Shimano Spheros SW A

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  • Cross Carbon Drag
  • Hagane Body
  • Hagane Gear
  • IPX8 Water Resistant Body
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The jack of all trades in the saltwater realm,  the Spheros SW series of saltwater spinning reels is made to conquer both offshore and inshore waters. Featuring Shimano's flagship Infinity Drive technology to improve pinion gear support and enhance the overall drive gear design, Spheros SW provides anglers with increased winding power under load when cranking against hard-fighting game fish. Wielding both X-Protect and X-Shield for improved water resistance for increased durability in the harsh saltwater environment, Spheros SW fortifies an IPX8 water-resistant-rated body. From jigging for groupers or amberjacks, to tossing lures at cobia and football-size bluefin tuna, or free-lining live bait to snook or striped bass, the Spheros SW series will provide dependable performance for anglers targeting prized game fish.


Cross Carbon Drag

The Cross Carbon Drag material provides a wider range of drag settings compared to traditional drag materials. The Cross Carbon Drag provides the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever while providing anglers with increased durability.

Hagane Body

The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body rigidity and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing on the reel while fighting fish. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power, increasing efficiency through strength.

Hagane Gear

With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of most Shimano reels. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives anglers the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that is felt when anglers first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear during fabrication, instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D-design and then formed by Shimano's cold-forging technology. The result is assured resilience. HAGANE Gear is the fruit of Shimano's inexhaustible pursuit for durability — the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.

IPX8 Water-Resistant Body

IPX8 water-resistance rating.

Infinity Drive

Infinity Drive is a new main shaft supporting structure that improves winding torque and allows for incredibly smooth and light rotation. This means anglers will benefit from the quick line retrieve of a HG ratio reel while also having the power and winding torque similar to that of a PG ratio reel.


X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This allows the gears to stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit of X-Ship technology is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This further benefits anglers with enhanced casting performance and casting distance of lighter lures.


Models Mono Line Cap Weight Bearings Ration Retrieve PP Braid Cap Max Drag
SPSW5000XGA 10/240, 12/195, 14/165 15.7 4+1 6.2:1 41 20/245, 30/225, 40/175 22
SPSW6000HGA 12/265, 16/170, 20/120 15.9 4+1 5.7:1 41 30/290, 50/195, 65/140 22
SPSW8000HGA 14/300, 16/250, 20/185 23.5 4+1 5.6:1 42 40/340, 50/265, 65/215 29
SPSW10000PGA 16/320, 20/220, 25/175 23.8 4+1 4.9:1 40 50/360, 65/290, 80/215 26
SPSW14000XGA 16/360, 20/260, 25/190 24 4+1 6.2:1 53 50/400, 65/315, 80/240 26

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to