Shimano Saragosa SW BFC Spinning Reel

Shimano Saragosa SW BFC Spinning Reel

Price: $339.99
TD Code
Gear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankMono Capacity
(lb test/yds)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
7+126lb24.9oz$339.99 USD

Purpose-built to serve the dedicated billfish angler, the Shimano Saragosa SW BFC Spinning Reel is the only spinning reel to reach for when big checks and trophy billfish are on the line. The Saragosa SW BFC is the spinning reel counterpart to the legendary Talica 20BFC in Shimano's Billfish Concept lineup. The Saragosa BFC is built specifically for things like tossing live baits at billfish tailing down sea or cutting through bait balls on the surface. Featuring a lower and more gradual drag curve than the battle-tested Saragosa SW A, the Saragosa BFC is optimized for fighting sailfish, white marlin, and other billfish varieties on lighter, and more often monofilament line. By combining the 6.2:1 gear ratio with an enlarged spool, the Saragosa BFC achieves a blazing fast 56in of line retrieved per handle turn, which is exactly what billfish anglers need to stay tight when trying to keep up with some of the fastest swimming fish on earth. To ensure smooth and consistent drag performance during long battles, Shimano's Rigid Support Drag enhances spool support by reducing play and deflection of the spool. Shimano technologies that anglers have come to depend to protect their reels from the elements such as X-Shield and X-Protect keep water away from key internal components to preserve smoothness and operational proficiency for many seasons out on the water. With the Saragosa SW BFC, anglers can target billfish with confidence in their spinning gear knowing they have the right tool that was expertly designed for the job.


  • Infinity Drive
  • Rigid Support Drag
  • HAGANE Body
  • HAGANE Gear
  • Cross Carbon Drag
  • S A-RB
  • X-Protect
  • X-Shield
3 Questions & 4 Answers
from Puert Rico asked:
July 22, 2022
What is a good rod (multi-species) to match??
2 Answers
Erik, the all new Saragosa SW BFC Spinning Reel would match up well with the TackleDirect Platinum Hook Spinning Rods when targeting sailfish, white marlin, dolphin, and more with monofilament line.

Have two models available depending on what you are targeting. Sailfish on the 12-20 would be best, and if using for larger billfish the 15-30 would be ideal. Please let us know if we can assist with anything else.

Submitted by: Brendan- TackleDirect Customer Service on July 26, 2022
Hi Erik, We recommend looking at the St. Croix Mojo Salt in the 7'6 medium heavy to pair with the Shimano Saragosa BFC for an all around setup ( ). Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 26, 2022

Lebanese Angler
from Beirut lebanon asked:
July 21, 2022
What is the line capacity in braid 
1 Answer
Hi Lebanese Angler, The Shimano Saragosa SW is designed to be used for billfish with the use of monofilament line in mind. The capacity for this reel is stated to be similar to the original Saragosa SW with the capacity being 50lbs/400yds, 65lbs/315yds, and 80lbs/240yds. This reel is not to be used with straight braided line, and braid should only be used as backing with a monofilament topshot. Please let us know if there was anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 25, 2022

from NY asked:
July 21, 2022
are these reels automatic or manual bail?
1 Answer
Hi Edward The Shimano Saragosa SW BFC in 14k will have a manual bail. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 25, 2022


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