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Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reel
Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reel
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Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reel

Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reel

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$79.99 - $89.99

The Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reel features high-end technologies to deliver power and performance at a good price point. This reel includes the Hagane gear to provide amazing durability, strength, and smoothness for many years of use. G-Free Technology heightens casting comfort and reduces fatigue by shifting the reel's center of gravity closer to the anglers hand position.

Select from the models below
SH1000FI
SH1000FI
Gear Ratio
5.0:1
Bearings
4 + 1
Reel Weight
7.6 oz.
Line Retrieve
26 in.
Max Drag
7 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
2/270 4/140 6/110
Power Pro Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
10/95 15/85 20/65
SH2500FI
SH2500FI
Gear Ratio
5.0:1
Bearings
4 + 1
Reel Weight
8.8 oz.
Line Retrieve
29 in.
Max Drag
20 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
6/200 8/140 10/120
Power Pro Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
10/150 15/145 30/100
SHC3000HGFI
SHC3000HGFI
Gear Ratio
6.2:1
Bearings
4 + 1
Reel Weight
8.8 oz.
Line Retrieve
36 in.
Max Drag
20 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
6/230 8/170 10/140
Power Pro Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
10/200 20/140 40/105
SH4000XGFI
SH4000XGFI
Gear Ratio
6.2:1
Bearings
4 + 1
Reel Weight
10.4 oz.
Line Retrieve
39 in.
Max Drag
24 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
8/240 10/200 12/160
Power Pro Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
15/280 30/170 50/150
SHC5000XGFI
SHC5000XGFI
Gear Ratio
6.2:1
Bearings
4 + 1
Reel Weight
10.6 oz.
Line Retrieve
41 in.
Max Drag
24 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
10/240 12/195 14/120
Power Pro Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
20/220 30/200 40/160
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The Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reel features high-end technologies to deliver power and performance at a good price point. This reel includes the Hagane gear to provide amazing durability, strength, and smoothness for many years of use. G-Free Technology heightens casting comfort and reduces fatigue by shifting the reel's center of gravity closer to the anglers hand position.

Sahara reels are capable of handling the heaviest of loads with X-Ship Technology that supports the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, eliminating any friction between the spool shaft and gear. This reel appeals to the novice and experienced anglers offering an enhanced and powerful experience.

  • G Free Body
    • G Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
  • HAGANE Gear
    • With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. 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 a reel, 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 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 reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.
4.6
(8 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Pros
Durable (4)
Easy Casting (4)
Smooth Reeling (4)
Reliable (4)
Line Doesn't Tangle (4)
Best Uses
Shore Casting (4)
River Fishing (2)

Customer Reviews
SDfish858
Good reel but.......   (from prior model)
Pros: casting, smoothness
Cons: New "M" design
Comments: Shimano makes great reels. But on the upper price range reels they incorporate the new M design to make it more compact. Because of this my knuckle is pushed up against the reel seat. My lower end shimano reels like the Sedona, Sienna that don't have the M design don't have this problem. The angle is much sharper then other reels. But it does accomplish being more compact. But I would choose comfort over size.
San Diego
Perry
Outstanding reel both in price and performance   (from prior model)
Comments: 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.
Ramrod
Had doubts at first (from prior model)
Pros: casting, retrieve speed, drag, smoothness, weight, comfort, price
Cons: cap threads onto handle to hold it on
Comments: 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.
MV
gfthomas
Incredible reel!   (from prior model)
Pros: Looks great, Feels great
Best Uses: Anything you can throw at it
Comments: 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.
Tampa, FL
Big Bass
A lot of reel for the money!   (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: I already had an older model that I liked and this one is just as good.
Atlanta
Leo
This product is great   (from prior model)
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable
Cons: Difficult To Reel
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: This product is great to use with croaker.
Bruni ,TX
Big B
Great Reel (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing
Comments: 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!
New York Ny
Jigger
I already own 2 and looking at buying #3 (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Jigging
Comments: For the dollar you cannot buy a bettter spinning reel. I own one 1500 and one 2500, they work great for jigging smallmouth and walleye.
Erie, Pa
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  how to keep line from going out when placed in a rod holder.
June 09, 2018
geno-2
Casual/Recreational Angler
 in 
key largo, FL
  -   (0) / (1) :
The drag knob on the top of the spool will need to be tightened slightly to prevent this from happening.
June 11, 2018
FishUSA StaffProfessional Angler in 
Fairview, PA
Anti-reverse?
September 11, 2018
River Brown
Advanced Angler
 in 
florence, AZ
  -   (0) / (0) :
This reel does have anti-reverse reeling.
September 11, 2018
FishUSA StaffProfessional Angler in 
Fairview, PA
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