Spirex 1000RD

Started by Shellbelly, February 02, 2023, 08:50:50 PM

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I would like to know how well this reel performs and if it's worth a complete teardown/rebuild for saltwater use. 

I have the schematic and have read a little about it online.  The various Spirex models appear to be popular and parts are available.

I appreciate your input!


Don't know about the Spirex specifically, but on another Shimano 1000, that double-paddle handle kept grabbing my T-shirt during use! Easy enough to swap out handle though, if you like the reel.


Too light duty with the rear drag I would think. I liked fishing with mine back in the day. But that was for trout.
I woke today and suddenly nothing happened.


1000 has good capacity w/ 8-10# braid, but IMHO it's F/W-sized
2000 holds MUCH more; uses same body; weighs only tiny bit more

w/ that type of drag, it's the sand that concerns me more than the salt
F/W muddy current and/or dusty wind are almost as undesirable
...or, any kind of grit coming in through the bottom of the reel


They do good in saltwater

You can get another handle
OCD Reel Service & Repair
Gulf Breeze, FL


Many thanks!  It's actually the RB model, not RD.  I don't believe it changes much.

I got inside and it was in good shape.  It was my first spinner rebuild.  LOTS of parts.  It's too light for what I need it to do.   

I have a friend that can use it, though.  It'll last longer at Lake Travis than at Matagorda.