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Shimano AX FB Spinning Reels

Shimano AX FB Spinning Reels

With Varispeed™ and Dyna-Balance®, you can count on the Shimano AX reel for long casts and smooth retrieves.

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Model
TD Code
Line
Retrieve
Per Crank
Line
Capacity
(lb/yds)
PowerPro Line
Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max
Drag (lb)
Ball
Bearings
Roller
Bearings
Gear
Ratio
Weight
(oz)
Price
AX-ULSA
SHM-0920
18''2/190
4/100
6/60
5/135
8/105
10/65
15/60
4.0104.2:15.6$22.99 USD
AX1000FB
SHM-0921
25''2/270
4/140
6/110
10/95
15/85
20/65
4.5115.2:17.3$22.99 USD
AX2500FB
SHM-0922
29''6/200
8/140
10/120
10/170
15/145
30/95
6.5115.2:18.9$22.99 USD
AX4000FB
SHM-0923
32''8/240
10/200
12/160
15/265
30/175
50/145
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 Stars based on 6 reviews
By Jim Mouser
Virginia
July 16, 2018
Excellent reel and even better value
I've been using these reels for over 30 years for ultra-light fishing with #4 line and Ugly Stick rods. They are little workhorses. Had no problems with 18 lb. red or 26 lb. snook. Day-to-day it's used for freshwater; largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish with the occasional trout.

When it is time to replace them, I find reels that are a bit smoother cranking and drag but not enough to make up the difference in price. Unfortunately it appears that Shimano may have discontinued this little gem. My first was $14. The last time I bought them was $17. This time $22, but well worth the price.
ProsLittle slower retrieve rate. Lightweight. Durable.
ConsDiscontinued (I think)
By Sherief
Springfield Gardens, NY
May 29, 2018
great casting reel
I have the rear drag version of this reel. the reel is durable and teh drag is smooth. I wish if it has an extra BB to make it more smooth. but for the price it's of course worth it.
By Ray Rodriguez
Maryland
May 27, 2017
Great Little Reel
Best small reel for the dollar.
By austin
boston,ma
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
Prosdurable
Consnone
By Steven
Melbourne, Victoria
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
johnstown pa.
February 25, 2014
reel parts
reel is great but tackle unlimited does not sell parts may as well buy product direct from manufacturer
1 Question & 1 Answer
Ray
from Centralia WA asked:
February 18, 2018
I have an older Shimano 300q AX. Are these good fishing reels for Steelhead? How does the quality rate?
1 Answers
The quality isn't there with this reel like most of Shimano products. I woukld advise using a Sedona or Nasci for the application your using this reel for.
Donald
on February 20, 2018

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