All new Shimano fishing reels come with schematics. Schematics for past and current reel models can also be downloaded fromthe Shimano website or throughfishing resource sites such as Pursue the Outdoors.
Fishing reel schematics detail exactly how the reel is put together and provide a list of individual parts. Reels are complex pieces of machinery with multiple gears, washers, springs, ball bearings and, in the electric reels, small motors and wiring. Schematics information is important when repairing Shimano reels or cleaning, oiling, removing saltwater residue or other maintenance. Shimano makes eight types of reels suitable for a variety of fishing types ranging from deep sea fishing to fly casting.