Shimano Spheros Fishing Reels

Shimano Spheros Fishing Reels Series is an enduring Shimano brand fishing reel that has been given the full makeover recently.

The classic original Shimano Spheros reel was built tough, and the new Shimano Spheros reels carry the same tough build whilst being a whole lot prettier. The new Shimano Spheros has increased comforts for improved fishing performance but is ultimately the same gutsy, no-nonsense reel.


Shimano Spheros features X-Ship and X-Shield. Shimano Spheros is more durable than ever with the makeover. Shimano Spheros has a larger cold-forged drive gear and a double bearing supported pinion gear for increased performance under load, while the latter means sealing gaskets have been placed in locations where water could otherwise enter the reel body, delivering a water-resistant barrier for the harshest fishing conditions.

Depending on which Spheros, the Cross Carbon drag can be cranked up from 10 to 18 kilos, which is precisely what hard-core bluewater anglers want when fishing braided super lines like Power Pro. The machined aluminium handle and the four SA-RB bearings make winding effortless — even under the heavy load of a maxed out drag setting. Accurate distance casting, even with big, bulky lures and baits, is achievable thanks to the AR-C lip design of the cold forged spool, which prevents wind knots from forming and ensures the line leaves the spool in smaller loops with less guide slap.