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Shimano has revised the Symetre, and if you are looking for a top quality rear drag reel for under $100, look no further. This smooth operating reel is packed with features you often find only in more expensive reels. The Symetre RJ Series is available in three sizes with Shimano's redesigned Fightin' Drag II rear drag system.

The Shimano Symetre RJ reels have the following features:

  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Cold-forged aluminum spool
  • 4 S A-RB ball bearings and one roller ball bearing
  • Fightin' Drag II rear drag
  • Fluidrive II gearing system
  • Graphite sideplate and rotor
  • Aluminum frame
  • SuperStopper II anti-reverse for immediate hook-sets
  • Power Roller III line twist reducing roller
  • SR One-Piece Bail Wire
  • Machined aluminum handles
  • Comfortable, rubber handle grips
  • Maintenance port
Front Drag Specifications
ModelCapacity
(lbs./yds.)
WeightGear RatioLine Retrieve
Per Crank (in.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
SY1500RJ4/170
6/130
8/90
10.2 oz.6.2:1326
SY2500RJ6/200
8/140
10/120
10.4 oz.6.2:1356
SY4000RJ8/240
10/200
12/160
14.5 oz.5.7:1366

 

Review Summary
4.6
( 7 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (5)
Pros
Smooth Drag System (7)
Smooth Reeling (6)
Easy Casting (5)
Reliable (5)
Durable (4)
Cons
Tangles Line (2)
No spare spool for price (2)
Best Uses
Shore Casting (4)
River Fishing (3)
Trolling (3)
Lake Fishing (2)

Shimano Symetre 2500 RD
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
midwest , Iowa

About Me:
Advanced
I own several of the 2500 RD reels. I particularly like the rear drag system when fishing at night for walleyes and wipers. I also like the fact if I need to change spools I can do so quickly. The symetre reels have proven very dependable in a variety of fishing conditions. I like the anti reverse system that allows me to troll using rod holders and keep the line away from the reel and rod holder. The reels cast very well and are very smooth. About the only complaint is that shimano no longer includes a spare spool like they used to when buying a new reel.

Pros: Rear drag is GREAT, Easy Casting, IT DOES THE WORK, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling

Cons: No spare spool for price

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Love This Reel !!!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
CT

About Me:
Awesome Reel !!!

U cant buy a better reel then this one ..Great for every kind of Fishin!!!That's all i have to say about that...Lol ;-) 


Pros: Smooth Drag System

Cons: Tangles Line

Best Uses: Lake Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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GREAT REEL FOR THE MONEY !!!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Upstate New York

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Shimano are very well built reels. This replaced a 30 year old ultralight that caught 1000's of fish and never let me down. Rear drag is a GREAT concept when playing big fish, as no fumbling with the front drag. Only wish they included a spare spool, couldn't be that much more.

Pros: Rear drag is GREAT, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Durable

Cons: No spare spool for price

Best Uses: Trolling, Shore Casting, River Fishing, Lake Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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I NOW OWN 4 SHIMANO REELS
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
LAKESIDE, AZ . WHITE MOUNTAINS

About Me:
Avid Fisher
MOSTLY LAKE FISHING BOTH TROLLING AND SHORE CASTING. THIS REEL GETS OUT THERE JUST A LITTLE FURTHER THAN THE OTHERS WITH EASE AND WITHOUT LINE PROBLEMS LIKE OTHER REELS IN THE PAST. THE QUICK ADJUSTABLE DRAG IS MY FAVORITE WHEN A BIG FISH HITS AND I NEED TO ADJUST TO THE CONDITIONS OF SIZE AND SURROUNDINGS. BOUGHT SECOND REEL AS RESERVE AND TALKING PIECE IN TROPHY ROOM.

Pros: Smooth Drag System, IT DOES THE WORK, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: Trolling, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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shimano symetre rj rear dragger
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Cocoa Beach, FL

About Me:
Avid Fisher
lightweight well ballanced. real easy to cast with a ultra light rod. two step rear drag setting allows for a really quick and easy adjustment while your pullin in that big RED ! the 2500 is the perfect amount of braid 15 #

Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable, Smooth Drag System

Cons: Tangles Line

Best Uses: Trolling, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Pullman, WA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Very easy to use and adjust a drug when pulling fish.

Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: Jigging, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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deplen
Reviewed:


nj

About Me:
Avid Fisher
excellent

Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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