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Old 12-13-2008, 08:13 AM
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Default SOLD - Shimano Spheros 8000FA

Purchased in October 2004 Shimano Spheros 8000FA. The reel is in good working conditions and good physical condition with only several spots in which the paint has been damaged. The reel was spooled with 50lb braid about two years ago, Sufix I believe. $65

Model 8000FA
Line Capacity (yrd/lbs) 220/16
Bearings 3BB+1RB
Gear Ratio 4.7:1
Weight (oz) 19.8

Shimano Spheros Features
Metal Series

The metal construction showcased in some Shimano's finest reels now appears throughout their line of Metal Series products. Metal frames not only keep moving parts in precise alignment, they also feature the use of the latest anodizing, plating and painting techniques for beautiful and durable finishes.

Cold Forged Aluminum Spool

Cold Forged Aluminum spool for increased strength abd durability.

These stainless steel ball bearings are specially treated to drastically increase the corrosion resistance of the bearing. These bearings will last at least 10 times longer than standard stainless steel ball bearings in high salinity environments.

Super Stopper II
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way roller bearing that eliminates back-play. This provides the angler with instant hook setting power.

Fluidrive II
Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, Fluidrive II features a large master gear polished using a wrapping process, increasing the efficiency of the retrieve.

Power Roller
Line twist arising from repeated casting and retrieving is reduced by as much as 50% on reels equipped with the Power Roller line twist reduction system. Power Rollerís special grooved design assures the line will be wrapped on the spool to minimize unwanted loops and twists during the cast.

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.
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