NEW Shimano Twin Power FD 2020 details:
The new Shimano Twin Power FD series of reels are now available in five sizes, everything from a 1000 up to a 5000. The Shimano Twin Power FD is replacing our Shimano Twin Power XD line here in the US, and it’s packed with the host of flagship features. Most notably the new micro module gear 2 feature, which is something Shimano released in the Shimano Stella FJ in 2018, they trickled it all the way down the Shimano Stradic FL as well.
A couple additional features are XProtect water resist and what that has the labyrinth construction and the line roller and the roller clutch combined with water repellent spray. What that does is a kind of funnels water away from those key wear out parts makes it an incredibly durable reel. Featuring our Hagane body as with a lot of our high-end reels and Shimano’s Hagane gear technology.
Shimano is known in the industry for our cold forged gears the gear in this is a hundred percent stronger than the previous version of Shimano Twin Power, so a massive strength improvement. This will also feature silent drive, that’s a series of micro adjustments throughout the reel. What that does improve the overall tolerances eliminates play vibration and noise overall a smoother quieter reel.
The new Shimano Twin Power FD also features a metal rotor. This isn’t something that Shimano have in a ton of their reels what that does is lead to incredible power transmission when you turn the handle. This new Shimano Twin Power FD series is packed with a host of flagship features and for more information, you can check it out here >>
The NEW Shimano Twin Power FD 2020 has been reloaded with excellence in mind. Now in two smaller sizes for a greater range of applications, the new Twin Power FD is all about smoothness and durability. Starting with the same best-in-class features that made its predecessor incredibly tough; X-Protect water repellent system, HAGANE Gear, Titanium Coated Spool Ring and X-Ship.
The new Shimano Twin Power FD is a evolved product of the 2015 model and it boasts many of Shimano’s reel technologies.The new Twin Power FD is a very strong spinning reel with a smooth and silent retrieve, equipped with a long stroke spool for increased casting distances.
Shimano Twin Power has a proud 30 year history. In 2020, the newly released Shimano Twin Power FD is equipped with a metal rotor that integrates Shimano’s Coresolid philosophy of quality and solidness. This is a feature that has been pursued for many years, engineered to suppress distortion and twisting of the reel body under load.
Rigidity and durability of the frame has also been improved significantly, thanks to the metal Hagane Body. In addition, the metal rotor creates a stable winding feel that is comparable to the Shimano Stella SW range – the ultimate in smooth operation. Micromodule Gear II is featured in the new Shimano Twin Power FD and ensures the gears align and perform with nominal resistance and minimal reel noise. Additionally, the Hagane Gear has been upgraded for added strength.
Take a look at the new 2020 Shimano Twin Power FD! We took the 2015 Twin Power FD model and have revamped the reel making for incredibly smooth reeling action and a long stroke spool for increased casting distance. Some added information for our Shimano fans, the new Shimano Twin Power FD has the metal rotor as the Shimano Stella FJ and the same body tooling as the Vanquish FB.
The new Shimano Twin Power FD now features MicroModule Gear II for incredible smoothness that lasts longer than previous MicroModule gears. Silent Drive eliminates noise and vibration throughout the reel through a total redesign of mechanical parts to micro-tolerance levels.
By combining Shimano’s water-repellent coating and specially designed, water channelling, labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation. By incorporating the new Long Stroke Spool design, casting performance has also been improved.
The new Shimano Twin Power FD is built on a legacy of dependability – a reel that anglers can use with confidence in any conditions.
New Shimano Twin Power FD Models:
Shimano Twin Power 1000 FD – A finesse reel, designed for light lure casting for bream and trout using fluorocarbon or braid. Weighing 175g, the Twin Power 1000 FD matches perfectly with a 1-2 kg or 1-3 kg responsive graphite rod. Featuring 9+1 bearings, 5.1:1 gear ratio and a smooth felt drag system with 3kg of power.
Shimano Twin Power 2500 FD – A great all-around size for estuary and river fishing that suits a braided line from 6 lb to 10 lb depending on the target species. Weighing 210g, the Twin Power 2500 FD matches perfectly with a 2-4kg, 2-5kg and 3-5kg responsive graphite rod. Featuring 9+1 bearings, 5.3:1 gear ratio and a smooth felt drag system with 9kg of power.
Shimano Twin Power Compact 3000 FD XG – The Compact 3000 sizes feature the same body design as the 2500 size, however, the reel possesses a larger line capacity making it ideal to fish both estuary and inshore environments. Weighing 215g, the Twin Power C3000 FD XG matches perfectly with a range of rod ratings from 2-4kg to 3-6kg. Featuring 9+1 bearings, 6.4:1 gear ratio and a smooth felt drag system with 9kg of power.
Shimano Twin Power 4000 FD XG – A 4000 size is ideal for a range of estuary and inshore environments, targeting jewfish right through to snapper. Weighing in at 260g and suited to using braided line from 15 lb to 20 lb and is designed to match rods in the 3-6kg up to 4-8kg line class. Featuring 9+1 bearings, a 6.2:1 gear ratio and a smooth felt drag system with 11kg of power.
Shimano Twin Power Compact 5000 XG – The Compact 5000 size features the same body design as the 4000 size but with a deeper spool to provide larger line capacity and a power handle knob for targeting hard fighting species in estuary and inshore waters. Weighing 260g, the Twin Power 5000 FD XG matches perfectly with a range of rod ratings from 4-8kg to 5-10kg using up to 30lb braid. Featuring 9+1 bearings, 6.2:1 gear ratio and an upgraded Cross Carbon drag system with 11kg of power.
New Shimano Twin Power FD 2020 upgrades:
METAL ROTOR – Built using lightweight and rigid metals such as aluminum and magnesium alloys. Designed to reduce deflection, distortion and twisting when under load and improve rotation.
MICROMODULE II – Micromodule gear II has evolved with the most advanced tooth surface design to create the ideal gear tooth shape. This reduces noise and creates smooth reeling.
SILENT DRIVE – From the fundamental, whole body design to the most intricate parts of the drive train, including the drive gear, wormshaft, wormshaft pin and wormshaft gear, every piece has been carefully reviewed, and the smallest clearance gaps and wobbles have been eliminated to the highest tolerances.
New Shimano Twin Power FD 2020 key features:
NEW HAGANE GEAR – Hagane Gear has become the cornerstone of many of Shimano’s finest saltwater spinning reels. With Shimano’s own precision cold forging technology, the new Shimano Stradic, has improved gear durability and is equipped with a newly designed Hagane gear with equivalent strength to the upper model.
HAGANE BODY – The Hagane body is a lightweight metal body that suppresses impact under extreme loads and power loss due to deflection and twisting.
LONG STROKE SPOOL – The long stroke spool design improves casting performance when compared to the previous model due to the improved line flow from the spool.
NEW Shimano Twin Power FD 2020 model specifications:
NEW Shimano Twin Power FD 2020 Frequently Asked Questions:
When will the new Shimano Twin Power FD be available?
The new Shimano Twin Power FD should be available for ordering in march 2020.
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NEW Shimano Twin Power FD 2020 Reviews:
Shimano Twin Power Baby!
I love the neew Twin power its buttery Smooth and strong as a ox. I call it the mini Shimano Stella. The 5000 model is very versatile.
Shimano Twin Power is a great inshore, near shore reel
Bought the 5000 FD a few months ago while on a trip in Florida. Spooled up with 20lb Sufix 832 and paired to a Teramar 7’6″ extra fast rod. Balance is perfect for this rod. Caught several gag groupers and got into a mess of snook in the twenty to thirty inch range. The reel is as smooth as my Stella’s, drag is strong and precise. This reel sits between the new Stradic FL and closer to the fit and smoothness of the Stella. The reel is tight and smooth and physical appearance IMO is nicer than a Stella. It is twice the price of the Stradic, but if you can swing the funds it is well worth the price. Highly recommend this reel. Will be getting the 3K and 4K when available. Also did some testing with this on the new Grappler 7′ lite and it fits and balances perfectly for an awesome setup and performance.
Shimano Twin Power is solid
I just love the reel, it’s really buttery smooth and solid.