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Top 4 Best Shimano Saltwater Reels Review

Updated on May 23, 2015

When I first went for Shimano reels, I was apprehensive because I had never used Shimano before. After I bought Shimano Socorro 8000F Saltwater, things changed. I instantly fell in love with it. After that, there was no turning back. I stuck with Shimano. Here I review a few of the Shimano saltwater reels that I have used. As I know everybody’s needs are different, you can judge for yourself which reel suits you best.

1. Shimano Socorro 8000F Salt Water Spinning Reel

If you are looking for a pro saltwater spinning reel, check out this beauty. It has one of the best propulsion line management systems you will come across. Lightweight and compact, it has a fine grip that allows you to freely operate the reel.

This spinning reel has power roller III, a fine propulsion spool lip, S-Arm cam and a re-designed bail trip. You can be sure you will not get such a fine spinning reel for as low as $78.99. Amazon is giving a discount on the reel that you will love to avail.

2. Shimano Tekota Saltwater Casting Reel, TEK600LC

It cannot be that you use this reel and do not become a fan. If you are looking for an excellent drag system, great anti-reverse bearing, cool retrieval, you get the best in Shimano Tekota Saltwater Casting Reel. One of the major advantages of this reel over other brands is that it never ever sticks or wobbles. No matter how heavy the fish is, this reel will give you a great support.

Its smoothness is its beauty. Its excellent line counter helps you in getting deep effortlessly. It has a counter that will tell you how deep you are so that you can make adjustments. It makes fishing a pleasure, not that fishing is not a pleasure in itself. This reel is outstanding in its smooth operations and provides a great support in fishing.

Some of the very useful features that Shimano has introduced in this reel are its anti-rusting bearings, dartainium drag, counterbalance handle, cool clicker button, non-disengaging levelwind system and crossbar forward design. The ultimate in its design and outstanding in its operations, this reel is a must-have for anybody seriously pursuing fishing.

Its price will feel cheap to you after you use it. You get it for $189.99. Amazon offers you a discount of $9.00. You can search for a better price or discounts on other portals. If you are considering buying a reel, do check this reel before you make up your mind to buy any other.

3. Shimano Socorro 6000FB Salt Water Spinning Reel

If you want to save money and get the best deal in spinning reels, check out Shimano Socorro 6000FB. As in all Shimano saltwater reels, you will find how smoothly this reel retrieves. This reel is great for anybody who fishes in saltwater and want a pro reel. With a line capacity of 12/265, 16/170, 20/120 and gear ratio of 4.9:1, this reel has been known to give excellent results for any kind of fishing needs.

Shimano always uses durable material and the same is true for this reel. Having a graphite frame, sideplate and rotor, this awesome reel is yet lightweight and easy to handle. It gives you maximum support, great grip, has effortless retrieve, and, of course, it does not wobble and make life difficult for you when you have got a catch.

Shimano’s propulsion line management system is truly awesome. You can feel the difference when you use Shimano and other brands. Shimano Socorro 6000FB comes with a cold forged aluminium spool and 1+1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings. It never goes bad on you. And yes, it has got power roller III and S-Arm Cam too. The beauty of this reel is in its immaculate design and smoothness. Its silky smooth operation and excellent retrieve makes it one of the best buys for me.

Its listed price is $78.99 and on Amazon you are getting it for a much reduced price at $59.60. You can also check out your local stores in case they are giving a better deal, but if you want to cut down on the travel, buying from Amazon is the second best option.

4. SSP10000FB-FB-Shimano Spheros Saltwater Reel Spin

If you are looking to buy a new saltwater reel that is superior in design and is powerful, check out this reel. Among all Shimano reels, this reel is truly awesome in its make and power. It is full of features that actually are useful when you are out fishing. It has an aero wrap oscillation, super stopper II anti-reverse, direct drive mechanism, power roller III line roller and Dyna-balance. With an outstanding retrieve, you will absolutely feel its smoothness when you retrieve.

For a perfect grip, it has rubber handles that saves your palm from undue pressure. It also has a repairable clicker. One thing I love about this reel is the beauty of its drag. It has a waterproof drag with an easy access to its drag washers. All Shimano saltwater reels are designed to give maximum support and effortless operation during fishing.

Conclusion

Buying a saltwater reel is easy, but buying the perfect saltwater reel that makes fishing smooth, hassle-free and effortless is not easy. After all, it is the experience of fishing that a reel must enhance.

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