Shimano Spheros 5000 SW


The Shimano Spheros SW 5000 is the absolutely perfect starter reel for the steady climb into big game fishing. On the boat or on the beach, this is a robust, quality spinning reel that is comparable to higher-end models.

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Shimano Spheros 5000 SW

The Shimano Spheros 5000 SW is the nicest little starter reel for the epic adventures that big-game fishing brings. It has enough beef and capacity to stand up against the angriest Garrick, or stubborn kob. But feels right at home flicking for shad, or scratching gulleys, or chasing estuarine species. You can fish all over with this tough little spinning rig. And filled with 10 or 20lb braid, and a matched rod, makes for casts right over the horizon.

About the Spheros range

The Shimano Spheros inherits many of the legacy features from the higher end Shimano spinning reels, like the Stella, Twin-Power and Saragosa. Yet it is put together at a more economical price point. One that we can all appreciate.

The Shimano Spheros carries many of the qualities from the top-of-the-range reels down with it. Like serious waterproofing. Generous use of metal alloys. And graphite. Resulting in a lighter yet more robust package that can be applied to many fishing situations.

Hagane cold-forged gears and body – This new material makes for huge improvements in strength and corrosion. The technology is passed down from the higher end reels like the Stella, Twin-power and Saragosa.

X-Ship Technology – the power train features enhanced strength and smoothness

X-Shield – keep that salt and dirt out!

Cross-Carbon Drag system – stronger and smoother legacy proven drag systems

Shielded A-RB® ball bearings – built to last

Cold-forged aluminum spool – strong and reliable


The Shimano Spheros 5000 SW can crank 38 inches per wind. It can apply 20lbs of drag, which is a lot! If you fish monofilament, you can fit 10/240, 12/195 or 14/165 or if you go with the more fun braid at 20/245, 30/225 or 40/175. She weighs 16 ounces and runs at a powerful 4.6:1 gear ratio.

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