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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Model
TD Code
DragLine Retrieve
Per Crank
Line Capacity
(lb/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max DragBall
Bearings
Roller
Bearings
Gear
Ratio
WeightPrice
SR1000FG
SHM-0139
Front Drag28 in.2/270
4/140
6/110
10/95
15/85
20/65
7.0 lb.506.2:18.8 oz.$64.99 USD
SR1000RG
SHM-0142
Rear Drag28 in.2/270
4/140
6/110
10/95
15/85
20/65
7.0 lb.506.2:18.8 oz.$59.99 USD
SR2500FG
SHM-0140
Front Drag32 in.6/200
8/140
10/120
10/170
15/145
30/95
15.0 lb.506.2:110.6 oz.$64.99 USD
SR2500RG
SHM-0143
Rear Drag32 in.6/200
8/140
10/120
10/170
15/145
30/95
15.0 lb.506.2:110.6 oz.$59.99 USD
SR4000FG
SHM-0141
Front Drag33 in.8/240
10/200
12/160
15/265
30/175
50/145
20.0 lb.505.7:113.9 oz.$64.99 USD
SR4000RG
SHM-0144
Rear Drag33 in.8/240
10/200
12/160
15/265
30/175
50/145
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 20 reviews
By Hanh C.
Drexel hill
Don’t waste you money
August 25, 2022
Don’t waste your time and money it not smooth at all, pieces of junk
By Mike
Louisiana
Solid reel
July 6, 2022
I bought this for a 6’ St Croix UL Premier. It’s a good fit.
Pros
  • Smooth operation
Cons
  • It?s a little heavy. If you want a trigger reel a bit lighter get the Syncopate.
By Bill
Arkansas
Awesome reel!
November 6, 2021
I have 2 of these reels. They work very good. They have never given me any trouble all. I recommend them to anyone!
By BRIAN
ATHENS TN
STILL THE BEST
September 20, 2021
BEEN USING SHIMANO SPIREX REELS FOR YEARS. HANDS DOWN, BEST CRAPPIE REEL ON THE PLANET. THE TRIGGER IS MY GO TO FOR CRAPPIE FISHING , YOU JUST CANT BEAT THEM. IVE GOT SEVERAL THAT OVER 15 YEARS OLD STILL BEING USED.
By Darrell
Finger Lakes NY
Great Reel
July 14, 2021
I love these reels for trolling Walleye and casting for LMB and SMB. Awesome casting ability. The trigger makes the ability for multiple quick casts with extreme accuracy.
On the trolling factor, it allows to set up the strike zone, then flipping the drag lever allows to tighten the drag for the fight.
My favorite Shimano is my 37 year old 200Q mounted on my Mitchell Tradition Graphite cork handle which I broke the tip off the rod when I put it in the back of that old truck. I still use it today for general and/or under fallen trees/brush.
Pros
  • Variable drag zone. Shimano's superior quality and dependability.
Cons
  • Easy to overcome the less than optimal reel to rod mount strength. Just work the rod/reel in a vertical position using the crank and pump style retrieve with the line straight in front of you.. Pulling a sideways retrieve, as when performing a flipping style cast, will show you that you are not using a bait caster style mounted reel.
By Scott
Jacksonville, Fl
One of the best
June 21, 2021
Fishing in Florida, my reels take a beating. I bought the Spirex because of the line cast ability. After years of fishing for bull reds, black drum, and trout, this reel has never let me down. It holds its own against my Fin nor Lethal and Spinfisher VI. The small handle is great for quick casting, but gives up some cranking ability on the bigger fish. It's also a heavier retrieve than similar sized reels. The gears and bearings have held up extremely well also. It's a quirky reel that some people might not like, but I love it and go out of my way to use it often.
Pros
  • Bullet proof. Great for casting jigs and crankbaits. Saltwater proven against my higher end reels (Finnor Lethal, Spinfisher VI, Stradic, Battle), Body and paint has held up very well. I've used for about 5 years with no issues.
Cons
  • Small handle hinders horsing in the biggest reds - limited torque.
By Rob
Wisconsin
Itchy trigger finger?... Problem solved!
May 21, 2020
Bought the whole set! Was glad to see Shimano was still producing these spinning reels with the Quickfire II trigger release. I got a set of Shimano TX reels with the original Quickfire triggers when I was a kid and fell in love with them. The Spirex series is a very nice upgrade from the discontinued TX models.
By charles a.
delaware
weak stem broken reels
May 19, 2019
I own 7 reels from shimano 3 are broken 1 is just wore out. i have always loved the quick fire.L astt yr i bought a syncpate only to have its stem snap while landing a 2 lb bass. ok so i replaced it. and it happened again. my next replacement was not shimano. until i see a more sturdy stem i will not waste my money again. these clearly have no strength. both were less than 3 lbs. shimano i hope you see this and correct ill miss the quickfire
By dale
hopewell,pa
GOOD LITTLE REEL
May 16, 2019
although I prefer the rear drag this reel is smooth and strong. I have several in different sizes and all work flawlessly. love the quick release triggers
By Joshua
Surfside, Florida
The test of time!
March 19, 2019
Had my 4000 real drag for years. Thing still works like it's new. Used for catching pike and smallmouth in Ontario Canada.
Pros
  • Bail trigger, available rear drag
By Richard
Midwest
Great "BUT"
September 28, 2018
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.
Pros
  • Best "Quick Fire" available
  • 20% more cast
Cons
  • WEAK, WEAK, WEAK frame.
By Robert S.
Houston, Texas
Shimano SR4000 Spirex FG
August 17, 2017
The best trigger reel made
By Robert S.
Houston, Texas
Shimano SR2500FG
August 17, 2017
THE BEST TRIGGER REEL MADE
By Gordon
Alexandria, Minnesota
Love it
July 26, 2017
I love my new reel and use it just about every day. Smooth and easy.
By William H.
GA
Shimano 2500 RG
April 29, 2017
Great reel! I own a couple and they are my go to reels.
Pros
  • Easy cast, love the rear drag
Cons
  • None
13 Questions & 13 Answers
jeff
from wakanda asked:
April 23, 2019
Pairing this reel with my Ultra-Light Shimano Stimula rod. Can I use this combo for Buegill?
1 Answer
The 1000 size reel would be a good ultralight reel 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 25, 2019

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

John Maillard
from Toms River, NJ asked:
January 16, 2022
Does anyone make a bail-less ultralight reel?
1 Answer
Hi John, The Van Staal VR series would be your best option to have the lightest and smallest bailess reel model available. https://www.tackledirect.com/van-staal-vr-series-spinning-reels.html Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 18, 2022

Dave
from SouthWest Michigan asked:
July 31, 2021

Can an extra spool be purchased for the SR4000SG reel? (I already ordered one)

If so what is the correct part number so I can locate one more quickly online


Thanks

Dave

1 Answer
Dave,


If you have the Spirex 4000 FG, you can purchase parts directly through Shimano. Link below to that reel for you:


https://fishshop.shimano.com/collections/sr4000fg


Part number for the spool is RD12814

Submitted by: Paul - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 2, 2021

Timothy E Roesler
from Houston asked:
January 28, 2020
Spirex. R/L retrieve ????
1 Answer
Yes this can be switched right to left hand 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 28, 2020

Glen
from spartanburg, S.C. asked:
May 27, 2019
What rod and power is best with shimano spirex fg 2500?
1 Answer
The power depends more on how you are fishing and what you are fishing for. But, since the reel is a smaller size reel usually it is paired with a 6 ft - 7 ft size rod, with a Ultra Light, Light or Medium power. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on May 29, 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

Mike
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

championsumo
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

Raj
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

chappy
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

Larry
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

john
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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