Shimano Speedmaster 12LD 2 Speed & Backbone 10-15kg 6'6 Rod & Reel Combo

Shimano Speedmaster 12LD 2 Speed & Backbone 10-15kg 6'6 Rod & Reel Combo

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The new addition Speedmaster LD II to the Shimano family of reels boasts 18kg of drag and has been teamed up with the hugely popular Backbone and quality Shimano Multi-Colour braid making this a hard working affordable combo.

The Reel:

Compact lever drag overheads with dual gears and castability ‚ the new Speedmaster LD are multi-purpose reels that will slot right in to a number of offshore fishing scenarios.

Available in four sizes, the new Speedmaster Lever Drag overheads feature S Concept Design, a single piece frame, dual speed Hagane Concept gears, 4 SA-RB bearings, generous line capacities ‚ even more so if utilising braided line such as Power Pro ‚ and a drag range to match. On top of all this, they can also be cast, making them incredibly versatile light/medium tackle reels.


  • Retrieve Per Crank - 104/56cm
  • Bearings - 4+1
  • Max Drag - 18kg
  • Drag Type - Carbon
  • weight - 740gm
  • Mono capacity - 9kg/320mtrs
  • Powerpro Braid Capacity - 50lb / 700yds
  • Gear Ratio - 5.7:1 & 3.1:1

The Rod:

Shimano Backbone rods have proven hugely popular, now the series has been given a full overhaul for 2019. With 36 rods in this legendary range, that is now synonymous with the Shimano brand.

The 2019 Backbone lineup incorporates the Backbone travel under the one Backbone series. The new rods are now stronger than ever, with higher quality blanks, good quality componentry and a slick new design that is bound to please. One of the biggest selling rod series in the Shimano range, there are multiple options within the backbone range to suit the most discerning anglers.


  • Line weight - 10-15KG
  • Lure weight - 400gm
  • Length - 6'6
  • Pieces - 1
  • Blank Type - Carbon
  • Grip Assembly - Full Length EVA
  • Guide Type - Sea Guide
  • Action - Medium