Shimano Spheros SW Inshore Spinning Reels

Shimano Spheros SW Inshore Spinning Reels

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Gear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankMono Line Capacity Braided Line CapacityBearingsMax DragWeightPrice
3+120lb8.6oz$119.99 USD
3+120lb9.0oz$119.99 USD
3+124lb9.9oz$119.99 USD

Packed full of proprietary Shimano technologies to help you dominate the most challenging environments, the Shimano Spheros SW Inshore Spinning Reels set a new standard for affordable saltwater spinning reels. The Spheros SW is driven by Shimano's cold forged Hagane Gear that provides incredible strength and durability while the rigid Hagane Body keeps the gears and internal components in perfect alignment, preserving prime rotational operability for many seasons to come. Cranking power is enhanced with the use of Shimano's X-Ship bearing supported pinion gear technology, while the Cross Carbon Drag system gives the reel the drag pressure necessary to put the brakes on bull reds, and big striped bass. Treated with a CoreProtect water resistant coating at key areas to prevent water intrusion, the Spheros SW is prepped to withstand the punishment of unforgiving saltwater environments for multiple seasons to come.

Shimano Technology Found in Spheros SW Inshore Spinning Reels :

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CoreProtect - The concept of CoreProtect is simple – to provide exceptional water resistance without creating any additional rotational resistance on the retrieve. The reel is treated at key areas such as the roller clutch, body, and line roller to resist water intrusion.
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • 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 9 reviews
By Marshall
Lindenhurst, NY
Love this reel
May 26, 2020
Handles big bluefish, stripers and weakfish with ease!
By Joey
Gulfport, MS
Will definitely be getting more
May 20, 2020
Shimano is by far the smoothest reels out there. The Spheros line when it originally came out were very good. These new ones are smoother than the originals and will hopefully last as long. I got two of the 3000 paired with 20lb power pro and mounted on St Croix mojo inshore rods.
By Jeffrey H.
Port Aransas, Texas
Will buy again
April 16, 2020
Great reel, far better then I expected. Just a great solid reel.
ProsDependable solid reel
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Inshore and FRESH too!
March 29, 2020
Great reel for freshwater. Up to 24 lbs if drag at a sub 10 oz reel at a stellar price point. Bass fishermen? Here’s your reel if you like the eggbeater style.
ProsPrice, drag, weight
By Sean
So far so good
February 26, 2020
I needed a 4k reel. Sometimes my 3k reels are pushing it when it comes to striper fishing.

I've yet to hook onto anything on this reel but casting and retrieving live up to the name, Shimano. Makes me wonder if I should get a 3k reel...
By Van
This is a Stradic FK for $90 less!
February 3, 2020
This is almost the same as the discontinued Stradic FK. There is a video on utube of this and a Stradic FK where both reels are disassembled and the guy discusses the similarities of the two reels. At the end of the video he puts one side of the stradic to the opposite side of the spheros and they fit! There are some differences but they are very minor.

The Spheros inshore 4k has more braid capacity, is the same weight and has more drag than the 4k Stradic FK. These are great reels and feel identical to my Stradic 4k. This is a no brainer reel.
ConsThey only have 3000 and 4000s, they need sub 3000 reels and a 5000 reel.
By Marlow
So far so good
December 31, 2019
Bought this reel for use in going after fish in inshore waters (tog, sea bass, etc.) So far it has been solid. Solid construction and plenty of drag. It replaced a BG that failed after less than 2 years. I hope this new reel holds up.
By Steven P.
Springfield, Illinois
Superb entry level SW reel for the money
December 10, 2019
Simple and smooth operating. What I've come to expect from Shimano. And its sealed! And TackleDirect was great too!
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
If you love your stradic FK GET THIS
November 20, 2019
This reel is very similar to the stradic FK at such a good price point. I think shimano made this to compete with the BG competitively
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from San Diego C.A asked:
November 6, 2019
I have 2 questions. 1.What it the difference between this and the Nasci. 2. Will more sizes for this reel come out in the near future?
1 Answer
One of the main differences in the reels is that the Spheros has the hagane body which makes the reel more rigid and is less prone to the body of the reel flexing when fighting a larger fish and as far as we know the Spheros is going to stay in the smaller sizes like the 3000. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 7, 2019

from Hawaii asked:
October 17, 2019
Your website says that the SP4000XGSW is in stock at Tackle Direct.  Are they really available for shipping now?  Thanks.
1 Answer
Yes, at the time these are in-stock.
Submitted by: Ethan on October 18, 2019

from belmar, new jersey asked:
October 16, 2019
how would this reel compare to other shimano reels such as the nasci?
1 Answer
This reel is very comparable to the Nasci in size, strength, and line capacity. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 17, 2019

Eddie Rosado
from PR asked:
September 18, 2019
When it will be available
1 Answer
We are aiming for October 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on September 19, 2019

Dennis Nathan
from Florida asked:
April 27, 2020
What's a good rod to pair with the 4000

1 Answer
The Shimano Talavera Inshore Spinning 7'0" Medium would make a great fit for the reel.

Submitted by: Sydney on April 28, 2020


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