Customer Reviews Of:
Shimano Spirex 2500FG Spinning Reel
Closeouts. Shimano's Spirex 2500FG spinning reel offers Quick Fire II technology to help you blast through one-handed casts with ease and accuracy. The Propulsion® line management system and Varispeed® oscillation gear harness consistent retrieval, spool speed and even line lay.
Reviewed by Go Bruins from So Cal on Monday, October 23, 2017Bought one of these out of nostalgia, and quickly realized that it's not nearly as cool as i thought.
The handles are way too short. It's kinda like riding a circus bike. Most of the modern spinners have much longer handles that give you better balance and leverage.
The Quickfire mechanism has a huge drawback. When you quickly need to set the hook, the rotor can spin as much as 360 degrees, so instead of a hookset, you get a merry-go-round ride that comes to an abrupt halt. Annoying.
In terms of quality, I'm sure this reel is up there with the rest of the Shimano reels (i.e. solid).