Kiwi saltwater anglers already know the Shimano Spheros and it's reputation for strength and reliability - the new Spheros PG (Power Gear) 8000 has enhanced this model even further.

Featuring a special cold forged aluminium power gear and 4.7:1 retrieve designed to cope with the strain of deep vertical jigging for species like sanpper, kingfish and hapuka, the Spheros PG will not let you down.

Fitted with 3 shielded A-RB bearings and a roller bearing, the Spheros PG also features an aluminium AR-C spool, Aerowrap II line lay system with 2-speed oscillation and a multi-disc waterproof front drag - the perfect combination for hard fighting tropical water fish.

Available from all good Shimano retailers.

These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearings rotation.
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates backplay.This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques and situations.
This is an oversized line roller that reduces twist from casting and retrieving and is enhanced with a tapered area on the support to help line get onto the roller quicker.
Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new AR-C spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off the spool in smaller loops during the cast, which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means longer casts ...
This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.
Increased smoothness and longevity by reducing internal friction.