Free Shipping on orders $25+ No code needed.

Select the "Economy Shipping" option at checkout.

Free Shipping on orders of $25 or more applies to economy shipping only to US and Canadian addresses on all internet or phone merchandise orders. (Canadian orders will be charged a $3.50 brokerage fee, duty and tax.) Excludes gift cards, orders shipped outside of the US and Canada, expedited or additional shipping and hazardous, special fees. Shipping charges on previous orders will not be reimbursed

You may also order by calling 1-800-BASS-PRO (1-800-227-7776). Give the phone representative key code L5HF.

Shimano Saros FA Series Spinning Reel

   

Sale price: Clearance price: Starting at: Sale starting at: Clearance starting at: Reg. price:

Model
Retrieve
Gear Ratio Other specs Quantity Price & availability

SAR1000FA

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
4/140

Braid Capacity:
10/95

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
7 Lbs.

Recovery:
29.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
7.1
  • $139.99

  • SKU: 1929762

  • In Stock
  • Add to Cart

    Add to Wish List

SAR2500FA

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
10/120

Braid Capacity:
15/145

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
11 Lbs.

Recovery:
34.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
9.3
  • $139.99

  • SKU: 1929763

  • In Stock
  • Add to Cart

    Add to Wish List

SAR3000FA

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
10/140

Braid Capacity:
20/145

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
34.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
9.5
  • $139.99

  • SKU: 1929764

  • In Stock
  • Add to Cart

    Add to Wish List

SAR4000FA

Left/Right

5.8:1

Line Capacity:
12/160

Braid Capacity:
30/175

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
37.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
11.5
  • $149.99

  • SKU: 1929765

  • In Stock
  • Add to Cart

    Add to Wish List

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.

  • X-Ship technology for increased cranking efficiency and more power
  • Lightweight XT-7 frame/rotor/sideplate
  • Rapid Fire Drag adjustment
  • Six-Bearing system
Shimano Saros FA Series Spinning Reel 3.6 5 16 16
Most uncomfortable reel ever! I have been a loyal Shimano spinning reel user for 25 years. I recently got the new Saros 2500FA, I'm Very disappointed with how the reel feels on the rod. The arm (or the leg that attaches the reel foot to the reel body) has been altered from earlier spinning reels. The angle is to sharp and it pinches my knuckles. I have tried on both Shimano rods and others. If you look at the pictures below of earlier reels and the new Saros you will see what I mean. I have tried using for the last month and will have to either go back to earlier reels or go to another brand. Its a real shame the ergonomics is so bad because otherwise the reel feels solid with dependable drag. May 13, 2013
Great new reel Received the 3000FA as a gift and love it. The bail and drag system are remarkable. The smoothness of the reel is as good as it gets. Love the line capacity. I have caught 20 lbs. (plus) redfish in current with this reel and have had "0" problems..Get you one.... December 24, 2012
Quite Possibly the Worst Reel I've Ever Used I've used some low quality reels, but this more expensive one takes the cake on my least favorite. Had one shipped to me and had to return because the bail wasn't large enough to open. Figured I'd get a good one. I guess the one I got was as good as they come. I don't have very large hands and this reel is still horrible uncomfortable and the bail hits my fingers sometimes. Even with greasing this thing often, the reel gets stuck sometimes. And the other day while river fishing the cover that holds the handle in place fell off. So that's gone forever. 5 minutes later reeling got tough and it stopped moving up and down and I can't take the handle off. It's absolutely worthless. I had issues with the last Saros too. I like Shimano a lot but find another Shimano. February 5, 2015
Knuckles I've been waiting for this to get to the stores and yesterday I got a chance to go by my local BassPro. I will NOT be buying the NEW Saros. I have last year's model and I love it. So I really wanted to get another one for a bigger rod. Can't do it. Every time I turn the handle I get knuckle bang from the bail. This is a real shame since it looks like it was a really great reel otherwise. Guy at the counter said other patrons had said the same thing. Wish I could find a place to get last year's model. December 7, 2012
2 3 4 next>>
3 Questions | 13 Answers

Outdoor Answers

Get help about this item from fellow customers.

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
Browse Q&A
 
 
Sort by
 
Q: 
3 answers

2500 bail problem

Details: 
Just upgraded from a Sahara 1000 to this 2500 Saros and was wondering if the bail should be hitting the drag knob when the spool is up? I've only fished smaller reels so I don't know if this is typical. Regardless it is a pain.
2 years, 1 month ago
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
Just got mine and i love it. Never had any clearance issues
1 year, 6 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
ive heard this is common on all but the 1000 saros. i have a couple 1000s and it does not do it.
1 year, 11 months ago
by
 - orange county ca
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
A: 
i dont think so
2 years ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
2 years, 3 months ago
by
 - mechaincsburg, PA
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
Yes
1 year, 5 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Yes, Saros is the first tier to start offering the waterproof drag. The Symetre, which is 1 tier under, does not. Both the Symetre and Saros share the same great spool though, which takes braided line like a champ. The gear system on the Saros is smoother while under load.
1 year, 9 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
2 years, 7 months ago
by
 - San Antonio, TX
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
Yes. I fish saltwater only.. I have been using saros 2500's over a year now. I spray them off with fresh water an put them away. Never have had a problem. I fish at least once a month.
1 year, 3 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Absolutely YES !
1 year, 5 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
yes it is
1 year, 6 months ago
by
 - alberta canada
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
It is fresh and saltwater approved. good reel
1 year, 6 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Yes, this reel is saltwater approved. It has a sealed drag system as well as having extra corrosion resistant bearings. If it ever gets dropped in saltwater, you simply need rinse it with fresh water. Even the Symetre will take some saltwater abuse, although it may not be saltwater rated. (Assuming you rinse it with fresh water after use as well)
1 year, 9 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
A: 
yes but rinse it off alot and keep it oiled
2 years ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Yes, of course with the proper washing and cleaning. Salt is hard on any product
2 years, 2 months ago
by
 - B'Ham ALABAMA
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
Yes. I have all Shimano spinning reels down to the Spirex models and even those are saltwater safe.

One of the reasons I went with Shimano spinning reels is they're for both salt and fresh water applications.

Just rinse in freshwater when you're done and you should be good to go.
2 years, 6 months ago
by
 - Hampton Roads, VA
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
1 of 1
1 of 1

Need Help? 7 days a week: 7am to 10pm CT or call 1.800.227.7776 anytime