Shimano SPSW5000XGA Spheros SW A Spinning Reel

Shimano SPSW5000XGA Spheros SW A Spinning Reel

Price: $149.99
TD Code
Gear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Capacity
(lb test/yd)
Braid Capacity
(lb test/yd)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
4+122lb15.7oz$149.99 USD

Built to be a jack of all trades in the saltwater realm, the Shimano 2021 Spheros SW A Spinning Reels have been redesigned to conquer both inshore and offshore waters. Now featuring Shimano's flagship Infinity Drive technology to improve pinion gear support and enhance the overall drive gear design, Spheros SW provides anglers with increased winding power under load when cranking against hard-fighting game fish. Wielding both X-Protect and X-Shield for improved water resistance and increased durability in the harsh saltwater environment, Spheros SW A fortifies an IPX8 water-resistant-rated body. The size lineup has been expanded from the previous generation to include a more comprehensive range of sizing for offshore techniques. These workhorse reels fit the bill for an extremely wide variety of saltwater applications including surfcasting, nearshore live-lining for snook or striped bass, jigging deep water wrecks for snapper and grouper, tossing lures to cobia and small tuna, and much more.


  • Infinity Drive
  • HAGANE Gear
  • HAGANE Body
  • Cross Carbon Drag
  • X-Ship
  • Propulsion Line Management Spool
  • X-Protect
  • X-Sheild
  • Screw-In Handle
  • S AR-B
5 Stars based on 12 reviews
By Ilex O.
Excellent reel - Shimanos are on the smaller size.
April 18, 2022
I bought the 6000 size.

Shimano mid-range priced reels have been a staple of my arsenal forever (a LONG time). I still have and use my old Shimano reels. This reel is excellent. I rinse it off after every use and dry it in the sun. I plan to clean/lube it every couple (or more) years as I haphazardly do with my reels. Shimano reels take a licking and keep on ticking.

Note: They run small on sizing. I bout the 6000 and it's about the size of some 4500-5000 size reels of other brands I've owned. Something to keep in mind.
  • Typical excellent value/quality in the mid-range Shimano reels.
  • The sizing might run a little smaller than you are accustomed to if you are new to Shimano.
By Chris
Long Beach ca
Fast delivery
April 8, 2022
Fast delivery! We haven’t got to use it yet! But very smooth and put line on fast
By Liem
Grand Prairie, TX
budget Saragosa
April 4, 2022
it can do -almost- everything the more expensive Saragosa can, great for backup reel if you already have the Saragosa
By Richard
Telluride, CO
Headed to the Baja Surf
March 10, 2022
Outstanding reel! Features that are comparable to the other high end Shimano reels. A sealed body and lots of pick up per crank. I was able to load 400 yards of 50# power pro braid. Headed to Baja in April and excited to have this reel for the trip.
By Cody
Port aransas, Texas
Good reel
February 23, 2022
Very smooth and cheap price for this quality of reel.
By Mark A.
A Special Reel
February 20, 2022
It casts well
It's new drive system is smooth
It matches with my 12' MH Surf Rod
  • I have dunk in it in the surf and kept winding in a fish
  • Its IPX8 protect really works
  • Nice to have this feature in moderate priced reel
  • Perfect for surf fishing..
  • I will buy more for my family members who want to fish at the beach with me
  • None
By Skyler
Awesome reel
February 12, 2022
I was suprised to see this reel in my local tackle shop considering that its a great surf reel, so I grabbed one and you wouldn't believe how great this reel is i've caught 15-20lb kingfish from the shore and with how much drag it has is unbelievable for the price point. 10 out of 10 definitely recommend.
  • drag
  • none
By Matthew
High Point, NC
true value
February 7, 2022
Its hard to believe you can get this nice of spinning reel for less than 200. But you can, this reel is very well made and I believe it will stand up to the brutal nature of saltwater fishing. very balanced, lots of drag, great handle. Alittle heavier than i anticipated, but made strong. I got the 8000 cause it has more drag at 29.
By kip
September 30, 2021
nice reel overall it look like. and there are so many things that will keep the reel good from saltwater rust and those things will help you keep your reel for a lunge time
By L
No line keeper on spool - 10000PG
September 28, 2021
Why would they not put a line keeper on the spool?

Seems nice otherwise. Just loaded with a full 300yds of 50lb powerpro SSV2 plus a little mono backing and it filled the 10000pg spool perfectly.

Slightly annoyed that there is nowhere to hook the line.
By Ulanbek J.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Tuna reel
September 27, 2021
I Purchased this for you for my offshore trips, I didn’t test this really yet, but I paired with Shimano Terez rod and I know I can catch something up to 100lb. Feels heavy and strong.
  • Bog and strong.
  • Bit heavy.
By John
Better Than Ever
September 26, 2021
Lighter and sleeker with available 14 size to get a 53in. retrieve that previously was only an option for the Twin Power or Stella, and at a lower price than the previous generation

All around an improvement and great for fishing top and subsurface jigs
  • Size 14 with a 53in. retrieve at a great price point

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