Which variant of Shimano Ultegra?

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Which variant of Shimano Ultegra?

Postby Teegerstk » Tue May 30, 2017 8:54 pm

Hi
Was on the mur-tackle site there and was looking around for Shimano Ultegras - around 10000 or 14000 size
I would probably go for 10000, but there are a few different onces, XTD, XSB, XTD
Are there big differences in build quality and overall capability in these variants?
Thanks a lot
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Re: Which variant of Shimano Ultegra?

Postby guts » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:58 pm

any one you can aford to get your hands on :D
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Re: Which variant of Shimano Ultegra?

Postby pajo » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:25 pm

Hello Teegerstk,

I was having a look at these myself. My understanding is that the XS models are aimed at salt water fishing while the XT models are aimed at freshwater. The Shimano site has listed them under Big Pit/Surf for the XS models and Big Pit/Carp for the XT models. The latest models are the D range, XSD and XTD, the previous versions were XSC and XTC. I can't see much in the difference other than that the XSD is silver and the XTD is black! I've had a twist of each of them (14000 models) in the shop and they both feel good, well-balanced and tight. I haven't fished with any of them so I can't say what they are like fishing wise but my past experience with Shimano reels has always been very positive. Be interesting to see comments from anyone who has used them...

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Re: Which variant of Shimano Ultegra?

Postby Teegerstk » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:14 pm

pajo wrote:Hello Teegerstk,

I was having a look at these myself. My understanding is that the XS models are aimed at salt water fishing while the XT models are aimed at freshwater. The Shimano site has listed them under Big Pit/Surf for the XS models and Big Pit/Carp for the XT models. The latest models are the D range, XSD and XTD, the previous versions were XSC and XTC. I can't see much in the difference other than that the XSD is silver and the XTD is black! I've had a twist of each of them (14000 models) in the shop and they both feel good, well-balanced and tight. I haven't fished with any of them so I can't say what they are like fishing wise but my past experience with Shimano reels has always been very positive. Be interesting to see comments from anyone who has used them...

Regards,
Pajo

Thanks for the info. I've heard great things about the Ultegra .
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