Shimano SRG8000SW Saragosa SW Spinning Reel

Shimano SRG8000SW Saragosa SW Spinning Reel

Price: $289.99
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275+1$289.99 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.

  • 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
Vero Beach, FL
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
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
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!
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
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
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from asked:
November 29, 2018
What rod is the best match for this reel forcof shore trolling?
1 Answer
The 6'9" heavy or 6'9" extra heavy would pair up well with the Saragosa
Submitted by: Bernie on November 29, 2018

from California asked:
August 20, 2017
I will be spooling the SRG 10000 with 65#-80# Power Pro S Slick or Maxquatro in order to have better abrasion resistance. My rod is rated for 50# braid (TRS96MA Tiralejo 9ft 6in Surf Spinning Rod). My question is will this be a good match?
1 Answer
Yes, the power pro slick is a great line for casting and will pair up with the saragosa nicely as well as the Tiralejo.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 21, 2017

Rich Charlton
from New Jersey asked:
February 2, 2020
How can I purchase a spare spool for the Sargosa 8000SW? How much is the cost? Thanks-
1 Answer
Unfortunately we do not sell spare spools for them. Shimano sells them on there website. 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on February 3, 2020

from Brooklyn New York asked:
January 29, 2020
How much warranty do you get on this reel?
1 Answer
Shimanos warranty on these are 1 year 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 30, 2020

from Norfolk,Va asked:
March 1, 2019
For Cobia should I go with 6000 or 8000? I hear the bodies on 5,6's and 8000's 

are same the spool is just bigger. 

1 Answer

I reviewed this with three of our professionals and they all said 


Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on March 2, 2019

shifei chen
from Georgia asked:
October 16, 2016
is saragosa sw 8000 the same big as shimano baitrunner 6000 oc reel ?
1 Answer
The Saragosa 8000 is actually similar in size and line capacity to the Shimano Baitrunner8000OC.
Submitted by: Donald on October 18, 2016

from Georgia asked:
October 16, 2016
1 Answer
The Saragosa 8000 is actually similar in size and line capacity to the Shimano Baitrunner8000OC.
Submitted by: Donald on October 18, 2016

from florida asked:
September 5, 2016
how many yards of 65 lb braid can this hold?
1 Answer
Sonny, Hello this reel will hold 215 yards of 65lb braid.
Submitted by: Tyler on September 6, 2016


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