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100% Recommend this product (14 of 14 responses)
By D
September 20, 2022
Good reel. Like others noted it runs small (putting this next to my Daiwa BG 5000 is pretty funny) but it’s a workhorse for sure.
ProsLight, solid, reliable.
ConsRuns small
By Vinny S.
Cape Cod
Best value on the market
September 16, 2022
I’ve owned Penn Spinfishers, Daiwa BG’s, a Van Staal VR, and Shimano Spheros and Saragosa reels. I’ve owned the previous 8k version of the Spheros, and I now own the current 6k and 8k versions. Why these don’t get more respect is beyond me. They do just about everything my 8k Saragosa does, for about half the price. I used to say that the Spinfisher was the best value on the market, and it totally still is a great value reel. But these are superior in every way, from sealing, to components, to feel, performance, line lay, gearing…. I can’t say enough. Best kept secret in the salt fishing world.
By Ilex O.
Excellent reel - Shimanos are on the smaller size.
April 18, 2022
I bought the 6000 size. Shimano mid-range priced reels have been a staple of my arsenal forever (a LONG time). I still have and use my old Shimano reels. This reel is excellent. I rinse it off after every use and dry it in the sun. I plan to clean/lube it every couple (or more) years as I haphazardly do with my reels. Shimano reels take a licking and keep on ticking. Note: They run small on sizing. I bout the 6000 and it's about the size of some 4500-5000 size reels of other brands I've owned. Something to keep in mind.
ProsTypical excellent value/quality in the mid-range Shimano reels.
ConsThe sizing might run a little smaller than you are accustomed to if you are new to Shimano.
By Chris
Long Beach ca
Fast delivery
April 8, 2022
Fast delivery! We haven’t got to use it yet! But very smooth and put line on fast
By Liem
Grand Prairie, TX
budget Saragosa
April 4, 2022
it can do -almost- everything the more expensive Saragosa can, great for backup reel if you already have the Saragosa
By Richard
Telluride, CO
Headed to the Baja Surf
March 10, 2022
Outstanding reel! Features that are comparable to the other high end Shimano reels. A sealed body and lots of pick up per crank. I was able to load 400 yards of 50# power pro braid. Headed to Baja in April and excited to have this reel for the trip.
By Cody
Port aransas, Texas
Good reel
February 23, 2022
Very smooth and cheap price for this quality of reel.
By Mark A.
A Special Reel
February 20, 2022
A GREAT REEL... It casts well It's new drive system is smooth It matches with my 12' MH Surf Rod
ProsI have dunk in it in the surf and kept winding in a fish Its IPX8 protect really works Nice to have this feature in moderate priced reel Perfect for surf fishing.. I will buy more for my family members who want to fish at the beach with me
By Skyler
Awesome reel
February 12, 2022
I was suprised to see this reel in my local tackle shop considering that its a great surf reel, so I grabbed one and you wouldn't believe how great this reel is i've caught 15-20lb kingfish from the shore and with how much drag it has is unbelievable for the price point. 10 out of 10 definitely recommend.
By Matthew
High Point, NC
true value
February 7, 2022
Its hard to believe you can get this nice of spinning reel for less than 200. But you can, this reel is very well made and I believe it will stand up to the brutal nature of saltwater fishing. very balanced, lots of drag, great handle. Alittle heavier than i anticipated, but made strong. I got the 8000 cause it has more drag at 29.
By kip
September 30, 2021
nice reel overall it look like. and there are so many things that will keep the reel good from saltwater rust and those things will help you keep your reel for a lunge time
By L
No line keeper on spool - 10000PG
September 28, 2021
Why would they not put a line keeper on the spool? Seems nice otherwise. Just loaded with a full 300yds of 50lb powerpro SSV2 plus a little mono backing and it filled the 10000pg spool perfectly. Slightly annoyed that there is nowhere to hook the line.
By Ulanbek J.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Tuna reel
September 27, 2021
I Purchased this for you for my offshore trips, I didn’t test this really yet, but I paired with Shimano Terez rod and I know I can catch something up to 100lb. Feels heavy and strong.
ProsBog and strong.
ConsBit heavy.
By John
Better Than Ever
September 26, 2021
Lighter and sleeker with available 14 size to get a 53in. retrieve that previously was only an option for the Twin Power or Stella, and at a lower price than the previous generation All around an improvement and great for fishing top and subsurface jigs
ProsSize 14 with a 53in. retrieve at a great price point

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