Shimano Twin Power SW

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Shimano Twin Power SW details:

The new Shimano Twin Power SW for 2021 are designed for the most demanding saltwater fishing actions, the upgraded Shimano Twin Power SW saltwater spinning reels fuse Shimano technology for a reel with overwhelming durability, power and reliability to tackle any situation in any condition. Within the Shimano Twin Power SW series, anglers will uncover Shimano HAGANE reel design concept for the ability to fight big, powerful fish with confidence.

The “shape of strength” required for spinning reels for saltwater fishing is quite diverse. Rigidity and toughness that can withstand hard use, strong waterproof performance that prevents seawater from entering, and above all, hoisting power is required. The new Shimano Twin Power SW is generously equipped with a mechanism that inherits the strength of the Shimano Stella SW, such as Infinity Drive and heat sink drag.

It won’t start without strength! Uncompromising toughness through the new Shimano Twin Power SW!

The overwhelming reliability brought about by the outstanding hoisting power and durability that can be said to be over-engineering strongly supports anglers who aim to be one step ahead regardless of shore or offshore.

The new Shimano Twin Power SW features a Shimano Hagane body and main gear with X-Ship technology. This combination produces the strength and power needed for extreme saltwater fishing, especially when fishing for large, hard fighting species. X-Shield and X-Protect are used throughout the new Shimano Twin Power SW to provide excellent water resistance and the powerful drag is controlled by X-Tough carbon washers for totally reliable performance. Although designed as a saltwater reel, the Shimano Twin Power SW also makes an excellent reel for heavy duty freshwater species like catfish.

new Shimano Twin Power SW for 2021

For serious saltwater fishing action, the Shimano Twin Power SW spinning reel fuse Shimano technology for a reel with overwhelming power, durability and reliability to tackle any situation in any condition. Within the Shimano Twin Power SW series, anglers will uncover Shimano HAGANE reel design concept for the ability to fight big, powerful fish with confidence.

Ten SA-RB bearings mean that the winding experience with the Shimano Twin Power SW is exquisite, no matter how big the fish or high the drag setting. They have the gear ratios to go the distance, and line capacities for that unexpected monster, especially when spooled with Power Pro. The use of braid is backed up by incredible drag power —11kg in the 4000SWBXG, through to 25kg on the 14000SWBXG.

The Shimano Twin Power SW technology which was previously exclusive to the flagship Shimano Stella SW adorns the Shimano Twin Power SW family. With sizes from 4000 through to a powerhouse 10000 size, these are seriously tough reels, appealing to saltwater anglers seeking all sizes of fish including big game blue water species.

Freshwater spinning experts will also appreciate such top-end quality. Bristling with advanced features including AR-C spool, SR one-piece bail arm and Waterproof Rigid Support Drag. Gear ratios range from 4.9:1 on the 8000PG model, to a pacy yet perfectly measured 6.2:1 on the 5000. Powered by S A-RB bearings, these are true thoroughbreds.

Shimano Twin Power SW features:

Hagane Body – Metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms your actions directly into cranking power.

Hagane Gear – With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the Shimano Twin Power SW. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use the Shimano Twin Power SW, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano’s cold forging technology. The result is assured resilience. It’s the fruit of Shimano’s inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano Twin Power SW reels.

X-Ship – X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the Shimano Twin Power SW reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts. Provides greater power transmission efficiency through the use of large precision cut gears with increased bearing support.

X-Rigid Rotor – The shape and thickness of the aluminum rotor creates high rigidity that results in more fish fighting power. Increased mass of this rotor generates more inertia resulting in easier fishing of heavy jigs and high resistance lures.

X-Tough Drag – Applies pressure from above and below the drag washers and distributes that pressure across a larger surface area. This results in a stable, tough drag system. X-Tough Drag with its dramatically enhanced smoothness, control and toughness anticipates the vigorous speed of Blue-Fin Tuna and Giant Tuna.

X-Shield – By placing sealing gaskets in 12 critical locations throughout the rigid aluminium body, thus a water resistant structure that can hold up against the toughest conditions and fish out there. By providing dependable sealing structures and gaskets at 12 critical locations throughout the Shimano Twin Power SW reel body, we are able to create a water resistant structure that is highly reliable and durable. Ensuring that it can hold up when used in extreme saltwater conditions

X-Protect – The first lip in the proprietary three-lipped rubber seal system is designed to keep low pressure water out. Then grease between the second and third lips resists high pressure water while enhancing a smooth rotor rotation. Sealing at the roller clutch is the optimal location to prevent water intrusion.

Aero Wrap II – This two-speed oscillation system layers the line onto the spool in a crisscross pattern that reduces line-to-line friction for longer casts. Aero Wrap reels utilize a patented worm gear design to move the spool upward quickly and downward slowly to wind the line in a precise pattern, reducing friction, and giving smoother, longer casting ability.

Cross Carbon Drag – This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.

One-Piece Bail – One-Piece Bail allows the line to travel unimpeded to the line roller. Its seamless design reduces friction and the change of tangles or cuts to the bail arm.

Propulsion Line Management System – The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.

Rigid Support Drag – By strengthening the spool support of the main shaft, the play and fluctuation of the spool during drag operation are suppressed, allowing smooth drag delivery even under high load.

S A-RB – These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.

Waterproof Drag – With the use of rubber gaskets the drag is sealed against intrusion of the elements such as water and dust.

Power Roller – The special grooved design of the Shimano Power Roller significantly reduces line twist and is a big advantage when using thin mono and braid.

DynaBalance – DynaBalance reduces wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing Shimano are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create eliminate vibrations.

Super Stopper II – Super Stopper II eliminates backward movement and free play in the handle when the Shimano Twin Power SW is set in anti reverse.

Floating Shaft II – The key friction area on most fixed spool reels is where the spool drive shaft meets the pinion. Shimano designers have overcome this by reducing a large percentage of surface area contact and incorporating bearings on either side of the shaft. The resultant design leaves the shaft in a ‘floating’ position, considerably improving efficiency and longevity in the Shimano Twin Power SW.

Hypergear – The precision engineered main Hypergear transmits more power from the handle to the rotor. Designed to exacting tolerances, it requires less effort but returns more retrieve playing torque with vastly reduced component wear.

Cold Forged Aluminium – Cold Forged aluminium is used for some round reels, fly reels and is also used for many types of spool. Made from one single piece of aluminium Cold Forging produces great strength.


Shimano Twin Power SW model specifications:

Model Number:
Bearings:
Gear Ratio:
Line Per Handle Turn:
Weight oz:
Mono Line Capacity:
Braid Line Capacity:
Max Drag:
Model Number:
Bearings:
10+1
Gear Ratio:
4.9:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
40
Weight oz:
22.9
Mono Line Capacity:
12/500, 16/320, 20/220
Braid Line Capacity:
50/360, 65/290, 80/215
Max Drag:
55
Model Number:
Bearings:
10+1
Gear Ratio:
6.2:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
53
Weight oz:
22.9
Mono Line Capacity:
12/555, 16/360, 20/260
Braid Line Capacity:
50/400, 65/315, 80/240
Max Drag:
55
Model Number:
Bearings:
10+1
Gear Ratio:
6.2:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
37
Weight oz:
12.5
Mono Line Capacity:
8/240, 10/200, 12/160
Braid Line Capacity:
15/230, 20/205, 50/120
Max Drag:
24
Model Number:
Bearings:
10+1
Gear Ratio:
6.2:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
41
Weight oz:
14.8
Mono Line Capacity:
10/240, 12/195, 14/165
Braid Line Capacity:
20/245, 30/225, 40/175
Max Drag:
29
Model Number:
Bearings:
10+1
Gear Ratio:
4.9:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
37
Weight oz:
22.4
Mono Line Capacity:
12/345, 16/250, 20/185
Braid Line Capacity:
40/340, 50/265, 65/215
Max Drag:
62

Shimano Twin Power SW FAQs:

Does the 4000 size come with felt or carbon drag washers?

Twin Power SW 4000 comes with felt drag washers.

Would the 4000 or 5000 pair better with an 8ft heavy power rod for striped bass?

The 5000 series twinpower will pair up better.

Do you have handle to sale for twin power sw?

The handle can be purchased directly through Shimano.

Can you recommend spinning rod for reel 4000 sw?

It's difficult to recommend a rod for the reel without knowing what you are planning to target with that set-up. In the most general terms, a 7ft to 7'6 inshore rod in the Medium-Medium Heavy range would be the deal. If you have a specific purpose in mind for the rod, please give us a call and we can walk you through some options!

Is this reel 4000 SW to heavy for summer fluke?

I wouldn't say so. That would be a pretty versatile size reel that you could easily use for that as well as striper fishing, tog/sea bass jigging, and a number of other things in your area.

does the 10000 or the 14000 have manual or auto bail closure?

The Shimano Twinpower 10000 and 14000 has a manual bail.

what would the best Jigging Rod for SW10000 Twin Power?

I would recommend the Black Hole jig rods with that reel.

Should I pair this reel with st croix legend surf?

This reel would be a great option with the Legend Surf.

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Reviews Of Shimano Twin Power SW:

Smooth as Silk

Rated 5 out of 5

This reel was smooth as silk and I placed 50-lb Blue Power Pro braid line on. I hooked into several large Amberjack and Snapper and a huge shark. I have this thing married to a Shimano Type J jigging rod and boy the flex on that rod. Everything handled beautifully!!!!

A+

Rated 5 out of 5

Excellent. The TP 10000 SW BPG is perfect. I wanted something I can creek fish with and also catch 40 pound tunas with. This is it. BTW the handle I got wasn’t the o shaped handle pictures it was more like a () handle. Which I like More so I’m not complaining

Super smooth retrieve

Rated 4 out of 5

Landed a few 20 lb stripers at the Cape Cod Canal. Super smooth retrieve. Awesome drag. Still waiting for the ultimate test of a 40+ lb fish.

Good for saltwater ocean big game fish.

Rated 5 out of 5

Caught a number of trevally and barracuda. Very smooth and light, excellent for popping for big fish. The price for this quality reel is good.

If you can't put the cash out for a Shimano Stella grab one

Rated 5 out of 5

Very nice reel. Well made and super fast. They updated the reel handle to a big nob and it makes all the difference in the feel.

Five Stars

Rated 5 out of 5

Yes I am happy with my twin power sw ab 14000xg.

Best Reel

Rated 5 out of 5

I use this with a 13′ Hatteras surf rod with 30 lb powerpro superslick. It is very nice to retrieve the line so quickly. I have used nothing better than this reel. I have five other Shimano reels that are quite good and less pricey. I like the Twin Power.

smoothest reel ever

Rated 5 out of 5

Hi, I just bought this reel at a local shop for my dad for fathers day and we think it is a great reel. Very smooth. I feel that the reel is worth the extra money spent because of the quality. I just had my Penn 850ss tuned up for 32 dollars and I bought it 25 or 30 years ago. Some people buy cheap reels and replace them every few years so what are you really saving. At least that’s what I tell myself when I hand over my credit card. Great reel we love it

The ultimate budget Shimano stella

Rated 5 out of 5

Smooth reel, great drag, love the power knob. it’s just a budget Shimano stella! but once you get a Shimano stella phew…

Awesome Tuna Jig Reel.

Rated 5 out of 5

Lower gear ratio than the 14k with almost the same size spool. I spooled it with 65 braid and put this reel on the shimano game type J 605s and had the perfect setup for inshore tuna. Took fish to 68′ on the jig with no problem.

Really? 4000XG comes with felt drag washers

Rated 4 out of 5

Really? 4000XG comes with felt drag washers.
Everything is fine except the handle and drag washers.
1. 4000XG handle is 60mm long with EVA knob vs. 5000XG handle is 65mm long with CI4+ knob
so, I upgraded 4000XG handle to 5000XG handle.
2. 4000XG has the felt drag washers so I upgraded to the Carbontex drag washers.
3. I added O-ring to Handle Screw Cap
Pros – feels strong I think Twin Power SW is better than Twin Power XD

twin power 8000

Rated 4 out of 5

Very nice all around saltwater reel.

Great reel for the money!

Rated 5 out of 5

One of the best reel out in the market for the money.

Top shelf performance at a great price

Rated 5 out of 5

Currently using this reel in 3000, 4000, and 8000 sizes. Almost everything feels nice out of the box, but does it last? These reels are used hard, and have continued to preform at the highest level. My absolute favorite for everyday fishing. From speckled trout to tarpon its my favorite.

I came here under the fish gear guide for dorado

Rated 5 out of 5

I have seen these in person before at a local shop and was impressed with the smoothness of the retrieve, but i didn’t think it would be used for mahi or even bigger fish (the guy who worked there was not very fishing knowledgeable), and couldn’t even tell me the line capacity or drag. I usually don’t like spinning reel setups and prefer using my Penn international 975 baitcaster reel setup when i fish for mahi. This reel does look like a monster though with 62 lbs of drag…..are you kidding me. You could probably tow a small car with that.

A Must Have Reel

Rated 5 out of 5

This is a must have reel that can do almost anything. The drag is Unbelievably smooth at top end – we catch everything from snappers to Yellowfin tuna on this reel. Great product for the Angler Who is focused on quality and performance

Best reel ever

Rated 5 out of 5

This is the smoothest, strongest reel I own. The drag is smooth and strong and it casts like a dream. I use it for spinning of the beach. I know I can handle whatever takes the bait!!!

Extraordinary Reel

Rated 5 out of 5

Super smooth and powerful. Similar features to the Shimano stella at half the price. It is my go to boat plugging reel. I love it. I have it paired with a custom 8′ medium heavy rod.

Nice, not a Shimano Stella

Rated 3 out of 5

Met all casting and drag expectations, great reel for Baja shore fishing, squeaks-going back for service at seasons end.
Pros – Casting distance Drag performance
Cons – Squeaks during high speed retrieves

Shimano twin power SW spinning reel

Rated 5 out of 5

The twin power is light, strong and has the same top end features as the Shimano Stella at half the price. I have 2 Shimano Stella SWs and after using the twin power feels like it will be my go to reel. I also use the twin power in fresh water application.
Pros – Light, strong and same feature as top end Shimano Stella at half the price

New Shimano twin power SW spinning reel

Rated 5 out of 5

New product was available as soon as announced and during ICast. This product is strong and durable with Shimano Stella SW features at half the price. Very impressed with the product after first use in Captiva, Florida. Very good performance.

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