Shimano's newest Ultegra C14+ surf reels — in 5500XTC and 14000XTC models — offer anglers the latest technology in long-casting spinning reels. Both offer C14+ construction, featuring a light, rigid material; X-Protect; and Hagane gearing. The reels retrieve up to 41 inches per crank; the larger 14000 includes Shimano's Super Slow 5 oscillation system for perfect line lay. With a 5.3-to-1 gear ratio, the 5500 handles up to 270 yards of 40-pound-test braid. The 4.3-to-1 14000 size can load 460 yards of 50-pound braid. The 5500 costs $319.99; the 14000 costs $339.99.