Shimano Ultegra 5500 XSD


2 in stock

  • X-Ship
  • spool reducers
  • Ratio 5.3:1
  • AR-C Spool
  • Capacity 290M of 0.35mm
  • Weight 500g
  • Spare Spool


2 in stock


Shimano have taken one of the most popular best selling beach reels over the last few years and made it a whole lot better. The new Shimano Ultegra XS-D now has several new/improved features one of which is a slower oscillation which provides superior line lay, less friction and ultimately more distance.

Another major improvement is the quick drag. With just over a turn, you can adjust the drag from almost free spool to fully tightened drag. This makes setting up easier but the main advantage comes into its own when playing larger species when changing the drag is the difference between landing or loosing a fish.

The new XS-D also comes with spool reducers which remove the need for ‘backing line’ when using low diameter mono’s and braid.

This reel can be used on most marks in the UK. It’s perfect for beach fishing and casting baits to the horizon. It also has enough ‘guts’ and cranking power for those fish filled mixed to rough ground marks.