Shimano Twinpower FD Spinning Reels
The Shimano Twinpower FD Spinning Reels are the new and improved continuation of the Twinpower line for Shimano in 2020. Both Micromodule Gear II and Silent Drive have been implemented for the Twinpower FD, giving it even more refinement over the previous model. With Micromodule Gear II, Shimano analyzed the surfaces of the gear teeth on both the drive gear and pinion gear and perfected them to mesh in a more silent and fluid way. Silent Drive has trickled down from the Stella, Shimano's flagship reel, and has been implemented to tighten tolerances and reduce any sort of wobble or clearance gaps in the drive gear, worm shaft, worm shaft pin and worm shaft gear.
Protecting the internals of the reel, X-Protect provides for a series of coatings and labyrinth styled construction to prevent water from entering the internals. This greatly enhances its ability to perform flawlessly in the saltwater environments we see here in the Northeast.
If you need a premium reel without the ultra-premium price tag on something like a Stella, the Twinpower FD is the reel. Whether it be Albies, Stripers, Tog or even your freshwater species, the Twinpower FD is a great option for those who want a liquid-smooth reel with buttery drag to tame the hardest inshore and freshwater species out there
MGL Rotor: Assists with reducing the weight of the rotor by 48% compared to the standard design. It further lightens the overall weight of the reel but also reduces the start-up and stop inertia required to turn the handle, making the retrieve lighter and smoother.
Hagane Gearing: A cold foraged gear set for the heart of reel, assisting with gear durability, longevity, strength, and smoothness.
Silent Drive: Implemented to eliminate any looseness, gaps, and vibrations between components in the drive section as well as others. This provides for tighter tolerances, less play, more comfort, and a quieter if not silent reel.
Micro Module II Gearing: The most advanced gear technology Shimano has done to date. Its Shimano's pursuit at the ideal shape of each gear tooth, which ultimately provides for less gear noise and improves smoothness.
Long Stroke Spool: Allows for better line flow off the reel when casting and ultimately increases casting distance. With a taller spool, friction is reduced as the line has fewer movements up and down, providing that extra distance when you may need it.
G Free Body: Designed to shift the center of gravity of the reel to be closer to the rod. This puts the center of gravity closer to the angler's hand, thus reducing fatigue and enhancing casting distance.