Saltwater Spinning Reels: Shimano Socorro SW

This week we're featuring one of our saltwater spinning reels, the Socorro SW. The Socorro was released in 2016, specially designed for inshore, offshore, and nearshore anglers with durable saltwater-rated features. Equipped with long-lasting HAGANE Gearing, the Socorro series of reels give you the strength and durability for both inshore and offshore action. Combine the powerful, durable gears with our X-SHIP technology, the Socorro offers Shimano's legendary smoothness and power in a $129.99 package.


Shimano Socorro SW Key Features


Long-lasting HAGANE Gearing means the heart of this saltwater spinning reel is cold-forged aluminum. Cold forged aluminum drive gears are significantly stronger than zinc die cast gears found in many competitor's fishing reels. A stronger gear extends the life of the Socorro, giving you the durability for weekend-after-weekend use.


The X-SHIP ("Extra Smooth High Power") system keeps the pinion gear in precise alignment with the drive gear, so the gears are super efficient on even the heaviest loads, not flexing, moving, or creating friction. X-SHIP means silky smooth cranking on those heavy loads, while maintaining the same level power. Since the gears aren't rubbing against each other, you have a much more durable spinning reel.

Cross Carbon Drag

The Cross Carbon drag material allows for more drag settings to provide our smoothest drag performance, ever. 


Socorro Saltwater Reel Specs and Price

The Socorro SW comes in four sizes, 5000, 6000, 8000, and 10000. All four sizes retail for $129. To see the full specs for each size see the chart below:

  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Sizes: 5000 - 10000
  • Max Drag: 22-27 lbs
  • Line Retrieve: 31-40 inches per crank

Ready For Inshore & Offshore Duty

The Socorro SW is ideal for bottom fishing for black seabass and snapper, jigging, or even pulling topwater plugs for amberjack to striped bass. 

What rod should you pair the Socorro with? It is perfectly matched with the Talavera spinning rods ($99.99). Lace it up with 50 to 80# PowerPro Maxcuatro, especially for bottom fishing around piers. (Why Maxcuatro? Maxcuatro is 25% thinner, so anglers can put more line on their reel without sacrificing strength.) Standard PowerPro or even Depth Hunter will work if you're trying to measure your depth.  

Ready to check our the Socorro SW? Find your local Shimano dealer!