Shimano® Saros FA Series Spinning Reels
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- X-Ship technology for increased cranking efficiency and more power
- Lightweight XT-7 frame/rotor/sideplate
- Rapid Fire Drag adjustment
- Six-Bearing system
The Shimano Saros FA Series Spinning Reels debut a look that's all their own. The Saros FA Series Reels include X-Ship technology for increased efficiency and up to 22% more cranking power. A lightweight XT-7 frame, rotor, and sideplate reduce overall weight. Features include a Rapid Fire Drag Adjustment, while their unique design elevates the Saros' performance to a whole new level. A six-bearing system means these reels operate as smooth as butter.
Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4 out of 5 by JGG7 Saros 3000
This reel brought back memories of my first Stradic reel. Very smooth nice compact size micro drag system and salt water approved this reel is a really good all around reel for the Boat less angler. Only disadvantage was the reel handle was stiff but that was user error due to over tightening but overall for the money an excellent reel in my opinion.
Species caught on Bass,Catfish, Snook, Snapper
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Backcountryslam I have 3 of these
I have three of the 2500's for over a year now. I fish for red and snook at least once a month and catch plenty of big fish. Never had a problem with these reels. I also have a stratic and don't see a difference.
October 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MSKYFSHR Buy a stradic instead...
I bought a 3000 Saros based on the specs and the recommendation of the guy at the reel counter. It was smooth but when reeling under tension , it made a terrible whirring noise. I returned it and upgraded to the FJ Stradic. No noise and a little smoother for about 40$ more.
October 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by joeyb55 horrible design
After falling in love with the feel of this reel while shopping for the stradic fj and ci4+ I purchased it. I should have read a few more reviews. Upon pairing it with multiple rods it was obvious that the angle this reel rests on is awful. My knuckles get destroyed. Didnt even get line on it and knew I had to return it. I went with the abu garcia revo sx and am glad I did. Much lighter and comparable to the $200+ reels I was looking at for only $10 more than the saros. I cant tell you how upset I am that this reel is not comfortable because it was very smooth and beautiful to the eye as well. Do not buy this unless you hold your rod at the butt and not near the bail for leverage.
September 17, 2013
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