shimano 2500 ULTEGRA FB vs ULTEGRA spinning reel

Anyone have knowledge of the Shimano 2500 ULTEGRA FB vs ULTEGRA spinning reel?

Looking for 2500/3000 for trout and reds.


The F stands for front drag and the B means it is second gen from the A version, which likely doesn't even have an A. Hope this helps.

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Thank you.... Looking to buy the 2021 2500...don't know how to know I'm not getting the older one.

I know stepping up to the Vanford is a bigger jump but well worth it. The Vandford reel is a sealed reel and last much longer in a saltwater.

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