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Shimano ULT5500XSD Ultegra XTD Surf Spinning Reel

Shimano ULT5500XSD Ultegra XTD Surf Spinning Reel

Reg Price $189.99
Our Price $149.99

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Model
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)ColorPrice
ULT5500XSD
SHM-3507
415.3:110/425
12/315
16/230
334+117.3SilverReg Price $189.99Our Price $149.99
The Shimano ULT5500XTD 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
  • Slow Oscillation (5500)
  • Aero Wrap II
  • Dyna balance
  • Super Stopper II
  • 1 Spare Spool Included
5 Stars based on 25 reviews
By Tim
Fenwick Island, DE
November 7, 2018
Very Long Caster
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
nj
October 30, 2018
Nice drag for the price!!!!!
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 DiCioccio
Newington, CT
September 5, 2018
ULT 14000XSD- big bang for the buck!!!
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
By DESHENG Yu
NewYork
August 20, 2018
Nice
Nice reel
By Trung Tran
OHIO
August 1, 2018
Great Reel best value
Totally satisfied this amazing reel
By Tom
De
July 21, 2018
Great, Balance
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
,
July 21, 2018
Nicely made spinner
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.
April 25, 2018
Good reel for the money!
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. :)
By HAU
Houston, TX
April 4, 2018
Long casting system
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
By David
Warwick, RI
February 14, 2018
Great casting
Used a friend of mine reel last fall and had to go buy one myself. Great casting plus plenty of drag pressure to slow down the big game fish.
ProsComes with line spool adapters so if you don't want to wind on a full 400+ yds. of line. Smooth reeling and love the manual bail flip, don't have to worry about line snapping on casts when you try to get that extra distance.
By Jeffrey
Cape Cod, MA
January 14, 2018
Best Reel Ever
I bought this reel for Striper fishing throughout cape cod, by far exceeded my expectations. This is a powerhouse of a reel! Highly recommended.
ProsSmooth, durable, sleek, cost
ConsNone!
By Cody b
Morro bay ca
January 3, 2018
Shimano ult 14000
I absolutely love this reel I use it for shark fishing off the pair an shore it's a casting beast it handles 90 pound sharks with ease. I would definitely recommend this reel you can't go wrong with it
By Michael
Westfield, NJ
December 30, 2017
Great Reel
Bought this reel for my grandfather, loves using it.
ProsVery smooth, reliable, nice design.
By Gkarp11
Runnemede, NJ
December 17, 2017
GREAT REEL!
This is a great reel. The ULT5500XTD is very light. I paired it with my 9ā€™ TFO for plugging. This reel casts very far with 30lb. Power Pro Slick 8. Iā€™ve used it numerous times in the surf and the drag is amazing. With proper maintenance this reel should last a long time! I ordered this reel on Black Friday, (2017), with the Power Pro, they spooled it and it was delivered on Saturday! One day! Very pleased! Thank you Don at Tackle Direct!
ProsLightweight Casts far Great drag.
ConsNone
By Keith
Eighty Four, PA
December 17, 2017
Long distance
Iā€™ve only had the chance to throw this on grass so far but paired with the right rod this thing will bomb it out there. Like the spool spacers because if using light braid you donā€™t have to pack it with mono backing
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Thyda
from Providence, RI asked:
August 4, 2018
hi,does the handle screw in?
1 Answers
The handle does screw in and is a dual retrieve.
Bernie
on August 6, 2018

Alvin
from Cayman Islands asked:
June 27, 2018
Can you suggest a good rod to match this with? I prefer 8-9' for casting poppers and stick baits.
1 Answers

David
from Charlestown,Rhode island asked:
September 19, 2018
How much braid will this hold? 20-30
1 Answers
Unfortunately, Shimano only lists the mono capacity. The Shimano Ultegra 5500 XSD is currently out of stock, but we do have the 5500 XTD in-stock here at TackleDirect. 9/20/2018
Rebecca
on September 20, 2018

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