Shimano Ultegra XS Model# ULT5500XSC Reel

The X-SHIP gear system achieves greater power
transmission efficiency by minimizing the rotational
resistance through a larger gear, optimum positioning
and improved tooth face accuracy and bearing
capacity. The rigidity of components such as the
handle, rotor and bail are enhanced to eliminate power
loss resulting from flexing and distortion. The synergy
generated by X-SHIP and rigidity of components allows
more direct cranking without loss of power at the
handle, providing great advantages for extreme
saltwater fishing.
•Ci4+ Frame
•Super Slow 5
•Aero Wrap II
•Shimano Instant Drag
•Cold Forged Gear
•S A-RB Bearings
•(2) Spare Spools
•S Concept
•One Piece Bail
•Gear Ratio - 5.3:1

•Aluminum Construction
•4 Ball Bearings + 1 Roller Bearing
•Gear Ratios : 5.3:1 - 4.3:1
•Super Slow 5
•Aero Wrap II
•S A-RB Bearings
•Spare Spool
•S Concept
•One Piece Bail
•Water Proof Drag
Retrieve Range 40-41 (in)
•17.8-22.4 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Front Drag
•33-44 (lb) Drag Power Range
•High Crank Power
•Extra High Cast Rating
Series : Ultegra
Family Type : Surf
Models Offered : 2
Key Feature : X-Ship
Ball Bearings : 4
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 33-44 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)
: 40.5-41
The Ultegra XS features Shimano X-Ship gearing for
unrivaled smoothness, efficiency and power, Slow
Oscillation for precision line lay and Propulsion Line
Management System for great castability. The reel also
features our Aero Wrap II and Instant Drag technologies
that combine to deliver excellent value in a high
performance surf casting reel.
A real jewel for the carp angler! With this reel are
extreme distances not a problem anymore and now
available in our Professional Angling Shop! The latest
offering from Shimano in the ever popular Ultegra
series of reels, this model is ideal for distance casting,
either off the beach or on the big pits and catching
large fish. Features • 2 x S A-RB ball bearings • 2 x
Shielded stainless steel ball bearings • 1 x Roller
bearing • Aero Wrap II System • X-Ship system • Super
Stopper ll • Maintenance port • 2 Speed oscillation •
AR-C Line Management System • Cold Forged
Aluminum Spare Spool • Instant Drag Specifcations •
Gear ratio - 4.3:1 • Weight - 635g

By improving the internal friction efficiency Shimano
succeeded in bringing it?s line lay systems close to
perfection. Close parallel coils in combination with 2
speed oscillation ensure smoother and further casting.
Instant Drag

The Instant Drag system allows you to adjust the
clutch from free spool to ?fight? in only a few turns. In
the interests of fish safety & the environment, please
ensure that you do not exceed the breaking strain of
the mono/braid when tightening the drag.

A spool design with a V-shape
spool lip ensuring that the line
comes off the reel in smaller
loops for further and more
accurate casting. The AR-C
spool will minimise the risk of

The original high corrosion
resistant A-RB ball bearing
with a shielding for improved
protection and sealed

Smooth, Silent, Strong

S-System Represents Shimano?s initial philosophy on
which many of our fixed spool reels have been
designed. The three basic ideas that are inherent in
the S-Concept are: Smooth, Silent and Strong.

Reels designed under the S flag incorporate the
following features:

Specially designed guards are attached to the rotor
and the body, which prevent the accumulation of water
and also give added protection against accidental
bumps and knocks.

S-Arm Cam
Slack line around the line roller is the basic cause of
problems during the cast. A newly designed roller
incorporates a protruding lower surface, which helps
prevent slack line, virtually eliminating the problem.

The drag washers are made of pure carbon. These
provide a smooth performance from zero to maximum
power and also offer excellent durability.

S-System spools are cold forged from aluminium alloy.
The cold forging process creates a lightweight spool
with increased structural strength. The addition of a
spool ring, made from titanium-coated Zirconia, which
is ten times harder than stainless steel, gives the lip
added resistance to abrasion and damage.

S-Master Gear
The master gear is made of A7075 Super
Duraluminium aircraft grade alloy for high strength and
low weight. In the Stella reel it is further coated with a
layer of Black Almite. Black Almite is a microscopic thin
ceramic coating that provides scratch and corrosion
Power Roller

The special design of the
Shimano Power Roller
significantly reduces line twist
during the retrieve and is a big
advantage when using thin
mono and braid.
Dyna Balance

Reduces reel wobble and
allows produces ultra smooth
Super Stopper II

With the reel set in
anti-reverse mode you'll find
zero free-play on the handle
thanks to Super Stopper II.
Unerringly positive every time,
its practical benefits include
micro increment settings of
quiver tips or specialist bite
indicators and faster hook
Floating Shaft II

The key friction area on most fixed spool reels is
where the spool drive shaft meets the pinion. Shimano
designers have overcome this by reducing a large
percentage of surface area contact, and incorporating
bearings on either side of the shaft. The resultant
design leaves the shaft in a "floating" position,
considerably improving efficiency and longevity.