Both models are now equiped with the Instant Drag feature of Shimano. INSTANT DRAG allows the drag setting to be switched from free spool to a ‘fight’ setting by tightening the Instant Drag knob on the front of the spool in only a few turns.
The Speedcast reel uses Shimano’s X-Ship gearing for maximum efficiency. With a powerful retrieve ratio of 4.3:1 for confident fish-playing the Speedcast reel also retrieves a remarkable 103cm of line per handle turn making it ideal for long distance fishing. The combination of 2 speed oscillation, Aero Wrap II and a cold forged AR-C spool also make this model an excellent distance casting reel. Fitted with a Baitrunner spool, the Speedcast reel is perfect for long range carp angling on large waters or long range surf fishing.
The reel is equipped with a line reducer (size 10.000 with line capacity of 0,40mm/300m).
The SPEEDCAST XS-B has a modern silver design while the SPEEDCAST XT-B has a black finish; making it a popular reel among carp anglers.