Shimano SRG20000SW Saragosa SW Spinning Reel
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 67 reviews
By Phil C
Brooklyn, New York
September 3, 2017
Saragosa SRG6000SW Fabulous Reel
I have this reel paired up with my Tsunami TSAWEBC-701MHJ Airwaves Elite Braid Casting Rod. Awesome match up. I use this combo for both inshore and offshore fishing, primarily for strippers and cocktail blues. It performs very well, it's sealed, light weight, extremely smooth drag, I've had no issues with this reel since I got it. I'm sure that I can probably use this reel with one of surf fishing rod and it will still handle extremely well. Can't say I surprised at all! I have two other Shimano reels Shimano's ULCI45500XSB Ultegra CI4 Plus XSB Surf Spinning Reel. I'd highly recommend any of the Saragosa spinning reels.
ProsLight weight, handles extremely well, sealed, smooth drag
ConsNone, I can fish this reel all day!
July 31, 2017
I have this reel paired with a St. Croix VIS80HF Avid Inshore and love the combo. It is super lightweight combo that can catch big fish, but its light enough for me to throw lures all day. I have been historically a Penn guy so I was not used to the manual bail, but after using it a few times and not getting broke off from the bail slamming shut I fell in love. Super smooth drag.
ProsSuper smooth drag light weight Manual bail
By An Ren
July 14, 2017
Like all Shimano reels, this reel is compatible with a 10,000 size spool which eats a ton of line, when spooled up with 40lbs slick 8 power pro, its more than enough to get long casts and adequate line capacity when fishing for smaller tunas, without having to worry about getting emptied. Super stiff body and super smooth. great backup to a Stella or Twin Power.
Prosinterchangable with a 10,000 size spool, solid and stiff body
May 15, 2017
Great Reel, Great Cost, Grest Service
Got the reel in two days with free shipping! Got the reel for striper fishing. Work great with my St. Croix AVID MH Inshore rod.
April 16, 2017
Great offshore reel. Sealed, smooth gears, Matched with Trevala TVS=58XXH jig rod. Great combination. Performed exceptionally well with red snapper, cobia and amber jacks. You will not regret having this in your setup.
February 12, 2017
Very smooth feeling reel will be used for YFTs.
By Doug Klim
Cape Cod, MA
January 24, 2017
Great reel for Striper
Been using the Saragosa SW5000 for 3 years now and it's never failed. Great response and perfect for Striped Bass.
ProsLight Weight Reliable
GALES FERRY, CT
January 5, 2017
Great reel for the price!
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
July 30, 2016
Great offshore reel
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.
July 7, 2016
Best reel I've ever owned
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
May 18, 2016
Great reel at good price point
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
February 11, 2016
Power with a lock down drag!!
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
October 13, 2015
powerfull and smooth
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
August 30, 2015
Best Reel Owned
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
August 20, 2015
awesome for the price!!
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.
Lake worth, FL
May 3, 2015
this reel is one of my favorite spinning reels has tons of drag and great quality besides no line capacity
san diego, CA
April 27, 2015
BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK
PURCHASED FOR TUNA POPPING. GOOD SIZE DRAG FOR SUCH A LIGHT REEL.
ProsCOST AND PERFORMANCE
Lake worth florida
April 22, 2015
Great line cap
Very fast and strong reel I think everyone should have one in their garage
April 10, 2015
This reel is great and is considerably more than I anticipated. With the statistics at its side, it has a lot of high end value for a reel being under 1000 dollars much less being under 500 dollars. You get a high amount of drag with an extremely high amount of line capacity for a spinning reel.
ProsGreat reel for the price. It's made of true quality materials and you can tell you are using a high end reel when fishing with it.
ConsBulky, can get heavy if you intend to cast with it a lot.
March 23, 2015
Gets the job done
This reel gets the job done. Lightweight and silky smoothe on cast and retrieve. Enough drag power to fight just about any fish.
ProsLightweight Ample Drag Smoothe Sexy
ConsNot a Stella
new york, NY
March 4, 2015
Awesome quality. . Smooth drag just like shimano smooth.. this is great surf reel under$ 300
January 28, 2015
Awesome for under 300
One of the best vertical jigging reels for the price.Awesome max drag
Rishon Le Zion, Israel
January 23, 2015
Best spinning reel for this price
Best spinning reel for this price
Prosvalue for price
January 17, 2015
Just got mine in, and it feels like a solid reel! the 20k sure is a big reel though! It will be great when targeting serious BIG fish, but for anything else, I would probably recommend the 10k. I will get the 10k after this, and than I'm set ") Would feel confident targeting big tuna, marlin or big GT with this. Might be a bit heavy for all day popper fishing.
Prossolid reel strong drag water sealed
Consbit heavy, but it's 20k...so, if you want something lighter...go with a 10k
By Jesse Peeler
January 17, 2015
I opened the box, took out the reel, opened the bail, turned the handle and the bail would not close automatically. As an owner of a charter fishing business for over 20 years, I have probably purchased over a hundred new reels and this is the first time one didn't work when it came out of the box. Not very impressive. However, if I'm willing to prepay shipping and pay Shimano $25, their warranty will take care of repairs. Seems to me like a $270 reel ought to work when new.
Merchant Response:The reel works fine. They are manual bails, they aren't supposed to flip over automatically.
January 10, 2015
Nice reel nice price. Casts far I am using this reel for cut bait dunking. Smooth feeling very dependable reel. Little heavy for my taste.
ConsVery heavy and don't care for cam oscillation system. Prefer the aero wrap
January 4, 2015
Beautiful Solid Reel
Bought this Saragosa 6000sw last year and just want to say I've caught stripers, blues, tog, and one each of an albie and bonito, all from shore. The reel is awesome, casts beautifully and long, I use 30 lb braid, and there is no wobble at all in this reel.
Wilton Manors, FL
December 31, 2014
Sickest reel. My friends have FJ's and are totally jealous of this beast.
November 19, 2014
A hefty reel that is extra smooth with a sturdy drag. Filled with 300yds of Suffix 382 braid. The drag adjustment is fine and when you crank down the pull is even without any catching. Looking forward to landing something sizeable with this reel.
By Andy Sharp
St. Augustine, FL
September 28, 2014
I have been a long time Shimano reel user and TackleDirect customer. This reel is a top performer, just like all of my other Shimano reels.And TackleDirect is a top performer when it comes to buying fishing gear. All of my purchases have been easy, on time and I have always gotten the quality I expect. Shimano and TackleDirect make great partners.
Long Beach, CA
September 17, 2014
Shimano Saragosa 5000SW
I'm very happy with this reel. I like to use it for fishing plastics or even jerk baits in the ocean. This reel also works great for throwing spoon lures in the ocean. I put 300 yards a 30 pound braid with a 25 pound fluorocarbon leader. Not a big fan of coffee grinders but they are useful in some applications especially spoons.
August 21, 2014
These new Saragosas are nothing but total power houses! They are built like tanks, excellent drag and sealed. They look great and perform just the same. I own a 25000 size and a 6000 size and will be buying more for my saltwater setups.
ProsQuality, smooth drag, plenty of power. They are also sexy reels!
July 6, 2014
Saragosa 1000 for Tarpon
I have used the Saragosa 1000 on Tarpon this season. It has preformed smoothly and has held up for the entire season. I use 50# braid with the drag screwed pretty tight. I previously used the previous model which worked fine but the new model seems more comfortable and a bit lighter. I also believe the drag is smoother. Tarpon in this area run mostly 80# to 110 #.
ProsLight, good quality, double drag.
June 18, 2014
great reel for the money
Reel is heavier and bulkier than the 1800 but the drag is smooth and I am looking forward to the first BFT on it this season
May 21, 2014
So far so good 10000SW
I have been very impressed with this reel so far this season at the CC Canal, casts far, good drag, and very smooth
April 25, 2014
This reel is great for offshore standup fishing. I would recommend it to a lot of people.
April 12, 2014
What a quality reel should be!
This is my first large-size spinning reel. I have a couple of the smaller Shimano Ci4+'s on trout rods for light inshore setups, and I love how they perform. I'm tired of less-expensive reels failing on me. I will be putting this reel to use hopefully on some tarpon, king mackerel, and whatever else wants to participate!
Virginia Bch, VA
April 2, 2014
shes a looker.
looks even better out on the pier. I bought this for my 9 year olds pier setup. easy to use and handles fish well. I've always been a shimano fan. I have an older 8000 saragosa that's been outstanding for my 10" surf rod reel. I almost want to change it out to the new SW but there's no point. saragosa's are a great reel. the only word of caution I have is that the bail is manual. I prefer it that way.
March 23, 2014
Nothing even close in this price range.
signature shimano smooth. Powerful gears. Perfect line lay translate to longer casting and less line trouble. Sealed drag and body so it's highly water resistant if not totally water proof. Shimano really hit it out of the park with this one. 5000 & 6000 size is 16 oz, not 20 plus oz.
ProsSmooth and powerful gear. Perfect line lay. Sealed drag and body.
March 22, 2014
A very reliable reel at a great price. I use it for jigging and am very satisfied. Bravo Shimano!
ProsLooks great, price, casting, solid frame, waterproof, reliable.
ConsDrag. It could be better.
March 21, 2014
Nothing even closed at this price level.
Signature Shimano smooth. Perfect line lay. Sealed body and Drag so it's highly water resistant, what more can you ask for a $250 reel. 5000 & 6000 size are about 16oz , not 20+ oz.
ProsSmooth, Powerful, Perfect line lay. Sealed body, Sealed drag. Light Weight.
ConsDrag knob tighten up by itself once you lowered the drag to certain minimum level. But that's no issue since this is not a freshwater finesse reel.
By harry creamer
March 7, 2014
love to try the srg6000sw
shimano is a great reel ,I have a 8000oc and love it
New Matamoras, OH
March 5, 2014
For the money the best reel out there I have had a chance to use.
ConsMax drag should be near 50
Long Island, NY
February 1, 2014
Shimano Saragosa SW
Only been able to put this reel through 1 month of heavy abuse so far but this reel has caught more big striped bass than I can count without the slightest flaw. Strong drag, big comfortable handle and almost entirely sealed so I'm sure it will hold up to the saltwater better than any other Shimano reel I've previously owned.
ProsSealed Big comfortable handle
, TUNISIA BIZERTA
January 12, 2014
Awesome Reel Design And So Strong To Fish GT And Tuna
Awesome Reel Design And So Strong To Fish GT And Tuna
By Brendan M.
January 8, 2014
Thank you Shimano!
Finally! A waterproof reel that can be used in the surf and has alot of the bells and whistles that the higher priced models boast and won't break the bank. Shimano really thought this one out. I tested out it's claim to be waterproof by submerging the reel in a 5 gallon bucket of water overnight and when I took it apart the next morning to check for water intrusion, the internals were completely dry! It really is waterproof. I would not recommend going swimming in the surf with this bad boy for extended periods but dunking it here and there shouldn't be a problem. That's what Van Stalls and Zeebass are for anyway. The line lay on this reel is perfect as well. I spooled my 6000 up with 30lb Suffix and was able to get 275 yds on it without overfilling. That is more than enough line for surf fishing here in the northeast. The reel is light for it's size, weighing only 16.4 ounces and it matches up beautifully with surf rods ranging from 9' to 10'6''. Casts well too! I don't think there is any other reel on the market right now that can match the Saragosa SW's features and at this price point.
St. Petersburg, FL
January 7, 2014
Worth the coin
Matched this with a shimano waxwing 8' heavy, and have to say I absolutely love it. Smooth with incredible drag strength. frame is solid and with the entire reel sealed I don't have to worry about saltwater spray. I completely overpowered 40-50 lb black drum with this combo. Can't wait to try it on Tarpon in the Spring in Tampa Bay. I have a Diawa Saltist, and Penn Spinfisher V as well and have to say this is now my go to reel for big inshore species and pelagics offshore.
Hobe sound, FL
December 8, 2013
Real step up from Saragosa F
All the latest from shimano in this new version. Looks and feels great. Has most of the same specs line, drag, .... as "f" model. It does weigh more, but has a stronger, beefier, more balanced feel. Have not fished yet, can't weight.
ProsAll the best/latest from shimano in a new package Great "new" looks
ConsPrice increase from f model, (but you have to pay for all the added features) Weight increase over f model
December 7, 2013
Fish slaying murder weapon
Love the improvements of the new gosa! Hated the old ones but this seems like a quality reel for a bargain.
By Kevin Jones
November 1, 2013
new 2013 Saragosa SW
Great reel out of the box and onto the boat. Lightweight, manual bail, and great looks makes this one for the books for Shimano I plan on purchasing the 8000sw for work fishing Jersey Bass, the water resistant feature is idea for the surf. Big features that has the Stella at number one has been incorporated into the SW..
ProsEverything! Price is on the mark.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Key Biscayne FL asked:
June 2, 2016
Hi , what rod will you recommend to use with the Saragosa 20000 for jigging . The trevalla TV66MH or H wil be ok ?
The trevalla TV66H will fit that reel better.
on June 7, 2016
from Ottawa, Canada asked:
December 12, 2014
I have a SRG20000SW with OTI OceanXtreme Popping Rod 7'6", 60-80lb. What test braid (Power Pro) should I spool on? Is 65lbs braid as strong as 65lbs mono, just thinner diameter? Targeting medium YFT, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Queenfish, medium GT. Should I spool 100% with Braid (+/-500yds), or spool 100yds mono backing underneath? Thx
The 65 lbs power pro will have the same breaking strength of the same lbs mono, we would recommend filling it straight out with braid, or back it with a little mono and filling it with 500 yards of 65lbs braid.
on December 16, 2014
from so. california asked:
September 1, 2014
How much 65 lb spectra can I put on the 10000 if I want a 100 yd topshot of 25 lb mono? Would the 20000 be a better choice? It would be for So Cal tuna fishing.
First, go with the 20000. You will be glad you did due to the line capacity and drag. You should get between 325-375 yards of 65 Spectra and the 100 yards of 25# topshot. The 10000 just won't give you the line capacity you will need.
on September 2, 2014