Shimano took the necessities needed for great reel and packed them into an affordable reel that is perfect for your basic spinning reel needs.















Having the ability to get the best qualifications for just $100, this is the ultimate spinning reel for beginners. The Symetre has a gear ratio of 6.2:1 and 4 ball bearings. Being a bit heavier than Shimano top of the of the line reels, weighing in at 9.9 ounces, it holds all the power and bells and whistles.

This was our pick to pair with our sidedrifting rods and we happily own 4 of these and I fish this reel probably more than any other reel I own. We have had them for over a year now and they are still performing as well as day one. Having landed fish ranging from a 6lb steelhead to 15lb spring Chinook, these reels lacked no power and allowed for an amazing fight all the way through. The drag system works with perfection allowing for quick tension changes mid-fight and has Shimano’s Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse system.

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