Heavy Duty spinning reels

Saltwater fishing can be extremely severe and saltwater intrusion into the inside of a reel can cause serious performance problems. Therefore it is imperative to enhance water resistance without impairing the properties of spinning reels designed for saltwater fishing.

SHIMANO achieves this by using X-SHIELD for body protection and X-PROTECT for rotor protection. Also, the pressure put on the gearing during extreme use can also create problems with wear and even failure. The use of SHIMANO Hagane gearing ensures that maximum performance is maintained at all times. These technologies can be found on many of Shimano’s latest models.

Aerlex PG

A tournament length spool offers extreme casting potential for surf-casters or blue water game fishing.

QUICK SPECS

Line Lay

Aerowrap II + 2-speed

Body Material

XT-7

Maintenance Port

Yes (body)

Bearings

1+1

Family Type

Heavy Duty Spinning

Extra Spool

0

Models

8000

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Waterproof Drag

No

Handle

Single


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Biomaster SW-A

The Biomaster is packed full of features, such as Shimano's awesome X-Ship gearing which ensures that this reel has maximum winding power and efficiency when targeting large fish.

QUICK SPECS

Line Lay

Aerowrap II + 1-speed

Body Material

Hybrid

Maintenance Port

Yes (body & line roller)

Bearings

6+1

Family Type

Heavy Duty Spinning

Extra Spool

0

Models

4000XG, 5000XG, 8000PG, 10000HG

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Waterproof Drag

Yes

Handle

Single machined aluminium


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Saragosa SW

The Saragosa is built using lightweight XGT-7 material and is an out and out heavy duty spinning reel available in a wide range of sizes.

QUICK SPECS

Line Lay

Varispeed

Body Material

Hybrid

Maintenance Port

No

Bearings

5+1

Family Type

Heavy Duty Spinning

Extra Spool

0

Models

5000, 6000, 8000, 10000, 20000, 25000

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Waterproof Drag

Yes (X-Shield)

Handle

Single machined aluminium


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Socorro SW

The Socorro SW is sure to appeal to the price conscious angler who does not want to compromise of demanding applications in the saltwater environment. 

QUICK SPECS

Line Lay

Varispeed

Body Material

XT-7

Maintenance Port

No

Bearings

4+1

Family Type

Heavy Duty Spinning

Extra Spool

0

Models

5000SW, 6000SW, 8000SW, 10000SW

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Waterproof Drag

Yes

Handle

Single handle


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Spheros PG

An immensely powerful fixed spool reel

QUICK SPECS

Line Lay

Aerowave + 2-speed

Body Material

Diecast aluminium

Maintenance Port

No

Bearings

3+1

Family Type

Heavy Duty Spinning

Extra Spool

0

Models

8000

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Waterproof Drag

Yes

Handle

Single


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Spheros SW

The new Spheros SW is Shimano's entry-level saltwater spinning reel and contains many features found on high-end models.

QUICK SPECS

Line Lay

Varispeed

Body Material

Hybrid

Maintenance Port

No

Bearings

4+1

Family Type

Heavy Duty Spinning

Extra Spool

0

Models

5000, 6000, 8000, 10000, 20000

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Waterproof Drag

Yes

Handle

Single machined aluminium


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Stella SW-B

The Shimano Stella SW-B is the ultimate saltwater spinning reel, incorporating saltwater proofing, maximum winding power and an X Tough Drag capable of taming the largest saltwater species.

QUICK SPECS

Line Lay

Aerowrap II + 1-speed

Body Material

Diecast aluminium

Maintenance Port

Yes (line roller)

Bearings

14+1

Family Type

Heavy Duty Spinning

Extra Spool

0

Models

4000XG, 5000XG, 8000HG/PG, 10000PG, 14000XG, 18000HG, 20000PG, 30000

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Waterproof Drag

Yes (X-Shield)

Handle

Single machined aluminium


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Twin Power SW-B

Built to a full Hagane specification the Twin Power SW-B will stand-up to the hardest fighting species and withstand eposure to saltwater

QUICK SPECS

Line Lay

Aerowrap II + 1-speed

Body Material

Diecast aluminium

Maintenance Port

No

Bearings

10/11+1

Family Type

Heavy Duty Spinning

Extra Spool

0

Models

4000XG, 5000XG, 8000PG, 10000PG, 14000XG

Spool Material

Cold forged aluminium

Waterproof Drag

Yes (X-Shield)

Handle

Single machined aluminium


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Exsence CI4+

The Exsence Ci4+ 4000 XGS is hugely popular in Japan for Sea bass fishing.

QUICK SPECS

Body Material

CI4+

Maintenance Port

Yes

Bearings

9+1

Family Type

Spinning

Models

4000

Waterproof Drag

Yes

Handle

Single machined aluminium handle


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