The Avail Microcast Spool for the 2016 Shimano Aldebaran BFS offers a significant upgrade in lightweight performance over the stock factory spool. Avail, a premium aftermarket reel tuning brand from Japan, is renowned worldwide for its highly well-balanced and light bait finesse spools. The Microcast Spool 16ALD15R is ultra-shallow, coming in at only 1.5mm in spool depth, and offers a roughly 35% reduction in overall spool weight versus the factory spool of the 2016 Aldebaran BFS. These improvements amount to a more controlled and longer distance cast with lightweight lines (4-6lb) and ultra-light lure weights. Due to the increased space from the spool body to the magnetic braking system, aftermarket magnets are required (typically sold separately) for proper braking control when using the Avail Microcast Spool. We include these magnets with the Avail Microcast 16ALD15R spool. Place the eight neodymium on top of the factory magnets to install. No tools are required.
Note: The Avail 16ALDR15 spool shaft is slightly thicker in diameter than the stock spool shaft and uses a bearing sized 4mm (Inner) X 7mm (Outer). The spool shaft bearing is included with your purchase.