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Shimano FX FB Spinning Reels

Shimano FX FB Spinning Reels

Shimano FX front drag reels feature Super Stopper anti-reverse for solid hooksets, Varispeed for long, accurate casts, and Dyna-Balance for smooth retrieves.

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Drag (lb)
4.514.6:16.9$17.99 USD
6.514.6:18.4$17.99 USD
13.014.6:112.0$17.99 USD
Shimano FX front drag reels feature Super Stopper anti-reverse for solid hooksets, Varispeed for long, accurate casts, and Dyna-Balance for smooth retrieves.
  • Graphite Frame, Sideplate and Rotor
  • Diecast Aluminum Spool
  • Varispeed
  • Super Stopper
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Power Roller II
FX 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 StopperSuper Stopper anti-reverse uses a multi-stop ratchet that nearly eliminates backplay in the rotor for solid hooksets. The Super Stopper anti-reverse 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 6 reviews
By Mikemamo
June 13, 2018
Good reel
Excellent reel. And great price. For the average fisherman
By Capt C
April 7, 2018
Good reel Great price
I have used these reels over the last 4 years and they stand up to heavy use well for being so inexpensive. Drag is relatively smooth and no lockup. They are light on the grease so would recommend loading them up with a quality lube will make the gears last longer.
ProsGreat price on an everyday reel. Easy to work on. Good beginner reel
ConsNeeds a little more grease to last under hard use.
By Don
Oceanside, Ca.
October 1, 2017
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Outstanding reel better than I expected service was great and shipping was fast
By Emery
Melrose, MA
December 31, 2015
Good reel for the price
This reel is only for a very casual, small game angler. In all honestly, the reel is not reliable or even good, but for 17.99, it's a deal. Just expect to have to buy another one every season if you fish saltwater. In freshwater, this reel would perform fairly well.
ProsVery cheap
ConsToo much plastic Poor materials Corrosion Bail flips on cast Drag can seize
By James
April 6, 2014
Excellent smoothness and reliability
Shimano's FX FB reel is a good example quality which is demonstrated in the reel. The reel is smooth, durable and can be used in both fresh and saltwater. And if used, little maintenance is required. The reel is not very heavy and quite compact for a reel with many features.
By jerrry
clayton, NC
March 18, 2014
great reel for the $
don't overlook this reel just because its cheap. its not the nicest or fanciest but you will be hard pressed to find a better $20 reel. i have tortured mine and still use it. i used to light line with it and have caught amberjack up to 25# and mahi to 20# on this reel. i have long since upgraded my light line reels but i still use them when i go to the pier and catch spots and mullet.
Proscheap strong very durable
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Sunrise,Florida asked:
March 18, 2015
Is this reel good for Surf fishing or hitting the inter-coastal canals?
1 Answers
Armando this is not the best reel for saltwater fishing, it does not have any protection from salt water. If you are looking for a great reel for canal and surf fishing take a look at the Stradic Fj.
on March 18, 2015

from vietnam asked:
December 12, 2014
how to maintain it???. Please show by video.
1 Answers
We do not have a video for maintaining this reel. Rinse it with freshwater after each use in saltwater. Wipe down the exterior of the reel with a clean cloth that has been sprayed with WD-40. For info on interior maintenance, please contact Shimano directly.
Customer Service
on December 14, 2014

from Naples, FL asked:
August 27, 2012
does this replace the fx200
1 Answers
Sorry I am not familiar with the FX200....
Customer Service
on August 28, 2012


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