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Shimano SRG5000SW Saragosa SW Spinning Reel
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225+1$269.99 USD
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
4.5 Stars based on 9 reviews
By Don
East Lyme, CT
Excellent reel
December 25, 2015
A good heavier reel for the salt...great for those hefty bluefish and bigger this reel.
By Jimmy
Massapequa Park, New York
Great reel
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
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
great reel
May 3, 2015
this reel is one of my favorite spinning reels has tons of drag and great quality besides no line capacity
By Jesse Peeler
Costa Rica
Bad bail
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.
By Blaine
Wilton Manors, FL
sick reel
December 31, 2014
Sickest reel. My friends have FJ's and are totally jealous of this beast.
By Loren
Long Beach, CA
Shimano Saragosa 5000SW
September 17, 2014
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.
By aaron
Virginia Bch, VA
shes a looker.
April 2, 2014
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.
By Chris
Long Island, NY
Shimano Saragosa SW
February 1, 2014
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
By Kevin Jones
Ewing Nj
new 2013 Saragosa SW
November 1, 2013
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.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from israel asked:
February 12, 2015
What is the main difference between this and the spheros. what makes this 2 Oz lighter?
Alon, the main difference between the Spheros and the Saragaosa that makes the Saragosa lighter is the metal that is milled out on the bottom of the Saragosa's spool.
on February 12, 2015

from israel asked:
February 12, 2015
What is the main difference between this and the spheros. what makes this 2 Oz lighter?
Alon, The Saragosa Has material milled out, on the bottom of the spool, where the Spheros does not.
on February 17, 2015

from ireland asked:
January 16, 2015
can you tell me the difference between the saragosa sw and the srg model?
"SRG" is just Shimano's model code for the Saragosa. Therefore, all Saragosa SW are identified as SRGXXXXSW
Customer Service
on January 19, 2015

from NY asked:
December 21, 2013
Would a medium heavy fast action 9' balance ok with the 5000? looking to throw 1 to 3 ozs
Yes, that combination would work great for throwing 1 to 3 oz lures+
Customer Service
on December 21, 2013

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