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Shimano Sahara FE Spinning Reels now feature Shimano’s M Compact Body design and provide trouble-free, tangle-free casting with their Propulsion Line Management System. Anglers can choose from four different size reels to handle just about anything in freshwater and the inshore saltwater scene.

The 500 and 1000 sizes Sahara are perfect for all ultralight applications, while the 2500 and 3000 sizes are great for medium action use. The 4000's power and line capacity make it a sure bet for inshore applications.

Features of Shimano Sahara FE Spinning Reels include:

  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Aluminum frame
  • New Varispeed 11 oscillation
  • Rigid ultra slim compact body
  • Durable stamped bail
  • Graphite sideplate and rotor
  • Fluidrive II gearing
  • Slow Oscillation
  • Super Stopper II anti-reverse
  • DynaBalance wobble free rotor design
  • Aluminum cold-forged spool
  • Machined aluminum handle
  • Three S A-RB shielded ball bearings plus one roller bearing
  • Maintenance port
Specifications
ModelRetrieve
Right or
Left
Line
Retrieve
per crank
(in.)
Gear
Ratio
Weight
(oz.)
Mono
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
PowerPro
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
BearingsMax Drag
(lbs.)
SH500FEBoth214.7:16.22/190
4/100
6/60
5/135
8/105
10/65
4+16
SH1000FEBoth296.0:17.42/270
4/140
6/110
10/95
15/85
20/65
4+17
SH2500FEBoth356.2:19.26/200
8/140
10/120
10/170
15/145
30/95
4+111
SH3000FEBoth356.2:19.26/230
8/170
10/140
10/235
20/145
40/110
4+115
SH4000FEBoth365.8:112.58/240
10/200
12/160
15/265
30/175
50/145
4+115
Review Summary
5
( 3 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
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Oustanding reel both in price and performance
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I have the 1000FE reel for an ultralight setup, and have been extremely pleased. The construction and feel of the reel is outstanding. The bail is solid and reinforced, and the confirmation click when the bail is open is a nice feature. It's solid and smooth, no complaints so far.

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Outstanding reel both in price and performance
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I have the 1000 size reel. The construction is solid, with the construction of the bail being the one that impresses me the most. The drag is smooth and easy to dial in fine increments.

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Had doubts at first
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I picked up the Sahara 4000FD three years ago and was skeptical about it holding up to saltwater fishing. I have used this reel for the past three years as my primary false albacore reel and have loved it! It has landed over 150 albies so far as well as 10+lb bluefish and a few accidental 15lb striped bass. Most $200 reels cant handle that much drag stripping action. I will be purchasing the new FE model and I hope it holds up just as well...( dont forget to give it a rinse in freshwater once in a while!)

 

Only bad thing is the FD model handle is held in with a plastic cap which tends to come loose if you keep your reel well lubed. 


Pros: casting, retrieve speed, drag, smoothness, weight, comfort, price

Cons: cap threads onto handle to hold it on

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Incredible reel!
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Tampa, FL

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Wow, so I've never treated myself to a nice rod and reel combo till now. Did my research and settled on the Sahara 2500 for my freshwater rig. I'm so glad I went with this reel, it's unbelievably smooth, the drag is top notch, the fit and finish is beautiful, and it casts a mile! You can't go wrong with any Shimano reel, they are truly in a class of their own when compared to equivalently priced brands. I expect this reel to last for years and years.


Pros: Looks great, Feels great

Cons: none

Best Uses: Anything you can throw at it

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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