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Shimano AX-ULSA Ultra Light Spinning Reel

Item No.: 103338

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Retrieval Hand
Gear Ratio
Reel Weight
5.6 oz.
Line Retrieve
18 in.
Max Drag
4 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
2/190 4/100 6/60
Stock: 0


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Product Details

The Shimano AX-ULSA Ultra Light Spinning Reel features strong front drags along with Shimano's Dyna Balance rotor design for smooth reeling without wobble. This ultra light reel features the classic Shimano styling and are long time favorites among ultra light anglers fishing for trout or panfish. The reel is also a great match for any ice fishing rod.

  • Graphite frame, sideplate and rotor
  • Aluminum spool
  • Single ball bearing drive
  • Dyna-Balance
    • This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations.

  • Power Roller II
    • Line twist arising from repeated casting and retrieving is reduced by as much as 50% on reels equipped with the Power Roller line twist reduction system. Power Roller's special grooved design assures the line will be wrapped on the spool to minimize unwanted loops and twists during the cast.

  • Propulsion Line Management System
    • The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.

  • S A-RB
    • These bearings have been through the same process as Shimano's A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.

  • Varispeed
    • Normal oscillation systems use a constant rotation of the oscillation gear that, when translated to the cam, provides an inconsistent spool speed. This results in line lay that stacks at either end of the spool. By using an oval oscillation gear, we are able to alter the speed of the oscillation cam to provide a consistent spool speed. This results in an even line lay that provides excellent castability and manageability.

Ratings & Reviews

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Nice reel!!!


I love this reel. It’s gets the job done. I have much more expensive reels that perform better but I like this one because it has an old school feel to it. It does perform pretty good and it’s light which is a plus. I’d buy it again...

Very nice reel for the money!

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I have found this little reel to be perfect for ice fishing - jigging. I would have liked infinite anti-reverse...but for the money, you really can not go wrong!

Great Reel

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Great little ice fishing reel. I currently own two and will certainly purchase more for next year. My only comment would be...infinite anti-reverse would be nice, but for the money...you really can not go wrong!

Perfect reel

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Very good reel for the price. The drag is very smooth and the reel is very light, therefore it creates perfect balance with any rod. The only difficulty is that the handle is a bit stubborn, but it is very easy to forget the flay considering that everything else is perfect.

Great real

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I wanted a nice light real for my ultralight ice fishing rod so I ordered this real. Great real for the money. I have been using Shimano reals for 30 years and still have some that are at least that old and work great. Very smoothe and work well in cold weather.