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.

Price: $59.99
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TD Code
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 14 reviews
By Rob
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.
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
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.
ProsBail trigger, available rear drag
By Richard
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.
ProsBest "Quick Fire" available 20% more cast
ConsWEAK, 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
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.
Shimano 2500 RG
April 29, 2017
Great reel! I own a couple and they are my go to reels.
ProsEasy cast, love the rear drag
By Dale
Smoooooth silky cast.
November 23, 2016
Very smooth casting.line peels off nicely and silky smooth line retrieve.
By ksr
one of the best reels
March 11, 2016
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
Great Trout Reel
October 26, 2015
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
Great Pin Fish Reel
November 3, 2013
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 K.
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!
11 Questions & 11 Answers
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

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

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

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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