Shimano® Saros FA Series Spinning Reels

   

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SAR1000FA

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
4/140

Braid Capacity:
10/95

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
7 Lbs.

Recovery:
29.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
7.1

SAR2500FA

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
10/120

Braid Capacity:
15/145

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
11 Lbs.

Recovery:
34.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
9.3

SAR3000FA

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
10/140

Braid Capacity:
20/145

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
34.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
9.5

SAR4000FA

Left/Right

5.8:1

Line Capacity:
12/160

Braid Capacity:
30/175

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
37.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
11.5
  • X-Ship technology for increased cranking efficiency and more power
  • Lightweight XT-7 frame/rotor/sideplate
  • Rapid Fire Drag adjustment
  • Six-Bearing system
The Shimano Saros FA Series Spinning Reels debut a look that's all their own. The Saros FA Series Reels include X-Ship technology for increased efficiency and up to 22% more cranking power. A lightweight XT-7 frame, rotor, and sideplate reduce overall weight. Features include a Rapid Fire Drag Adjustment, while their unique design elevates the Saros' performance to a whole new level. A six-bearing system means these reels operate as smooth as butter.
Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Saros 3000 Hello, This reel brought back memories of my first Stradic reel. Very smooth nice compact size micro drag system and salt water approved this reel is a really good all around reel for the Boat less angler. Only disadvantage was the reel handle was stiff but that was user error due to over tightening but overall for the money an excellent reel in my opinion. Species caught on Bass,Catfish, Snook, Snapper March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have 3 of these I have three of the 2500's for over a year now. I fish for red and snook at least once a month and catch plenty of big fish. Never had a problem with these reels. I also have a stratic and don't see a difference. October 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Buy a stradic instead... I bought a 3000 Saros based on the specs and the recommendation of the guy at the reel counter. It was smooth but when reeling under tension , it made a terrible whirring noise. I returned it and upgraded to the FJ Stradic. No noise and a little smoother for about 40$ more. October 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by horrible design After falling in love with the feel of this reel while shopping for the stradic fj and ci4+ I purchased it. I should have read a few more reviews. Upon pairing it with multiple rods it was obvious that the angle this reel rests on is awful. My knuckles get destroyed. Didnt even get line on it and knew I had to return it. I went with the abu garcia revo sx and am glad I did. Much lighter and comparable to the $200+ reels I was looking at for only $10 more than the saros. I cant tell you how upset I am that this reel is not comfortable because it was very smooth and beautiful to the eye as well. Do not buy this unless you hold your rod at the butt and not near the bail for leverage. September 17, 2013
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2500 bail problem

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Just upgraded from a Sahara 1000 to this 2500 Saros and was wondering if the bail should be hitting the drag knob when the spool is up? I've only fished smaller reels so I don't know if this is typical. Regardless it is a pain.
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Just got mine and i love it. Never had any clearance issues
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ive heard this is common on all but the 1000 saros. i have a couple 1000s and it does not do it.
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i dont think so
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Yes, Saros is the first tier to start offering the waterproof drag. The Symetre, which is 1 tier under, does not. Both the Symetre and Saros share the same great spool though, which takes braided line like a champ. The gear system on the Saros is smoother while under load.
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 - San Antonio, TX
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Yes. I fish saltwater only.. I have been using saros 2500's over a year now. I spray them off with fresh water an put them away. Never have had a problem. I fish at least once a month.
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Absolutely YES !
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yes it is
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It is fresh and saltwater approved. good reel
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Yes, this reel is saltwater approved. It has a sealed drag system as well as having extra corrosion resistant bearings. If it ever gets dropped in saltwater, you simply need rinse it with fresh water. Even the Symetre will take some saltwater abuse, although it may not be saltwater rated. (Assuming you rinse it with fresh water after use as well)
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yes but rinse it off alot and keep it oiled
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Yes, of course with the proper washing and cleaning. Salt is hard on any product
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Yes. I have all Shimano spinning reels down to the Spirex models and even those are saltwater safe.

One of the reasons I went with Shimano spinning reels is they're for both salt and fresh water applications.

Just rinse in freshwater when you're done and you should be good to go.
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