Beauty That’s a Beast: SEVIIN Introduces GSW Series Saltwater Spinning Reels

PARK FALLS, Wis. – The ocean can be a brutal place. Corrosive salt, wind, waves, sun, and surf place extreme demands on anglers and their gear. Then there’s the fish themselves. Whatever the target species, they’re all built for survival in an unforgiving environment. That means any fish a saltwater angler drives their hooks into is not coming to the net or gaff without a spirited fight.

Backed by seven decades of design and manufacturing expertise, industry-leading customer service, and unbroken private ownership by the Schluter family dating back to 1977, SEVIIN reels are meticulously engineered and purpose-built to help anglers conquer every species on every piece of water on the planet – including its seven seas.

A significant offering in SEVIIN’s inaugural product launch for 2024, the GSW Series encompasses four exceptionally smooth, powerful, and reliable saltwater spinning reels, precisely designed and crafted to elevate the saltwater fishing experience.

“Our new GSW was designed from an entirely blank slate with the goal of creating a strong and powerful family of saltwater spinning reels that deliver uncompromising performance and reliability with exterior design aesthetics that look like nothing else on the market,” says SEVIIN Reels Product Manager, Robert Woods.

Available in versatile 3000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 sizes, GSW reels are sealed with fully gasketed side plates and blade seals on the spool shaft to lock out corrosive salt spray while supporting regular freshwater rinsing after use. Such protection ensures GSW’s 6 + 1 shielded stainless-steel bearing system, powerful multi-stack carbon fiber drag / stainless-steel drag components, and precision-hobbed hard-brass pinion and die-cast drive gear perform smoothly and flawlessly during every cast, retrieve, and fight.

GSW Series Saltwater Spinning Reels are designed and crafted with strong, rigid, lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy bodies and side covers. Spools are skeletonized, forged aluminum for maximum strength without added weight and include a braid band to eliminate line slip. Custom-designed aluminum handles feature an oversized power knob or paddle (depending on model) for comfortable winding and intuitive feel.

“We employed an S-Curve design on all sizes of GSW reels to promote a super-slow oscillation that ensures line is stacked evenly on the spool,” Woods says. “This results in longer casts and fewer line management issues, even when using lighter finesse-size lines. We also added an internal support guide, which means once a fish is hooked and GSW’s drag system goes to work, spool oscillation remains consistent even under heavier drag loads.”

Larger 6000- and 8000-size GSW reels received additional design considerations based on their wider rotors and more powerful drag systems. “Rotor flex – or slight compression from side-to-side – can be a problem in some larger spinning reels,” Woods says. “We designed our 6000 and 8000 GSW models with a strong, rigid, but lightweight aluminum die-cast rotor to eliminate rotor flex and the stress and imbalance that goes along with it.”

Woods says GSW’s unique and aggressive design aesthetic was conceived to look great on any quality spinning rod while also inspiring pride in ownership.  “We didn’t stop designing these reels with their internals,” he says. “We recognized that we had a special opportunity to make GSW reels look as special as they perform, and our entire product team, field-test team, and retail partners have been really pleased with the results. GSW reels look like nothing else on the market.”

SEVIIN GSW Series Saltwater Spinning Reel Features

  • Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy die-cast body and side cover
  • Aluminum die-cast rotor on 6000 & 8000 models
  • 6 + 1 shielded stainless steel bearing system
  • Forged aluminum spool with braid band
  • Custom designed aluminum handle with oversized power knob on 6000 & 8000 models
  • Custom designed aluminum handle with oversized paddle on 3000 & 4000 models
  • Multi-stack carbon fiber drag / stainless steel drag system
  • Precision-hobbed hard brass pinion and die-cast drive gear
  • S-Curve slow-oscillation system
  • One-year warranty backed by no-questions-asked accelerated replacement program
  • Designed in Park Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Retail price $160 – $200

SEVIIN GSW Series Saltwater Spinning Reel Models

  • GSW3000 – RH/LH, 6.0:1 gear ratio, 22 lbs. max drag, 210 yds. 10-lb. mono / 250 yds. 20-lb. braid capacity, 13 oz. / Retail $160
  • GSW4000 – RH/LH, 6.0:1 gear ratio, 22 lbs. max drag, 270 yds. 12-lb. mono / 290 yds. 20-lb. braid capacity, 13.25 oz. / Retail $170
  • GSW6000 – RH/LH, 5.7:1 gear ratio, 33 lbs. max drag, 300 yds. 20-lb. mono / 400 yds. 40-lb. braid capacity, 22.8 oz. / Retail $190
  • GSW8000 – RH/LH, 4.9:1 gear ratio, 40 lbs. max drag, 285 yds. 30-lb. mono / 550 yds. 50-lb. braid capacity, 29.15 oz. / Retail $200

As a company, SEVIIN is committed to the highest standards of customer service, with all service calls, emails, questions, and other inquiries fielded by our team of dedicated customer-service representatives in Park Falls, Wisconsin, USA. Like all SEVIIN reels, new GSW Series reels are backed by SEVIIN’s accelerated, no-questions-asked, one-year return and replacement policy for any SEVIIN reel owner who registers their reel after purchase.

No doubt about it, the ocean is one tough mother. That’s why the GSW Saltwater Series is designed to keep her corrosive tendencies out and dependability in. Every component in every reel is engineered to withstand the harshest saltwater conditions on earth and deliver dependability when it counts.

New SEVIIN GSW Series Saltwater Spinning Reels will be available for purchase at SEVIIN dealers worldwide and online at seviinreels.com on February 15, 2024. See them in the SEVIIN booth #3026 at ICAST 2023 and in the Saltwater Reel category of the ICAST 2023 New Product Showcase.

Our website, seviinreels.com will be launching soon. Until then, learn more HERE.

Interested in becoming a SEVIIN dealer? See us at ICAST 2023 in booth #3026 or email dealersupport@SEVIINreels.com.

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About SEVIIN Reels

Wherever and however you fish, the reel in your hand should help create better experiences. Born from St. Croix’s seven decades of design and manufacturing expertise, industry-leading customer service, and unbroken private ownership by the Schluter family dating back to 1977, SEVIIN reels are meticulously engineered and purpose-built to help anglers conquer every species on every piece of water on the planet. SEVIIN focuses on reels and reels only, designing and crafting products that improve the angling experience, regardless of the rods anglers choose. Seven seas, seven continents, seven days a week, SEVIIN reels are fueled by a collective love of fishing surpassed only by a passion to deliver the most reliable and advanced reels on the water. Learn more at seviinreels.com.