Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel

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$229.99 - $239.99
Item No.: F19119

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VF500FSKU: 183714
Retrieval Hand
Both
Handle Type
Paddle
Gear Ratio
5.6:1
Bearings
6+1
Reel Weight
4.9 oz.
Line Retrieve
27 in.
Max Drag
6 lbs.
Mono Line Capacity (lbs./yrds.)
2/190 4/100 6/60
Braid Capacity (lbs./yds.)
5/135 8/105 10/65
Stock: 0
$229.99
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VF1000FSKU: 183715
Retrieval Hand
Both
Handle Type
Paddle
Gear Ratio
5.1:1
Bearings
7+1
Reel Weight
5.3 oz.
Line Retrieve
25 in.
Max Drag
7 lbs.
Mono Line Capacity (lbs./yrds.)
2/270 4/160 6/110
Braid Capacity (lbs./yds.)
10/95 15/75 20/65
STOCK: 9
$229.99
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VFC2000HGFSKU: 183716
Retrieval Hand
Both
Handle Type
Paddle
Gear Ratio
6.1:1
Bearings
7+1
Reel Weight
5.3 oz.
Line Retrieve
32 in.
Max Drag
7 lbs.
Mono Line Capacity (lbs./yrds.)
6/165 8/105 10/95
Braid Capacity (lbs./yds.)
10/140 15/115 20/95
STOCK: 10+
$229.99
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VF2500HGFSKU: 183717
Retrieval Hand
Both
Handle Type
Paddle
Gear Ratio
6.0:1
Bearings
7+1
Reel Weight
6.3 oz.
Line Retrieve
35 in.
Max Drag
20 lbs.
Mono Line Capacity (lbs./yrds.)
6/200 8/140 10/120
Braid Capacity (lbs./yds.)
10/150 15/145 30/100
STOCK: 10+
$229.99
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VFC3000XGFSKU: 183718
Retrieval Hand
Both
Handle Type
Paddle
Gear Ratio
6.4:1
Bearings
7+1
Reel Weight
6.3 oz.
Line Retrieve
37 in.
Max Drag
20 lbs.
Mono Line Capacity (lbs./yrds.)
6/230 8/170 10/140
Braid Capacity (lbs./yds.)
10/200 20/140 40/105
STOCK: 3
$239.99
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VF4000XGFSKU: 183719
Retrieval Hand
Both
Handle Type
T-handle
Gear Ratio
6.2:1
Bearings
7+1
Reel Weight
7.6 oz.
Line Retrieve
40 in.
Max Drag
24 lbs.
Mono Line Capacity (lbs./yrds.)
8/240 10/200 12/160
Braid Capacity (lbs./yds.)
15/230 30/180 50/120
STOCK: 8
$239.99
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VFC5000XGFSKU: 183720
Retrieval Hand
Both
Handle Type
Power Knob
Gear Ratio
6.2:1
Bearings
7+1
Reel Weight
7.8 oz.
Line Retrieve
40 in.
Max Drag
24 lbs.
Mono Line Capacity (lbs./yrds.)
10/240 12/195 14/165
Braid Capacity (lbs./yds.)
20/260 30/235 40/185
STOCK: 4
$239.99
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Product Details

Please Note: This item is not available for order outside of the United States.


Over a decade of engineering advancements have gone into making the Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel! This reel is designed with Shimano’s G Free Body, which allows the reel to sit closer to the rod, moving its center of gravity and your hand’s positions. This helps reduce fatigue and enhance your comfort! The durable body of this reel is coated in the X-Shield coating, to help this reel resist corrosion. Shimano’s X-Protect keeps water from entering the essential parts of the reel. The X-Protect is a water-repellent coating specifically designed labyrinth that is made to channel water.


The Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel has a Cross Carbon Drag system that provides you with a wider range of drag settings, all within one of the smoothest drag performances on the market today! The spool features the Propulsion Line Management System, which is a new design to the lip that helps extend your casts and helps to prevent knots and backlashes. To maintain the superior quality, Shimano has included their Silent Drive, which has eliminated any gaps or wobbles to reduce friction and create one of the most tolerant, sturdy reels to ever hit the market! If you’re looking for one of the most state of the art reels available today, you need to check out the Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel!


  • Aero Wrap II
    • This two-speed oscillation system layers the line onto the spool in a crisscross pattern that reduces line-to-line friction for longer casts. AeroWrap reels utilize a patented worm gear design to move the spool upward quickly and downward slowly to wind the line in a precise pattern, reducing friction, and giving smoother, longer casting ability.
  • CI4+
    • CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4. This highly technical carbon material maintains 2.5 times more rigidity than CI4. While improving lightness and rigidity, the body and rotor are further reduced in size and weight.
  • Cross Carbon Drag
    • This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • G Free Body
    • G Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to anglers hand positions, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
  • Micro Module Gear II
    • State-of-the-art, gear tooth surface design and MicroModule Gear II, are further advanced through Shimano's exclusive manufacturing technology. The surfaces of the drive gear and pinion gear have been analyzed and updated from the ground up in pursuit of perfection.
  • 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.
  • Silent Drive
    • From the fundamental, whole-body design to the most intricate parts of the drive train, including the drive gear, wormshaft, wormshaft pin, and wormshaft gear, every piece has been carefully reviewed, and the smallest clearance gaps and wobbles have been eliminated to the highest tolerances.
  • X-PROTECT
    • By combining water repellent coating and specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction, X Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation.
  • X-SHIELD
    • X-Shield & X-Protect combine to provide extreme water resistance in the harshest conditions.
  • Waterproof Drag
    • With the use of rubber gaskets the drag is sealed against intrusion of the elements such as water and dust.

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Ratings & Reviews

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6/27/2021 9:57 pm

recent order

by Clarence Eller

I'm a Shimano guy. this is the best spinning real I have ever held in my hands. so light. FishUSA had it to my door in 3 days!

5/18/2021 11:27 pm

Vanford is awesome

by Jarett

I have been fishing Shimano Stradics for years now. The Vanford is an amazing continuation of that precedent. Extremely light yet very solid feel. I do a lot of salmon and steelhead fishing and the quality drag on these reels are imperative to success. I plan on purchasing many more to keep replacing my older model stradics.

3/7/2021 4:59 pm

Worth Every Cent

by SFL

I got the 500 model for a 5' St Croix ultra lite rod. Anything else is too heavy for the rod, but this one, at 4.9oz., is perfectly balanced. I use this rod for both small stream and kayak fishing, so I haven't used the combo yet - stream season is still closed and my favorite lakes are still iced over. But I can say this right up front: I have a Stradic Ci4 (1000) and this little reel is a step up. They say that the 500 can't fit the same gear assembly as the larger models and isn't as smooth or responsive - based on how great this one is, those reels must be amazing! Another plus for this petite reel is that the 500 Vanford only loses 1 pound of drag compared to the 1000 Stradic Ci4

1/2/2021 9:22 pm

Best Reel I've Ever Owned

by Steelheader

I've been fishing the 2500 size Vanford for steelhead for about a month now. The drag on this reel is nothing short of incredible. I've owned several Shimano stradic reels and I think stradics have great drags. The Vanford drag system is better and smooth as silk. I've had Steelhead rip 40ft of drag in seconds and the drag doesn't "skip" or "stick" it's ridiculously smooth. I also like how light it is and it will be great for jigging applications when I fish for Walleye or Smallmouth. Yesterday I fished this reel in below freezing temperatures and did not have any issues at all. I highly recommend this reel. The Shimano Vanford spinning reel rocks!

12/9/2020 7:55 am

Best Reel I've Ever Owned

by Jig It

This is the lightest reel that I've ever owned and is great for any jigging application. The drag is as smooth as silk. I've been fishing this reel for about two months and I'll be picking a few more of these up. Shimano knocked it out of the park on this one.