Shimano SR2500FG Spirex FG Spinning Reel
|PowerPro Line Capacity|
|Front Drag||32 in.||6/200|
|15.0 lb.||5||0||6.2:1||10.6 oz.||$59.99 USD|
The Spirex FG features Quick Fire II for easy, one-handed casts and A-RB bearings for smooth-as-silk retrieves.
- Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, Power Roller III, S-Arm Cam
- QuickFire II One-Handed Casting System
- Varispeed Oscillation
- 6 Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
- Lightweight Graphite Frame, Sideplate & Rotor
- Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
- S-Concept: S-Guard, S-Arm Cam
- Ported Handle Shank
- Rubber Handle Grips
- Fluidrive II
- Repairable Clicker
By William Hairston
Shimano 2500 RG
April 29, 2017
Great reel! I own a couple and they are my go to reels.
ProsEasy cast, love the rear drag
Smoooooth silky cast.
November 23, 2016
Very smooth casting.line peels off nicely and silky smooth line retrieve.
one of the best reels
March 11, 2016
i been using this for freshwater, caught snakeheads to barramundi`s, it has a great drag and its smooth as well. bag for the buck. almost as good as reels priced more than this.
Great Trout Reel
October 26, 2015
This is the best trout reel I've ever used. It's smooth, reliable, and built like more expensive reels. I use mine mostly for trout in rivers. The biggest I've caught so far was a 5 1/2 pound brown. This reel is bigger than most people use for trout, but I like that. The fighting drag is great. It lets me keep the drag a little on the loose side so teh fish doesn't jerk my rod around a lot, but I can quickly and dependably tighten the drag if I need to stop a run before the fish wraps around something. I like the rear drag a lot better than front drag. I can adjust it in mid-fight if needed without risking touching the line. I use 8 pound Magnathin line on mine. I like it so much I bought an extra so I won't have to cry too much when I wear this one out, which looks like it won't be any time soon.
ProsFighting drag is great. Bearings very smooth
ConsQuickfire lever and bail arm wore to the point of occasional malfunction after 4 years of heavy use, but those parts are about $4 total here: http://www.ereplacementparts.com/shimano-sr4000rg-spirex-spinning-reel-parts-c-200301_200302_200422.html
Great Pin Fish Reel
November 3, 2013
I needed a small light weight reel for bait fishing in the grass flats. This reel hits the mark. the single hand casting feature is great. I paired this reel with a shimano convergence rod. I really enjoy the light weight of the combination. i would recommend this bait fishing combo. Thanks Tackle Direct for the great pricing.
ProsLight Weight, Single Handed Operation, Very smooth reel.
ConsNone so far.
By Manoel Krastev
Falls Church, VA
September 14, 2012
It works perfectly and I would say that it covers the written specifications. This is a reel I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend!
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from LA asked:
December 20, 2016
Made in which country, is it Japan or Malaysia or china ?
The Shimano SR2500FG Spirex FG Spinning Reel is made in Malaysia.
on December 20, 2016
from New Iberia, Louisiana asked:
June 17, 2014
Is this reel "ok" for salt water? Can it handle a 20 pound red fish?
It is "OK" for saltwater as long as you rinse it very well after each use. A #20 redfish would put that reel to the test. We would suggest going with a 3500 or 4000 sized reel such as the Penn Battle, Shimano Sahara, or Quantum Blu 30.
on June 17, 2014