The Shimano Spheros SW SP6000SW Spinning Reel is our best selling Spheros by far – and the reason is its versatility-to-price ratio. It’s got a larger CF Cold Forged Aluminum spool than the 5000, but has the same body and only weighs 5 grams or so heavier. It’s got a powerful crank to the tune of 4.6:1, which is a perfect mid-range ratio that you can either rip jigs with or make gains on stubborn predators without overexerting yourself. The SP6000SW smartly utilizes the X-Shield/X-Protect system, which coats and places seals throughout the reel making it watertight – very important when kayak or surf fishing. You’ll squeeze 300 yards of 30# braid on the Spheros 6000, so you’re well within range of large inshore predators like cow bass, bull reds, tarpon, snook, gator blues, etc. You’ll also find this reel a capable offshore warrior, as the all new Cross Carbon Drag material puts out 22# of the smoothest drag a Shimano reel has ever seen. You’ll be able to target mahi, cobia, yellowtail, kings and more. One of the best features on this reel is the X-Ship system, which places a S-ARB (4 total in the reel) at either end of the pinion gear which ensures the gearing stays securely in place even during heated battle. The Shimano Spheros SP6000SW Spinning Reel is a great option for surf and boat fisherman alike, and definitely is the smoothest surf spinning reel for the money hands down.
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Great reel for the money! Xship makes this reel smooth and powerful to reel in that big fish and the Xshield sure is a relief since I use my reel in the surf. Get splashed or short dunks and this reel will handle it.