Shimano continues light jigging reel expansion

Light jigging reels are becoming all the rage Down Under and Shimano Australia has responded to that with the addition of the Genpu XT.

The iconic reel brand says that its compact design means it fits comfortably in the hand to maximise the fun of fishing.

  • What’s it designed for? Specifically for vertical fishing styles that include micro jigging or bait fishing.
  • Give me some tech. Highly corrosion-resistant Shimano S ARB bearings and Super Free bearing supported pinion system to eliminate friction.
  • How many reels are in the range? Three. XT 150, XT 200PG and XT201PG – all retailing at $199 (au).
  • What rods are they compatible with? A number of light overhead rods within the Shimano range, including the Jewel 21JL6101BUKU and 21JL661SLOW, and the Maikuro II20MK662OHSJ.
Lure news direct to your inbox

Tacklestream showcases the best fishing tackle from around the world, sourced by the editorial team from Angling International – the No.1 news platform for the angling trade for more than 15 years. The editors of Angling International have the inside track on the new gear being developed and tested by your favourite tackle brands, long before it hits the shops. Our Tacklestream Plus subscribers receive the hottest information on the fishing tackle of the future. And as part of your subscription you will also be auto-enrolled into our weekly tackle giveaway competitions – no extra sign-ups, no extra payments, no catches, just your chance to win free tackle EVERY WEEK.

Click now to join our worldwide membership