Shimano® Symetre® FL Spinning Reels

   

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SY1000FL

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
6/110

Braid Capacity:
10/95

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Max Drag:
7 Lbs.

Recovery:
29.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
6.5

SY2500FL

Left/Right

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
8/140

Braid Capacity:
15/145

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Max Drag:
11 Lbs.

Recovery:
35.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
9

SY3000FL

Left/Right

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
10/140

Braid Capacity:
20/145

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
35.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
9

SY4000FL

Left/Right

5.8:1

Line Capacity:
12/160

Braid Capacity:
30/175

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
36.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
11.8

SY500FL

Left/Right

4.7:1

Line Capacity:
4/100

Braid Capacity:
8/105

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Max Drag:
6 Lbs.

Recovery:
21.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
6.1
  • Four A-RB + one A-RB stainless steel bearings
  • X-Ship technology
  • XGT7 stronger and lighter frame technology
  • Aluminum cold forged spool
  • Super Stopper® II
  • Dyna Balance®
  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Varispeed® II oscillation system
The Shimano Symetre FL Spinning Reel features Shimano's ultra-thin M compact body design for a smaller profile, improved ergonomics, and reduced weight. There's also Shimano’s X-Ship technology for outstanding cranking power and smoothness. A favorite for all kinds of freshwater action—and even some inshore saltwater fun—anglers endorse the Symetre's Varispeed II oscillation system that layers the line flatter onto the spool in two different speeds, improving its castability. Other features include an aluminum cold-forged spool, durable stamped bail, Dyna Balance, and five-bearing system for smooth, consistent performance.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great reel this reel is one of the smoothest reel i came across. dont listen to the negative reviews, i use this reel in saltwater and abused the heck out of them and its still as smooth as the day i got them. September 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not a good deal SY3000FL The anti reversing switch is a bad size, too small. When the bail is opened the reel is hard to turn. I replaced the bail trip rod to see if this would help, but it didn't get any better.The line catches on the little plastic part near the line roller and braid cuts a groove in it , had to order and replace that part after 3 months of light use. I looked at a number of these reels in the store and they all seemed to have the same problems. I have a number of Shimano spinning reels and all of them work just fine. I wanted to like this pretty green reel, but every time I took it fishing it had the same problems. September 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by they just don't work i bought one of these, the 3000, and really liked the feel, weight, and it was just right for my type of fishing. so i bought 2 more. one of which, was bad right out of the box. the other went bad after a dozen uses. the drag went bad. now all three have broke. bass pro is now sending me a replacement. we'll see how this one works. but i would not recommend this reel. September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great reel For the $100 price point, there is no better reel. This is my first shimano reel and I can't believe I've waited this long. I could not believe how smooth this reel was when I used it. The drag was better than expected too, sooooo smooth. Been using it for about 3 months now and no problems. I will definitely be looking to buy shimano's higher price point reels in the future and I will be buying another one if these for my other rods. Great reel for 100 bucks!!!!! July 24, 2013
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An example is, I can get a pflueger supreme with 9+1 bearings for $99 or I can get I shimano symetre with 4+1 bearings for $99
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Picture it like this...
a 2015 Chevorlet Camaro with 400hp for 25k or a 2015 Cadillac Coupe with 300hp.

More bearings doesnt always mean a better reel, gives companies something to brag about thats for sure. In a shimano, youre paying for the pedigree. solid, reliable, and very well made reels. something pflueger cant beat by stuffing in extra bearings

tight line.
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I don't know why the Shimano is so expensive, I just returned a Shimano® Symetre® FL 3000 for problems that the salesmen said many others are having with it. He showed me a Pflueger® President® and said they sell twice as many and have few returns. I now have 2 Pfluegers, and they are working just fine one is a Pflueger® Arbor and it is easy to cast long distance with a good rod. Stay away from the Symetre the reel is hard to turn when the bail is open and only gets harder after use. The line hangs up on the little plastic piece and cuts a groove in it. The Sedona is a better buy. without problems. The Pflueger® is the best bet.
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Bearing count is a misleading number. Shimano is simply an engineering company that is the most innovative across the board. Shimano builds their reels from start to finish at their own facility and has a quality control department unlike any of the competition. Bearings can be put in many places that they are not needed to increase the count. The big thing to be concerned with is the quality of bearing and the because of the quality bearings that are used in Shimano's reels, they will be the same quality in 10 years as they are the day it is purchased, as long as reel is maintained and serviced correctly.
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I dint want to take it out in the ocean and it fail on me after a few trips.
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This reel performs flawlessly in saltwater. i have cough countless inshore species with it and kept it smooth with freshwater wash downs and frequent cleaning
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I fish 3 to four days a week and just wash off the reels when I get back to the dock, let dry and spray wt WD40.
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Shimano rates it for saltwater use. i use a $30 sienna and it works pretty good for inshore. DO NOT DUNK IN SALTWATER. I would never dunk any reel I wanted to use again in saltwater, except for a van staal
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