Shimano AX FB Spinning Reels
With Varispeed™ and Dyna-Balance®, you can count on the Shimano AX reel for long casts and smooth retrieves.
With Varispeed™ and Dyna-Balance®, you can count on the AX reel for long casts and smooth retrieves.
- Graphite Frame, Sideplate and Rotor
- Diecast Aluminum Spool
- Varispeed™ (except AX-ULSA)
- Super Stopper® II (except AX-ULSA)
- Ported Handle Shank (except AX-ULSA)
- Power Roller® II (except AX-ULSA)
AX® FB Feature Details
Normal oscillation systems use a constant rotation of the oscillation gear that, when translated to the cam, provides an inconsistent spool speed. This results in line lay that stacks at either end of the spool. By using an oval oscillation gear, we are able to alter the speed of the oscillation cam to provide a consistent spool speed. This results in an even line lay that provides excellent castability and manageability.
- Super Stopper® II
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques and situations.
This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counterbalancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.
- Power Roller® II
This is an oversized line roller that reduces twist from casting and retrieving and is enhanced with a tapered area on the support to help line get onto the roller quicker.
4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Ray Rodriguez
May 27, 2017
Great Little Reel
Best small reel for the dollar.
Richmond Hill, Georgia.
August 29, 2016
First, this reel is mounted on a Penn Inshore Squadron 7ft med rod. My first trip I landed a slightly smaller Bonnethead. This was my second trip yesterday and the reel got put through the paces. This puppy was in excess of 4 ft. The drag got a workout and performed flawlessly. Have no doubt about it, this reel can perform, It cast very nicely, retrieve is very smooth and is just the right weight for all day fishing without tiring you out. Holds up to salt water just fine so long as you do a proper rinse down when finished for the day, but i generally do a breakdown cleaning and lube twice a year anyway since I fish year round. Loaded with 30 lb. Spiderwire Glow-vis braid with several yards of 12 lb mono backing. The reel has proven itself, just writing to remove any doubt and answer any questions you may have about this Shimano Ax4000fb. You do not need a $200-$300 rig to catch fish. Always check your knots.
ProsPrice. Oversize line roller works exceptionally well. Comfortable weight . Drag works flawlessly.
May 2, 2015
Shimano AX4000FB Spinning Reel
Great reel...Shimano puts out an excellent product for this reel.
ProsGreat action..... excellent action...love this reel.
December 12, 2014
Great buy for the money
i have had this reel for about 3 years now. i use it as my beater reel because it is less expensive and i did not care if i damaged it. to my surprise i have found this reel to hold up to just about anything. i would definitely recommend this reel
July 29, 2014
More For Less.
I bought 3 of these Shimano AX Spinning Reels for the kids for use when we go bait fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout In the lakes of central Victoria. I was so surprised at what kind of smoothness and just plain quality goes into these bargain priced reels from Shimano. I bought another one and keep it loaded with line inside the lifejacket compartment of my 4.3 meter Tinny and am always ready just in case of a REEL emergency. The kids have Power Baited Dozens of 10 to 25 inch trout with their Catanna Rod/ AX Reel combos and the reels are still functioning amazingly well.
By pat kepple
February 25, 2014
reel is great but tackle unlimited does not sell parts may as well buy product direct from manufacturer
August 6, 2012
Good All Around Reel
Bought this reel to use as an all around freshwater/light saltwater reel. It has caught everything from bass and catfish to blues and stripers. Good price and good performance
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