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New Shimano INSHORE Spheros

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On 7/14/2019 at 8:18 AM, Tagman said:

 

From what I have researched so far, this new Spheros will only have the core protect and not the Xprotect. The Core protect is only a waterproof treatment. The X protect has the seals. Big difference.

As you’ve probably all seen already, these reels popping up on the usual commercial sites for sale: 

 

Shimano Technology Found in Spheros SW Inshore Spinning Reels :

  • Hagane Gear - Boasting amazing strength and durability, Hagane Gear is a process in which the gearing is calculated in minute detail and cold forged instead of being cut. This application of state-of-the-art technologies gives the angler reel smoothness from the first use through years of enjoyment.
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to its stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An anglerÂ’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. ItÂ’s efficiency through strength.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
  • CoreProtect - The concept of CoreProtect is simple – to provide exceptional water resistance without creating any additional rotational resistance on the retrieve. The reel is treated at key areas such as the roller clutch, body, and line roller to resist water intrusion.
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as ShimanoÂ’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearingÂ’s rotation.

     

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These reels have my attention.

 

I am looking around for a replacement for a Penn Clash 4000 I lost when I got caught in a flash flood while fishing.

 

 

How well are these reels built? Rugged like their big brothers?

 

 

The titanium spool shaft, stock carbon fiber drag, and all metal bodu is tough to beat on the Clash.

 

What does this Spheros inshore have besides some stupid tech names?

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On 7/17/2019 at 8:04 AM, MontclairDave said:

As you’ve probably all seen already, these reels popping up on the usual commercial sites for sale: 

 

Shimano Technology Found in Spheros SW Inshore Spinning Reels :

  • Hagane Gear - Boasting amazing strength and durability, Hagane Gear is a process in which the gearing is calculated in minute detail and cold forged instead of being cut. This application of state-of-the-art technologies gives the angler reel smoothness from the first use through years of enjoyment.
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to its stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An anglerÂ’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. ItÂ’s efficiency through strength.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
  • CoreProtect - The concept of CoreProtect is simple – to provide exceptional water resistance without creating any additional rotational resistance on the retrieve. The reel is treated at key areas such as the roller clutch, body, and line roller to resist water intrusion.
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as ShimanoÂ’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearingÂ’s rotation.

     

 

Shimano's terminology tells me very little in the real world sense.

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On 7/14/2019 at 10:30 AM, scoobydoo said:

 

X protect is pretty much identical but the ar clutch method of blocking water is different.  Nested ridges with hydrophobic coatings applied to both sides

 

 

X protect doesn't necessarily mean this, though; think about it, the twin power sw, spheros etc. claim x protect but don't have sealing anything like the above. The most you can really say about x protect is that it means the reel is either a stella sw, or that a reel shares some of the sealing technology of the stella sw at the ar clutch. For instance, when you drop down from the stella to the twin power sw you lose the nested ridges but retain the stella gasket.

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Stradic fk it is, more or less (or an upgraded ultegra, if you prefer). The 4000 weighs the same as the corresponding FK, but the 3000 is heavier and the spiel talks about the reel having the same body rigidity as a 4000 size reel (you may have to use google translate for that, sorry). I assume this means they strapped a 3000 size rotor to the 4000 size body.

Edited by TimS
Please don’t post commercial links

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Are they going to make a freshwater, inshore and offshore version of every reel now? I understand the fw vs sw difference since you can use lighter materials and not have to worry as much about corrosion for freshwater fishing.  But inshore vs offshore? Just get a smaller size.

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