Top 10 Best SHIMANO Spinning Reels
for May 2022

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9.6
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Shimano STC3000XGFL Stradic C3000 FL Spinning Reel

Shimano STC3000XGFL Stradic C3000 FL Spinning Reel

by Shimano
What We like

Cross Carbon Drag:The ideal material for the high drag pressure setting, with smoothness and consistent performance

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Product Features

  • Long Stroke Spool - less turbulence going through the guides for a smoother and longer cast
  • Hagane Gear - Boasts amazing strength and durability

Long stroke spool - less turbulence going through the guides for a smoother and longer cast Hagane gear - boasts amazing strength and durability

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9.6
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Shimano Saragosa SW A Saltwater Spinning Reel, SRG14000SWAXG

Shimano Saragosa SW A Saltwater Spinning Reel

SRG14000SWAXG

by SHIMANO
What We like

X-Protect: By combining our water repellent coating and our specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation.

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Product Features

  • Hagane Gear: With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano's cold forging technology
  • Infinity Drive: The new main shaft supporting structure improves winding torque by 30% while allowing incredibly smooth and light rotation. This essentially means having the benefit of a quick line retrieve HG ratio reel but with the power and winding torque similar to that of a PG.
  • IPX8 Water Resistance to create long-lasting durability without sacrificing performance
  • Cross Carbon Drag: This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.

Cross carbon drag: this drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest SHIMANO drag performance ever. Infinity drive: the new main shaft supporting structure improves winding torque by 30% while allowing incredibly smooth and light rotation. this essentially means having the benefit of a quick line retrieve hg ratio reel but with the power and winding torque similar to that of a pg. Hagane gear: with amazing strength and durability, the hagane gear is at the very heart of the reel. SHIMANO, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again. no cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3d design and then formed by SHIMANO's cold forging technology Ipx8 water resistance to create long-lasting durability without sacrificing performance

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9.4
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Shimano ST1000HGFL Stradic 1000 FL Spinning Reel, Ambi, 6BB + 1RB

Shimano ST1000HGFL Stradic 1000 FL Spinning Reel

Ambi, 6BB + 1RB

by Shimano
What We like

Water channeling, labyrinth construction

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Product Features

  • Silent Drive
  • Rotational smoothness and power transfer
  • Shimanos MicroModule Gear II
  • X-Protect water-repellent coating

Shimanos micromodule gear ii Rotational smoothness and power transfer Silent drive X-protect water-repellent coating

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9.1
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Shimano Nasci 1000 Spinning Reel, Front Drag, 5BB + NAS1000FC

Shimano Nasci 1000 Spinning Reel

Front Drag, 5BB + NAS1000FC

by Shimano
What We like

Water-Resistant Drag; Screw-In Handle

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Product Features

  • X-Ship (Excluding 500); G-Free Body
  • CoreProtect (Excluding 500)
  • HAGANE Gear; SilentDrive (Excluding 500)
  • Cross Carbon Drag(C5000); Cross Carbon Drag(C5000)

Cross carbon drag(c5000); cross carbon drag(c5000) X-ship (excluding 500); g-free body Coreprotect (excluding 500) Hagane gear; silentdrive (excluding 500)

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8.9
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Shimano Stradic 2500FK HG Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel

Shimano Stradic 2500FK HG Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel

by Shimano
What We like

Incorporates shimano's flagship hagane gearing and hagane body that provides long-lasting; strong; and durable performance and smoothness giving anglers the strength for both inshore and offshore action

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Product Features

  • The stradic spinning reel utilizes shimano's latest technology while also drawing on ways of the past and every part has been designed to improve the angler's experience on the water
  • X-ship technology provides improved gear durability and eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear enhancing the casting performance and allowing for longer casts
  • The built-in dyna-balance rotor and fluidrive ii system accompanied by shimano's propulsion line management system offers exceptional smoothness and casting capabilities while mitigating line management issues
  • Max drag: 20 lbs. / gear ratio: 6.0:1. / weight: 8.3 oz. / line retrieve: 35" / bearings: 6bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 10/150; 15/145; 40/105 mono line cap: 6/200; 8/140; 10/120

The built-in dyna-balance rotor and fluidrive ii system accompanied by Shimano's propulsion line management system offers exceptional smoothness and casting capabilities while mitigating line management issues X-ship technology provides improved gear durability and eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear enhancing the casting performance and allowing for longer casts The stradic spinning reel utilizes Shimano's latest technology while also drawing on ways of the past and every part has been designed to improve the angler's experience on the water Max drag: 20 lbs. / gear ratio: 6.0:1. / weight: 8.3 oz. / line retrieve: 35" / bearings: 6bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 10/150; 15/145; 40/105 mono line cap: 6/200; 8/140; 10/120

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8.7
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Shimano ST4000XGFL Stradic 4000 FL Spinning Reel, Ambi, 6BB + 1RB

Shimano ST4000XGFL Stradic 4000 FL Spinning Reel

Ambi, 6BB + 1RB

by Shimano
What We like

Water channeling, labyrinth construction

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Product Features

  • Silent Drive
  • Rotational smoothness and power transfer
  • X-Protect water-repellent coating
  • Shimanos MicroModule Gear II

X-protect water-repellent coating Silent drive Shimanos micromodule gear ii Rotational smoothness and power transfer

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8.6
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Shimano Nasci 500 Spinning Reel, Front Drag, 4BB + 1RB, 5.6:1 NAS500FC

Shimano Nasci 500 Spinning Reel

Front Drag, 4BB + 1RB, 5.6:1 NAS500FC

by Shimano
What We like

Water-Resistant Drag; Screw-In Handle

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Product Features

  • HAGANE Gear; SilentDrive (Excluding 500)
  • CoreProtect (Excluding 500)
  • Cross Carbon Drag(C5000); Cross Carbon Drag(C5000)
  • X-Ship (Excluding 500); G-Free Body

Cross carbon drag(c5000); cross carbon drag(c5000) X-ship (excluding 500); g-free body Coreprotect (excluding 500) Hagane gear; silentdrive (excluding 500)

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8.6
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Shimano ST2500HGFL Stradic 2500 FL Spinning Reel, Ambi, 6BB + 1RB

Shimano ST2500HGFL Stradic 2500 FL Spinning Reel

Ambi, 6BB + 1RB

by Shimano
What We like

Water channeling, labyrinth construction

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Product Features

  • X-Protect water-repellent coating
  • Shimanos MicroModule Gear II
  • Silent Drive
  • Rotational smoothness and power transfer

Shimanos micromodule gear ii Silent drive Rotational smoothness and power transfer X-protect water-repellent coating

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8.6
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Shimano Socorro 10000F SW Offshore Spinning Fishing Reel

Shimano Socorro 10000F SW Offshore Spinning Fishing Reel

by Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
What We like

Features Cross Carbon Drag which provides long lasting smoothness to withstand fast; powerful runs from pelagic and large inshore species

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Product Features

  • Incorporates Shimano's flagship HAGANE gearing that provides long-lasting; strong; and durable performance and smoothness giving anglers the strength for both inshore and offshore action
  • Max Drag: 27 lbs. / Gear Ratio: 4.9:1. / Weight: 23.5 oz. / Line Retrieve: 40" / Bearings: 4BB + 1RB PowerPro Line Cap: 50/360; 65/290; 80/215 Mono Line Cap: 12/500; 16/320; 20/220
  • The Socorro saltwater spinning rod offers true durability to tackle nearly anything in the salt
  • X-Ship technology provides improved gear durability and eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear enhancing the casting performance and allowing for longer casts

Max drag: 27 lbs. / gear ratio: 4.9:1. / weight: 23.5 oz. / line retrieve: 40" / bearings: 4bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 50/360; 65/290; 80/215 mono line cap: 12/500; 16/320; 20/220 The socorro saltwater spinning rod offers true durability to tackle nearly anything in the salt Incorporates shimano's flagship hagane gearing that provides long-lasting; strong; and durable performance and smoothness giving anglers the strength for both inshore and offshore action X-ship technology provides improved gear durability and eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear enhancing the casting performance and allowing for longer casts

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7.5
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SHIMANO Stradic FL Spinning Fishing Reel, ST5000XGFL

SHIMANO Stradic FL Spinning Fishing Reel

ST5000XGFL

by Shimano
What We like

X-Ship - provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.

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Product Features

  • SA-RB - These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
  • G-FreeBody - technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the angler's hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
  • CrossCarbonDrag - This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • HaganeBody - The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.

Haganebody - the hagane body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. the body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. the result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. it's efficiency through strength. Crosscarbondrag - this drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever. Sa-rb - these bearings have been through the same process as our a-rb bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation. G-freebody - technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. by moving the center of gravity closer to the angler's hand position, the g free body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.

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