Shimano Saragosa SW Spinning Reels
$269.99 - $409.99
The Shimano Saragosa SW Spinning reels are saltwater reels made to be durable with new "Cam" oscillation system. These reels are water resistant and provide a comfortable drag. These reels are dedicated to the Blue Water angler, and are perfect to tackle the toughest species and conditions with elegance and power. These reels offer up to 44 pounds of drag to stop even the meanest offshore fish.
- X-Ship: For efficient gear engagement, extended gear longevity, and increased castability
- X-Tough Drag: Cross carbon, waterproof, twin drag all models
- Water resistant with X-Shield and X-Protect, with body gasket seal, anti-rev bearing cover
- Paladin Gear durability enhancement and Propulsion line management system
- S A-RB Shielded ball bearings and graphite Rotor
- Aluminum frame, cold forged aluminum spool, and machined aluminum handle shank
- Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse and power roller III line roller
- Direct drive mechanism, and dyna balance
- Fluidrive II
- Waterproof drag
- Dartainium II drag washers
- Ergonomic handle grips
- Septon handle grips
- Approved for saltwater use
5 Stars based on 60 reviews
GALES FERRY, CT
Great reel for the price!
January 5, 2017
I have a 6000 paired up with a 10' rod for the surf that I have been using for the past 4 seasons. This reel has been dunked numerous times while deep wading and still shows no water intrusion. The line lay is perfect, drag is smooth and I have had no issues controlling stripers up to 45lbs with it. I fish a lot of boulder fields where getting control of big fish quickly is crucial and the Saragosa 6000 has no problems putting the brakes on them. I highly recommend this reel!
By Leon prince
High point nc
November 10, 2016
I shark fish on the regular . It winches in a big black tip with no effort . Love it ! I fished it summer and fall before my review
ProsBang for buck
By Leon prince
High point NC
November 10, 2016
Don't under estimate the reel for the price . Zero disappointments . It will do anything the rod you match it with is capable of doing . I've used it summer and fall before making my review
ProsIt's a shimano
Great offshore reel
July 30, 2016
I have the Saragosa in the 6000 and 8000. They are great for pitching at dolphin and cobia and also are a superb reel for jigging up snapper and grouper. Smooth drag and solid construction make this reel feel like it will last a long time. I couldn't be happier.
ProsSmooth Drag, lightweight, solid
July 17, 2016
I have used the 25000 and the 10000 both great reels, it seems it was a mistake from Shimano making such a strong reel with this price.
Best reel I've ever owned
July 7, 2016
Smoothest most durable reel I've ever owned for harsh saltwater conditions.
ProsSmooth durable great drag
June 6, 2016
This reel has awesome line capacity. Loaded with braid and havent found much that will over power it. Great feel, smooth drag reacts like a reel costing much more.
Prosline capacity,smooth drag,great value for the money
Great reel at good price point
May 18, 2016
I am out here in Montana and I wanted some heavy duty gear to go paddlefishing. Tackle direct recommended this one and it couldn't have performed better. I was fishing in the Missouri River. Our group caught 7 fish with this reel, biggest 90 lbs. The drag was great and could stop any fish we hooked. The retrieval rate was also excellent and really helped cover water fast.
ProsRetrieval rate, smooth drag
Haw River, NC
Power with a lock down drag!!
February 11, 2016
Used this reel late summer and early fall to catch big bull reds. It has enough drag to stop a big bull red before he even gets started making his run. It has the power to turn his head and winch him to the boat.
ProsStrong and powerful
ConsA bit heavy
January 13, 2016
Small and strong reel i got the 20000 for tuna fishing but it was over kill for redsnaper and jacks i got lot more fun pulling red snaper and jacks with this combined with my shimano tipej rod it is perfect
ProsVery good price for salt water sealed reel
ConsIts scratches very easy just like my shimano talica
East Lyme, CT
December 25, 2015
A good heavier reel for the salt...great for those hefty bluefish and bigger stripers..love this reel.
Massapequa Park, New York
November 7, 2015
This has been my go to reel this season and it been very good to me. I have taken a good number of keeper sized Stripers including one to 48" and it has performed great. It is very similar to the Spheros I have and the only differences I can tell from using is the Saragosa is a little smoother and faster.
ProsDrag Line mgt Durability (have gotten it wet quite a few times w/o issue)
ConsA little lighter would be nice
powerfull and smooth
October 13, 2015
It feels solid, casts excellent, has great drag. Versatile reel, Strong smooth drag. I have used it for jigging, trolling, live bait, and bottom fishing. With all the species I have gone after with this reel a solid performing reel is important. Handles Gags, sails, Dolphin and Kings well.
Pros- Very Strong - Very smooth drag - Can handle any species. - perfectly sealed
Cons- price can be a but high for average angler.
Isa Town, Central Governorate
Best Reel Owned
August 30, 2015
I started fishing using China reels back then and then shifted to Okuma then Penn and now im using Shimano which is the best and with no chance of comparison This reel is tough and smooth> Plus it is water resistant.
ProsSmooth Tough Quality Light Weight
awesome for the price!!
August 20, 2015
I have recently switched 90% of my reels to all saragosa sw with the exception of a stradic fj and a saragosa 4000f. the reels are smooth, durable, pretty lightweight and can take a beating. I've got the 5000, and a couple of 6000. will be adding a 10k and 20k for heavy jigging soon.
Prosgreat value smooth durable
new york, NY
August 14, 2015
Prett y cool reel it has manual bail. well balanced reel for the price
new york, NY
August 12, 2015
Nice reel for the money it is manual bail which I loved it.. very reliable. Not as smooth as my bait runner
, Paducah Kentucky
August 6, 2015
Best reel i have owned in a long time. Own 4 currently, looking to double that!
July 25, 2015
Very smooth casting and retrieving. Holds a ton of line. I got 500 yds of 65 lb powerpro on no problem
Cabo San Lucas
July 19, 2015
I landed a 150lb Stripper Marlin today. Reel was flawless.
apollo Beach, FL
July 2, 2015
I have bought a bunch of spinning reels in the 150 dollar range and I have to replace them every year. I bought this reel and it is built to last. Super smooth, Super tight tolerances. Love it.
ProsGood line Retrieve Rate
ConsDrag could be a little stronger.
June 25, 2015
This reel as previously mentioned lives up to the Shimano aspect in every sense; well under a 1000 and even under 500 - The drag system takes a beating and keeps on giving. The rigidness of construction gives you the confidence to put all the power needed to bring in the most demanding species without flex in handle or frame. With every little attention to detail; maintenance is simple - sealed construction means less time spent lubricating and internal cleaning due to ambient conditions and saltwater. Using high strength, small diameter Japanese line, I do wish the line capacity was a little bit more. Those feisty yellow fin in the 100lb class will pull a lot of line on the initial run. Have had my reel stripped to 7/8 on several occasions
Prosconstruction, drag, looks, performance
By Jesse Peeler
Sierpe, Costa Rica
June 13, 2015
I have used this reel and the SRG5000 for over a yearl and both have held up well. The drag system is the best I have ever used and I have had no problems. Be aware the bail is manual, Shimano doesn't tell you that in any literature but if that's no concern, this is a reel you should consider.
May 29, 2015
I use 100lbs test line on this reel it works great . I have been catching yellow fin tuna between 80 to 160lbs . off a drillship in the Gulf Mexico
May 18, 2015
Powerful reel it is abused and is like the day I bought it. Very smooth and I have not had any issues.
22 Questions & 22 Answers
from Narragansett, RI asked:
January 6, 2017
I have 2 questions: 1. I have a Saragosa 10000SW that I want to match to a Terez rod for jigging large striped bass, school tuna, etc. Which model Terez would you recommend? 2. I have a Terez model TZS72MBLK that I want to use to throw plastic baits, stickbaits, topwater plugs, etc. to large striped bass, large bluefish, etc. Which model Saragosa would you recommend? Thanks!
To answer your first question, the Shimano TZS69MHBLK Terez Spinning Rod Black will be the best fit for the Saragosa 10000. The Saragosa 6000 would fit well casting plugs with 30 lb braid for large striped bass and blues on the surface.
on January 7, 2017
from massachusetts asked:
January 1, 2017
Is the Shimano Saragosa 8000 similar in size to the Spheros 8000? Im looking to put that reel on the 11ft TFO GIS Surf Rod. Tried out the Spheros and it felt like a nice combo.
The Saragosa is a bit lighter and can fit about 30 yards more of 30 lb braid.
on January 3, 2017
from Rhode Island asked:
December 24, 2016
Would the 5000/6000 be good fit on an 8ft med mojo surf?
The 5000/6000 Shimano Saragosa SW Spinning Reels are a bit too heavy for the rod of your choosing.
on December 24, 2016
from CT asked:
December 21, 2016
Would the 8k Saragosa balance well with my 10ft surf rod? or would the 6k suit it better.
I would recommend the 6000 Saragosa because of the wight and dimensions of the reel would be suitable for a 10ft surf rod.
on December 22, 2016
from Fort Myers, Florida asked:
November 15, 2016
I am debating between the 8000 and the 6000 Saragosa to put on a 8 foot 20-40 pound rod to throw spoolteks and jigs from bridges for big snook. Which reel would better suit my situation.
The Saragosa 8000 will be a better fit for a 20-40 lb rod fishing for snook off bridges.
on November 16, 2016
from San Antonio, TX asked:
November 5, 2015
I have a new 8ft St Croix legend surf I got from TD not long ago. I've used it with one of my Stradic 4000 and it does ok, but I was wondering if a saragosa sw5000 would work better. Throwing lures in surf and from jettie. Would you recommend a bigger real like the Saragosa 5000 or stick with Stradivarius 4000? Thank you,
I would probably just stick with what you have. The 5000 Saragosa may be just a little bit big for that rod. If you were using the 9ft version of that rod I would go with the Saragosa, but you are fine with what you have now.
on November 6, 2015
from Massachusetts asked:
August 23, 2015
Hi, I was wondering which Saragosa would go nicely with a century ss 1328 spinning rod. A 6000, 8000, or 10000 for the cape code canal. Thanks!
I would recommend the 10000 size Saragosa with 50lb braid spooled on it. Alternately, the Shimano Stella 14000 would be the perfect reel for the canal if you wanted to do that instead.
on August 26, 2015
from trinidad asked:
August 10, 2015
i do mostly bottom fishing with heavy we weights..16oz for the mot would you recommend using one of these reels to use
Hello Damian. Based on the information you provided you would need AT LEAST a 10000 series reel or higher. Which from that point would be based on what exact fish species and weight class you would be targeting.
on August 14, 2015
from Naples FL asked:
May 10, 2015
Looking for all round reel and rod for off shore reef,tower and bottom fishing. Fishing for Grouper,Cobia,Snapper,AJ and some tarpon.Looking at the TZS72MH rod what reel to look at sw6000 or 8000. Open to a different rod if needed. I have a heavy rode and reel this would be my #2 and a my first spinning for off shore.
Greg, I would recommend the 8000 Saragosa because of the line capacity for bottom fishing.
on May 11, 2015
from Brooklyn, New York asked:
April 22, 2015
Hi, I am considering getting either the 8k or 10k Saragosa but I was wondering if you could please weigh the 8 and 10k size for me as I keep seeing different weights for them in other sites. The exact weight is important for me as I want to pair it up comfortably with a 12' Tiralejo. Thank you.
Julio, The 8000 Saragosa weights in at 1 pound 8 ounces, and the 10000 weights in a 1 pound 8.8 ounces.
on April 23, 2015
from Cape San Blas, FL asked:
March 18, 2015
I'm looking to get a Saragosa 6000, put 50 lb. braid on it. Fish for grouper, snapper, large flounder, Cobia. Gulf of Mexico, off Cape San Blas, mostly 30-60 feet deep, off bottom, jigging, free line, and some trolling. Will the 7'2" Tallus Medium work well for an all around set up?
That would be an excellent set up, for the fish you are trying to target, and the reel will be more than capable of holding enough line and providing enough power for you various uses.
on March 19, 2015
from Newark, Delaware asked:
March 7, 2015
What happened to the 14K size saragosa? Did Shimano discontinue that size of reel?
That size has been discontinued with the release of the new SW series of Saragossa. The new equivalent would be the Saragossa 20000.
on March 12, 2015
from south Carolina asked:
January 2, 2015
Can I apply power pro 50# braid directly to my saragosa 5000 reel? Or do I need to put some mono on first as a backer?
We suggest either electrical tape on the spool or some mono backing. If tape, just enough to cover the spindle. If mono, 10 turns of the handle should do it.
on January 5, 2015
from Hamilton, NJ asked:
November 20, 2014
Are the 5000 and the 6000 the same body? Thanks
Yes, the bodies for the 5000 and 6000 Saragosa are the same and the spools are interchangeable.
on November 21, 2014
from Lanzarote asked:
November 8, 2014
Hi I live and fish in Lanzarote part of the Canaries Islands targeting Bonito, bluefish and Dorado up to 30lb though I've yet to catch one that big I have been using a Shimano Stradic 5000fj nearly every day exclusively with lures for the past 7 months so it's constantly being cast out and reeled in it rarely gets salt water in it I now have to replace a few worn parts which considering the amount of use it has gone through I think quite acceptable I'm thinking of getting the Saragosa 5000SW would this be a better reel than the stradic
While the stratic is a great reel, the technology Shimano has put into the saragosa is superior. Give one of our product specialists a call and we will be more than happy to get you all set up!
on November 9, 2014
from tampa, fl asked:
October 11, 2014
for the SRG20000SW , which rod (OTI tuna sniper, TEREZ ) is the best match for popping, and can i go with that match for 80-100 lb tuna? tx
The OTI gives you a lot more backbone for fighting but is a stiffer rod. Either rod will work well for Tuna in the range you stated.
on October 13, 2014
from tampa, fl asked:
October 11, 2014
what is the best rod for the SRG20000 SW ?
That depends on what you are fishing for and how. If you are jigging Tuna, a 350 gram jigging rod would be great. If you are popping for Tuna, either a Black Hole popping or OTI Tuna Sniper in the 7-8" range is great. If you are going for Sharks and Tarpon, the popping rods would be great.
on October 13, 2014
from West Chester, PA asked:
October 1, 2014
I bought a 9 ft 6 in Century Slingshot and need to pair up a light weight reel. I have a Saragosa 6000 from 2012 and it weighs 220z. I cast it a few times with century and the balance seems off. I love the reel and was wondering if the new 160z Saragosa 5000 is a good choice and will be noticably lighter. Was considering a 14 oz Quantum Cabo 50 but heard the Saragosa is better if it gets wet from saltwater. Can't afford a Van Staal this year...any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thx. John
The Saragosa 5000 would balance out the Century better than the 6000. The Cabo 50 is a great reel and would balance even better. If you do not regularly soak the reel in the surf, you will be fine with the Quantum. I have been using one for 6 years as my bait reel and it is holding up beautifully.
on October 2, 2014
from South Africa asked:
May 28, 2014
Which of these Saragosa reels would you use for shore casting say 6 oz sinkers for fish say up to 30 Kg's using 33 lbs braid with backing?
Either the 8000 or 10000,
on May 28, 2014
from Virginia asked:
March 12, 2014
What is a good rod to matchup with the Saragosa 10000 for jigging?
I would recommend taking a look at the Shimano Tallus Blue Water Spinning rods or the Shimano Terez would both make a good choice for jigging.
on March 16, 2014
from Frankfort, ME asked:
October 22, 2013
The Shimano website has been updated. It now lists the Saragosa SW 5000 as weighing 16.0 oz.. A tester on Stripers on Line has posted that the Saragosa 5000SW that he field tested weighed 15.1 oz with line. Would you please weigh a Saragosa SW 5000 and 6000 and let me know what they weigh out of the box? I am very interested in picking one up for my wife. Thanks, Greg
weighed out of the box, no line, the Shimano Saragosa SW 5000 is 16.0 oz.
on October 22, 2013
from Cape cod asked:
September 29, 2013
Can the new Saragossa sw 10000 stand up to a 65 inch bluefin up at cape cod. Not to worried about Lin capacity only worried about drag and gears had trouble with last models.
Yes this reel has been built to have the drag and durability for big bluefin
on September 30, 2013
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