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 Reel 4.5 5 89 89
poor reverse spin brake After the cast, the reel allows a back spin at least a half or more full spool revolution before the brake, or deadbolt sets. Problematic. I expected better product from Shimano for the price paid. August 25, 2014
solid , well designed I fist bought this reel 4 years ago. I am an avid angler that fishes 4-10 times a month . love the way this reel feels and performs . quality fine tuned smooth drag . Have used it on everything from perch fishing to landing 25 lb rainbow trout in lake Ontario. Recently purchased this reel for a second time as my first reel was stepped on and broken. Great bang for your buck!! August 15, 2014
single wind handle available I recently ordered Spirex SR4000RG from Bass. When it arrived I really liked the reel but prefer a single wind handle. I called Shimano's customer service at 877-577-0600 and after a good while on hold I was able to speak with a very helpful lady who recommended using one that comes on their Sedona model. The cost of the replacement is $11. Today it arrived and fit perfectly. I can't tell any difference in the balance of the reel and am very happy with the change. I've been using Shimano QuickFire reels since the 80's and with the single wind handle I am very happy with it. July 15, 2014
not a fan Get rid of the double handle and it would be better. I actually took the handle off a different Shimano I had ...it fit...made the reel better....just don't like the double handle. July 14, 2014
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If yes, what braided line size I should use? Does the reel have a line clip for accurate casting?
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buy the IX4000RC instead...we use 30 to 50 lb spiderwire for our carp and cat rigs on a uglystik catfish rod.
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base your braided line on what your fishing for and how your doing it. If your fishing from shore for aggressive species and you have to drag them through some serious weeds use 30lb if your fishing from a boat for species like bass you can get away with 10lb but I personally don't use less then 20 and will usually go with 30 so I can take muskie and pike and lakers.

not sure what you mean by clip but it has a bail trigger.
I should mention I have the 2500 series.

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spider wirer 6lb or 8lb
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I use 14 lbs
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Large fish the 4000 medium fish 2500 and pan fish 1000
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the 4000 rg
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depends on what your fishing for, I bought the 4000, 2500 a little to light for my type of fishing, general bass/bream fishing, the 2500 is ok, but big bass, cats, carp, northern, rockfish, go with the 4000
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All the Spirex models are good, as far as I am concerned. Base model size on the type of fishing. Smaller for pan fish, larger for bass, walleye, etc.
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I use the 2500 series and have several spare spools which allows me to change size and type of line in seconds.
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The small spool one, I believe it is
the first one listed. Use 4-8 lb line.
Spray Reel Magic on line.
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Yes!
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This is a great reel, but I strongly suggest to everyone to just buy a Bass Pro Gift card in the amount you want. Reels, rods, and some other items are just a matter of personal preference that he would probably appreciate getting to make his own choice. It will definitely land both bass and catfish, but he may prefer a bait caster.
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The spirex is the perfect reel for bass and catfish. The 2500 series is probably the best size.
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Great bass and catfish reel
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my brother has a couple of these reels and loves them for bass fishing.i use one for catfishing as well.i use mainly baitcast reels for bass fishing but thats preference.i wouldnt hesitate to buy for him
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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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a little bigger but a lot better
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Something apparently is wrong.
Mine works fine, I prefer small spools,
less problems casting, especially in the dark.
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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've tryed the ttilene with out good luck.Ironsilk was the best I used for years, but quit making it. Try Spiderwire Ultracast or Sufix 832 braided. Bouth work great. Ultracast is very close to ironsilk and Sufix 832 is the only braided that I've found that works on a spinng. youtube has good pointers on braid
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I prefer the Trilene 100% Flourocarbon in 6 or 8 pound. I have not tried the Nanofil but plan on doing so this season. I also love throwing top waters and senkos on this reel with Fireline.
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I go as low as four, more casting distance.
Drag must be set & used properly.Constantly check drag. All reels will lock up Under docks, go with 8-10. You are usually going to catch a 1-3 lb. fish.
Use Trilene XL, less memory in line. Use

Reel Magic line Conditioner.
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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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I use a 7 foot medium rod. Remember
this reel is not for twenty lb fish.
Quality of rods I use cost anywhere from
$12.00 to $100.00. Cheaper rods are
easier to snap when trying to retrieve snags. Various reasons for cost of rods, but my $12.00 one catches fish, just mlike my $100.00 one, I just have to be more careful with the cheap one.
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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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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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I never use the trigger, just old school and I always close the bail with my hand which helps avoid loops or wind knots. So, why do I buy this reel if I don't use the trigger, you ask? Well, the little bit of "play" or back wind helps me with hook sets. I have very fast reaction time, and not being as strong as I used to be, find that that gives me a little extra time so I don't pull the bait out of a bass' mouth, and more leverage to snap the hook through a bass's bony lip.
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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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I only use the 2500 series and I partner them with St.Croix rods. They have a MoJo line that are great rods, just not as expensive as my St.Croix Avid rods.
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I use the 1000 model, casts farther, less line tangles. If going thru grass, use
8-10 lb line. 6 is a good choice for open water ledges. Try 3 inch Stiko's in watermelon , on a 1/8 ounce jig or 1/0 wide gap hook with 3/16 weight & glass bead.
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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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