20 Reviews
65% (13)
30% (6)
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5% (1)
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95% Recommend this product (19 of 20 responses)
By James
Nice small spinning reel
April 13, 2022
I got used to the quick fire on these reels years ago. Easy to get reset to cast again for a quick return to the water. Use this reel for crappie fishing when they move into shallow water to spawn.
Price for the brand!
February 1, 2022
A great brand product. The quality far outweighs the very cheap price!
By Ray
, Western Massachusetts
Perfect Reel for the OMG Moments!
July 27, 2021
Please allow me to qualify this review. My grandfather some 50 + years ago taught that Murphy's Law was written for fisher people (PC correct?) He always had a second rod & reel rigged and ready to cast the unexpected rise/swim by to the keeper of the day, I cannot count the number of times this practice has saved a day on the water! The 2500 Syncopate is a solid basic reel, no bells/whistles but it has a terrific feature, the trigger bail, it cuts casting time in half, just when you need that fast cast
ProsTrigger bail, reliability.
By Randy W.
Still one of the best for the money
April 25, 2021
Still an old faithful. Made of good materials had one for 20 years just got 2 more.
By Angel
Doing the job
April 11, 2021
Lite,strong,love the easy bail.handle does reverse a little after you reel.Pretty annoying
By Walter P.
Destrehan, LA
Great product, good seller
February 14, 2021
This is my first order with Tackle Direct. Great experience. Delivery as promised. I own many of the Syncopate reels I ordered. Inexpensive, but long lasting and smooth. I put these on rods I use for speckled trout fishing in SE Louisiana marshes. They perform very well.
Prosrobust reel for my type of fishing and great value
By Jason
Absecon, NJ
Quickfire is a fun and useful gimmick
November 12, 2020
Shimano makes the best cheap freshwater reels. I have some that are 20+ years old and still perform beautifully. Don't really see the need for expensive reels to catch 5 lb fish tbh. This is replacing an ancient quickfire model that lost its drag knob somewhere. It's a blessing and a curse that the anti-reverse throws you back to the quickfire position. Just remember to hold on to the handle (which you would be anyway) when setting the hook so it doesn't spin back to fire position.
Prosquickfire smooth operator
Consfriends think it's silly and might mock you
By Dale
Ozark Mo
Great service
August 27, 2020
The folks at tackle direct are awesome to work with my reel got here faster than expected and the price was right I will order more from them
ProsLight weight one hand casting great for kayak fishing
By Brian
Midcoast Maine
nice reasonably priced compact reel.
May 20, 2020
I had an ultralight Shimano "fastfire"reel many years ago, figured Id give this one a try. not quite as compact as the old one, but very nice for the price range.easily adjustable drag.trigger is very easy to get the hang of.money well spent.
By Dan
Kaukauna Wi
Enter level
August 13, 2019
Only one out of two still working. Not near as good as other of same brand Shamano. Purchased based on others I own
ProsFor price. Ok
By Jeff
No issues
May 16, 2019
All is good no issues at all. Price is right
By Lee
amagansett, NY
silky smooth
March 7, 2018
very impressed with the construction and smoothness of this reel, particularly for the price! I also love the 1 handed casting feature. I can't speak to the durability of it- but I have only had good experiences with Shimano in the past...
By David
North Alabama
Can't go wrong with this reel
October 14, 2014
Botught reel for my wife b/c of trigger and self-centering, but I like it too. Withstood a week of surf fishig and great for freshwater bass, small to mid-size stripers, and redfish. Shimano's are smooth. All I buy now. Tackle Direct is great to work with. Great web site and fast delivery.
By Joshua
Colombo, Western Province
August 21, 2014
Finally got the reel today, was impatiently waiting for it and all I can say is that it's absolutely amazing! Solid construction and buttery smooth. Can't wait to use it! Thank you Tackle Direct! :)
ProsButtery Smooth. Solid. Beautiful.
By Jeff
Columbus Oh
Fast and easy!
June 2, 2014
I just bought this reel for shooting docks for Crappies. It allows me to get off many cast quickly
ProsTrigger system
By Barrie
Metung, Vic. Australia
great products
January 18, 2013
As the title suggests, Shimano have continued to live up to their well earnt reputation. This reel is one of the smoothest I have operated and does everything it is supposed to with ease My next reel will be another Shimano'
ProsThe one handed casting aid.
By Guy
Auckland, Akl
Stunning Shimano
December 5, 2012
What an amazing little reel. Heavy engineering so you know its sound, solid mechanism. Silent as a whisper.
ProsYou can feel the amazing quality from Shimano
ConsI wish I had a BIG one of these... twice as big.
By Jim
2500 series
October 8, 2012
This is one of the few reels on the market that does not have infinite anti reverse. I like the feature that enables the handle to return to the same location before the next cast. There is a more expensive model with this feature but it has a goofy double handle sorta like a casting reel that is not comfortable to me
By jim
longview, tx
shimano syncopate series
August 5, 2012
local big box stores no longer carry this line of reels. i prefer these because they DO NOT have infinite anti-revese.
By Amarildo
Brasil, Colombo
Very good spinning reel
June 30, 2012
My best spinning reel in my box.

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