Shimano Exsence Spinning Reels

The new high-end reels are available in 3000 and 4000 sizes.

Shimano Exsence reels
Shimano's new Exsence reels feature a cold-forged Hagane gear system and saltwater-safe magnesium Hagane body.Courtesy Shimano

Available in 3000 and 4000 sizes, Shimano's new Exsence spinning reels pull their weight in light-line saltwater situations, the company says. Exsence reels feature a cold-forged Hagane gear system and X-Protect to enhance water resistance. The saltwater-safe magnesium Hagane body features a magnesium rotor. The 3000MHG weighs 7.1 ounces, comes with a 6-to-1 gear ratio and handles 10- to 20-pound braid. The 8.6-ounce 4000MXG cranks line with a 6.2-to-1 gear ratio and also handles 10- to 20-pound braid. The reels cost $539.99 and $549.99.