•Micro Module Gear
•SVS Infinity Brake System
•Shielded S-ARB Ball Bearings
•Super Stopper II Roller Bearing
•Gear Ratios - 5.6:1 - 7.4:1
•Cross Carbon Drag Washers
•Escape Hatch
•Cold Forged Aluminum Handle Shank
•Septon Grips
•Recessed Reel Seat Foot
•Magnesium Frame with Aluminum
Side Plates
•G Free-spool III Magnesium Spool
•Not Recommended for Saltwater
•10+1 Bearings
•Retrieve Range 26-34 (in)
•7.93 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Star Drag
•14 (lb) Drag Power
•Extra High Crank Power
•Extra High Cast Rating
Series : Antares
Family Type : Low-Profile
Models Offered: 4
Key Feature : Micro Module Gear
Ball Bearings : 10
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 14 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) :
The flagship in Shimano's low-profile baitcasting reel
line-up, the Antares reels - offered in two gear ratios
for multiple freshwater fishing techniques features the
ultimate in long distance casting performance. With
Shimano's innovative Micro Module Gear System,
plus a lightweight Magnesium frame, it's built to be
fished hard.
The Shimano Antares Baitcasting Reels are made for
freshwater fishing. They feature a micro module gear
system that creates a smooth retrieve. This allows for
a more efficient gear train with less gear feel. These
reels also feature SVS Infinity, Shimano's newest
brake system technology. This provides easy to
manage and consistent spool control and brake force.
The earlier small living entity of the line seemed to
dwell. A spool to nominate a spray for small at the
same time as a rod gives off heaviness. I cut firm air,
and, to wind to blow, one line exceeds an ex-limit and
lengthens lightly and lively. After brief quietness, the
other self of the angler widened a ripple small in the
far-off depths of the morning mist. The cast feeling
that even the existence of the body of rotation forgets
and the winding feeling as if I pat the satin cloth at a
finger-tip tempt an angler into the world of the
The possibility is infinite. New development
centrifugal force brakes "SVS ∞( Infinity )"
incorporation. A flying distance of the wonder that
synergy with G-FREE spool III brings. The fine
adjustment of brakes is possible without opening a
body by SVS ∞( Infinity) system to hit with a shoe of
the form of new fashion from the outside of the
trapezoid brake pipe.
I bring about an explosive flying distance by a tapered
line guide, the synergy with the 37mm magnesium
spool. In addition to having adopted X-SHIP with Bate
reel for the first time, I realize a silky winding feeling
by a micromodule gear having the number of the
teeth of the ratio double (of that of the conventional
company products) conventionally. I adopt steering
wheel + knob of the structure without meat and do it
and succeed in lightweighting of 20g from the former
model and support an angler from the both sides of
the usability.
Shimano Antares Model # ANT101HG
Line Capacity:10/120
Braid Capacity:30/100
Ball Bearings:10+1
Reel Weight (oz):7.93
The crown jewel of Shimano's freshwater baitcasting
reels, the Antares brings new technological
inspiration and stunning performance enhancements
into the modern angling world.

The superlight magnesium G Free-Spool III extends
your casts to unheard-of distances—even with lighter
lures—and the cast is managed perfectly by the SVS
Infinity braking system. The adjustment dial for the
braking system is located on the front bottom of the
reel's left sideplate for easier one handed adjustment
while engaged in battle. The Escape Hatch release
allows you to access the interior of the sideplate for
cleaning and adjustments.

Micro Module gearing utilizes a larger number of
smaller, finer cogs, precisely machined to provide a
buttery smoothness that almost seems organic rather
than mechanical—combined with Shimano's proven X-
Ship system, it's the smoothest, most stable
baitcaster ever. The Super MG machined magnesium
frame is flanked by aluminum sideplates, and the
forged aluminum handle is finished with Septon grips.
There are 10 Shielded S A-RB bearings and a roller
bearing inside, plus cross carbon drag washers that
impart a smooth and consistent power on hard-
fighting fish. For freshwater use only.

X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By
supporting the pinion gear on both ends with
bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment
with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in
the same position under the heaviest loads. The
added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft
and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the
casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and
allow for longer casts.
Platinum Service Plan

With the Platinum Service Plan,
when you register your warranty
you will receive coupons for
discounted clean and lube services
ranging from half off to free. All
Platinum service plan reels are
assured a 48 hour turnaround time
from Shimano or any Authorized
Warranty Center; shipping excluded.
Escape Hatch

By flipping a switch, the sideplate
swivels downward, giving the angler
quick access to adjust the VBS
weights. The switch is located in a
position that is easy to use, yet
remains out of the way to prevent
accidental opening. The sideplate is
smooth for comfort when palming the
Super Free (SF)

The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear
system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the
spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting
reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion
gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft,
creating friction and limiting the length of the cast.
With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball
bearing, and when the clutch is disengaged the pinion
gear and spool shaft are kept in precise alignment.
The result is zero friction on the spool shaft for
increased freespool.
Super Stopper II

Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a
one-way bearing that eliminates
backplay.This provides the angler
with instant hooksetting power. In
some reels, the Super Stopper II can
be turned off to allow backreeling for
special techniques and situations.
S A-RB Bearings

These bearings have been through
the same process as our A-RB
bearings, but feature shields on both
sides of the bearings that reduce the
possibility of salt or sand inhibiting
the bearing's rotation.
Micro Module Gear

The Micro Module Gear System
creates a smooth retrieve. The new
gear set makes use of smaller teeth
and more of them. This means that
there are more contact points
between the drive gear and pinion
gear. The result is a more efficient
gear train with less gear feel.
SVS Infinity Brake System

Shimano's newest innovation in brake system
technology, SVS Infinity provides easy-to-manage,
consistent spool control and brake force. With brake
weights that use inner friction against the raceway
during the cast, SVS Infinity controls spool speed for
precision casting especially when using lighter lures.
The external adjustment knob provides for quick,
precise adjustments for either the conditions or when
you switch baits.