Shimano SP6000SW Spheros SW Offshore Spinning Reel

Shimano SP6000SW Spheros SW Offshore Spinning Reel

Price: $199.99
TD Code
PowerPro Line
(# Test/yd)
Max DragSA-RB Ball BearingsRoller BearingsGear RatioWeightPrice
22414.6:119oz$199.99 USD
The Shimano Spheros SW Spinning Reels offer more to the angler with the new Shimano SW concept features.

  • X-Ship: X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear is eliminated, enhancing the casting performance with lighter lures, and allowing for longer casts.
  • X-Shield: By providing dependable sealing structures and gaskets at necessary points throughout the reel, X-SHIELD is able to block water intrusion. This protection provides high reliability and durability when SPHEROS SW is used in extreme fishing conditions.
  • Shimano CF Gear: To deliver the toughness and performance level required by saltwater anglers, Shimano utilizes their cold forging technology to deliver a gear with incredible structural strength that provides the best protection against abrasion and damage.
4.5 Stars based on 28 reviews
By Andrew
Philadelphia, PA
Awesome All Around
May 17, 2020
I use this mainly for surf and jetty fishing in NJ and it has proven to be extremely well made and durable. No problems to report whatsoever.
ProsGreat reel that isn't terribly expensive. Very durable on the beach.
By Vince
Austin, TX
So good I bought 2!
March 12, 2020
I bought the Gosa first, and after reading some online reviews, I purchased a 10000 Spheros, and then a 8000 because it was so good. The only difference between the Gosa and the Spheros is a bearing and the finish! I took the 10000 out on a tuna trip out of Galveston and it handles chunky football blackfin no problem, and horsed in a nice 70lb yellowfin as well. Still super smooth, still great drag as the Saragosa, but at a cheaper price. Highly recommended!
ProsAffordable! Smooth drag Nice power when reeling fish in
By Van
If you like the Saragosa consider this reel
January 13, 2020
The Spheros is a great saltwater reel that is a step down but similar to the Saragosa. But if you need to save money the 5k Spheros is almost $70 cheaper than the 5k 'gosa.
By Tucker B.
Murrles inlet SC
Fish killer
December 11, 2019
Hey guy and gals. Gonna leave my review for my Spheros SW 8000. I have had mine for about a year a half, and have used it for every thing from bait and chunking 40lb redfish to pitch baiting mahi in the gulf. I can say that this is one tough son of a gun. If you are looking for an all around do all heavy reel this is it, pitch bait, big mutton, poppers, vertical jigging, etc, this is your reel. I have a couple Saragosas 6000 and 10000, these are great reels for specific tasks, but the lower gear ratio really makes the spheros an all duty reel. The lower price tag is nice as well, compared to the 250-300 I paid for the gosas. If you are specifically looking for a pitch bait or vertical jigging tee check out gosas. Hope this helps anyone who’s looking for this info. Keep on fishing.
ProsSmooth, and stays that way as long as you don?t beat it to bad. Durable. Sealed well. Good line lay. Excellent even drag pressure on big fish. Overall great reel for the money.
ConsI had to put a little grease in mine when I got it but other than that none.
By Blake
Wilmington, NC
Great Reel
February 13, 2019
This reel is one of my favorite. I plan on using it for bull Reds and cobia this summer. I Can't wait to try it out.
By Captain H.
Stuart, FL
Tough enough to tame Florida's most sought after gamefish
November 9, 2018
What I love about these reels is their durability, line capacity and drag system. I fish these reels on G. Loomis E6X rods and 30 pound Power Pro braided line, and use them for everything from tarpon, big snook and big permit to sailfish, cobia and dolphin. They are an all-purpose reel that will put the beat down on tough gamefish. The manual bail is nice in that it prevents wind knots in the braided line. I mostly use the 6000 series, but also the 8000's, and there's only the rare occasion that I have to chase fish. The line capacity is outstanding, the drag system, even after two or three years of daily use is smooth as can be. I do maintenance on these reels once a year and they've held up and are still in use today, which is more than I can say for any other reels I've owned. Simply put, when you buy this reel, if you take care of it, it will provide a lifetime of fishing memories.
By Stefan
Outer banks
Solid reel
July 24, 2018
I've owned this reel for one year and love it. Felt like a had to do a reveiw on it after landing a keeper cobia off the pier, I felt in control the whole fight and was impressed with the cranking power. Great reel for the money.
By Brian
Portsmouth, NH
disappointed after all the good reviews online
May 29, 2018
this reel wobbles right out of the box. Reading on one of the striped bass sites I see others have faced the same issue. I am going to return it if possible.
Prossolid ar clutch - smooth
Conswobbles - 5k has very small spool for a 5k reel size. I would have gotten the 6k if I realized how small it was.
By Domingos V.
Luanda, Angola
Very nice tackle
December 11, 2017
I use the 20000 with Terez rod and recommend it, very good and strong ... I already fished big fish with it ...
By jason
April 27, 2017
6000 is perfect for a 50lb jigging rel. great drag
By Juan
San Andr?©s island, Colombia.
Light and smooth!.
April 16, 2017
This reel is light and smooth. Not too much drag but enough for great captures.
By Ben
West Palm Beach, FL
Good reel
October 12, 2016
Smooth reel, we will see how long it lasts though.
By Jon
eastern shore, Md.
Great quality!
June 30, 2016
Have yet to put this reel (10000) against a good test, so far only 3-4 ft. sharks. Reel is smooth and the drag is serious.
Prosline capacity
Consnone found yet
By max
Redding, CT
Good reel
March 1, 2016
i was able to use this reel on a charter kayak trip. Its a pretty good buy. Strong and durable reel and Shimano really improved it from the last version. Not as smooth as the saragossa though.(much cheaper)
Prosdurable and lightweight, strong
By Mark
Enterprise, AL
Best Value for a quality Spinning Reel
January 4, 2016
A great value in the offshore spinning reel market.
Proslight weight Great drag
ConsNone so far.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
Matt H
from Hawaii asked:
October 28, 2020
Aloha from Maui,   Hearing the SP6000SW is a great spinning reel.  We have a 12foot Daiwa beefstick surf casting rod.  Would the SP6000SW be a good match?  hunting Jacks and Trevallies about 15 to 40 pounds.

1 Answer
Yes this reel would be fun fighting those big Jacks! The 6000 model may be a bit undersized for the rod you are using. If you have a Casting model beefstick I would advise against using a Spinning reel
Submitted by: Alex T on October 29, 2020

from Hermosa Beach CA asked:
August 23, 2019
I'm strongly considering the Spheros 6000 for primarily inshore fishing (Calico's, Halibut, Rockfish) in SoCal. I'm looking at the St. Croix VIS70HF Avid Inshore Spinning 7ft. Curious if you feel this would be a good pair. Or, if there are other rods you would recommend. I'd also like to use this same occasionally offshore to cast plugs to feeding yellowtail and/or yellowfin. 

1 Answer
We think this will work. A little over-sized with the reel but for all those applications, safe choice.
Submitted by: Chris Renna on September 12, 2019

from One Happy Island asked:
September 14, 2015
Hi, There is quite some dispute on the internet about the "real" weight of the Shimano reels. It appears that what is stated about it on the official website of Shimano USA differs from the European, and on the Australian one for that matter. And the specs on your website doesn't differ from that. And that's confusing. I'm interested in buying either the Saragosa 6000, or the Spheros 6000 to pair it with a Tsunami Airwave Elite TSAWESS-1062MH. And weight matters for me in this case. So could you inform us about the "real" weight of them. Thank you.
1 Answer
I went and weighed them both and it looks like they are both a bit over 16oz, with the Saragosa being slightly heavier. If you want the lighter reel, I would go for the Spheros.
Submitted by: David on September 18, 2015

Mike Daniel
from Fort Worth, TX asked:
June 28, 2014
Left hand retrieve only? or both R or L?
1 Answer
The Spheros reels can be switched between left and right hand retrieve.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 28, 2014


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