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Description

Shakespeare has updated the popular Agility Series Spinning Reels making great reels even better. The Agility features a durable slim-line graphite body set to take on years of heavyduty fishing. The precision balanced rotor and seven ball bearings offer a smooth retrieve aided by machine cut brass gearing. The one-way instant anti-reverse and smooth muti-disc drag ensure dependable fish fighting power.

Additional features of the Agility Spinning Reels include:

  • Graphite body and rotor
  • Metal side cover for precision gear alignment
  • 7 stainless steel ball bearing design
  • One-way clutch instant anti-reverse bearing
  • Machined and anodized long cast aluminum spool
  • Anti-twist titanium line roller and Sure-Click bail
  • Machined-cut brass pinion gear
  • Smooth multi-disc drag system
  • Left/right convertible fold down handle
  • On/off anti-reverse
Reviews
Review Summary
4.7
( 50 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.96%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (33), Casual/ Recreational (8), Avid Angler (2)
Pros
Smooth Reeling (41)
Easy Casting (38)
Smooth Drag System (36)
Reliable (27)
Durable (27)
Cons
None (3)
Poor Construction (2)
Twists Line (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (21)
Shore Casting (20)
Jigging (8)
Trolling (4)
Ocean Fishing (3)

Agility
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Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
Great little reel for the money. Compact and smooth.
Pros: Nice compact size, Smooth Operation
Cons: None
Best Uses: None Specified
Bring it in
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Buyer
United States
About Me:
Novice
great love it
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
This reel is a score.
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Buyer
Virginia
About Me:
Avid Angler
Get one or more before there gone. 7 ball bearings makes this reel smooth as silk, Instant anti reverse, smooth drag takes worry out of using 2 or 4lb test line. Easily handles put and take trout. I even caught one of the brood stock trout they occassionally stock. Its weight was scaled at 5lbs 2oz. Fish USA service and shipping during the holidays left nothing to be improved. I recommend both this reel and this company highly.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, price, Well built quality
Cons: None
Best Uses: None Specified
Good reel
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Buyer
KY
About Me:
Avid Angler

A good quality reel for the money.  Cast good with no tangles.

Pros: cast good with no tangles
Cons: none
Best Uses: crappie & other panfish
Good reels
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Buyer
Brooklyn,NY
About Me:
none

HI! quality=price the best on market! I love this reels!

Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Awesome Reel !
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Buyer
Wisconsin
About Me:
Advanced

These reels are fantastic, I have used these ice fishing,and will be using them for summer fishing as well. Shipping from fish usa still remains the fastest on the internet !  Well done !!

Pros: Smooth, reliable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Any fishing needs
Well made, smooth motion, looks great!
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Buyer
Snoqualmie Wa
About Me:
none

This reel is is a great value.It feels like a solidly well made piece of fishing equipment and is not expensive. I am very pleased with it's smooth action, I would like to return and comment more after I take it to Alaska and catch a lot of Salmon with it.

Pros: Smooth reeling action, Solidly built, Great value
Cons: none
Best Uses: Salmon fishing
Very nice Reel, Highly recommended!
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Buyer
Snoqualmie Wa
About Me:
none

I simply can't see how you could get a better value than this reel.

This reel is solidly constructed and smooth operating. It looks very good too. I will take a couple of these to Alaska with me on my next Salmon fishing trip. I am recommending this reel to my friends and family as well.

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Looks Great!
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Salt Water Fishing
I would reccomend this reel. I owm 3
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Buyer
Redford Mi.
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Excellent reel. highly reccomendRedford mi.
Pros: Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing, Jigging
Good service from FishUSA
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Buyer
Argos, IN
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Just took the new reel to Canada walleye fishing. Great value. Smooth retrieve.
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Glad I did it
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Buyer
Bridgeport New York
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use them while wading from shore and from a boat on lakes
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Trolling
good working little reel
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Buyer
Port Charlotte, FL.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this reel in a package with the Shakespeare Ultra-light spinning rod.....it is a fun rig to fish with and has become my favorite equipment.
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting, River Fishing, Trolling
Shakespeare does it again
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Buyer
Reidsville, GA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have 2 of these reels the 40's. I use them to fish for Bass, crappies, and catfish. If you keep them clean and maintained, (I use Hot Sauce oil and greese) They work very smoothly and I have no problem landing 3 to 4 lb fish. I have reels that cost much more and yes they are better built, but for the money you cannot go wrong with the Agility. Try one you might be suprised!
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing
Excellent value
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Buyer
Sacramento, CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Excellent value. I purchased a few reels for my friends who wanted one after fishing with my reel. The reel is inexpensive enough such that if a part wears out after hard, long use, I just throw the reel away and purchase another one.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Reliable
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting, Boat Casting, Lake Fishing
Shakespeare 5'6" spinning rod and reel c
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Buyer
Australa
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Fantastic small water bass fishing outfit for canoe or kayak
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Good reeel for the money
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Buyer
Cadiz, KY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Reel cast good. Line does not twist. Can cast 1/16 oz. a good distance.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Nice Combo
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Buyer
Guelph, Ontario
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I ordered a combo for a friend and it felt so nice I got myself one.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Excellent balance
Cons: none
Best Uses: Lake Erie Perch, Jigging
Sweet rod and deal
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Buyer
Pittsburgh PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Very lightweight but strong/sturdy, perfect for pennsylvania pond hopping
Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Cons: Twists Line
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
A good reel at a special price
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Buyer
A Coruña, España
About Me:
Avid Fisher
It is a spool that goes very well, fast and powerful, good bearings ball and easy handling. The price is great for the quality offered.
Pros: Easy Casting
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Excellent reel, an outstanding value!
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Buyer
Sacramento, CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I am using five of these reels on five different rods and rigs. The reel is as good if not better as others costing many times more. I also fish with Shimano, Abu Garcia, Okuma, and Daiwa spinning reels. Drawbacks: the reel occasionally tangles and twists the line but not any more than the other reels.
Pros: Well built quality, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Reeling
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Lake Fishing, Shore Casting
good solid reel
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Buyer
Texas
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Cheap and easy to use. I recommend it.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System
Cons: None
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Great value
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Buyer
Virginia Beach, VA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Bail engages with light force. I have found Shakespeare reels to give long lasting reliable service. FishUSA shipped within 24 hours as expected. Would use again.
Pros: Light force bail engage, Smooth Reeling, Smooth drag
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Nice reel
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Buyer
Castle Rock, CO
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I'm using these reels (I bought 2) for ice fishing. In sub zero weather the reel takes up line smoothly and the drag is perfect for fighting those high country rainbow trout.
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice fishing
Super light for Lake Perch it's right
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Buyer
South Milwaukee ,WI
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great reel for jigging light tube jigs or spoons on Lake Michigan. Bail assembly wares out pretty fast too many plastic parts.
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Jigging
Fun reel to fish with.
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Buyer
Niles,Mi
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is my third shakespeare reel, i have two smaller one and this my first one for bigger fish, for the money, its hard to beat.You want a reel that will perform when you need it to, then get this reel and you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Jigging, Shore Casting
Shakespeare Agility
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Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a great spnning real for pan fishing, i have not tryed the bigger size reel they offer but i do have plains to buy one which i believe will be just as good if not better then the one i use for panfish..... good fishing every one.... you will not regret this agilty reel, long as you take good care and not hard on it this is perfect smooth reel.
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Cons: none
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting, River Fishing
Great Reel
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Buyer
Grand Lake, CO
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I love this reel; feel like I got a lot of great features for a bargain price.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none
Best Uses: Jigging
Good Reel
York, PA
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Good reel, used it up in Erie fishing for steelhead and it did a good job.
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great Bass reel
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Buyer
Cutler Bay, Florida
About Me:
Professional
great reel
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Very good reel.
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Buyer
Seiling, OK.
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
This reel has a smooth cast and very smooth retrieve. It's feels strong and reliable when I'm reeling in Lake Trout.
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Reliable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing
Most fun to fish with!
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Buyer
Eastern Kentucky
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Makes even a small bluegill feel like a trophy fighting fish!
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable, Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Shakespeare Agility Spinning Reels
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Buyer
Paradise, Ca
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Shakespeare continues to find ways to keep the quality high and the cost low, that is why I look first to see if Shakespeare makes what I want before I look at any other brand. I have never had a problem with any of their products. I run 4-6 rods at a time on my down riggers and by keeping them all the same brand I can tell if one has picked up some weeds, a small fish so that I don't waste time dragging fouled lures through the water. We catch 5-8 pound German Browns and Rainbows with very light lines, reels & rods.
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting, Trolling
Great product for the price
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Buyer
Cutler Bay, Florida south of Kendal
About Me:
Avid Fisher
love this real i have cought 5,6,7 pound large mouth bass and had no problem bringing them in.
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Reliable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Smooth as butter
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Buyer
Gloucester, NJ
About Me:
Avid Fisher
All i can say is wow. So far i have had this reel for about a month and it has been doing great. The extra bearings let you get as much power into your casts as you can without losing the bait. So far it has provided to be durable and reliable but then again i havent really had it in rough conditions. Another great thing is it hasnt had any problems with line tangling and the drag is very smooth. Oh yea did i say that it looks good too against my black and gold rod. Overall this is a must buy to add to your fishing collection.
Pros: Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Lake Fishing, River Fishing
Good product for beginners
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Buyer
Palos Hills, IL
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
No comments - good comments
Pros: Easy Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing
great reel
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Buyer
decatur,al
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i purchased this reel to to put on a shakespeare uglystick lite rod and it is a deadly combo. i love this reel. i have retired all of my more expensive reels and i am only using these reels from here on out.
Pros: Durable, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
outstanding
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Buyer
ELDorado, ark.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i use the for reel for floating worm an topwater plugs this is my third reel
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
impressed with service
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Buyer
ELDorado, ark.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i have had spinning reel before always come back to what works best
Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Bass Fishing
Great Value
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Buyer
Halifax, Pa.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a nice reel for Steelhead fishing. Really a good value for the money.
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
smooth was just what i needed
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Buyer
arkansas
About Me:
Avid Fisher
this will be used for my topwater fishing an flipping jigs
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Jigging
Great buy for the money.
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Buyer
Albuquerque, NM
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Very good reel, have used it in lakes and haven't had any problems with it. This is my second Agility spinning reel. They are both very smooth operating and the casting is great. An excellent product for the price. I would recommend them to anyone.
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Reasonable price for a very good reel
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Buyer
Glenarden, MD
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I really like this Reel. It an excellent value. I have others reels much more expensive, but they are not as good in workmenship.
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Easy Casting, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Nice quality reel
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Reviewer
South Carolina
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Have not used these reels yet but they are smooth and the quality seems to be as good if not better than my Okuma reels. [...] I think I will be buying more from Fishusa.com
Pros: Durable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none
Best Uses: Trolling
Very smooth action
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Buyer
Atlanta, GA
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I plan to use as a cheaper salt water reel due to stainless steel bearings.
Pros: Smooth Reeling
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Shakespeare Agility Spinning Reels
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Buyer
Kettering, Ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Nice reels for the money.
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Trout Fishing
I would buy this again
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Buyer
Seattle, WA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this reel for my Shakespeare 9' medium salmon rod and I love it. It has a very smooth action and a great look. Caught many pinks this season. It works great for me.
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Reliable, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Lived up to expectations
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Buyer
Chesapeake VA.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Inshore fishing fits the bill for medium duty
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
For the price you can't beat it
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Buyer
Snohomish, Wa
About Me:
Avid Fisher
replaced a shimano that cost twice as much and broke first time out have had no problems cast's real smooth and lite weight.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Durable, Easy Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Creek, River Fishing
This was a very good purchase
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Buyer
Florence, OR
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I was very pleased with the product.and find it has become my favorate rig
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Reliable
Cons: Twists Line
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
The best inshore reel for Red's
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Buyer
Brandon, Mississippi
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use only AGILITY reels on my boat. I target Flounder, Red's, and Specks on my saltwater trips. I have gone through several other brands of reels and none compare to this for day in and day out dependability. The 8 ballbearing system is ultra smooth.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Durable, Reliable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
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