Shimano Spirex FG Front Drag Spinning Reel
Rock-solid reliability meets advanced technology, now that the acclaimed Propulsion™ Line Management System has become standard even on the modestly-priced Shimano® Spirex® FG Spinning Reel. One of Shimano’s best-selling S Concept reels, it’s the hands-down favorite for walleye and smallmouth anglers who need a trouble-free reel with a dependable drag. Now smoother and longer-casting than ever! Features a graphite frame, sideplate and rotor; cold-forged aluminum spool; Varispeed® Oscillation; Fluidrive® II, Quick Fire II® one-hand casting system; Dyna-Balance®; and a ported handle shank. Now with 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings for smooth performance all around.
- Rock-solid reliability meets advanced technology
- Hands-down favorite for walleye and smallmouth anglers
- Shimano S-Concept
- Graphite frame, sideplate and rotor
- Cold-forged aluminum spool
- Propulsion Line Mangement System
- Shimano S-Concept
Propulsion Line Mangement System: Five key components (spool lip, bail wire, roller, bail trip and cam) have been completely redesigned to reduce friction and promote uniformity of line movement. The result: more distance, less friction, fewer backlashes and wind knots, and greatly reduced line twist.
Dyna-Balance eliminates wobble on the retrieve by counter-balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. 100% computer balanced!
Fluidrive gearing means that your reel was manufactured with the highest tolerances and utmost control in the gear-cutting process, to ensure a smooth, powerful retrieve every time.
Shimano S-Concept features ensure that your spinning reel will perform beyond expectations. Features vary by reel model, but may include a specially designed rotor, guard, roller clutch, and/or arm cam.
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I have a Spirex "2500FG and 4000FG" Can I use them for peir or off shore Saltwater fishing??
I'd suggest skipping the spare spool concept and go with a braid mainline and then a variety of mono/floro leaders depending on what you need. I've been testing perfection loop to perfection loop connections for the past 2 years and have yet to have one fail.
I personally go with braid and floro leader, but I am sure purely floro would be just as good.
I use 10lb braid (currently) with a 6-8# Yo-Zuri Hybrid leader anywhere from 2-4' in lenght using an albright knot, sometimes a drop of superglue.
Casting distance depends on lure weight and rod length. Suffice it to say, on a 6'6" rod I was casting 1/16, 1/8 oz. lures ~50-60' +/- Now I'm using a 5'9" ML rod and those lures don't quite go as far...but 1/4 oz. lures go super far.
Regarding FC line, yes you can, but you'll want a softer line that doesn't coil so much. I used Yo-Zuri Hybrid before I put braid on. I would opt for Hybrid Ultra Soft, next time if I didn't use braid instead.
For me in Upstate NY, I go with 15 lb braid and whatever mono/floro leader size/length I want - I use perfection loops to connect the the main line and leader. I've been doing this for 2 years now, and have yet to have that connection fail.