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 model and 20kg in the 5000 model! Additionally the drive and pinion gears are constructed from forged brass, ensuring the top level of strength through these vital components.
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 16000H has a fast retrieve at 5.7:1, weighs under 700g and takes 430m of PE5 line, making it ideal for lure casting for species such as mackerel, GT, tuna and wahoo.
The 5000H picks up line at 5.7:1 ratio, weighs 450g and can swallow 380m of PE3 line.