From Fin-Nor?s pioneering days, the sport of big game fishing has been evolving and has become even more advanced in recent years, making the need for quality tackle more critical. And quality tackle is a perfect description for the Santiago, Fin-Nor's finest big game reel ever. The Santiago features the brute strength of a one-piece, fully machined aluminum frame supporting an aluminum spool. Its two speed, push-button and dial release shift system is supported by four ultra-smooth, ultra strong, ceramic-hybrid ball bearings. And, Santiago is finished in Fin-Nor's classic gold anodized corrosion-resistant finish.
One-Piece Aluminum Frame, Forged Aluminum Spool, 4 Ceramic/Hybrid Ball Bearings Santiago is perfectly designed and sized for the special needs of today's big game angler. A solid one-piece, fully-machined aluminum frame and one-piece aluminum spool is supported with a machined, stainless steel center-shaft turning on four ultra-smooth and ultra-strong ceramic/stainless hybrid ball bearings.
Push-Button / Dial-Release Two-Speed Shift System Santiago reels feature two speeds for quick line pick-up and power on demand. An easy-to-use button pushes in for a powerful low-gear, and easily twists out for high-speed retrieves.
Santiago Drag System Revolutionary in its design, Santiago's drag system is big enough, strong enough and smooth enough to fish IGFA-rated mono lines or the heaviest of braided lines. The water-resistant, multi-layer drag system features a durable, over-sized machined Titanium drag plate working in conjunction with additional carbon fiber drag plates to create incredibly smooth, long-lasting drag performance specifically designed to handle strong, long-fighting fish. The Santiago's ''Free'' setting provides completely friction-less spooling with powerful drag at ''Strike'', and extra power at ''Full''.
Ergonomic Handle Knob A newly designed, ergonomic handle knob makes Santiago reels comfortable for the angler to fish, and allows you to stay on a fish with greater comfort and control.
Classic Fin-Nor Gold-Anodized Corrosion Resistant Finish Distinctive Fin-Nor classic gold anodizing protects Santiago against all of the elements of the ocean and the big game fishing environment.
A little heavier then others, but lots of drag pressure and smooth as silk! Finish is very good as well!
ProsSmooth drag, price, & tons of drag pressure
Baton Rouge, LA
Best reel on the market
March 12, 2018
With outstanding drag and incredible smoothness, the Fin Nor Santiago series is on par with the Tiagra series and far better than Penn. Best reel on the market for your buck.
By Kenneth c.
Pasco County, FL
November 24, 2017
THis reel has better fit and finish then a Penn International. It is built like a tank. So what if it is heavy. It stays on the bent butt for trolling.
ProsHuge drag power. Superior fit and finish.
ConsHeavy. Old school heavy.
FN SA 50
November 15, 2017
Awesome reel using for high speed Wahoo fishing and works great! Smaller size with enough drag to handle the pressure!
ProsGreat drag, Great price, & hold tremendous amount of Braid, like the handle.
ConsA little heavier than competitive models
By The G.
Forked River, NJ
November 12, 2017
Two for one price canâ€;™;t be beat. Built solid. A bit on the heavy side. Two speeds is a nice luxury to have.
By Lee P.
November 12, 2017
Very nice and seemingly well made reel. Heavy is about the only complaint that I have. I have not used the reel since it is winter here.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Exactly as described
November 9, 2017
We got the reels and love them so far. Super smooth comfortable handle and compact enough to make it easy to handle.
ProsCompact, comfortable handle.
ConsA little heavier than I'd like.
September 2, 2017
A little heavy, but built like a tank.
By thomas w.
Fin-Nor SA30W Santiago Reel
August 8, 2017
I like it more than my Penn reels
Fin-Nor Santiago SA30W
July 27, 2017
Fin-Nor Santiago 30W
July 13, 2017
Picked up a pair of these reels when i took advantage of the buy one get one deal. Heavy, but well built and sturdy, with upkeep, they should last me my life and my kids. very easy on the eyes, great handle, the amount of line on the spool is disputed however.
Prosperformance, functionality, efficiency.
Consweight, line count
By Capt F.
Indian river, DE
Works great even on Bigger Bluefin tuna
July 10, 2017
Made short work of a 75lb Bluefin tuna. Even more so then on the penn 50tw another was caught on. Reel smooth just a bit heavy
Prosgreat price compared to penn and shimano
Great reel and the right price
July 8, 2017
I'm so happy that Tackle Direct offered these reels up for such a great price. I now have 4 of them all set up with different line and ready to go. Highly recommended. They weigh a bit more but the quality is well worth it.
By Lou C.
Raratan Bay, New York
gets the fish in.
July 8, 2017
Great reel with a nice strong drag. Tackle Direct is the place to buy your gear. Thank you, Lou C
By Jack D.
Best buy around
July 8, 2017
This was a great deal two 30 wides for the price of one first trip out caught a 150lb bluefin with this reel It worked great.