Shimano 2020 Saragosa SW A Spinning Reels

Shimano 2020 Saragosa SW A Spinning Reels

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Gear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankBearingsMono Capacity
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Braid Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max DragWeightPrice
22lb15.9oz$259.99 USD
22lb16oz$259.99 USD
35lb23.8oz$279.99 USD
33lb24.3oz$299.99 USD
33lb24.7oz$299.99 USD
44lb32.3oz$349.99 USD
44lb33oz$399.99 USD
44lb33.9oz$399.99 USD

Undoubtedly raising the bar for large saltwater spinners, the Shimano Saragosa SW A Spinning Reels continue the Saragosa's legacy of absolutely dominating the saltwater realm. Back in 2013, the Saragosa SW set the standard for heavy-duty saltwater spinning reels with features like X-Ship, waterproof seals, and a twin drag system. In 2020, the new Saragosa SW A ups the ante in typical Shimano fashion by implementing Infinity Drive Technology. Taken from Shimano's top-of-the-line Stella SW C, Infinity Drive significantly increases winding torque while providing an incredibly smooth and light rotation under immensely heavy loads. The Infinity Drive System is designed to give you the ultimate edge when fighting the world's most powerful game fish. Built around the battle tested HAGANE Body, the reel maintains its rigidity under heavy loads to keep all internal components and gears in precise alignment, maximizing power output and extending the life of the reel for many seasons out in the deep. The cold forged HAGANE gears provide the rotational smoothness and effortless operability that anglers have come to expect from Shimano reels. Benefiting from multiple features to prevent water intrusion, such as a waterproof Cross Carbon drag, an IPX8-rated waterproof body, and X-Protect water repellant coating, the Saragosa SW A can take a splash or accidental submersion on the chin and keeping going without skipping a beat. Whether you're an inshore or offshore angler on any coast, the Saragosa SW A is a thoroughbred workhorse of a spinning reel ready to take on the biggest challenge your fishery has to offer.

Shimano Technology Found In Saragosa SW A Spinning Reels:

  • Infinity Drive - Through the use of new main shaft supporting structure to eliminate friction within the pinion gear, reels with Infinity Drive achieve increased winding torque, along with an incredibly smooth and light rotation under heavy loads.
  • Hagane Gear - Boasting amazing strength and durability, Hagane Gear is a process in which the gearing is calculated in minute detail and cold forged instead of being cut. This application of state-of-the-art technologies gives the angler reel smoothness from the first use through years of enjoyment.
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to its stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It’s efficiency through strength.
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • X-Tough Drag - X-Tough Drag with its dramatically enhanced smoothness, control, and toughness anticipates the vigorous speed of massive game fish such as Bluefin Tuna and Giant Trevally.
  • Water-Resistant Drag - With the use of rubber gaskets the drag is sealed against intrusion of the elements such as water and dust.
  • X-Protect - By combining a water repellant coating and a specially designed water channeling labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without adding weight or sacrificing light rotor rotation.
  • X-Shield - X-Shield and X-Protect combine to provide extreme water resistance in the harshest conditions thanks to a number of strategically placed seals.
  • IPX-8 Water-Resistant Body - IPX-8 is a water resistance rating that signifies the piece of equipment can be submerged, yet not necessarily operated, in over 1 meter of water for 30 minutes without damaging the equipment.
  • Propulsion Line Management System - The most obvious component of this system is the Propulsion spool lip design, which has been proven through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations to provide longer casts while preventing backlashes and wind knots.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
  • One-Piece Bail - One-Piece Bail allows the line to travel unimpeded to the line roller. Its seamless design reduces friction and the change of tangles or cuts to the bail arm.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
5 Stars based on 14 reviews
By R P.
Pawcatuck CT
Saragossa SWA A+
April 5, 2021
I own a few Saragossa I fish mainly in the surf these reels can. Handle getting splashed with no problems I have had no issues with them would highly recommend them R.P
By Drew
So smooth!
March 24, 2021
Great quality, top notch smoothness. SWA 18k comes with a back up AR. I’ve had this and the slammer; both are great but this is way smoother with less start up enertia.
top quality reel from shimano
March 23, 2021
Amazing casting performance, good weight
By David P.
Dominican Republic
Best Saltwater reel Price-Quality
March 16, 2021
Much light and Smother then last model.

Beautiful finish on this reel!!
ProsFull of pros
By Todd
Boynton Beach, FL
Saragosa Never Disappoints
March 1, 2021
Smooth and strong - excellent quality as always from the Saragosa. I also have had the previous model of the Saragosa, and performance is not appreciably different between the two, though I do not view this as a bad thing - it's a great reel.
By Blake
Flemington, NJ
Great Popping reel
February 21, 2021
This reel is awesome for popping yellowfin and bluefin here on the East coast. It holds plenty of line and had the drag to back it up. I have this reel paired on a Grappler 8'2 extra heavy rod.
ProsLine retrieval is very high
By mike
weaverville, CA
February 11, 2021
Got these for a do it all bottom fisher and man I'm impressed so far. Great drag knob and line lay.
ConsPlastic side cover for opposite of handle! Surprised by that.
By Edward
Fantastic Reel with the MOJO Salt
February 9, 2021
The 14,000 is prefect balance with my Saint Croix Mojo Salt rod
Proscast longer and further
By bryan
orlando, FL
Shimano Perfection
January 30, 2021
For the money, you can't beat this reel. Powerful, smooth, and holds tons of PowerPro braid. Shimano Saragosa SW has been redesigned in 2020 with a new sleek design, reduced weight, and more compact body. The spool has additional weight savings and a new lip design to reduce friction on casting. Shimano updated the internals by adding more parts from the Stella to provide longer-lasting smoothness and strength without adding weight.

I own 2 8000's and 2 6000's. You will not be disappointed with the purchase.

Thanks, Tackledirect
By Ruben
Jacksonville, FL
Great Investment
January 29, 2021
This reel is amazing. Looks great, smooth drag and versatile.
By Daniel P.
Jensen Beach, FL
Fantastic Buy
January 19, 2021
Smooth, strong, and IPX8 sealed. A great buy for the price!
By Andrew
Cedar Lake, IN
Great reel for the price
January 7, 2021
This reel has a great feel and very smooth. I am excited to get out on the water to use this reel and see how it performs.
By Paul
Florida Keys
October 28, 2020
I was lucky to get one of the first 2020 Saragosa SWAs and it's a noticeable step up from the last version which was also great. Great bang for the buck out of all shimano spinning reels for saltwater.
By Gregory K.
South Texas
Great dependable reel
September 28, 2020
I have always been a huge fan of the Shimano Saragosa line of fishing reels and almost exclusively use them for surf fishing. I just received the 2020 Saragosa 6000 and I am sure it will be as dependable as the older model. The new looks are amazing!
20 Questions & 20 Answers
Charles R Jordan
from MA asked:
March 31, 2021
What's the difference in the lettering between the 5000axg and the 6000ahg ,looking to put one of these on a 7'6"  2 piece weapon jr.For a decent trave rod with some muscle. 
1 Answer
The main difference is the spool size, the 6000 holds more line. The 6000 also has a slightly slower gear ratio at 5.7:1 vs the 5000's 6.2:1 however they retrieve the same amount of line per crank.

There is little difference between the weight as well, so you could go with either reel for your rod. 

Submitted by: William Larkin on March 31, 2021

March 29, 2021
Will the 6000SWAHG be a good choice match up with the blue Goofish slow pitch jigging rod, it's a PE 3-5 rating, with fuji reel seat?
1 Answer
That would be a good match for your application. 
Submitted by: William Larkin on March 30, 2021

David Shelton
from FL asked:
March 26, 2021
When will you have these in stock?
1 Answer
Shimano has not given a concrete time frame, but we will likely get a restock sometime in April. 
Submitted by: William Larkin on March 26, 2021

from Chicago asked:
March 4, 2021
Does the 14000swaxg good combo for legend 12mhfs, 
1 Answer
I would go with the 10K or 14K depending on how much line capacity you want.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on March 5, 2021

from Vero Beach, FL asked:
March 2, 2021
I am looking to create a lighter outfit with some muscle of the Saragosa to handle medium sized fish under 25lbs. I have a 7'0" Star Rod 10-20lb line, which reel you would recommend?
1 Answer
I would go with the 5000 or 6000 Gossa, which would pair best with that rod.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on March 2, 2021

from United Arab Emirates asked:
February 22, 2021
What is the best rod to be pair with 18000 saragosa for jigging preferably shimano rod?
1 Answer
I would go with the 5'6" H or XH Shimano Grappler Type J Jigging Rod.

Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 24, 2021

from NJ asked:
February 20, 2021
Which size would you recommend for a 5'8 or 6' jigging rod for tuna under 100 pounds? Thank You.
1 Answer
I would go with the 10k or 14k Saragossa. Either would be a good choice, but it comes down to how much line capacity you'd want.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 20, 2021

Robin Choi
from CA asked:
February 13, 2021
Would the 14000 be too big for a century Slingshot 12’6” 1-4oz lure rating?   
1 Answer
The 14K would be perfect for that rod.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 16, 2021

Jason D
from Destin, FL asked:
January 31, 2021

What size reel do you recommend to pair with Shimano Tiralejo 11ft Medium Heavy (TRS110MHA)? Will be used primarily for surf fishing FL gulf coast (panhandle and central gulf FL) as well as up and down Atlantic coast. Shimano website recommended Ultegra CI4+ but the Saragosa SW A is IPX8 waterproof rated and larger handle. 

1 Answer
If you want casting distance, I'd stick with the Ultegra, but if you want a reel that can withstand more of the elements, I'd go with a Saragossa 8000.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 2, 2021

Arion Layus
from California asked:
January 17, 2021
Can the handle be turned around? Need a left hand reel.
1 Answer
Yes, this handle is reversible for right and left hand retrieves.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 18, 2021

from SD asked:
January 17, 2021
I have a 6’6 Trevala Medium/Heavy. Casting/Jigging rod for various species up to the 30lb range. What size do you recommend?
1 Answer
I would recommend going with the 6K or 8K Saragossa. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 18, 2021

from Hartford CT asked:
January 14, 2021
What size Saragosa Reel would you use on the Heavy 10  foot 4 piece Okuma surf  rod for fishing in Cabo Can Lucas?
1 Answer
The 8K or 10K would make for a good fit for that rod.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 15, 2021

from Pennsylvania asked:
January 14, 2021
I have a 7'6" st croix mojo inshore medium heavy .

looking for a saragosa reel to go with it.what size would you recommend???

1 Answer
I would go with the 5000 Gossa.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 15, 2021

What is the difference?
from Jacksonville, FL asked:
January 8, 2021
What is the difference between the SW and the SW A?
1 Answer
The SW A Saragossa is Shimano's newest version of the reel. These reels came out in 2020 and replaced the SW Saragossas.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 8, 2021

from Portsmouth, asked:
January 3, 2021
Looking for a rod to pair the Saragossa 18k with for casting poppers and soft plastics for under  100# tuna.

Any recs?

1 Answer
The Ocean Tackle International OTI-TS286080 TS2 Popping Rod would be a good fit, as well as the 

Black Hole Cow Special II 75 Popping Rod, and the Shimano GRPCS82H Grappler Type C Popping Rod.

Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 5, 2021

Andre Do
from San Francisco, California asked:
December 21, 2020
Hi I’m

Planning on parking this with an 11ft st croix triumph surf rod for dungeness crabbing in north California. Do you guys think a 6k or 8k size is best?   

1 Answer
Either option would be a good choice for that rod.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on December 22, 2020

from NJ asked:
December 3, 2020
Would the 5000 series pair well with a MSS80MMF MOJO SURF?
1 Answer
Yes this Saragosa would pair very well with a St Croix mojo surf rod for any surf casting application
Submitted by: Alex T on December 3, 2020

from Guadalajara, Mexico asked:
November 21, 2020
Hi! Would a 8k will fit with a tiralejo 10.6 rod? And a 14k with a tiralejo 12 rod ?
1 Answer
Yes, both those reel sizes sound spot on for the rods you are looking to pair with
Submitted by: Alex T on November 25, 2020

from Durango co asked:
November 21, 2020
Will spare spools be available?
1 Answer
Unfortunately at this time we do not sell any Shimano parts
Submitted by: Alex T on November 25, 2020

Eduardo garcia
from Puerto Rico asked:
October 13, 2020
Tengo una bara trebala  para jigging 6.3 mh que reel me recomiendan estoy entre un Saragosa 0 un penn slammer y que tamaño
1 Answer
You can go wrong with either option, the Saragosa ia by far one of our best selling offshore jigging reels, but the Penn Slammer has the drag specs and durability to stand up to the Saragosa. I would recommend using a 5000 or 6000 size  for either reel!
Submitted by: Alex Trommelen on October 22, 2020


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