Shimano SRG25000SW Saragosa SW Spinning Reel

Shimano SRG25000SW Saragosa SW Spinning Reel

Price: $409.99
Model
TD Code
WeightGear RatioRetrieve
(inches)
Line
Capacity
Mono
Line Capacity
Power Pro
Max DragBearingPrice
SRG25000SW
SHM-2652
34.2oz4.4:14520/570
25/490
30/360
65/630
80/520
100/440
446+1$409.99 USD
The Shimano Saragosa SW Spinning reels are saltwater reels made to be durable with new "Cam" oscillation system. These reels are water resistant and provide a comfortable drag. These reels are dedicated to the Blue Water angler, and are perfect to tackle the toughest species and conditions with elegance and power. These reels offer up to 44 pounds of drag to stop even the meanest offshore fish.

Features:
  • X-Ship: For efficient gear engagement, extended gear longevity, and increased castability
  • X-Tough Drag: Cross carbon, waterproof, twin drag all models
  • Water resistant with X-Shield and X-Protect, with body gasket seal, anti-rev bearing cover
  • Paladin Gear durability enhancement and Propulsion line management system
  • S A-RB Shielded ball bearings and graphite Rotor
  • Aluminum frame, cold forged aluminum spool, and machined aluminum handle shank
  • Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse and power roller III line roller
  • Direct drive mechanism, and dyna balance
  • Fluidrive II
  • Waterproof drag
  • Dartainium II drag washers
  • Ergonomic handle grips
  • Septon handle grips
  • Approved for saltwater use
5 Stars based on 118 reviews
By SNOOK T.
Vero Beach, FL
LIGHT, POWERFUL, SMOOTH
June 1, 2018
Just purchased this awesome reel! This 6000 on my st croix avid vis80hf is the absolute best setup I have ever owned, it might be overkill for slot size snook, but when you have a keeper you want to get it to the hand as fast as possible and this reel is the winch for the tow truck, lol you wont be disapointed!
ProsFor the money so far it cant be beat. From my experience with penns, cabos, and okumas, this is Shimano smooth, light, powerful.
ConsI'll let you know in a year if it holds up to the big snook, reds, and tarpon. But the true test is the BIG Jacks!!! If it stays solid I'll buy some more.
By Craig
,
best bang for your buck
January 12, 2021
i have four of these reels and they are extremely durable, super smooth, and an overall dream to fish with day in and day out.
By Kevin
Farmingdale, NY
Beast!
January 9, 2021
We have danced with this one a lot. We have three and use them to jig, pop, etc... great versatile unit
By Brandon
Florida
The new Saragosa is the best
December 8, 2020
I bought the all new Saragosa 6000 and it's the best spinning reel that I have ever owned! I can cast small baits with it just as good as my ci4 4000 and it is built really well 5 stars all the way!
ProsEverything
ConsNothing
By Larry L.
Doylestown, PA
Seragosa .... The Legend for a Reason
August 22, 2020
The Saragosa SW spinning reals are one of the best reels regardless of price. They are smooth, have great line capacity, great drag system, and are built to be rigid and water proof (essentially unless you submerge it for a while). I own in 8000, 20000, and 25000 sizes and absolutely love them!!!!! If you want a fantastic saltwater reel stop looking and buy a Saragosa.
ProsRid god construction, awesome drag system, water proof, great line capacity and SMOOTH.
ConsMay be a little more expensive then some bargain reels ... but worth the money!
By Robin
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Awesome saltwater spinning reel!
August 11, 2020
I bought the Saragosa 20000 for offshore fishing at the rigs in Grand Isle Louisiana.

The first fish I caught was a 36 pound Cobia. I didn’t realize what I had until I got it to the boat. My new Saragosa handled that hard fighting cobia like a champ!! I caught sharks, 30 pound bull reds and a quite a few red and gray snapper as well. I was extremely pleased with the performance of my Shimano Saragosa. I’ll be replacing two SW Penn reels with additional Saragosa’s for future trips offshore!!
ProsSuper smooth drag! Lightweight for its size.
By Carlos
Houston, TX
Reliable and tought
August 6, 2020
You will be getting an all around, solid consistent and very reliable reel.
ProsGreat reel for the money. dont be afraid to put it to the test.
ConsRemember is not the shimano flagship but it get the job done.
By Thanh
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Really amazy reell
June 25, 2020
I ordered 6000 instead of 5000. They're slightly different by a little. Fantastic reel for a 9 ft rod for jetties or surf fishing
By Corey
Connecticut
Jack of All Trades
May 20, 2020
The 6000 is a great all-around reel for stripers, blues, albies, fluke, black sea bass, porgy, and tog.
By David
Kennesaw, GA
Great reel
May 18, 2020
Worth every penny. Smooth as can be! Matched my 6000 w powerpro maxquatro and it’s like a dream
By Manuel
Reston, Virginia
It is about power
May 16, 2020
This is a powerful reel from Shimano. Solid, powerful. I own the 10,000 and the 20,000. Will get another 20K. For offshore I paired it with Shimano Tallus Bluewater, unbeatable.
ProsGreat price for a fantastic reel. Shimano integrated some key features from high end Stella into the Saragossa, maintaining the price.
By Larry
Doylestown, OA
Saragosa Reels are Fantastic!!!!
March 20, 2020
Saragosa reels are fantastic reels. Smooth, light weight with large capacity and plenty of drag. I have an 8000 and three 25000 reels and absolutely love them. All the reels have Maxcuatro line to maximize line capacity. This is specifically important for the 25000 reels since they are setup to catch bluefin and yellowfin tuna and other big game fish and need the extra line capacity Maxcuatro provides. I use FG knot to attach either mono or fluoro top shot to the reels. Highly recommend and think Saragosa spinning reels are some of the best reels made.
ProsSmooth, light weight, strong, with plenty of line capacity and drag. They will last for years and years of saltwater fishing fun.
ConsThey are more expensive then some other reels but the Saragosa reels are worth the extra cost.
By steve
Cape cod
Great reel
March 16, 2020
Bought an 8000 for fishing cape cod canal works great smooth reel extremely happy
By Vince
Austin, TX
Power House
March 12, 2020
This is a superb reel, buttery smooth as typical for Shimano reels, but also very powerful. I've landed multiple tuna out of the Gulf coast with this beast. There's no noticeable flex in the rotor when handling large fish, and it will bring the big ones in. The drag is smooth and strong and responsive, and you won't break the bank like getting a Stella. Highly recommended!
ProsPricing vs Quality Powerful drag Powerful torque on fish Looks beautiful
ConsDoesn't have the rubber around the spool to seat braid, but that's a minor inconvenience
By Adam
Suffolk, VA
Shimano Srg8000SW
March 10, 2020
Best reel for fishing for cobia excellent durability
4 Questions & 4 Answers
T
from Florida asked:
January 15, 2018
If it has a 44lb max drag does it make sense to put over 50lb braid?
1 Answer
In theory, yes, but most anglers will choose to use a heavier line for additional abrasion resistance when fishing over structure like reefs or wrecks.
Submitted by: Devon on January 15, 2018

Scott
from Ada, Mi asked:
December 18, 2015
I am looking for a new spinning setup for casting surfaces poppers and waxwing jigs with for tuna in the Gulf of Mexico. What size reel and what rod would you recommend? I was thinking about loading it up with 65 # braid. What type of knot or wind on leader would you recommend to connect 60-80 # fluorocarbon to my main line?
1 Answer
As far as the reel goes I would probably recommend the 10000 size. It would be the best for the Smaller blackfin and yellowfin you'll run into for the most part. You can go up to the heavier reel, but it may feel overpowered for the smaller fish. Rods you have a ton of options, personally I am a fan of the popping rods from Black Hole. If you wanted to stick with Shimano I would look at the Terez series. As far as line connection goes, I wouldn't even bother with a wind on leader due to the line capacity that you will end up losing because of it. I would just use a Uni to Uni or Albright knot.
Submitted by: David on December 31, 2015

Anthony
from New Jersey asked:
July 19, 2015
I was given one of theses used. Can it be used for offshore popping. Bluefin yellowfin. Northeast. What rod options would you recommend.
1 Answer
This reel would be fine for offshore tuna popping. Black Hole and Shimano makes rods that can be used for tuna popping.
Submitted by: David on July 20, 2015

john
from middletown nj asked:
October 11, 2014
what rod goes with reel
1 Answer
That depends on what you are fishing for and what method.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 13, 2014

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