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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 79 reviews
Vero Beach, FL
June 1, 2018
Just purchased this awesome reel! This 6000 on my st croix avid vis80hf is the absolute best setup I have ever owned, it might be overkill for slot size snook, but when you have a keeper you want to get it to the hand as fast as possible and this reel is the winch for the tow truck, lol you wont be disapointed!
ProsFor the money so far it cant be beat. From my experience with penns, cabos, and okumas, this is Shimano smooth, light, powerful.
ConsI'll let you know in a year if it holds up to the big snook, reds, and tarpon. But the true test is the BIG Jacks!!! If it stays solid I'll buy some more.
By Brandon R
Miami, Florida
June 27, 2018
Great All Purpose Reel
Recently purchased a Saragosa 10000 for jigging and as a general boat rod/reel combo. It’s lightweigt and compact but still has good line capacity on braid and can put the breaks on some decent sized fish making aggressive runs. Easily handled some large Bonita, Kings and Mahi on its first day out on the water. Would definitely recommend as an all purpose rod or for vertical jigging.
ProsLightweight Well built Good amount of drag Good line capacity Smooth reel
ConsDefinitely not cheap Would prefer slightly higher line capacity No notching or plastic/rubber on inner base of reel to secure initial line knot to
By Felice Colella
June 1, 2018
Shimano is great
This is the best Shimano spinner for the money, It shares many identical parts and features of the very pricey Stella. I love this reel
Prossmooth durable killer drag great pricing
By Ernani
Rio de Janeiro, Brazi
April 12, 2018
Improved drag!
The old Gosa, with an improved drag!
By mike zacierka
March 25, 2018
Power house
Bought reel for a trip to fl. Put reel on a custom rod and l was more then pleased. Handled everything from 40 pound grouper to sailfish and barracuda with ease!!! Has very fast line retrieval to get fish or the bottom to prevent the toothy critters from eatting your dinner!!
By John
Hatfield, Pa
March 8, 2018
Great reel!
Smooth action and the handle is perfect for gloves. Nice and light.
By wes
January 12, 2018
can't be beat for the money
great inexpensive reel to chase after small tuna
By Greg
New Jersey
December 18, 2017
Great for all inshore
I don't own many spinning reels but after fishing with many professionals and seeing them use the reel I decided to give it a try. I love the smooth feel, great drag and even the look. It is a little heavier then I anticipated but not too heavy that I wouldn't buy another. FYI the bail does not flip after you cast or let line out. You have to manually close it. I got used to that in one trip. I reccomend this product for sure. I use it for blackfish, fluke and Stripers in NJ
ProsSmooth, look, power
ConsHeavy, bail doesn't flip after you cast automatically
By Rudy
Jax, FL
December 11, 2017
Smooth and high quality
Purchased for jigging, very smooth reel, great price and high quality. Fast shipping from tackle direct and options. Works great with braid although I had to place some tape to prevent braid from spinning.
By Jonas Nyqvist
November 10, 2017
Saragosa 10.000 drag pressure problems
Have used the Saragosa 10.000 now for a season on our charter boats in Kula Rompin for Sailfish ( In the beginning the reel performed perfectly, but after about 100 Sailfish fights the drag pressure decreased a lot during fast runs from Sails. Otherwise no problems and a very smooth reel
ProsSmooth, great looking reel, handle is great
ConsDrag pressure decreases a lot during long and fast runs from Sailfish
By Matt
Pompano Beach, FL
October 10, 2017
Great reel
I use this reel for one of my jigging setups. It has a very smooth action and feels great. I will be buying more of these reels.
By Gregory
September 14, 2017
This is the best saltwater reel I've used in a long time. I have 4 of the 6000's and 2 20000's paired onto Shimano Terez rods for the boat and let me tell boat set up in the world. Smooth as butter and can handle anything. Indestructible and just all around great product!
Prosweight, strength, durability, ease of use, finish
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!
By William
Delran, NJ
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
Seattle, WA
July 14, 2017
Great reel
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
Consquite heavy!
By Harry
Nottingham, PA
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.
Jacksonville FL
April 16, 2017
Shimano Excellence
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.
ProsSmooth, solid
ConsManual bail
By mark
OuterBanks Nc
February 12, 2017
Shimano SRG8000SW
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
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
Power house
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
Badass reel
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
By Brian
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
By Ara
Cairo, Egypt
July 17, 2016
Great reel
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.
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
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
By Chris
venice, FL
June 6, 2016
Great Reel
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
By Michael
Butte, Montana
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
By Charles
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
By Agustin
January 13, 2016
Shimano 10000
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
By Don
East Lyme, CT
December 25, 2015
Excellent reel
A good heavier reel for the salt...great for those hefty bluefish and bigger this reel.
By Jimmy
Massapequa Park, New York
November 7, 2015
Great reel
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 Nouman
Cary, NC
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.
By Abdulrahman
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
By vincent
Hattiesburg, MS
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
By Db
new york, NY
August 14, 2015
Prett y cool reel it has manual bail. well balanced reel for the price
By Db
new york, NY
August 12, 2015
good reel
Nice reel for the money it is manual bail which I loved it.. very reliable. Not as smooth as my bait runner
By Patrick
, Paducah Kentucky
August 6, 2015
Fantastic Real
Best reel i have owned in a long time. Own 4 currently, looking to double that!
By Kyle
Nantucket, Massachusetts
July 25, 2015
Great reel
Very smooth casting and retrieving. Holds a ton of line. I got 500 yds of 65 lb powerpro on no problem
By Pete
Cabo San Lucas
July 19, 2015
Great Reel
I landed a 150lb Stripper Marlin today. Reel was flawless.
By Nick
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.
By Steve
South Korea
June 25, 2015
Outstanding Reel
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
Consline capacity
By Jesse Peeler
Sierpe, Costa Rica
June 13, 2015
Quality product
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.
By Sheldon
Baker, Florida
May 29, 2015
outstanding reel
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
By Eugenia
Pozzuoli, Italy
May 18, 2015
Great reel
Powerful reel it is abused and is like the day I bought it. Very smooth and I have not had any issues.
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
May 3, 2015
great reel
this reel is one of my favorite spinning reels has tons of drag and great quality besides no line capacity
By daniel
san diego, CA
April 27, 2015
By Cristian
Lake worth florida
April 22, 2015
Great line cap
Very fast and strong reel I think everyone should have one in their garage
By Robert
Largo, FL
April 10, 2015
Great Reel
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
By Db
new york, NY
March 4, 2015
very cool
Awesome quality. . Smooth drag just like shimano smooth.. this is great surf reel under$ 300
ProsGreat price
By Michael
January 28, 2015
Awesome for under 300
One of the best vertical jigging reels for the price.Awesome max drag
By David
Rishon Le Zion, Israel
January 23, 2015
Best spinning reel for this price
Best spinning reel for this price
Prosvalue for price
By Michael
Ottawa, Ontario
January 17, 2015
big reel
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, if you want something lighter...go with a 10k
By Jesse Peeler
Costa Rica
January 17, 2015
Bad bail
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 Tony
January 10, 2015
Saragosa 20000
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
By Michael
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.
By Blaine
Wilton Manors, FL
December 31, 2014
sick reel
Sickest reel. My friends have FJ's and are totally jealous of this beast.
By brian
Boston, MA
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
Excellent Performer
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.
By Loren
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.
By Christian
Orlando, FL
August 21, 2014
Power Houses!
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!
By Bob
Tampa Bay
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.
By Ray
Brookline, NH
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
By Dan
Kingston, MA
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
By Gregory
Demarest, NJ
April 25, 2014
Great Reel
This reel is great for offshore standup fishing. I would recommend it to a lot of people.
By Brian
Fayetteville, NC
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!
By aaron
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.
By Yan
New York
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.
By Phillip
March 22, 2014
Great reel
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.
By Yan
Brooklyn, NY
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
collingswood nj
March 7, 2014
love to try the srg6000sw
shimano is a great reel ,I have a 8000oc and love it
By Chris
New Matamoras, OH
March 5, 2014
Just amazing
For the money the best reel out there I have had a chance to use.
ProsPower house
ConsMax drag should be near 50
By Chris
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
By louati
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.
By Kody
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.
By Craig
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
By Sam
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
Ewing Nj
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.
46 Questions & 47 Answers
Jameson Mcdonald
from Naples, Florida asked:
November 23, 2017
If I buy a 6000 size Saragosa to fish 30lb powerpro for snook, Tarpon, reds, and other inshore species around beaches and docks, What Rod should I pair with it?
1 Answers
The st.croix Avid inshore would pair up nicely especially the 7 foot mh/fast .
on November 24, 2017

from Calabar, Nigeria asked:
November 17, 2017
I'm currently in Calabar Cross River state, Nigeria looking to purchase several items from TackleDirect and among them a Saragosa SW 8000 reel. Is it possible to get an 8000 or 10000 spare spool to it? Are you shipping to Nigeria and if so which courier will you recommend me? Thanks
2 Answers
Yes we ship to Nigeria, we can also spool your reels, and it will ship most likely USPS INTERNATIONAL
on November 20, 2017
I'm sorry but we do not stock spare spools for the Saragosa. They are something that you will have to order through Shimano directly. If the Saragosa is the only thing on your order your shipping options are as follows: $46.88 US Postal Service Priority Mail International Delivery Estimate (IN-STOCK Items Only): Tue, Dec 05 $58.11 FedEx International Economy $63.61 UPS Worldwide Expedited $64.34 US Postal Service Express Mail International Delivery Estimate (IN-STOCK Items Only): Tue, Nov 28 $74.93 FedEx International Priority $84.13 UPS Worldwide Express Saver
on November 20, 2017

Rob. T.
from Hyannis, Ma asked:
July 18, 2017
I am considering pairing a Shimano Saragosa 10000 with the 10'6" Taralejo rod for fishing the Cape Cod canal - I need to be able to cast for distance while also being able to turn a big striper in the canals current - Is this combo suitable or would I be better served opting for the Ultegra reel.
1 Answers
As long as that 10 foot rod is a heavy/ fast action you'll be ok. The Saragosa 10,000 is a great choice as well.
on July 19, 2017

Gilbert Z
from Chicagi il asked:
June 9, 2017
How much 30 and 40lbs braid cn i put on a 6000 and 8000 saragosa
1 Answers
The Saragosa 6000 would fit 30/290 The Saragosa 8000 would fit 40/340
on June 12, 2017

from Kunkletown, Pa asked:
April 9, 2018
What size Saragosa would you recommend for a Trevela 66M for use on stripers, blues, mahi and small tuna?
1 Answers
The Shimano Saragossa 10000 would be a great reel to compliment the 66M Trevala rod for the application your using the combo for.
on April 10, 2018

from New Jersey asked:
April 4, 2018
I have 7€™2€ med/heavy Terez rod. What reel/size is a good balance for it?
1 Answers
The Shimano Saragossa 10000 will match with the 7' MH Terez rod.
on April 5, 2018

from Brooklyn, NY asked:
February 27, 2018
I€™ll be fishing the cape cod canal when the season starts. I€™m looking for a light setup that can handle 3 - 7 oz lures to battle big fish. What size reel will fit the St Croix Mojo Surf MSS110MHMF2?
1 Answers
The Shimano Saragossa 10000 would match well pairing it with the St Croix Mojo Surf MSS110MHMF2 for battling big fish and can handle big baits.
on March 8, 2018

from Houston, TX asked:
January 8, 2018
Where are Shimano Saragosa SW Spinning Reels made? Are they made in Japan? Thanks.
1 Answers
The Shimano Saragossa spinning reels are made in Malaysia.
on January 9, 2018

Eliseo Sandoval
from Huntington New York asked:
December 23, 2017
I have a Gloomis PBR 844 S, for jigging spring blackfish and fluke. Which would be the best size
1 Answers
The 6000 Saragosa will be a good match pairing with the PBR 844 S fishing for Fluke and Tautog.
on December 27, 2017

Albert Mendoza
from Philippines asked:
December 17, 2017
What is the best match spinning reel for St Croix MSS90MMF2 Mojo Surf Spinning Rods, Shimano SRG6000SW or Shimano SRG5000SW?
1 Answers
The 5000 size would likely be the best fit, but the 6000 wouldn't be too large if you need the addition line capacity.
on December 19, 2017

ali sherif
from jeddah KSA asked:
November 16, 2017
what is the best combination of rod , reel , braid , ... for slow jigging
1 Answers
This depends on many factors such as your target species, fishing conditions, whether you prefer spinning or conventional gear, etc. Black Hole slow pitch jigging rods paired with Shimano reels spooled with Power Pro Maxcuatro are a tough combination to beat.
on November 17, 2017

from Oroville Calif. asked:
November 11, 2017
wanting to match a 6 /6 shakespear jigging rod BWSJL 220066 rated for50 to 100 lb braid would like at least 35 lbs drag what is your suggestion ?
1 Answers
I'd recommend the 10000 size assuming you are using a braided line in the 50 lb. range.
on November 14, 2017

from Boston,ma asked:
May 17, 2017
I have a tfo 7ft inshore rod med heavy. What reel size will work best for a striper set up on this rod?
1 Answers
The Shimano Saragosa 8000 would best match and balance the TFO 7' inshore rod for Striped Bass fishing.
on May 18, 2017

from Texas asked:
May 15, 2017
what size saragosa would you recommend for surf fishing for Blacktips?
1 Answers
I would recommend using the 10000 size up to the 25000 Saragosa depending on the rod you will be pairing it with.
on May 17, 2017

from Alabama gulf coast asked:
May 8, 2017
Hi, I have a St. Croix Avid, 9' surf rod. Fishing off the beach for Reds, Pompano, Sheepshead, etc. I regularly get knocked around by waves, so it's going to get wet. Is the 5000 a good fit for this? Thanks.
1 Answers
The Saragosa 5000 would be a good fit with a 9 foot rod in terms of size. The Saragosa is not a fully sealed reel and will be susceptible to damage if it becomes full submerged. The only submersible reels we offer are the Van Stall VS and VR series.
on May 9, 2017

from Minneapolis, MN asked:
May 2, 2017
What size Saragosa should I get to pair up with my Trevela S Jigging Spinning Rod TVSS63MH? I will be fishing for snappers and snooks.
1 Answers
The 5000 or 6000 Shimnao Saragosa spinning reels would be a good match paired with the Trevela S Jigging Spinning Rod TVSS63MH.
on May 3, 2017

from Houston, Texas asked:
April 24, 2017
Looking to pair a saragosa 10000 w/ 85lb braid with a 12-15 ft surf rod. What do you recommend? Fishing multiple beaches and jetties along the gulf(restricted to surf rods only). Target are bull reds, but I need something to . I plan to use the reel for Jacks eventually.
1 Answers
The St Croix AVSS120HMF2 Avid Series Surf Spinning Rod would pair very nicely with the Saragossa 10000 spinning reel.
on April 25, 2017

from Miami asked:
April 10, 2017
I'm looking to get a Saragosa 6000, put 50 lb. braid on it. Fish for grouper, snapper, large flounder, Cobia. Gulf of Mexico, off Cape San Blas, mostly 30-60 feet deep, off bottom, jigging, free line, and some trolling. Will the 7'2" Tallus Medium work well for an all around set up? Or it be better with Tallus 7'2" MH?
1 Answers
I would advise getting the MH to provide a bit more backbone and stability for your fishing experience.
on April 11, 2017

from Pawtucket, RI asked:
March 11, 2017
2 part question: for fishing in the northeast from boat or shore, for spicies from stripers, fluke, albies, even an occasional mahi, would the 6000 or 8000 be a better fit? And could you pair that choice on a northeast teramar spinning rod and if so which size of that rod would be recommended?
1 Answers
For the applications you list I would suggest the 6000 size Saragosa. You could even go as small as the 5000. It sounds like the Teramar model number TMSE70MH will suit you, however this might change depending on what lures size lures you plan to use.
on March 13, 2017

from Nebraska asked:
February 14, 2017
would the saragossa 10000 fit well on my 6'6" med freshwater rod for small crappie and bass
1 Answers
The Shimano Saragosa 10000 would be too heavy for a freshwater rod for crappie and bass fishing.
on February 15, 2017

from Binghamton, NY asked:
February 11, 2017
I am looking to target Mahi and black fin tuna around the 30lb range, would you recommend the 8000 or 10000 Saragosa?
1 Answers
The Saragosa 8000 would be sufficient for the class of fish you are describing.
on February 13, 2017

Carlos Luna
from NEW YORK asked:
February 11, 2017
Would you pair the saragosa 6000 on a 11ft fiberstar composites MB-1327 11'0" 2 1-5oz mostly throw lures from 3oz or bucktails from 1oz to 2oz
1 Answers
The Shimano SRG6000SW Saragosa SW Spinning Reel would pair well with the 11 ft Fiberstar Composite rod for the type of fishing you will be doing.
on February 11, 2017

Doug Taylor
from Midlothian, VA asked:
February 9, 2017
Have a Triumph 10 1/2 foot and an Avid 11 foot that I do a lot of surf fishing with. I like the Ultegra, but is there a Saragosa option that would be a better or as good a match for either rod or go with the Ultegra?
1 Answers
The Ultegra is a better casting reel for longer distances especially. I would stick with Shimano Ultegra for a better surf fishing experience.
on February 9, 2017

from Florida asked:
February 4, 2017
Carbon fiber drag washers?
1 Answers
The Shimano has Dartainium II Drag Washers.
on February 9, 2017

from Narragansett, RI asked:
January 6, 2017
I have 2 questions: 1. I have a Saragosa 10000SW that I want to match to a Terez rod for jigging large striped bass, school tuna, etc. Which model Terez would you recommend? 2. I have a Terez model TZS72MBLK that I want to use to throw plastic baits, stickbaits, topwater plugs, etc. to large striped bass, large bluefish, etc. Which model Saragosa would you recommend? Thanks!
1 Answers
To answer your first question, the Shimano TZS69MHBLK Terez Spinning Rod Black will be the best fit for the Saragosa 10000. The Saragosa 6000 would fit well casting plugs with 30 lb braid for large striped bass and blues on the surface.
on January 7, 2017

from massachusetts asked:
January 1, 2017
Is the Shimano Saragosa 8000 similar in size to the Spheros 8000? Im looking to put that reel on the 11ft TFO GIS Surf Rod. Tried out the Spheros and it felt like a nice combo.
1 Answers
The Saragosa is a bit lighter and can fit about 30 yards more of 30 lb braid.
on January 3, 2017

from Rhode Island asked:
December 24, 2016
Would the 5000/6000 be good fit on an 8ft med mojo surf?
1 Answers
The 5000/6000 Shimano Saragosa SW Spinning Reels are a bit too heavy for the rod of your choosing.
on December 24, 2016

from CT asked:
December 21, 2016
Would the 8k Saragosa balance well with my 10ft surf rod? or would the 6k suit it better.
1 Answers
I would recommend the 6000 Saragosa because of the wight and dimensions of the reel would be suitable for a 10ft surf rod.
on December 22, 2016

from Fort Myers, Florida asked:
November 15, 2016
I am debating between the 8000 and the 6000 Saragosa to put on a 8 foot 20-40 pound rod to throw spoolteks and jigs from bridges for big snook. Which reel would better suit my situation.
1 Answers
The Saragosa 8000 will be a better fit for a 20-40 lb rod fishing for snook off bridges.
on November 16, 2016

from San Antonio, TX asked:
November 5, 2015
I have a new 8ft St Croix legend surf I got from TD not long ago. I've used it with one of my Stradic 4000 and it does ok, but I was wondering if a saragosa sw5000 would work better. Throwing lures in surf and from jettie. Would you recommend a bigger real like the Saragosa 5000 or stick with Stradivarius 4000? Thank you,
1 Answers
I would probably just stick with what you have. The 5000 Saragosa may be just a little bit big for that rod. If you were using the 9ft version of that rod I would go with the Saragosa, but you are fine with what you have now.
on November 6, 2015

from Massachusetts asked:
August 23, 2015
Hi, I was wondering which Saragosa would go nicely with a century ss 1328 spinning rod. A 6000, 8000, or 10000 for the cape code canal. Thanks!
1 Answers
I would recommend the 10000 size Saragosa with 50lb braid spooled on it. Alternately, the Shimano Stella 14000 would be the perfect reel for the canal if you wanted to do that instead.
on August 26, 2015

from trinidad asked:
August 10, 2015
i do mostly bottom fishing with heavy we weights..16oz for the mot would you recommend using one of these reels to use
1 Answers
Hello Damian. Based on the information you provided you would need AT LEAST a 10000 series reel or higher. Which from that point would be based on what exact fish species and weight class you would be targeting.
on August 14, 2015

from Naples FL asked:
May 10, 2015
Looking for all round reel and rod for off shore reef,tower and bottom fishing. Fishing for Grouper,Cobia,Snapper,AJ and some tarpon.Looking at the TZS72MH rod what reel to look at sw6000 or 8000. Open to a different rod if needed. I have a heavy rode and reel this would be my #2 and a my first spinning for off shore.
1 Answers
Greg, I would recommend the 8000 Saragosa because of the line capacity for bottom fishing.
on May 11, 2015

from Brooklyn, New York asked:
April 22, 2015
Hi, I am considering getting either the 8k or 10k Saragosa but I was wondering if you could please weigh the 8 and 10k size for me as I keep seeing different weights for them in other sites. The exact weight is important for me as I want to pair it up comfortably with a 12' Tiralejo. Thank you.
1 Answers
Julio, The 8000 Saragosa weights in at 1 pound 8 ounces, and the 10000 weights in a 1 pound 8.8 ounces.
on April 23, 2015

from Cape San Blas, FL asked:
March 18, 2015
I'm looking to get a Saragosa 6000, put 50 lb. braid on it. Fish for grouper, snapper, large flounder, Cobia. Gulf of Mexico, off Cape San Blas, mostly 30-60 feet deep, off bottom, jigging, free line, and some trolling. Will the 7'2" Tallus Medium work well for an all around set up?
1 Answers
That would be an excellent set up, for the fish you are trying to target, and the reel will be more than capable of holding enough line and providing enough power for you various uses.
on March 19, 2015

from Newark, Delaware asked:
March 7, 2015
What happened to the 14K size saragosa? Did Shimano discontinue that size of reel?
1 Answers
That size has been discontinued with the release of the new SW series of Saragossa. The new equivalent would be the Saragossa 20000.
on March 12, 2015

from south Carolina asked:
January 2, 2015
Can I apply power pro 50# braid directly to my saragosa 5000 reel? Or do I need to put some mono on first as a backer?
1 Answers
We suggest either electrical tape on the spool or some mono backing. If tape, just enough to cover the spindle. If mono, 10 turns of the handle should do it.
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on January 5, 2015

from Hamilton, NJ asked:
November 20, 2014
Are the 5000 and the 6000 the same body? Thanks
1 Answers
Yes, the bodies for the 5000 and 6000 Saragosa are the same and the spools are interchangeable.
Customer Service
on November 21, 2014

from Lanzarote asked:
November 8, 2014
Hi I live and fish in Lanzarote part of the Canaries Islands targeting Bonito, bluefish and Dorado up to 30lb though I've yet to catch one that big I have been using a Shimano Stradic 5000fj nearly every day exclusively with lures for the past 7 months so it's constantly being cast out and reeled in it rarely gets salt water in it I now have to replace a few worn parts which considering the amount of use it has gone through I think quite acceptable I'm thinking of getting the Saragosa 5000SW would this be a better reel than the stradic
1 Answers
While the stratic is a great reel, the technology Shimano has put into the saragosa is superior. Give one of our product specialists a call and we will be more than happy to get you all set up!
Customer Service
on November 9, 2014

from tampa, fl asked:
October 11, 2014
for the SRG20000SW , which rod (OTI tuna sniper, TEREZ ) is the best match for popping, and can i go with that match for 80-100 lb tuna? tx
1 Answers
The OTI gives you a lot more backbone for fighting but is a stiffer rod. Either rod will work well for Tuna in the range you stated.
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on October 13, 2014

from tampa, fl asked:
October 11, 2014
what is the best rod for the SRG20000 SW ?
1 Answers
That depends on what you are fishing for and how. If you are jigging Tuna, a 350 gram jigging rod would be great. If you are popping for Tuna, either a Black Hole popping or OTI Tuna Sniper in the 7-8" range is great. If you are going for Sharks and Tarpon, the popping rods would be great.
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on October 13, 2014

from West Chester, PA asked:
October 1, 2014
I bought a 9 ft 6 in Century Slingshot and need to pair up a light weight reel. I have a Saragosa 6000 from 2012 and it weighs 220z. I cast it a few times with century and the balance seems off. I love the reel and was wondering if the new 160z Saragosa 5000 is a good choice and will be noticably lighter. Was considering a 14 oz Quantum Cabo 50 but heard the Saragosa is better if it gets wet from saltwater. Can't afford a Van Staal this year...any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thx. John
1 Answers
The Saragosa 5000 would balance out the Century better than the 6000. The Cabo 50 is a great reel and would balance even better. If you do not regularly soak the reel in the surf, you will be fine with the Quantum. I have been using one for 6 years as my bait reel and it is holding up beautifully.
Customer Service
on October 2, 2014

from South Africa asked:
May 28, 2014
Which of these Saragosa reels would you use for shore casting say 6 oz sinkers for fish say up to 30 Kg's using 33 lbs braid with backing?
1 Answers
Either the 8000 or 10000,
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on May 28, 2014

from Virginia asked:
March 12, 2014
What is a good rod to matchup with the Saragosa 10000 for jigging?
1 Answers
I would recommend taking a look at the Shimano Tallus Blue Water Spinning rods or the Shimano Terez would both make a good choice for jigging.
Customer Service
on March 16, 2014

from Frankfort, ME asked:
October 22, 2013
The Shimano website has been updated. It now lists the Saragosa SW 5000 as weighing 16.0 oz.. A tester on Stripers on Line has posted that the Saragosa 5000SW that he field tested weighed 15.1 oz with line. Would you please weigh a Saragosa SW 5000 and 6000 and let me know what they weigh out of the box? I am very interested in picking one up for my wife. Thanks, Greg
1 Answers
weighed out of the box, no line, the Shimano Saragosa SW 5000 is 16.0 oz.
Customer Service
on October 22, 2013

Bluefin hunter
from Cape cod asked:
September 29, 2013
Can the new Saragossa sw 10000 stand up to a 65 inch bluefin up at cape cod. Not to worried about Lin capacity only worried about drag and gears had trouble with last models.
1 Answers
Yes this reel has been built to have the drag and durability for big bluefin
Customer Service
on September 30, 2013


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