A premium reel from Shimano intended specifically for bluewater fishing, the Saragosa comes complete with a tailored set of features all designed around one goal: To provide the most power and durability possible for the fishing of large and powerful species.
That durability is made quite special with the addition of Shimano's new Cam oscillation system. This helps the durability of the reel while making the level of drag manageable, even when going for heavier fish species.
Gear durability is similarly top-tier, with the X-Ship technology common to Shimano reels making an appearance in a bid to improve durability and to remove friction between spool shaft and gear. It works, and it helps casting performance and makes it much easier to achieve long-range casts.
Our opinion: The maximum recommended drag on this reel speaks for itself, coming in at a staggering 44lbs. If that doesn't tell you what the Saragosa was intended for, we don't know what will! Safely handling that kind of drag without breakages is made possible by more features such as its aluminium frame, power roller and Paladin gear durability enhancements.
Specs for the Saragosa:
- S-Arm Cam
- One-Piece Bail Wire
- Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse
- 5+1 Bearings (6+1 on 20000)
- Fluidrive II
- Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
- Waterproof Drag
- Dartainium II Drag Washers
- Ergonomic Handle Grips
- Manual Trip Bail
- Septon Handle Grips
- Repairable Clicker
- Approved for use in Saltwater
- Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and Braid
Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.9 x 5.2 inches