The next generation of Shimano’s flagship baitcasting series is here. 2019 Antares combines unrivaled casting performance with an elegant and sophisticated design. Featuring our new MGL III spool, Antares’ spool inertia has been reduced by 17% for effortless, accurate casting of both lightweight and heavy lures. Additionally, S3D spool and SilentTune minimize bearing vibration for smoother and quieter casts. Antares’ magnesium Hagane body provides a lightweight rigidity unmatched in its class. X-ship and Micromodule gearing offer silky smooth rotation while SVS infinity braking allows for precision adjustments on the fly.