Shimano® Spirex® RG Rear Drag Spinning Reels
- 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
Rock-solid reliability meets advanced technology, now that the acclaimed Propulsion Line Management System has become standard even on the modestly-priced Spirex. 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.
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.
Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
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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.
Mine works fine, I prefer small spools,
less problems casting, especially in the dark.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
10 lb test/170 capacity,15 test /145 capacity, 30 test /95 capacity
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.