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Shimano Spheros SW Offshore Spinning Reels

Shimano Spheros SW Offshore Spinning Reels

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Max DragSA-RB Ball BearingsRoller BearingsGear RatioWeightPrice
22414.6:116oz$199.99 USD
22414.6:119oz$199.99 USD
27414.8:124.7oz$219.99 USD
27414.9:125.2oz$219.99 USD
41414.4:132.8oz$259.99 USD
The Shimano Spheros SW Spinning Reels offer more to the angler with the new Shimano SW concept features. These reels come in sizes for off the beach, inshore action, as well as blue water use.

  • 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 24 reviews
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 Andrés 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.
By Anthony
Long Beach Island
Smoothest reel I've ever used
December 2, 2015
Bought this reel for a plugging setup for striper fishing this season and I have to say its the smoothest reel I have ever used and hasn't disappointed me when reeling in fish. Great buy I highly recommend investing in this reel.
By Jimmy
Massapequa Park, New York
Great value
November 7, 2015
I was using the 5000 Daiwa Procyon on my 9' Lami SS as a light surf set up for smaller Striped Bass with the occasional keeper until it had to be sent in for service. I have the 5000 Shimano Saragosa SW and really like the reel so I decided to replace the Daiwa with the Spheros even though I know I am not comparing apples to apples.

I have used the Spheros a few times and have caught Striped Bass to approx. 34". The reel is nice and smooth, casts well and does a nice job managing the 30lb braid I have spooled on it. I really like this reel. I only wish it was just a little bit lighter.
ProsExcellent value. Nice drag. Good line mgt.
ConsWish it was just a little lighter.
By Albert B.
Kaneohe, Hawaii
shimano spheros sp10000sw
August 26, 2015
Purchased the shimano spheros sp10000sw from and am thoroughly happy with this reel. Very smooth and it's ease of retrieve is
remarkable with a load. No strain whatsoever when reeling in a fish. I love the X-ship and X-shield on this reel, awesome features for a salt water reel.
Thanks again, tackledirect for an easy, and always pleasant transaction! Super customer service!!!!!
Prosease of retrieve and super smooth. Very powerful low gear ratio.
By Alan
phoenix, az
Great reel for multi species
August 3, 2015
I have three of these and use them for everything from tarpon to tuna live bait or lure . Shimano quality is unmatched and should be a staple for getting fish on your boat
14 Questions & 14 Answers
from Matlacha, Florida asked:
June 19, 2019
I have a St. Croix Avid Inshore 7' MHF, would the 5000 or 6000 be a good match for that rod? Or should I look at a different reel? Mostly inshore snook, with the possibility of cobia or small tarpon. Thanks!   
1 Answer
The 5000 would be a good pairing for the avid inshore 7 foot mh 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 26, 2019

from Melbourne Beach, FL asked:
November 9, 2017
Is the bail auto or manual close on the 5000?
1 Answer
Hello Glenn, That is a manually closing bail.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 10, 2017

from New England asked:
April 30, 2018
What size would you recommend for 8' HF St. Croix Tidemaster, for jetty/beach in northeast?
1 Answer
I'd suggest a 5000 size Spheros spooled with 30 lb braid.
Submitted by: Devon on May 1, 2018

from Florida asked:
February 1, 2018
Is there anyway you can put the 8000 and 10000 reel next to each other ? I want to see if the body size is different ?
1 Answer
Unfortunately we do not list side by side images to compare body sizes. I can assure you that the sizes of the body of each reel your inquiring about are very similar. The key difference is spool size. That would be the 1/2 oz difference in weight between the 8000 and 10000 size reels.
Submitted by: Donald on February 2, 2018

from Miami, Florida asked:
April 24, 2017
What are the mono capacities for the 10000 and 20000 sizes?
1 Answer
The 10000 size reel 12/500, 16/320, 20/220 mono and size 20000 reel 20/460, 25/380, 30/320.
Submitted by: Donald on April 25, 2017

from Long Island NY asked:
July 6, 2015
Why doesnt the Shimano Spheros have a switch for reverse ?
1 Answer
Some manufacturers choose to make their reels this way.
Submitted by: David on July 7, 2015

from California asked:
June 29, 2015
What size would pair best with a 10' 6" Mojo?
1 Answer
I would recommend the 6000 size for a 10'6" rod.
Submitted by: David on June 30, 2015

from Mackay Australia asked:
February 23, 2015
Hi, can I get this with a right hand handle cheers. Regards Rob,
1 Answer
Rob, this reel is capable of both hand retrieve, all you have to do is screw the handle in on the desired side.
Submitted by: Frank on March 5, 2015

from Phila. Pa. asked:
February 12, 2015
Are the 5000 and 6000 the same size body with the 6000 having a bigger spool or is the 6000 body bigger than the 5000?
1 Answer
These reels share the same body. The spool on the 6000 size is milled deeper to hold more line. -Paul
Submitted by: Paul on February 16, 2015

from Jakarta Indonesia asked:
February 4, 2015
How many ballbearing this Spheros 20000 SW ?
1 Answer
Hello Vincent. The Spheros SW20000 has 4 stainless steel ball bearings and 1 additional roller bearing. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on February 6, 2015

from Staten Island, NY asked:
August 31, 2014
Looking to fish SP 20000 SW with #65 braid on a west coast long range (10 day) Looking to cast poppers and jigs for tuna/yellowtail. What 6' to 7' foot spinning rod would you suggest go with this reel. Fish could be from 60 to 80 lbs. Thanks
1 Answer
We suggest the Shimano Terez spinning rod in either medium-heavy or heavy.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 1, 2014

from bahrain asked:
August 4, 2014
This Shimano product made in Malaysia or Japan?
1 Answer
It is made in Malaysia.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 4, 2014

rob pochesci
from 06405 asked:
July 8, 2014
can be bailless
1 Answer
No. This reel is not offered in a bailless model. We are not aware of any conversion kits for it either.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 8, 2014

from Fort Worth, Texas asked:
June 21, 2014
Is the retrieve left only, or is it right or left?
1 Answer
The retrieve is adjustable, left or right.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 23, 2014


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