Shimano 2021 Spheros SW A Spinning Reels

Shimano 2021 Spheros SW A Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Capacity
(lb test/yd)
Braid Capacity
(lb test/yd)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
SPSW5000XGA
SHM-4405
6.2:141in10/240
12/195
14/165
20/245
30/225
40/175
4+122lb15.7oz$149.99 USD
SPSW6000HGA
SHM-4406
5.7:141in12/265
16/170
20/120
30/290
50/195
65/140
4+122lb15.9oz$149.99 USD
SPSW8000HGA
SHM-4407
5.6:142in14/300
16/250
20/185
40/340
50/265
65/215
4+129lb23.5oz$179.99 USD
SPSW10000PGA
SHM-4408
4.9:140in16/320
20/220
25/175
50/360
65/290
80/215
4+126lb23.8oz$179.99 USD
SPSW14000XGA
SHM-4409
6.2:153in16/360
20/260
25/190
50/400
65/315
80/240
4+126lb24oz$179.99 USD
SPSW18000HGA
SHM-4410
5.7:151in20/415
25/340
30/280
50/600
65/440
80/360
4+140lb32.4oz$209.99 USD
SPSW20000PGA
SHM-4411
4.4:141in20/460
25/380
30/320
65/490
80/400
100/340
4+140lb32.8oz$209.99 USD

Built to be a jack of all trades in the saltwater realm, the Shimano 2021 Spheros SW A Spinning Reels have been redesigned to conquer both inshore and offshore waters. Now featuring Shimano's flagship Infinity Drive technology to improve pinion gear support and enhance the overall drive gear design, Spheros SW provides anglers with increased winding power under load when cranking against hard-fighting game fish. Wielding both X-Protect and X-Shield for improved water resistance and increased durability in the harsh saltwater environment, Spheros SW A fortifies an IPX8 water-resistant-rated body. The size lineup has been expanded from the previous generation to include a more comprehensive range of sizing for offshore techniques. These workhorse reels fit the bill for an extremely wide variety of saltwater applications including surfcasting, nearshore live-lining for snook or striped bass, jigging deep water wrecks for snapper and grouper, tossing lures to cobia and small tuna, and much more.

Features:

  • Infinity Drive
  • HAGANE Gear
  • HAGANE Body
  • Cross Carbon Drag
  • X-Ship
  • Propulsion Line Management Spool
  • X-Protect
  • X-Sheild
  • Screw-In Handle
  • S AR-B
5 Stars based on 12 reviews
By Ilex O.
Florida/Maryland
Excellent reel - Shimanos are on the smaller size.
April 18, 2022
I bought the 6000 size.

Shimano mid-range priced reels have been a staple of my arsenal forever (a LONG time). I still have and use my old Shimano reels. This reel is excellent. I rinse it off after every use and dry it in the sun. I plan to clean/lube it every couple (or more) years as I haphazardly do with my reels. Shimano reels take a licking and keep on ticking.

Note: They run small on sizing. I bout the 6000 and it's about the size of some 4500-5000 size reels of other brands I've owned. Something to keep in mind.
Pros
  • Typical excellent value/quality in the mid-range Shimano reels.
Cons
  • The sizing might run a little smaller than you are accustomed to if you are new to Shimano.
By Chris
Long Beach ca
Fast delivery
April 8, 2022
Fast delivery! We haven’t got to use it yet! But very smooth and put line on fast
By Liem
Grand Prairie, TX
budget Saragosa
April 4, 2022
it can do -almost- everything the more expensive Saragosa can, great for backup reel if you already have the Saragosa
By Richard
Telluride, CO
Headed to the Baja Surf
March 10, 2022
Outstanding reel! Features that are comparable to the other high end Shimano reels. A sealed body and lots of pick up per crank. I was able to load 400 yards of 50# power pro braid. Headed to Baja in April and excited to have this reel for the trip.
By Cody
Port aransas, Texas
Good reel
February 23, 2022
Very smooth and cheap price for this quality of reel.
By Mark A.
Pensacola,Florida
A Special Reel
February 20, 2022
A GREAT REEL...
It casts well
It's new drive system is smooth
It matches with my 12' MH Surf Rod
Pros
  • I have dunk in it in the surf and kept winding in a fish
  • Its IPX8 protect really works
  • Nice to have this feature in moderate priced reel
  • Perfect for surf fishing..
  • I will buy more for my family members who want to fish at the beach with me
Cons
  • None
By Skyler
texas
Awesome reel
February 12, 2022
I was suprised to see this reel in my local tackle shop considering that its a great surf reel, so I grabbed one and you wouldn't believe how great this reel is i've caught 15-20lb kingfish from the shore and with how much drag it has is unbelievable for the price point. 10 out of 10 definitely recommend.
Pros
  • drag
Cons
  • none
By Matthew
High Point, NC
true value
February 7, 2022
Its hard to believe you can get this nice of spinning reel for less than 200. But you can, this reel is very well made and I believe it will stand up to the brutal nature of saltwater fishing. very balanced, lots of drag, great handle. Alittle heavier than i anticipated, but made strong. I got the 8000 cause it has more drag at 29.
By kip
florida
nice
September 30, 2021
nice reel overall it look like. and there are so many things that will keep the reel good from saltwater rust and those things will help you keep your reel for a lunge time
By L
LI, NY
No line keeper on spool - 10000PG
September 28, 2021
Why would they not put a line keeper on the spool?

Seems nice otherwise. Just loaded with a full 300yds of 50lb powerpro SSV2 plus a little mono backing and it filled the 10000pg spool perfectly.

Slightly annoyed that there is nowhere to hook the line.
By Ulanbek J.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Tuna reel
September 27, 2021
I Purchased this for you for my offshore trips, I didn’t test this really yet, but I paired with Shimano Terez rod and I know I can catch something up to 100lb. Feels heavy and strong.
Pros
  • Bog and strong.
Cons
  • Bit heavy.
By John
SoCal
Better Than Ever
September 26, 2021
Lighter and sleeker with available 14 size to get a 53in. retrieve that previously was only an option for the Twin Power or Stella, and at a lower price than the previous generation

All around an improvement and great for fishing top and subsurface jigs
Pros
  • Size 14 with a 53in. retrieve at a great price point
16 Questions & 16 Answers
John
from Chicago, Illinois asked:
August 6, 2022
Does this reel have the parallel foot like the old SW model?
1 Answer
Hi John, The 2021 Shimano Spheros SW reel should have the same style foot as the older Shimano Spheros. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 12, 2022

michael davena
from Virginia asked:
July 29, 2022
where can I buy a spare spool for the 10000
1 Answer
You may be able to get one directly through Shimano, https://fish.shimano.com/



Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 1, 2022

Sean
from Cape Cod asked:
April 25, 2022
Any rod recommendations for 14000 for tuna? Looking to pair with 80lb braid to throw poppers
1 Answer
Hi Sean, I would recommend a Shimano TZS78XHBLK Terez Spinning Rod. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-tzs78xhblk-terez-spinning-rod-black.html This would pair well with the Shimano Spheros 14000 SW A Spinning reel for offshore popping applciations. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 27, 2022

Lew
from Boca Grande Florida asked:
March 3, 2022
Would an 8000 or 10000 be better for big beach Tarpon
1 Answer
Hi Lew, Based on your fishing application a 10000 size may be a little small if you hook into a large tarpon. I would recommend a Shimano SPSW14000XGA Spheros SW A Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-spsw14000xga-spheros-sw-a-spinning-reel.html This is slightly heavier than the Spheros 10000 SW and holds more line. The SPSW14000XGA Spheros SW has a Braid capacity of 50lb/400yds and would be ideal to fish for tarpon and be equipped to fight large Tarpon without getting spooled. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on March 4, 2022

Shannon Ordoyne
from Moss point, Ms asked:
February 10, 2022
I have a Talavera inshore spinning rod model TESIS70HC plan on using for cobia and snapper inshore should I go with the Spheros SW A 6000 will be using 40 lb braid thanks
1 Answer
Hi Shannon, The Shimano SPSW6000HGA Spheros SW A Spinning Reel would pair great with the Shimano TESIS70HC Talavera Inshore Spinning Rod for cobia and snapper. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on February 11, 2022

Dylan N
from Jersey Shore asked:
February 7, 2022
What size reel do you recommend for jigging inshore bluefin tuna in NJ with 3-4+ oz jigs and 50 lb braid?
1 Answer
Hi Dylan, For your fishing application I would recommend a Shimano SPSW18000HGA Spheros SW A Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-spsw18000hga-spheros-sw-a-spinning-reel.html This reel will hold 600yds of 50lb line, has 40lbs of drag and would be ideal for bluefin jigging applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on February 8, 2022

Shim
from DC asked:
January 23, 2022
Is this reel fully sealed? Drag and all?
1 Answer
The Shimano 2021 Spheros SW A series have a IPX8 water-resistant-rated body that is very resistant for salt water intrusion. However, this is not fully sealed like a Van Staal but is more so considered a semi-sealed reel. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 25, 2022

Vinno
from WA asked:
December 31, 2021
What's the recommended size for albacore tuna casting and jigging? Do I have to go as big as 14000?
1 Answer
Hi Vinno, I would recommend a Shimano SPSW10000PGA Spheros SW A Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-spsw10000pga-spheros-sw-a-spinning-reel.html This reel has plenty of drag and the line capacity needed for Albacore tuna fishing. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 4, 2022

Alex
from PA asked:
December 23, 2021
I read in The Fisherman that this rela is waterproof rated to IPX8. Is this true? 
1 Answer
Hi Alex, According to Shimano, the Shimano 2021 Spheros SW A Spinning Reels does feature a IPX8 water-resistant-rated body. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 23, 2021

Roger
from Florida asked:
December 22, 2021
can this reel be changed to right hand?
1 Answer
Hi Roger, The Shimano 2021 Spheros SW A Spinning Reels have interchangeable handles that can be left or right hand retrieve. Please let us konw if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight LInes.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 23, 2021

John
from earth asked:
December 15, 2021
Does this have an auto-trip or manual trip bail?
1 Answer
Hi John, According to Shimano, The Shimano 2021 Spheros SW A Spinning Reels all have a manual bail trip. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 16, 2021

Diego S.
from Florida asked:
November 18, 2021
What reel size should I get for a 10 foot surf rod? Im planning to use 30 pound braid.
1 Answer
Hi Diego, I would recommend a 6000 size for your rod. Specifically model: SPSW6000HGA; TackleDirect Code: SHM-4406. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-spsw6000hga-spheros-sw-a-spinning-reel.html. This would be the appropriate size for your 10ft surf rod. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 19, 2021

mike G
from New Jersey asked:
October 17, 2021
looking to get this reel for my inshore nj tuna trips for jigging and tossing various plugs matched with my trevala 5'8 heavy action would this work for this application in a 10k size, this reels tech shares almost every design that the saragosa has.
1 Answer
Hi Mike, The Spheros SW A 10000 technically will work for exactly what you want. I would recommend that you pair it with Powerpro Max Cuattro in order to get 25% extra line capacity onto your reel to make it more ideal for your fishing application. Let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 20, 2021

Daniel
from NC asked:
September 18, 2021
Which neoprene cover will fit the 18000
1 Answer
Daniel,

The Shimano Neoprene spinning reel cover ANSC850A should fit the 18000 size reel.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 20, 2021

Daniel
from NC asked:
September 18, 2021
What would be a good surf rod for the 18000 size as well as a good General purpose rod for everything else buy Shimano
1 Answer
Daniel,

The rod to pair with the Shimano Spheros SW 18000 spinning reel would be the Shimano SpeedMaster Surf 11' spinning rod SPMS110MH2.  A good general purpose surf rod would be 9'6" or 10 ' in length.  You can fish both lures and bait with those.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 20, 2021

Boarder
from MA asked:
August 4, 2021
Am looking at either the SPSW5000XGA or the SPSW6000XGA for a fast action 10-30 lb, 8.5 foot rod. Planning to use 20 or 30 lb braid, going after stripers in the surf. 

2 questions - 

1. Does this reel come with a rubber insert for braided line to spool on and 

2. if I pre-order will I be able to get this earlier than October (some sites display September 1st as the release date)?

1 Answer
Boarder,

The recommendation would be the  SPSW6000XGA  reel as you get more line, bigger spool, for the same size reel.  As for the rubber insert, most Shimano reels do not include a rubber insert on the spool.  If spooling with braid then some backing or tape should be used.  As for the timing of the availability, we go by what we get from Shimano.  If anything changes we will update our web site accordingly.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 4, 2021

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