Shimano Spheros 8000SW Spinning Reel

SKU
22255179515
$219.00
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  • The work ute of spinning reels
  • Hagane gear
  • X-Ship
  • Hagane body
  • X-Shield
  • X-Protect
  • Cross Carbon drag
  • AR-C spool
  • Varispeed II
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Model

Mono Cap.(lb/yd)

Capacity Power Pro (lb/yd)

Gear Ratio

Bearings

Drag Power (kg)

Weight (g)

5000SW

12/195

30/225

4.6:1

4+1

10

455

6000SW

20/120

30/290

4.6:1

4+1

10

460

8000SW

20/185

40/340

4.9:1

4+1

12

700

10000SW

20/220

50/360

4.9:1

4+1

12

715

20000SW

30/320

65/490

4.4:1

4+1

18

930

 

 

  • The work ute of spinning reels
  • Hagane gear
  • X-Ship
  • Hagane body
  • X-Shield
  • X-Protect
  • Cross Carbon drag
  • AR-C spool
  • Varispeed II

The new ones are a whole lot prettier, with increased creature comforts for improved fishing performance, but at the heart remain a gutsy, no-nonsense reel. Heading the list of features is X-Ship and X-Shield. The former sees a larger cold-forged drive gear and a double bearing supported pinion gear increase performance under load, while the latter means sealing gaskets have been placed in locations where water could otherwise enter the reel body, delivering a water resistant barrier for the harshest fishing conditions. Depending on the reel model, the Cross Carbon drag can be cranked up from 10 to 18 kilos, which is precisely what hard-core bluewater anglers want when fishing braided super lines like Power Pro. The machined aluminium handle and the four SA-RB bearings making winding effortless — even under heavy load of a maxed out drag setting. Accurate distance casting, even with big, bulky lures and baits, is achievable thanks to the AR-C lip design of the cold forged spool, which prevents wind knots from forming and ensures the line leaves the spool in smaller loops with less guide slap.