The Shimano Spheros SW Spinning Reels offer more to the angler with the new Shimano SW concept features. These reels come in sizes for off the beach, inshore action, as well as blue water use.
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear is eliminated, enhancing the casting performance with lighter lures, and allowing for longer casts.
X-Shield: By providing dependable sealing structures and gaskets at necessary points throughout the reel, X-SHIELD is able to block water intrusion. This protection provides high reliability and durability when SPHEROS SW is used in extreme fishing conditions.
Shimano CF Gear: To deliver the toughness and performance level required by saltwater anglers, Shimano utilizes their cold forging technology to deliver a gear with incredible structural strength that provides the best protection against abrasion and damage.
I use this mainly for surf and jetty fishing in NJ and it has proven to be extremely well made and durable. No problems to report whatsoever.
ProsGreat reel that isn't terribly expensive. Very durable on the beach.
So good I bought 2!
March 12, 2020
I bought the Gosa first, and after reading some online reviews, I purchased a 10000 Spheros, and then a 8000 because it was so good. The only difference between the Gosa and the Spheros is a bearing and the finish! I took the 10000 out on a tuna trip out of Galveston and it handles chunky football blackfin no problem, and horsed in a nice 70lb yellowfin as well. Still super smooth, still great drag as the Saragosa, but at a cheaper price. Highly recommended!
ProsAffordable! Smooth drag Nice power when reeling fish in
If you like the Saragosa consider this reel
January 13, 2020
The Spheros is a great saltwater reel that is a step down but similar to the Saragosa. But if you need to save money the 5k Spheros is almost $70 cheaper than the 5k 'gosa.
By Tucker B.
Murrles inlet SC
December 11, 2019
Hey guy and gals. Gonna leave my review for my Spheros SW 8000. I have had mine for about a year a half, and have used it for every thing from bait and chunking 40lb redfish to pitch baiting mahi in the gulf. I can say that this is one tough son of a gun. If you are looking for an all around do all heavy reel this is it, pitch bait, big mutton, poppers, vertical jigging, etc, this is your reel. I have a couple Saragosas 6000 and 10000, these are great reels for specific tasks, but the lower gear ratio really makes the spheros an all duty reel. The lower price tag is nice as well, compared to the 250-300 I paid for the gosas. If you are specifically looking for a pitch bait or vertical jigging tee check out gosas. Hope this helps anyone whoâ€;™;s looking for this info. Keep on fishing.
ProsSmooth, and stays that way as long as you don?t beat it to bad. Durable. Sealed well. Good line lay. Excellent even drag pressure on big fish. Overall great reel for the money.
ConsI had to put a little grease in mine when I got it but other than that none.
February 13, 2019
This reel is one of my favorite. I plan on using it for bull Reds and cobia this summer. I Can't wait to try it out.
By Captain H.
Tough enough to tame Florida's most sought after gamefish
November 9, 2018
What I love about these reels is their durability, line capacity and drag system. I fish these reels on G. Loomis E6X rods and 30 pound Power Pro braided line, and use them for everything from tarpon, big snook and big permit to sailfish, cobia and dolphin. They are an all-purpose reel that will put the beat down on tough gamefish. The manual bail is nice in that it prevents wind knots in the braided line. I mostly use the 6000 series, but also the 8000's, and there's only the rare occasion that I have to chase fish. The line capacity is outstanding, the drag system, even after two or three years of daily use is smooth as can be. I do maintenance on these reels once a year and they've held up and are still in use today, which is more than I can say for any other reels I've owned. Simply put, when you buy this reel, if you take care of it, it will provide a lifetime of fishing memories.
July 24, 2018
I've owned this reel for one year and love it. Felt like a had to do a reveiw on it after landing a keeper cobia off the pier, I felt in control the whole fight and was impressed with the cranking power. Great reel for the money.
disappointed after all the good reviews online
May 29, 2018
this reel wobbles right out of the box. Reading on one of the striped bass sites I see others have faced the same issue. I am going to return it if possible.
Prossolid ar clutch - smooth
Conswobbles - 5k has very small spool for a 5k reel size. I would have gotten the 6k if I realized how small it was.
By Domingos V.
Very nice tackle
December 11, 2017
I use the 20000 with Terez rod and recommend it, very good and strong ... I already fished big fish with it ...
April 27, 2017
6000 is perfect for a 50lb jigging rel. great drag
This reel is light and smooth. Not too much drag but enough for great captures.
West Palm Beach, FL
October 12, 2016
Smooth reel, we will see how long it lasts though.
eastern shore, Md.
June 30, 2016
Have yet to put this reel (10000) against a good test, so far only 3-4 ft. sharks. Reel is smooth and the drag is serious.
Consnone found yet
March 1, 2016
i was able to use this reel on a charter kayak trip. Its a pretty good buy. Strong and durable reel and Shimano really improved it from the last version. Not as smooth as the saragossa though.(much cheaper)
Prosdurable and lightweight, strong
Best Value for a quality Spinning Reel
January 4, 2016
A great value in the offshore spinning reel market.
I have a St. Croix Avid Inshore 7' MHF, would the 5000 or 6000 be a good match for that rod? Or should I look at a different reel? Mostly inshore snook, with the possibility of cobia or small tarpon. Thanks!
The 5000 would be a good pairing for the avid inshore 7 foot mh
Is there anyway you can put the 8000 and 10000 reel next to each other ? I want to see if the body size is different ?
Unfortunately we do not list side by side images to compare body sizes. I can assure you that the sizes of the body of each reel your inquiring about are very similar. The key difference is spool size. That would be the 1/2 oz difference in weight between the 8000 and 10000 size reels.
Looking to fish SP 20000 SW with #65 braid on a west coast long range (10 day) Looking to cast poppers and jigs for tuna/yellowtail. What 6' to 7' foot spinning rod would you suggest go with this reel. Fish could be from 60 to 80 lbs. Thanks
We suggest the Shimano Terez spinning rod in either medium-heavy or heavy.
Submitted by:Customer Service on September 1, 2014