Shimano Spheros Spinning Reels
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  • Shimano Spheros Spinning Reels
  • Shimano Spheros
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Shimano Spheros Spinning Reels

Shimano Spheros spinning reels are capable of handling a wide variety of catches and are preferred by top saltwater anglers and guides. Features include waterproof drag, Fluidrive II, Dyna-balancing, and rugged aluminum construction.

Premium components like Shielded A-RB bearings and Dartainium drag washers give the Spheros the smoothness you have come to expect from Shimano reels. Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse which allows rock solid hook sets. The 14000 and 18000 have an impressive maximum drag of 44 pounds, that can help you put the brakes on the strongest of gamefish.

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  • Aluminum Frame
  • Graphite Sideplate
  • Graphite Rotor (Aluminum on 14000 & 18000 sizes)
  • Power Roller III Line Roller
  • S-Arm Cam
  • Aerowave Oscillation (3000 & 8000 sizes only)
  • Aero wrap Oscillation (14000 & 18000 sizes only)
  • 3 + 1 Bearings (4 + 1 on 14000 & 18000 sizes only)
  • Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse
  • Direct Drive Mechanism
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Fluidrive II
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
  • Waterproof Drag
  • Easy Access Drag Washers
  • Dartainium Drag (6000 - 18000 sizes only)
  • Rubber Handle Grips
  • Repairable Clicker
  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Stopperless Design (No Anti-Reverse Switch)
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
  • Optional Kit available for No Bail Wire configuration on 5000, 6000 & 8000 sizes. Part number: SWBAILKIT58
  • Optional Kit available for No Bail Wire configuration on 14000 & 18000 sizes. Part Number: SWBAILKIT)


Model   Line Retrieve Per Crank(in.)  Line Capacity (lbs/yds)  Power Pro Line Capacity (lb/yds)  Max Drag (lb)  Ball / Roller Bearings 
SHM-SP5000FB  31  10/240 12/195 14/165 16/140   20/255 30/230 40/185   22  3/1 
Model   Gear Ratio  Weight (oz) 
SHM-SP5000FB  4.7:1   19.6 
BRAND: Shimano
Type: Spinning Reels
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