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The Shimano Sahara 500FD Spinning Reel is packed full of features and are solid performers for any freshwater fishing situation. With features like Shimano's propulsion line management system and the lightweight, graphite and aluminum construction, the Sahara offers great casting abilities, smooth retrieves and durability through years of use. The Shimano Sahara 500FD is perfect for all ultralight applications.

The Shimano Sahara 500FD Spinning Reel has the following additional features:

  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Graphite Frame, Sideplate and Rotor
  • Fluidrive II gearing
  • Slow Oscillation
  • Super Stopper II anti-reverse
  • DynaBalance wobble free rotor design
  • Power Roller III (line twist reducing roller)
  • Forged aluminum spool
  • Machined aluminum handle
  • Three S A-RB shielded ball bearings plus one roller bearing
  • Maintenance port
Sahara FD Specifications
Gear RatioWeight
Max Drag
Line Retrieve
Per Crank (in.)


Review Summary
( 3 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (2)
Durable (3)
Easy Casting (3)
Smooth Reeling (3)
Reliable (3)
Line Doesn't Tangle (3)
Best Uses
Shore Casting (3)
River Fishing (2)

A lot of reel for the money!


About Me:
Avid Fisher
I already had an older model that I liked and this one is just as good.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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This product is great

Bruni ,TX

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
This product is great to use with croaker.

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

Cons: Difficult To Reel

Best Uses: Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Reel

New York Ny

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This reel is superb! The features this reel has can put the brakes on any fast, hard running fish. I prefer a 4000 model for salmon, and a 3000 for steelhead. Its very smooth and can take severe abuse and misshandeling. Overall, this is a great reel for your money!

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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