Shimano IX R Spinning Reels

Shimano IX R Spinning Reels

Shimano's lightweight, rear-drag IX reel features Quick Fire II

Price: $13.99
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7.04.1:18.4$13.99 USD
7.04.1:18.6$13.99 USD
15.04.1:111.4$13.99 USD
Shimano's lightweight, rear-drag IX reel features Quick Fire II.
  • Graphite Sideplate
  • Graphite Rotor
  • Graphite Spool
  • Quick Fire II
  • Rear Drag
IX R Feature Details
  • Quick Fire II
    A system used for easy and fast one-handed casting. The line and trigger self-center, and are within easy grasp of the angler’s index finger. By pulling the line and the trigger with one hand, the bail opens and is ready to be cast.
5 Stars based on 55 reviews
By Shimano f.
Just buy one (or more)
March 22, 2020
I've always liked Shimano reels, and when my wife and I agreed it was time for new reels to replace our almost 30-year old Shimanos with the original quickfire system, I started looking around at what Shimano had these days. I was shocked to find they had spinning reels with the Quickfire II system that cost less than $15 shipped to my door. I figured there must have been a misprint. So I took a chance (or so I thought) and bought 2 of these in the 2000 series. We do a lot of small stream and river kayak fishing, and typically have 4 or 6 lb. line spooled on reels this size with 6' medium action rods. Well, these reels were just the ticket. I reserved judgement until I made a few trips with my new $12 reel. Man, I gotta say I'm blown away at how good this little reel is. I can't believe I bought it new for $12. I would have paid $20 for it 40 years ago. So far, I've had it on several trips for largemouth, Guadalupes and whites on central TX rivers, and in the first 5 trips I've caught over 100 fish on this reel. It has performed flawlessly. I figure if it breaks on my next trip, that will be roughly $2/trip for the reel. But I don't expect that. In fact, I expect to get another 30 years out of this Shimano the way I did my last one that this replaced. Either way, I'm one happy camper. Just get it!
  • Extremely good performance to price ratio.
  • Tackle direct was perfect.
  • None so far!
By Pedro E.
PN Morrocoy, Falcon ,Venezuela.
the best brand at the price of a lure
April 24, 2022
this reel is the cheapest of shimano but although it has the brake back, it is very good, I use it in salt water, I have done it trolling and throwing, important to do maintenance, the lever must take it out from time to time because maybe it stays and I can not take it out
  • very cheap
  • shimano
  • excellent
  • needs good constant maintenance if you are in salt water
By Jack
Bonita Springs, FL
Excellent reel at bargain price
April 20, 2022
I ve used these reels for many years in fresh and salt water and they always perform well. Drags work well on large fish and they are impervious to the corrosive effects of salt water. Dont let the price fool you.
By James
Nice inexpensive reel for medium weight lines.
April 13, 2022
Are inexpensive reels for fishing for crappie and sand bass when they are spawning. The quick fire takes a little getting used to, but it will get you bait back in the water faster once you get used to it.
By martin B.
Shimano ix4000r IX R spinning reel $13.99 no typo
February 10, 2022
Best bang for the buck! This is the same shimano I bought 30 years ago for more than your current price. All the features, quick fire bail, rear drag, smoothcrank and reliability at a give away price, I'd better buy another before the price goes up or they sellout. Thanks Marty
  • quickfire bail, rear drag, t-handle
By Scott
IX4000R - Fantastic Reel
October 2, 2021
It's a bullet proof reel at a bargain price. I absolutely abuse these reels and they continue to work as they did when new. The Shimano engineers earned their paychecks with this model.

  • Quickfire II
  • Rear drag
  • Well built for the price point
By philip
long island sound n.y.
cant beat the price and quality
September 30, 2021
paired it with a fx casting rod and the grandsons are happy, great for snapper and small fish.
By david
good reels
September 30, 2021
i like shopping here because if you have a problem with a product or a shipping issue the staff immediately assess what's wrong and corrects it in a timely fashion. they also have alot of stuff that makes it easy when your trying to shop. that gives you more time to fish.
By Michael
Burke, VA
Shimano IX4000R
August 28, 2021
As others have said, very reliable and cheap. The quick fire trigger makes it easy to teach the kids how to use spinning gear.
  • Cheap and reliable
By Ray t.
Mt Morris mi
R 1000 reals
May 16, 2021
I have used these reels for many years. From walleye to bluegill, they are great. Can't beat the price either. Love em.
By LeoZay
Westerville, Ohio
Why did I doubt?
September 22, 2020
I was skeptical about this because of the price and relatively slow gear ratio. I didn't feel particularly impressive but on the water it was fast enough retrieval, smooth, and the quick fire works great. I've been using these since the 80's, the only thing that has changed is that they are even a better value now.
  • Rear Drag, light weight, quickfire, value
By Cynthia F.
San Jose, CA
Best little reel ever
September 14, 2020
You just can't beat this Shimano reel for trout fishing! It has a a very smooth mechanism and is as good as my more expensive reel. I would buy this again and even as a gift.
  • Rear Drag
  • Casting trigger
  • Smooth casting
  • NONE
By Michael
Jacksonville Florida
Shimano IX4000R spinning reel
August 25, 2020
Great reel, I have several and use them for all species of pan fish and catfish. Love the rear brake.
By Ohio s.
$13 bullet proof reel
June 29, 2020
You simply can't beat these reels reliability. They are workhorses. They aren't the smoothest but they aren't clunky either. You can't find a reel in this price range that competes.
  • Cost
  • Ease of use
  • Reliability
  • None
By Marco
Jacksonville Fl
June 29, 2020
My Father got a huge bass today using this reel. It’s smooth as butter too.
  • Smooth
  • Great price
  • Easy to set drag
  • ZERO
7 Questions & 8 Answers
from santa monica,CA asked:
December 27, 2018
IS 2000 MODEL ideal for freshwater (bass/stripper) and can i use the 4000 for saltwater for smaller fish?
2 Answers
We recommend the 2000 is more ideal for freshwater. The 4000 size reel will work for saltwater, small striped bass, back bay fishing, etc.
on December 28, 2018
The 4000 can be used for smaller inshore saltwater species
on December 28, 2018

from McAllen TX asked:
November 16, 2017
Does this reel do well in saltwater?
1 Answers
yes, these reels do well in saltwater but for targeting smaller fish.
on November 17, 2017

from McAllen TX asked:
November 16, 2017
Can I add 20lb braid on the ix4000r and does it does it do good with 25 inch redfish?
1 Answers
You should be able to get right around 300 yards of 20# braid on the reel. The 4000 size would be suitable for redfish of that size.
on November 20, 2017

Mike LaRusso
from Fl asked:
April 7, 2017
Does the Shimano IX R Spinning Reel come with a spare spool? If not, can a spare spool be purchased with it, and how much?
1 Answers
The IX R reel does not come with a spare spool and we do not sell spare spools for that particular reel.
on April 7, 2017

from north vancouver asked:
March 20, 2015
I'm new to spinning reels, how does the quick fire system work on the shimano reels?
1 Answers
Hello Murman. The quick fire system centers the line to be easily grasped by the users index finger to allow for faster one handed casting. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions!
on March 20, 2015

from caifornia asked:
December 18, 2014
What kind of bearings?
1 Answers
This reel has bushings, not bearings.
Customer Service
on December 19, 2014

cliff wooten
from marquette mi asked:
July 28, 2012
repalace bail spring
1 Answers
Sorry we do not handle any parts for Shimano Reels.
Customer Service
on July 30, 2012


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