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Shimano Spirex FG and RG Spinning Reels

Shimano Spirex FG and RG Spinning Reels

The Spirex FG features Quick Fire II for easy, one-handed casts and A-RB bearings for smooth-as-silk retrieves.

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DragLine Retrieve
Per Crank
Line Capacity
PowerPro Line Capacity
Max DragBall
Front Drag28 in.2/270
7.0 lb.506.2:18.8 oz.$59.99 USD
Rear Drag28 in.2/270
7.0 lb.506.2:18.8 oz.$59.99 USD
Front Drag32 in.6/200
15.0 lb.506.2:110.6 oz.$59.99 USD
Rear Drag32 in.6/200
15.0 lb.506.2:110.6 oz.$59.99 USD
Front Drag33 in.8/240
20.0 lb.505.7:113.9 oz.$59.99 USD
Rear Drag33 in.8/240
20.0 lb.505.7:113.9 oz.$59.99 USD
The Spirex FG features Quick Fire II for easy, one-handed casts and A-RB bearings for smooth-as-silk retrieves.
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, Power Roller III, S-Arm Cam
  • QuickFire II One-Handed Casting System
  • Varispeed Oscillation
  • 6 Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
  • Lightweight Graphite Frame, Sideplate & Rotor
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
  • S-Concept: S-Guard, S-Arm Cam
  • Ported Handle Shank
  • Rubber Handle Grips
  • Fluidrive II
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Repairable Clicker
4.5 Stars based on 11 reviews
By Joshua
Surfside, Florida
March 19, 2019
The test of time!
Had my 4000 real drag for years. Thing still works like it's new. Used for catching pike and smallmouth in Ontario Canada.
ProsBail trigger, available rear drag
By Richard
September 28, 2018
Great "BUT"
I have been using these for years because of the "quick fire". I feel I get about 20% more cast in a day and that accounts for more fish. It is a good reel for the price.

Now for the "BUT" part. The frames arm, from the reel to the rod seat, on the 1000 & 2500 class are weak and will twist back and forth on large fish. We have broken several of them on larger fish and they will twist and flex back and forth as you try and reel in a larger fish. Just caught 20# King Salmon on a 2500 and thought for sure the reel armature was going to snap off the way it was twisting back and forth. FYI, I was fishing for 5-9# Coho's at the time so I had the correct size reel. Still they need to beef up the arm between the reel ans rod seat.
ProsBest "Quick Fire" available 20% more cast
ConsWEAK, WEAK, WEAK frame.
By Robert Schneider
Houston, Texas
August 17, 2017
Shimano SR4000 Spirex FG
The best trigger reel made
By Robert Schneider
Houston, Texas
August 17, 2017
Shimano SR2500FG
By Gordon
Alexandria, Minnesota
July 26, 2017
Love it
I love my new reel and use it just about every day. Smooth and easy.
By William Hairston
April 29, 2017
Shimano 2500 RG
Great reel! I own a couple and they are my go to reels.
ProsEasy cast, love the rear drag
By Dale
November 23, 2016
Smoooooth silky cast.
Very smooth casting.line peels off nicely and silky smooth line retrieve.
By ksr
March 11, 2016
one of the best reels
i been using this for freshwater, caught snakeheads to barramundi`s, it has a great drag and its smooth as well. bag for the buck. almost as good as reels priced more than this.
By David
Floyd, VA
October 26, 2015
Great Trout Reel
This is the best trout reel I've ever used. It's smooth, reliable, and built like more expensive reels. I use mine mostly for trout in rivers. The biggest I've caught so far was a 5 1/2 pound brown. This reel is bigger than most people use for trout, but I like that. The fighting drag is great. It lets me keep the drag a little on the loose side so teh fish doesn't jerk my rod around a lot, but I can quickly and dependably tighten the drag if I need to stop a run before the fish wraps around something. I like the rear drag a lot better than front drag. I can adjust it in mid-fight if needed without risking touching the line.
I use 8 pound Magnathin line on mine.
I like it so much I bought an extra so I won't have to cry too much when I wear this one out, which looks like it won't be any time soon.
ProsFighting drag is great. Bearings very smooth
ConsQuickfire lever and bail arm wore to the point of occasional malfunction after 4 years of heavy use, but those parts are about $4 total here:
By Greg
miami, FL
November 3, 2013
Great Pin Fish Reel
I needed a small light weight reel for bait fishing in the grass flats. This reel hits the mark. the single hand casting feature is great. I paired this reel with a shimano convergence rod. I really enjoy the light weight of the combination. i would recommend this bait fishing combo. Thanks Tackle Direct for the great pricing.
ProsLight Weight, Single Handed Operation, Very smooth reel.
ConsNone so far.
By Manoel Krastev
Falls Church, VA
September 14, 2012
It works perfectly and I would say that it covers the written specifications. This is a reel I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend!
8 Questions & 8 Answers
Richard Lokken
from Clovis, New Mexico USA 88101 asked:
January 16, 2019
Are these NEW or Refab Reels
1 Answer
These are brand new reels
Submitted by: Bernie on January 17, 2019

James Harrelson
from Tennessee asked:
April 12, 2019
Have these been discontinued by Shimano?
1 Answer
The Rear Drag has been discontinued. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 12, 2019

from Penn asked:
March 15, 2018
What is the difference between a 1000fg and a 1000rg?
1 Answer
The FG models have have the front drag control system and the RG models have the rear drag system.
Submitted by: Donald on March 17, 2018

from Oklahoma asked:
January 4, 2017
What rod would you recommend to use with the 4000RG, using 10 - 12lb line for bass fishing?
1 Answer
The Shimano CVSW66M2B Convergence Spinning Rod would pair up nicely with the 4000RG for bass fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on January 4, 2017

from Dubai asked:
September 27, 2014
Kindly let me know if this is a salt water reel?
1 Answer
Hello Raj! This particular reel can be used for both salt and freshwater applications. Depending on your fishing style and location we can certainly get you set up with the right equipment. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 29, 2014

from Saint simons Island, georgia asked:
August 26, 2014
could you get it in a different color
1 Answer
No. We cannot get these in other colors.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 26, 2014

from N.J. asked:
June 15, 2014
Is this a ultra light reel
1 Answer
Yes, they are ultra light reels.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 17, 2014

from columbus ohio asked:
July 13, 2012
can i get a single paddle handle for this reel?
1 Answer
Shimano doesn't list that as accessory in their catalog so I am going to say that is not possible.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 16, 2012


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