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Shimano Saros FA Series Spinning Reel

   

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 3.8 5 15 15
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
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
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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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.
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Just got mine and i love it. Never had any clearance issues
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ive heard this is common on all but the 1000 saros. i have a couple 1000s and it does not do it.
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i dont think so
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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.
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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.
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Absolutely YES !
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yes it is
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It is fresh and saltwater approved. good reel
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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)
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yes but rinse it off alot and keep it oiled
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Yes, of course with the proper washing and cleaning. Salt is hard on any product
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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.
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