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 3.7 out of 5 by 14
Rated 2 out of 5 by JFLLive Disappointed…
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
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
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