Shimano Saros FA Series Spinning Reel
Very great Quality real
Ive had the SarosF 1000 for 6 years now great real, I have it paired up with the Berkeley cherry-wood 5,6 rod with 4lbs line. Used for sierra river fishing for rainbows and browns. Just lubed and cleaned mine up today and still works like its brand new. Very avid angler also real gets worked a lot and has been threw a lot of abuse.
December 1, 2014
I have two of the previous version of this reel, the 3000 and 2500 that have worked perfectly for a couple years now. When I wanted to set up a light pole/reel combo I naturally went for the SAR1000FA. Yes the bail comes very close to your knuckles, but my hands aren’t that big so I could live with it. However about the third time out the bail started sticking badly. Wouldn’t close when casting. I tried oiling it up but that didn’t help. As a last ditch effort before throwing it in the junk box, I tried taking the bail wire apart and I noticed it had too large of an arch. It was acting like a spring putting too much pressure on the pivot points causing it to stick. You could see the extra wear marks. I carefully bent the bail wire in to the proper diameter, put it back together and now it works correctly. However that was very disappointing for a reel in this price range.
May 22, 2014
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
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