The Shimano Sonora 2500-FB Saltwater Spinning Reel, Convertible features 5 bearings for smooth, precise casts. The Propulsion Line management system provides long casts, consistent line flow and little friction while preventing backlash and wind knots, while Super Stopper II antireverse eliminates backplay for instant hook-setting power. The 6.2:1 gear ratio provides powerful retrieves, while Fluidrive and Dyna-Balance provide control and eliminate wobble for smooth operation. The graphite frame, side plate and rotor are lightweight, and the cold-forged aluminum spool stands up to rugged use.
Features and Benefits
Super Stopper II antireverse with a 1-way bearing to eliminate backplay for instant hook-setting power
Fluidrive provides high tolerances and control for smooth, powerful retrieves
Approved for use in saltwater
6.2:1 gear ratio for powerful retrieves
Propulsion Line Management System offers long casts, consistent line flow and little friction while preventing backlashes and wind knots
Dyna-Balance eliminates wobble during the retrieve
Ported handle shank and rubber handle grips
Cold-forged aluminum spool for durability
4 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing for smooth, precise casts
Graphite frame, side plate and rotor are lightweight and durable
Number of bearings:
4 ball bearings, 1 roller bearing
Product weight (oz.):
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Rated 5 out of
Excellent ReelI bought this reel 4 months ago, and have fished it hard on several trips. Caught two 5 pound Largemouth Bass with it, and at least 100 other Bass. It has performed flawlessly! Could not be more pleased with both price, and performance.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 3 out of
Louis Bailey from
not all it seemsBeen using shimano reels for years...until I bought this one.
Second trip out for crappie,and the internals making all sorts of noise when reeling in line.
Just noticed that the reel is stamped "Malaysia''. All other shimanos I've bought,which is a TON were made in Japan. Shimano quality has taken a nose dive recently due to their outsourcing. For the same price you'd be better off with a Pflueger or an Abu Garcia cardinal.
Also..none of these reels are packaged with a parts manual.
Hate to say it...but shimano has seen the last dollar they ever will from me.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 1 out of
Shimano Sonora 2500 FBI would not recommend this reel to anyone. I have been fishing for over 30 years. This is a first for me the reel broke where it attaches to the pole. So if you plan on fishing for Red Fish or any larger fish thus is not the reel for you.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of
Durable!I've had a pair of these for 6 years now. Used for everything from walleye in freezing temps to redfish in the gulf. Never skipped a beat! Love them!
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of
Still a Texan from
Great fishing reelsBought 2 of these one for me and the other for my wife. We used them once all ready out in the Gulf. They both worked great w/no problems.
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ShimanoThe Shimano Sonora 2500-FB Saltwater Spinning Reel, Convertible features 5 bearings for smooth, precise casts and a 6.2:1 gear ratio for powerful retrShimano Sonora 2500-FB Saltwater Spinning Reel, Convertible