The Shimano Aldebaran BFS XG has the lightest spool in Shimano's history
at just 7.2 grams (excluding bearings). The proprietary Finesse Tune Brake system (FTB) combines the best features of magnetic and centrifugal brakes.
When the spool spins fast (at the start of a hard overhand cast) centrifugal force pulls the magnets closer to the spool, providing more braking force. When the spool rotates more slowly, either for a pitch or as your lure slows towards the end of your cast, the spring pushes the magnets further away from the spool, reducing the braking force. The FTB braking system thus adjusts the amount of braking depending on the speed of the spool.
The braking force is adjusted by the external dial, which slides the brake unit further in or out of the spool. The braking force is minutely adjustable, and is not limited to to discrete steps.
The Shimano Aldebaran BFX XG is one of the best BFS reels available, and one of the best baitcast reels for trout fishing. At only 130 grams (4.6 ounces) it is one of the lightest as well.
The box contains two small vials of oil. The one with the green top (marked BFS Oil) is for the bearings. The one with the blue top (marked Bantam Oil) is for everything else.
The fish aren't always monsters, but with the high quality gear, the fishing is always enjoyable.
Aldebaran BFS XG
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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.