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Features:

  • The Shimano Vanford Spinning Reels are a new line-up of high-performance, lightweight spinning reels that replace the recently discontinued Stradic CI4+.
  • Winner of the ICAST 2020 Best New Freshwater Reel.
  • Built around the same CI4+ frame as its predecessor, but now uses a MagnumLite (MGL) spool for lower rotational spool inertia. 
  • Long Stroke Spool technology to increase casting distance while producing a smoother line lay on the spool during retrieval.
  • Hagane gearing, SilentDrive, MicroModule Gear II, and X-Protect. 
  • Available in a wide range of sizes, from an ultra-light 500 size perfect for trout, panfish, or ice fishing all the way up to a 5000 suitable for saltwater flats fishing.

The Shimano Vanford Spinning Reels are a new line-up of high-performance, lightweight spinning reels that replace the recently discontinued Stradic CI4+. The Vanford is built around the same CI4+ frame as its predecessor but now uses a MagnumLite (MGL) spool for lower rotational spool inertia, which in turn offers an incredibly quick response in critical situations like hook setting and tense fish-fights. 

The reel also has Long Stroke Spool technology to increase casting distance while producing a smoother line lay on the spool during retrieval. SilentDrive and MicroModule Gear II technologies combine to produce a new level of smooth rotational performance while reducing overall reel vibration. X-Protect technology and water-channeling construction enhance Vanford’s water resistance and overall durability - making it suitable for inshore saltwater and estuary fishing.

Available in a wide range of sizes, from an ultra-light 500 size perfect for trout, panfish, or ice fishing all the way up to a 5000 suitable for saltwater flats fishing.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Phil

Love this reel. My go to reel for fishing plastics on jigs.

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N1X
Awesome - must have mid range fesh/salt reels

I HAPPILY own four(4) of these bad boys, 2x C5000xg's, and 2x C3000xgf's. ( I buy everything in pairs :) ) The first thing that grabbed me was the weight, 6.3 ounces on the C3000xgf, it felt like a panfish reel. I was concerned until I ripped in a 31" red using 15# Power-Pro SuperSick II braid. Lightweight, but way more powerful than you would imagine. Great looks, and superior manufacturing from Shimano, and will last a lifetime if you care for them properly. with 7 to 24 pounds of drag, 6+1 smooth gearing, C14+, and salt resistant.

I you are like me and like to have just a few versatile reels that can handle any species of freshwater and inshore saltwater, the C5000xgf and the C3000xgf can do it all.

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NICHOLAS ROTH
Great reel!

All around great reel. I have a few of them now. Long casts and smooth as can be.

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Phil

A very smooth and quality reel.

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Robert Stepp
Vanford spinning reels

Over the last 20 years, I’ve used Stradic spinning reels. I wanted to upgrade; these were recommended to me by the local tackle store. I haven’t used them yet; lakes here are frozen. Am looking
forward to Spring to start smallmouth fishing. I paired these reels with Phoenix
feather spinning rods; Sweet

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Phil

Love this reel. My go to reel for fishing plastics on jigs.

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N1X
Awesome - must have mid range fesh/salt reels

I HAPPILY own four(4) of these bad boys, 2x C5000xg's, and 2x C3000xgf's. ( I buy everything in pairs :) ) The first thing that grabbed me was the weight, 6.3 ounces on the C3000xgf, it felt like a panfish reel. I was concerned until I ripped in a 31" red using 15# Power-Pro SuperSick II braid. Lightweight, but way more powerful than you would imagine. Great looks, and superior manufacturing from Shimano, and will last a lifetime if you care for them properly. with 7 to 24 pounds of drag, 6+1 smooth gearing, C14+, and salt resistant.

I you are like me and like to have just a few versatile reels that can handle any species of freshwater and inshore saltwater, the C5000xgf and the C3000xgf can do it all.

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NICHOLAS ROTH
Great reel!

All around great reel. I have a few of them now. Long casts and smooth as can be.

P
Phil

A very smooth and quality reel.

R
Robert Stepp
Vanford spinning reels

Over the last 20 years, I’ve used Stradic spinning reels. I wanted to upgrade; these were recommended to me by the local tackle store. I haven’t used them yet; lakes here are frozen. Am looking
forward to Spring to start smallmouth fishing. I paired these reels with Phoenix
feather spinning rods; Sweet

# Part Numbers

Product VariantManufacturer Part #UPC
VF500F - 5.6:1VF500F022255239370
VF1000F - 5.1:1VF1000F022255239387
VFC2000HGF - 6.1:1VFC2000HGF022255239417
VF2500HGF - 6.0:1VF2500HGF022255239431
VFC3000XGF - 6.4:1VFC3000XGF022255239462
VF4000XGF - 6.2:1VF4000XGF022255239493
VFC5000XGF - 6.2:1VFC5000XGF022255239509

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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(8)
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Phil

Love this reel. My go to reel for fishing plastics on jigs.

N
N1X
Awesome - must have mid range fesh/salt reels

I HAPPILY own four(4) of these bad boys, 2x C5000xg's, and 2x C3000xgf's. ( I buy everything in pairs :) ) The first thing that grabbed me was the weight, 6.3 ounces on the C3000xgf, it felt like a panfish reel. I was concerned until I ripped in a 31" red using 15# Power-Pro SuperSick II braid. Lightweight, but way more powerful than you would imagine. Great looks, and superior manufacturing from Shimano, and will last a lifetime if you care for them properly. with 7 to 24 pounds of drag, 6+1 smooth gearing, C14+, and salt resistant.

I you are like me and like to have just a few versatile reels that can handle any species of freshwater and inshore saltwater, the C5000xgf and the C3000xgf can do it all.

N
NICHOLAS ROTH
Great reel!

All around great reel. I have a few of them now. Long casts and smooth as can be.

P
Phil

A very smooth and quality reel.

R
Robert Stepp
Vanford spinning reels

Over the last 20 years, I’ve used Stradic spinning reels. I wanted to upgrade; these were recommended to me by the local tackle store. I haven’t used them yet; lakes here are frozen. Am looking
forward to Spring to start smallmouth fishing. I paired these reels with Phoenix
feather spinning rods; Sweet