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Shimano AX4000FB AX FB Spinning Reel
TD Code
Per Crank
PowerPro Line
Drag (lb)
13.0115.2:112.5$22.99 USD
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)
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Power Roller II (except AX-ULSA)
AX® FB Feature Details
  • Varispeed™
    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.
  • Dyna-Balance®
    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 3 reviews
By John
Richmond Hill, Georgia.
No doubt.
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.
ConsNone yet.
By ftblcoach
Fremont, California
Shimano AX4000FB Spinning Reel
May 2, 2015
Great reel...Shimano puts out an excellent product for this reel.
ProsGreat action..... excellent this reel.
By David
Newark, DE
Good All Around Reel
August 6, 2012
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
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from Green Bay, WI asked:
November 28, 2014
can it take the strain of big fish - Northern/ Salmon in the subzero ice fishing conditions?
It should be able to handle those conditions. We have not had any feed back from people using it for ice fishing, so we cannot say for sure. As for the drag, it is plenty strong.
Customer Service
on November 28, 2014

from Green Bay, WI asked:
November 28, 2014
can it take the strain of big fish - Northern/ Salmon in the subzero ice fishing conditions?
Yes, it can handle large fish. The drag is plenty strong. As for standing up to subzero ice fishing, we have not had feedback from other ice fisherman about this reel. It should be fine.
Customer Service
on November 28, 2014

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