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Shimano Spheros 6000 question

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Hello everybody,

 

I'm planning on buying a Japan model shimano spheros because they make 2 different gears to choose from and their cheaper from there......they make a Power gear that has a 4.6 ratio with a line retrieve of 32.5 inch per handle crank and a high gear 5.7 with a 40.5 inch per crank just like the USA models......if I'm surfing the beach casting out whole dead anchovies for stripers and rockfish here in California then which one should I choose? Once in a while I might use this for california halibut in the 10lb-15lb range off of a private boat in San Francisco Bay.......thanks for any input cause I'm not too sure on which one to get...

 

Thanks, Johnny

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The lower gear makes more sense if you will be

throwing bait from the beach or jigging from a

boat. What the lower gear loses in line retreival

it makes up in power. I use the lower gear to

throw lures from. the beach, a d I am plenty

happy with mine. The Xship is amazing on

these reels.

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I'm not sure where you got the info, but many retailers and Shimano list the USA model with a 4.6 ratio just like the previous FB model. I'm assuming your looking at the Spheros 6000SW. Anyway, the 4.6:1 gear ratio excellent for the use you described and their drag system is also one of the smoothest.

 

On Shimano fishing website it shows the Saragosa SW has a 5.7 ratio and the Spheros SW is 4.6. Is that an error?? Hope this helps.

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Thxs very much Tagman.....I was looking leaning towards that one more and I really appreciate the feedback

 

Thxs also Paul NJ, I'm actually looking at shimano website also but when u click country then hit Japan.....Shimano actually made a error and the actual retrieve ratio is different on their site.....I just bought the 5000k model from Japan but I really want the 6000 for more line capacity

 

 

 

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With a little research of the parts diagrams for the 5000 and 6000 size reels, you may find that the only mechanical difference is the spool itself. I have the Spheros 6000FB and use the 5000FB spool. In my case, both FB models have the same parts except for the spool. The smaller spool diameter was a better match for the rod I use. I had more wind knot with the larger 6000 spool. :(

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Thxs Paul NJ,

 

I can't find the spool cheap ($59.00) but I can get the 6000 for $115-$120 shipped brand new in the box straight to my door......this is a deal so that's why I decided to get another reel, the only sad part is I'm like a hoarder, I have over 35 rods and reels but maybe have only used 10 of them, lol

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