunks on 3-6oz lead. Its performed well and held up nicely.
ProsSolid drag, holds a ton of line, surprisingly light for it's size
ConsA bit of flex under heavy load (30+lb). I would like it to be more rigid.
By Lupan
Nashville, TN
Great Reel
August 25, 2019
The real has performed great it holds a massive amount of line.

I have cut all brand of species with this rod from Sturgeon to stripers two flat heads it’s a great reel.
ProsDrag, casting, and power great
ConsLittle heavier than others.
By T W.
Not Durable
August 19, 2019
I own 4 of these reels. Sorry to report that after only two seasons of moderate use, with tender loving care, two are reeling in very rough. They are showing signs of internal part failure. I have been avid surf fisherman for over 40 years. These reels are by far the biggest disappointing, fishing purchase, I've made.
ProsLight, well balanced, good price
ConsThe ones I own, are not durable.
By Woody
Stuart FL
Has Disappointing Issues
August 11, 2019
Initially these reels performance is too good to be true. After two seasons of surf tournament fishing, (a grand total of 10 days) and thorough cleaning after each use, these reels tend to be difficult during retrieval, under moderate loads.

I own 4 of these lemons, one cost me 38.00, to replace internal cheaply made parts. Another one is now doing the same crap!

Shimano, is constantly changing their reels, instead of improving the models they have. Buyer beware, Shimano quality control seems to out to lunch!
ProsIn all honesty, I have no positive remarks.
ConsNot durable!
By James
Great reel
February 20, 2019
Extremely light and smooth. perfect for surf fishing for stripers.
By Patricio S.
all perfect
January 2, 2019
all perfect! thanks!
By Tim
Fenwick Island, DE
Very Long Caster
November 7, 2018
I have purchased two of these reels to use on surf rods. I overload line on reels to reduce friction from the front lip of the spool. These reels cast noticeably further than the two that they are replacing and I have not had an issue with wind knots from over loading them. They are FAST retrievers also. Only issue is because they do not have a skirt on the spool they can get line wrapped under the spool and around the spindle if you are not careful.
ProsLong caster. Quick retrieve
Consline can easily get under the spool.
By Jessie
Nice drag for the price!!!!!
October 30, 2018
always been a Penn man, but after looking at reviews on the Shimano reels I might have to try one. I mean 44 lbs of drag for $160, yep that is a good deal
By Vinnie D.
Newington, CT
ULT 14000XSD- big bang for the buck!!!
September 5, 2018
Shimano has always been one of my surf fishing reels- purchased this model for my son to pair with a g loomis 11 ft surf rod- he loves it. Long casting, smooth, and solid design. Well worth the $$$
ProsLong cast spools (2), well balanced and smooth, good drag system
ConsNone yet
August 20, 2018
Nice reel
By Trung T.
Great Reel best value
August 1, 2018
Totally satisfied this amazing reel
By Tom
Great, Balance
July 21, 2018
The reel is light and balances with my rods from 9 to 13, feet. The spool is long to allow for better dostance. I own 5 of these, and fish hard. Just keep em clean, should last a long time
By Joseph
Nicely made spinner
July 21, 2018
This is a well made reel that is typical of other Shimano reels I have been using. It is smooth, relatively light weight for its size and holds a ton of braid. All at a reasonable price.
By Mike
Prunedale, CA.
Good reel for the money!
April 25, 2018
Good reel for the money.
I put it on a 10.5 ' medium action rod for surf fishing in Monterey Bay , CA. and it casts a mile. The reel is very smooth. I would suggest using backing on both the spools as it holds an incredible amount of 30 lb. braid.
The drag is very smooth and adjustable.
A couple of things that is troublesome is the bail does not lock open sometimes making it necessary to rotate the spool for it to lock in a casting position . Also the bail is hard to close by cranking the handle making it easier to manually close the bail.
Overall ,weighing the good points over the bad, for the money, it's a good reel. :)
Houston, TX
Long casting system
April 4, 2018
This reel has completed my long casting system. My very first cast with a 4 oz lead get over 120 yard easy with very minimal effort. I pair this reel with 12 foot gloomis imx surf rod
ProsWell balance with rod , smooth feeling
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Burlington, NJ asked:
February 23, 2019

Considering this reel matched with a St. Croix 12' Surf Spinning rod, for a setup that will be used primarily with cut bait.  Looking at either a Mojo Surf or spending the extra money for an Avid Surf.  How is this reel with either rod?


1 Answer
The avid surf is a more responsive rod and that would pair up great with the Ultegra
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 6, 2019

from Branford, CT asked:
January 2, 2021
Which size will be a good pair with Shimano Tiralejo Medium 10’; the Shimano  Ultigra 5500 or the 14000?
1 Answer
The 14000 would be a better match for that size rod.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 4, 2021

from Boston massachusetts asked:
March 24, 2019
What is the difference between this and the c14 version 
1 Answer
CI4+ construction. This frame material is inherent only to Shimano. In scientific terms CI stands for carbon interfusion and 4 is the number of electrons inside that carbon atom. Simply it is just reinforced carbon material
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on March 26, 2019

from Oneonta NY asked:
June 22, 2017
What are the line capacities for various weight braided line?
1 Answer
The braided line capacities for the 14000 are 600 yds /50 lb, 440 yds /65 lb, 330 yds /80 lb.
Submitted by: Donald on June 23, 2017

Jim Dowell
from Bend Or. asked:
March 29, 2017
How will the Shimano ULT14000XTD Ultegra XTD Surf Spinning reel match with a St. Croix Triumph 4 piece 10 ft. SurfcastJiming travel rod?
1 Answer
The shimano ultegra 14000 will be a great fit for the St. Croix Triumph 4 piece 10 ft travel rod. The combo will provide good balance and stability for your fishing experience. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 29, 2017


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