New Shimano Saragosa spinners!

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by DeepBlueGulf, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was looking at the Shimano forumn on another board and saw a post from the Shimano rep about some new saltwater spinners. Here is the link:

    2CoolFishing - New Saltwater Spinning reels and accessory kit


    Alot of folks are always looking for entry level spinners, prefering not to spend their money on a Stella right away, and the new Saragosa models, the big ones, look like they could be a great reel that is priced right. 44lbs of drag and only $299, with alot of the Stella style features. The Spheros is also listed and the big ones also get 44lbs of drag, at under $200.

    Anyway, just thought I'd pass the info along.

    Tom - DBG
     

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  2. awesum

    awesum Senior Member

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    Thanks Tom .... good info.

    I have a Spheros 14000 that I upgraded with carbon fiber drag washers that handled the yellowfins pretty well on our last trip. I don't have the specs on it in front of me but I noticed that the new 14000s were a little pricier. I'd like to find out a little more about them.

    I've got two spinners that seem to be working for me now so a new one will have to wait until I break one of these. I'm no tackle Ho .... ya know. :rolleyes:
     

  3. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

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    i think Shitmano finally decided to put some carbon fibers in the larger spheros... LOL!!
     
  4. Atlantaking

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    While the new Saragosa looks interesting, does anyone feel funny about their "max drag numbers"? I'm not sure I believe those numbers considering a Trini or Saltiga conventional doesn't put out that much drag, even with the mondo drag washers under their main gears. How much max drag does a Stella or Saltiga spinner get? :confused:
     
  5. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    I don't see a Saragosa in my future. I'm sticking with the proven ones. Is the Saragosa replacing the Sustain?

    Sometimes it's hard to pass on a great deal. Yesterday afternoon I was searching on ebay and found a just listed "Buy it Now" brand new Accurate Twinspin 30.
    I don't need it, but I couldn't resist the price and the seller had good feedback. He's got a couple of more great deals on Accurate reels. I might pull the trigger again today. Sold for: US $659.95
     
  6. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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    I don't know how much drag you can get out of a Trini, but the Ocea Jiggers, basicaly the Trini 40 Narrow do put out over 40lbs of drag.

    Here is a sheet on the Stellas:
     

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  7. SpecialK

    SpecialK Super Moderator

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    Any news on when the saragosa will be available? I would liek to put my hands on one and compare it to a stella in person.
     
  8. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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    You might ask when they will be available on the 2Cool Shimano Forum. Bantam1 could answer that question.

    DBG
     
  9. Bellyups

    Bellyups Senior Member

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    Supposedly a new stella will be available in March. I am patiently waiting.