Tough! A simple word that accurately describes the ATC Vigilance 16000 reels. Built for the demands of heavy tackle sportfishing, the body and rotor are constructed from high grade, corrosion resistant aluminium to ensure the reel is built from a foundation of strength.
Supported within the aluminium body are 12 + 1 stainless steel bearings that allow this reel to operate under extreme pressure that sees up to a maximum of 30kg of drag pressure able to be applied through the reel! The ported aluminium is cut from a single piece of aluminium, ensuring that under these extreme loads, nothing will fail!
To create that sort of pressure, ATC has incorporated their dual drag system, with drag washers both above and below the spool. This arrangement reduces the spool wobble associated with single drag reels and gives performance the envy of many, with low start up inertia and smooth performance throughout the drag range.
The two 16000 reels provide different options for the anglers. The 16000 has a retrieve rate of 5:1, while the 16000H has a faster retrieve at 5.7:1. Each reel weighs under 700g and takes 430m of PE5 line, making this reel ideal for lure casting for species such as mackerel, GT, tuna and wahoo.
- Aluminium spool
- Aluminium body
- Left or Right hand operation