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Shimano Spirex RG Rear Drag Spinning Reel

   

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SR1000RG

Left/Right

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
6/110

Ball Bearings:
5

Max Drag:
6 Lbs.

Recovery:
28" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
9.9
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SR2500RG

Left/Right

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
8/140

Ball Bearings:
5

Max Drag:
7 Lbs.

Recovery:
33" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
11.3
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SR4000RG

Left/Right

5.7:1

Line Capacity:
12/160

Ball Bearings:
5

Max Drag:
9 Lbs.

Recovery:
33" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
14.5
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Rock-solid reliability meets advanced technology, now that the acclaimed Propulsion™ Line Management System has become standard even on the modestly-priced Shimano® Spirex® RG Rear Drag 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 6 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
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Fluidrive
  • 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® Spirex® RG Rear Drag Spinning Reels 4.6 5 68 68
good after i fixed it The roller on the bail seriously abraded my line. I removed it, polished it and put it back. Now the reel operates well and I do like it. September 25, 2012
awesome value Thank you Shimano for being 1 of the few makers of a spinning reel with Quick Fire. For subtle strikes it's vital to be able to detect and hook set a strike quickly. With the self centering bail, this is the reel that will do it. Reel is also very smooth. I have other reels costing 4 times what I spent on this that I will retire to use this Shimano. Not a huge fan of the double paddle handle, but everything else outweighs this problem. I have purchased 4 more since this purchase. Great quality and price. September 19, 2012
good deal I have been using a Shimano Quick fire II for over 20 years and I finally needed a replacement. I believe the spirex will work out great. So far I'm tickled. August 14, 2012
Nice Reel Bought this reel with a gift card for Father's Day. Have yet to actually use it but it is a nice reel for the money and it has some really nice features. August 6, 2012
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no this reel is horrible
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I just bought the 1000RG, With the anti-reverse on, the trigger does not stop straight up. If you are looking down on the reel, the trigger is to the left--just about out of reach of my finger.
Also are there dimensions available for the three reel models? I should have got the 2500 or 4000. I do not remember seeing these options when I ordered. I see the line capacities but I'm wondering about the actual dimensions of the reel. How much bigger are the 2500 and 4000? Thanks.
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You can find all of your answers on the shimano webste.
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I'd take it back for a replacement. Something doesn't sound right. You're still within the 30 day window as of this writing.

All the models should return with the flip trigger at the index finger.

Also, the 1000 is a fine reel for a LOT of applications. I use 1000 size for bass fishing and saltwater. Have caught some beefy bass into the 7 pound range on the 1000 reel with no worries at all.
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For bass fishing in 5ft shallow waters (bays & in mill foil, spatter dock, etc, what Berkley Trilene XL/XT lines are recommended for this reel?
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I use Stren magnathin
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Use flourocarbon! Mono is junk when you're bass fishing man, flouro is a smaller diameter than monofilament, and much much stronger - It's also more invisible than mono. Switching to flouro was the best decision I ever made
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Either is fine.
XL stands for extra limp..less spool memory.
XT stands for extra tough..more prone to spool memory "line loops seen after casting"
The XT is more durable against abrasions than the XL
The XL will cast better from smaller spools than the XT
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You should match your rod and reels according to the max pound test line of both. The "best rod" is a matter of opinion.
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ugly stik,they work great
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That is a hard question to answer, What type of fish are you looking to catch. Are you fishing from shore or boat. Pond or lake. ??? What I like is a 5 foot IM7 Graphite Light action. I use mine for Crappie, and pan fish, From shore. Where I fish there are alot of trees so I can cast under them. That rod will land a nice big bass when you get lucky and get them to hit. In the past I did use That reel up in Canada Walleye fishing. I had problems with the bail opening at hook set. I have moved on to much better reels now.
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BROWNING HIPOWER ....ITS A NEW MODEL FOR BROWNING....... UNTIL SHIMANO GETS IT ACT TOGETHER THIS WILL NOT ONLY LOOK GOOD WITH THE REEL IT IS A GOOD QUALITY STICK FOR THE MONEY ............END
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I have 2 rods that I use this with. One is the Shimano Volteus and the other is the Abu Garcia Veritas. Both are 6'6'', one is ML and the other MH. Both work great!
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That's a tough question to answer. Why? Well, what kind of fishing will you be doing? General, all-kinds-of fish fishing? Bass fishing? Muskie, Pike, Walleye?

How much do you have to spend? Does "feel" matter, or do you want an indestructible rod like an Ugly Stik Lite?

For all-around fishing, if budget were no issue, I'd recommend a Shimano Compre, or the new Shimano Clarus rods. IMHO, Shimano's over-the-counter lifetime warranty is unequaled.

On my Medium X-fast action Compres I can handle just about any fresh-water fish that swims...They're awesome rods. I've fished many other rods, and I choose to give my money to Shimano. Whether that'll always be the case remains to be seen.

If money IS an object and sensitivity is not a major issue, you can't go wrong with an Ugly Stik Lite. They're tough as nails, but not very sensitive, and they'll serve you a long time.
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Left hand conversion

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I reversed the handle to left hand on a buddies Spirex to try it. I can deal with the bail still "backward", but the trigger does not reverse up to the correct position for a left hand, it still is slightly right of center which is too far in that direction for a left finger cast. Am I missing something? Is the trigger stop position adjustable also?
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Yes, this reel can be switched from right hand to left hand retrieve.
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I have 1000RG, no there is no adjustment. I no longer use this reel, I gave it up to my kids. The trigger has broken once and I replaced it. After upgrading to a $150.00 reel with no trigger I do not miss the old reel. Even with a more expensive reel I will Close the bail with my hand. I have broken the stop pin on the bail from to many "Slap back " resets on the bail. I fish 4 to 5 days a week and that is alot of work on a reel.
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You may find something if your remove the spool. the older models use to have and adjustable lock. not sure about this one.
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No,it is not salt water rated.
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Shimano states that it can be used for saltwater use.
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It is not recommended for saltwater use.
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NO NO NO ........................ NOT MADE FOR IT ALTHOUGH IT WILL WORK ...........SHIMANO BAIT RUNNER IS EXCELLENT FOR SALT WATER WHEN IT COMES TO SALT. THE SPIREX IS TO SMALL BASICALLY AND WON'T HANDLE THE EXTREME CONDITIONS OF A FIGHTING FISH LIKE ..... A SMALL TUNA ............. JUST NOT MADE FOR SALT .............
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Yes the 1000 is perfect for surf fishing.
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Depends on what you are fishing for, but generally no due to lack of corrosion resistance and weak drag. Although, I landed a few 10-15 lb. Atlantic sharpnose sharks on the flats with 8lb. test. They almost spooled me and thought for sure my drag would have blown up, but it held.
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Sure. That size braid has the diameter of 4 pound mono.
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im using 20lb braid work and cast great
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For model 2500RD the recommended weight for braided line is:

10 lb test/170 capacity,15 test /145 capacity, 30 test /95 capacity
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Yes, I use 10 to 15 lbs. Ultrabraid " Spiderwire" Advantage, I can get my hook out of the logs and trees under water. Also when you snag a large fish the line will not snap. Disadvantage, As braid looses its "slickness" it will not cast a smooth as I like. The weight of the lure effects this also. Every time I change lures I will cut off 5 feet of line.
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i use 15 lb spiderbraid..works great
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Why not, mono backing might be in order depending on spool type
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What model should I get? I fish from the shore/sidewalks wherever I can, currently don't have a boat or anything else to get in the water. I fish largemouth/smallmouths only, and I use crankbait or plastic worms mostly. Also, what is a good rod combo for this around the 50-80 price range?
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Do not waste your money. If you want to fish for thoes do not get a spirex. I have had hook set problems with that reel, Spend a bit more money and get a more solid reliable reel, Shimano has many better models. I love my Quantum with the titanium bail. you can find the older model " Catalyst PT" Copper color body for about $100. Do yourself a favor and get a better reel. you will be much happier in the long run.
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Go for the 2500. It is a great reel. And the rear drag is great because it lets you make quick crag adjustments without having to reach around the front of your reel. I love these reels and think they are very versatile. I am a Bass fisherman too, but have landed plenty of pike with this reel.
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I don't recommend getting a rear drag reel. The front drag is smoother and more dependable.
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Stick with medium size reels and lighter medium graphite rods.
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See URL link: http://fish.shimano.com/publish/con...

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