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Fin-Nor Santiago Reels

Fin-Nor Santiago Reels

Fin-Nor's finest big game model ever: two speed reel with a one-piece fully machined aluminum frame supporting an aluminum spool.

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In. / Turn
(100% of Spool)
WeightStrike w/free spoolMax
770/501600/80L: 1.75:1
H: 3.79:1
L: 18.9
H: 40.9
4.59 lbs45 lbs70 lbs$619.95 USD
730/501100/100L: 1.75:1
H: 3.17:1
L: 21.0
H: 38.0
5.19 lbs50 lbs80 lbs$659.95 USD
From Fin-Norís pioneering days, the sport of big game fishing has been evolving and has become even more advanced in recent years, making the need for quality tackle more critical. And quality tackle is a perfect description for the Santiago, Fin-Nor's finest big game reel ever. The Santiago features the brute strength of a one-piece, fully machined aluminum frame supporting an aluminum spool. Its two speed, push-button and dial release shift system is supported by four ultra-smooth, ultra strong, ceramic-hybrid ball bearings. And, Santiago is finished in Fin-Nor's classic gold anodized corrosion-resistant finish.
Santiago Features:
  • One-Piece Aluminum Frame, Forged Aluminum Spool, 4 Ceramic/Hybrid Ball Bearings
    Santiago is perfectly designed and sized for the special needs of today's big game angler. A solid one-piece, fully-machined aluminum frame and one-piece aluminum spool is supported with a machined, stainless steel center-shaft turning on four ultra-smooth and ultra-strong ceramic/stainless hybrid ball bearings.
  • Push-Button / Dial-Release Two-Speed Shift System
    Santiago reels feature two speeds for quick line pick-up and power on demand. An easy-to-use button pushes in for a powerful low-gear, and easily twists out for high-speed retrieves.
  • Santiago Drag System
    Revolutionary in its design, Santiago's drag system is big enough, strong enough and smooth enough to fish IGFA-rated mono lines or the heaviest of braided lines. The water-resistant, multi-layer drag system features a durable, over-sized machined Titanium drag plate working in conjunction with additional carbon fiber drag plates to create incredibly smooth, long-lasting drag performance specifically designed to handle strong, long-fighting fish. The Santiago's ''Free'' setting provides completely friction-less spooling with powerful drag at ''Strike'', and extra power at ''Full''.
  • Ergonomic Handle Knob
    A newly designed, ergonomic handle knob makes Santiago reels comfortable for the angler to fish, and allows you to stay on a fish with greater comfort and control.
  • Classic Fin-Nor Gold-Anodized Corrosion Resistant Finish
    Distinctive Fin-Nor classic gold anodizing protects Santiago against all of the elements of the ocean and the big game fishing environment.
4.5 Stars based on 24 reviews
By Joey
Baton Rouge, LA
March 12, 2018
Best reel on the market
With outstanding drag and incredible smoothness, the Fin Nor Santiago series is on par with the Tiagra series and far better than Penn. Best reel on the market for your buck.
By Kenneth caryer
Pasco County, FL
November 24, 2017
Santiago SA50
THis reel has better fit and finish then a Penn International. It is built like a tank. So what if it is heavy. It stays on the bent butt for trolling.
ProsHuge drag power. Superior fit and finish.
ConsHeavy. Old school heavy.
By Patrick
Miami, Florida
November 15, 2017
FN SA 50
Awesome reel using for high speed Wahoo fishing and works great! Smaller size with enough drag to handle the pressure!
ProsGreat drag, Great price, & hold tremendous amount of Braid, like the handle.
ConsA little heavier than competitive models
By The General
Forked River, NJ
November 12, 2017
Nice reels
Two for one price can‚€™t be beat. Built solid. A bit on the heavy side. Two speeds is a nice luxury to have.
By Lee Paulison
Middlesex, NJ
November 12, 2017
Very nice and seemingly well made reel. Heavy is about the only complaint that I have. I have not used the reel since it is winter here.
By Tim
Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 9, 2017
Exactly as described
We got the reels and love them so far. Super smooth comfortable handle and compact enough to make it easy to handle.
ProsCompact, comfortable handle.
ConsA little heavier than I'd like.
By James
Slidell, LA
September 2, 2017
Great Reel
A little heavy, but built like a tank.
By thomas walsh
brick Nj
August 8, 2017
Fin-Nor SA30W Santiago Reel
Great reel I like it more than my Penn reels
Charleston SC
July 27, 2017
Fin-Nor Santiago SA30W
Outstanding drag
By Jackson
Beaufort, SC
July 13, 2017
Fin-Nor Santiago 30W
Picked up a pair of these reels when i took advantage of the buy one get one deal. Heavy, but well built and sturdy, with upkeep, they should last me my life and my kids. very easy on the eyes, great handle, the amount of line on the spool is disputed however.
Prosperformance, functionality, efficiency.
Consweight, line count
By Capt Frank
Indian river, DE
July 10, 2017
Works great even on Bigger Bluefin tuna
Made short work of a 75lb Bluefin tuna. Even more so then on the penn 50tw another was caught on. Reel smooth just a bit heavy
Prosgreat price compared to penn and shimano
By Tim
July 8, 2017
Great reel and the right price
I'm so happy that Tackle Direct offered these reels up for such a great price. I now have 4 of them all set up with different line and ready to go. Highly recommended. They weigh a bit more but the quality is well worth it.
ProsWell made
By Lou C
Raratan Bay, New York
July 8, 2017
gets the fish in.
Great reel with a nice strong drag. Tackle Direct is the place to buy your gear. Thank you, Lou C
By Jack Devins
New Jersey
July 8, 2017
Best buy around
This was a great deal two 30 wides for the price of one first trip out caught a 150lb bluefin with this reel It worked great.
By Luke
July 7, 2017
Quality big game reel!
I ordered 2 30W. These reels are smooth and seem to be very high quality. These are large for 30's. They are much larger than my Penn 30vsw. They have more drag and line capacity. I think they will function more like a 50.
By Darin
Jacksonville , FL
June 28, 2017
Great Reels
I bought 2 penn ally rods for these reels for land based hsark fishing. Perfect set up. Holds enough line. Have not been able to use them as much as I would like too. But hopefully I can get out more and reel in some bad boys. A lot of drag on this reel.
ProsHigh Drag Line capacity
ConsA little heavy. (weighs as much as the penn international 50VW)
By Amr
Springfield Gardens, NY
February 13, 2016
great value
cost wise Vs over all performance is fantastic.
By mike
kona hawaii
March 3, 2015
Fin Nor Santiago 80w Problems
i bought 4 of the santiago 80w reels last summer and after only a few trips one of the reels had handle issues where it would bind up and not rotate. soon after the other ones all developed the same problem rendering the reels useless. i had to send all the handles back to fin nor who fought with me over he charge for the new handles. ( they wanted $140 each) needless to say, as soon as i got the new handles on, which was a real pain to do. its not as easy as just unbolting the handle arm. i sold them all. too bad as they were nice feeling reels, but 4 out of 4 suffered same handle break problem.
Prosnice smooth reels
Conshandles on every one santiago 80w i have owned (6 total) has broken in short order. 2 i fixed with new handles only to have it happen again within a few trips out.
By daniel
mississauga, ON
March 2, 2014
just works great
it just works great right out of the box
By Billy delamotte
Lanoka harbor,nj
September 23, 2013
Amazing reel
This is the smoothest reel i have ever used.Im going to sell off my other equipment and replace it with fin nor
By Norman Roeloffs
Jupiter Florida
May 27, 2013
SA30W Santiago Reel
Had these reels spooled up with 50 lb mono and took them off store. They performed flawlessly with kingfish and multiple bonita caught in just 2 and a half hours. So far so good. Would highly recommend.
ProsEase of use and reliable.
By William
Cranston, RI
May 25, 2013
Nice reel
Great value, especially with free marquesa promotion. Well constructed with strong drag. Not quite a Tiagra, but good alternative.
ProsBuild Value Drag
By craig
New Prt Rchy, FL
April 9, 2013
This reel will bring anything up
ProsWell made
ConsLittle bulky and heavy
By Chip
Ft. Lauderdale
July 16, 2012
Great Deal
Fine piece of engineering!
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Hong Kong asked:
April 30, 2017
Fin-nor Santiago reels made in USA ?
1 Answers
The Fin Nor Santiago reels are engineered and designed in the USA and manufactured in China.
on May 2, 2017


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