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With just a quick glimpse at the Shimano Twin Power XD fishing reel, you know it won’t take an expert to realise they are looking at something truly special. The new styling is apparent from whichever angle you view it. There is an air of class and sophistication that isn’t lost in its space age, contemporary styling. A close look at the rotor sees a departure from all tradition, into the age of technologies where a humble fishing reel is imbued with a calibre of technology conceived in an era where man is on the verge of printing replacement human organs.

So where will you use this masterpiece of refined engineering? The answer is simple, wherever you can. With the option of purchasing a 1000 through to a 4000 in the small-medium category, you can specialise in the realms of ultra-light angling for Bream, Bass and Trout, through to hunting Whiting or even Salmon in a surfside gutter. Drift a gravel bed for big flathead or cast at racks with profound accuracy for everything that haunts such intricate structure.

Imbued with all the flagship technologies Shimano has to offer, you will also be more than impressed with the addition of G Free Body technology and Coreprotect. G Free Body technology places the spinning reels centre of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the centre of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.

Coreprotect as one of the standout features of the Shimano Twin power XD fishing reel provides water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. Coreprotect utilizes a series of 12 different seals and a flat body joint with surface treatment.

In short, you will get market leading performance with market leading durability. A reel designed to venture into battles where others of the same class should simply avoid. A spinning reel that will endure countless battles in environments where precision tools buckle under the stress of the elements and a reel that will take you angling experience to a place you are yet to imagine. Shimano Twin Power XD Reels are priced accordingly but worth every cent and then some.

Features and Specifications

  • Magnumlight spool and rotor
  • Hagane Body and Gearing
  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Shimano X-Protect
  • Shimano Ci4+ Body
  • Ball Bearings 9+1

Note: Prices vary depending on model chosen – to display price for model please click on a size from our option menu. – Price is for 1 reel only – choose your desired model when ordering – Images for illustration purpose only, differences may occur

Further detailed specifications on individual sizes

Twin Power XD 3000HG – (small size)

  • Gear Ratio: 6.0:1
  • Weight: 235g
  • Max Drag: 9kg
  • Approx mono line capacity: 125 metres / 0.25mm diameter line
  • Approx Power pro braid capacity: 200 yards / 10lb
  • Small Sized Reel – ideal size for light-medium estuary for flathead, bass, bream and other light-medium fish species.

Twin Power XD 4000XG (Medium Size)

  • Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
  • Weight: 290g
  • Max Drag: 11kg
  • Approx mono line capacity: 150 metres / 0.33mm diameter line
  • Approx Power pro braid capacity: 280yards / 15lb
  • Medium sized reel – suitable for heavier inshore fishing styles such as targeting cod, barramundi, jewfish, large flathead, salmon, tailor and more.

Twin Power XD 5000XG (Medium Size)

  • Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
  • Weight: 300g
  • Max Drag: 11kg
  • Approx mono line capacity: 200 metres / 0.33mm diameter line
  • Approx Power pro braid capacity: 200yards / 20lb
  • Medium sized reel – suitable for heavier inshore fishing styles such as targeting cod, barramundi, jewfish, large flathead, salmon, snapper, tailor and more.

What Rod Should I match upto my Shimano Twin Power reel?

Check out our buying guide on choosing the best size rod for your new shimano twin power reel. Should you need further advice simply contact us. See the Guide


  • Coreprotect and X-protect will keep all the elements out and your Shimano Twin Power reel will last many years of exciting, hard core fishing. It helps block and protect against saltwater intrusion.
  • The G free body technology will give you a casting feel like you have never experienced. Cast all day long, free from fatigue.
  • Shimano Hagane gearing is inclusive in the Twin Power XD Reel models. This is cold forged gearing and is far tougher and smoother than other brands that use machine cut gearing.
  • With up to 11kg (depending on the model you choose) of X – tough Drag you will enjoy a massive increase in drag smoothness with the ability to manage and anticipate speed changes of the largest of predators.

The features of the  latest 2017 release Shimano Twin Power XD reel are far too numerous to discuss at length. You know Shimano, you know their passion for creating reels of excellence. The Twin Power sits on top of the heap. There’s a premium to be paid, but in this case, it won’t hurt a bit.




Twin Power XD 3000 HG, Twin Power XD 4000 XG, Twin Power XD 5000 XG

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