ATC Vigilance Reel


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Tough! A simple word that accurately describes the ATC Vigilance reels.


Built for the demands of heavy tackle sportfishing, the Vigilance’s 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 in the 16000 models and 20kg in the 5000 models! The ported aluminium spool 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.


The two 5000 reel also provide a standard and high speed retrive version with the 5000 having a retrieve rate of 4.9:1 and the 5000H picking up lne at 5.7 ratio. Each 5000 reel weighs 450g and can swallow 380m of PE3 line.


The 3000 reels come in high speed and standard speed also. The standard 3000 has a retrievce ratio of 5.2:1, while the 3000H comes with a retrieve ratio of 6.2:1


Model Retreive Line Cap. Max Drag Weight
SW16000  5:1 430m/PE5 30kg 700g
SW16000H 5.7:1 430m/PE5 30kg 700g
SW5000 4.9:1 380m/PE3 20kg 450g
SW5000H 5.7:1 380m/PE3 20kg 450g
SW3000 5.2:1 300m/PE1.5 18kg 280g
SW3000H 6.2:1 300m/PE1.5 18kg 280g


Additional information

SW16000, SW16000H, SW3000, SW5000H