Shimano Spheros SW Spinning Reels
With its known durable design to handle the salt, the Shimano Spheros SW Spinning Reels instill more confidence in anglers with the reels' new SW concept features. Shimano constructed their new Spheros SW Spinning Reels to handle the demands of offshore fishing. To meet the challenge, they utilized a Hagane body which offers a high level of 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. Additionally, cold forged spools and gears present more durability than the diecast or graphite variety.
When it comes to the actual functionality of the reel, smoothness is consistent throughout the operation. Shimano’s X-Ship Technology provides increased bearing support for power transmission efficiency and perfect gear alignment, increasing power and enhancing smoothness when hooked into a big fish. Anglers will also appreciate the Cross Carbon Drag to handle fast, powerful fast runs from pelagic and large inshore species. Equipped with long-lasting Hagane gearing, the Socorro reels give anglers the strength for both inshore and offshore action.
We offer the Shimano Spheros SW Spinning Reels in four sizes: 5000SW, 6000SW, 8000SW and 10000SW. Please see chart below for reel specs.
Spheros SW Reel Technology
Cross Carbon Drag
This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
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.
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. The result is assured resilience. It’s the fruit of Shimano’s inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
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.
These bearings have been through the same process as Shimano's 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.
X-Shield & X-Protect combine to provide extreme water resistance in the harshest conditions
Cold Forged Gear
Shimano is a global leader in cold forging processes and technology. To deliver the toughness and performance level required by saltwater anglers, they are utilizing the cold forging technology to deliver a gear with incredible structural strength that provides the best protection against abrasion and damage.
Cold Forge Aluminum Spools
These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.