Shimano Socorro Spinning Reels
Great Entry Level Reel
This is one of the better entry level reels on the market and I'm surprised it doesn't garner more praise. I have used this reel for approximately a year on the surf and it has not disappointed. The retrieve is smoother than many of the more expensive reels in my collection. It casts far, and handles braid very effectively. It's also lighter than a lot of it's competition. Although the drag is powerful, I don't enjoy the feel as much as other Shimanos that I have used. Either way this reel has a lot of bang for the buck.
April 11, 2011
Great but Late
This Shimano is perfect for the inshore fishing we do. It's smooth and dependable. wood recommend this to anyone who does inshore fishing.
I ordered it on line and it took 2 and 1/2 weeks to get here. I am buying another one but will pick it up at the Myrtle Beach store.
January 26, 2015
I have 3 of these reels. A 4000, 8000, and a 10000. Im on a tight budget and wanted a good surf reel and wanted to stick with shimano because they're the best. These reels are smooth even though they only have 1 ball bearing. I've had waves splash on these reels and i just rinse them off with freshwater and they keep on running. No need to spend the money on a stradic or a sustain. The only thing negative i can say is that i wish these reels had at least 2 to 3 ball bearings and a rubber handle knob. But for the money still very nice reels
January 1, 2012
Usually, when it comes to fishing gear, I don't take chances with online purchasing.
Shimano are well known as a leading company in fishing gear.
I took my chances, the size is perfect not too big and not too small, great for casting.and very smooth.
It does make a big different.
I have 5 other reals and this one is defiantly the best.
The price is very reasonable.
I will definitely get another one.
July 27, 2011