Shimano NASCI Spinning Reels

Shimano NASCI Spinning Reels

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74+17.6$99.99 USD
204+18.8$99.99 USD
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244+110.4$109.99 USD
244+110.4$109.99 USD

Offering some of Shimano’s flagship technologies and uncompromising quality in a package that even the budget-minded angler can enjoy, the Shimano Nasci is an exciting new reel that both freshwater and saltwater anglers can make use of. Featuring Shimano’s HGN Gearing, the Shimano Nasci offers long-term gear durability not normally associated with spinning reels in it’s class. X-Ship technology is also employed in the Nasci. X-Ship makes use of a dual bearing-supported pinion gear that keeps precise alignment with the drive gear leading to a more connected feel under heavy loads, less friction between the spool shaft and gear, and years of dependable operation and performance.

Adding to the list of features is one rarely seen in a reel of this class. CoreProtect protects three critical areas of the Shimano Nasci - the roller clutch, the body, and the line roller from water intrusion. Couple this with the use of Hagane Gear which uses state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to produce an incredible durable gear system and you have a spinning reel that can take whatever you throw at it and continue to perform, all without breaking the bank.

Shimano Technology Found In Nasci Reels :
  • CoreProtect - The concept of CoreProtect is simple – to provide exceptional water resistance without creating any additional rotational resistance on the retrieve. The reel is treated at key areas such as the roller clutch, body, and line roller to resist water intrusion.
  • G-Free Body - G-Free Body technology enables the reel’s center of gravity to be moved closer to the center of the reel seat, and therefore the anglers hand position. This shift in weight and balance helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
  • Hagane Gear - Boasting amazing strength and durability, Hagane Gear is a process in which the gearing is calculated in minute detail and cold forged instead of being cut. This application of state-of-the-art technologies gives the angler reel smoothness from the first use through years of enjoyment.
  • Super Stopper - Super Stopper anti-reverse uses a one-way stainless steel roller bearing to eliminate back-play in the reel and provide the angler with instant power when setting the hook.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
4.5 Stars based on 38 reviews
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Great little reel
February 19, 2022
For what I use it for, inshore on a M-ML 7’6” rod, it balanced well, has adequate line capacity and enough drag at 20lbs
  • Price, lightweight, nice gold color to match a battalion II inshore
  • None really unless you just had your twinpower in your hands
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Light and priced right
February 19, 2022
This reel isstill light but doesn’t have the refinement of its more expensive siblings. It feels like a Shimano, but more plastic, has a thru handle and more rotor flex. I have the 3k size and it’s fine for what I use it for. It’s not a twinpower but still at a great entry giving you salt water use over an entry Sahara
  • Light and price is nice
  • Not as sophisticated as Twinpower or Vanford if you have been spoiled on those
By Frank D.
Super Reel
August 2, 2021
Great light weight reel, but can handle decent size Striped Bass, Tough and rugged for a small reel. Great smooth drag system and spool handles ample 150 yds of 20lb test braid
By Anonymous
New York
July 5, 2021
Smooth and can take a beating
By Jonathan
Mobile, AL
Smooth as butter
June 25, 2021
Love this reel with my Glooms rods. I've got 4 NASCI reels
  • price is very good for quality
By James B.
342 East Clarion Drive Carson Ava
Shimano Nasci
May 8, 2021
I really like this vey nice Shimano Nasci 5000 model spinning reel I use it for in shore fishing
By Bob
International falls mn
Great reel
April 27, 2021
Smooth , tough, long casting, Shimano reliable. I use it for Northern Pike. Never failed me.
By Jim W.
Washington State
Shimano Nasci 1000FB is very nice reel
February 21, 2021
Great reel for the price. Versatile, sturdy, smooth, and casts very well. Has CoreProtect and X-Ship which is great at this price point. Purchased a couple for 10 and 14 year-old grandkids.
  • - CoreProtect for brackish water
  • - Smooth cast & retrieve
  • - Sturdy with X-Ship dual bearings
  • - Smooth drag
  • None
By ben
cant go wrong
December 29, 2020
smooth, lightweight, and will hold up to the salt
By Sebastian
Naples, FL
December 15, 2020
this reel hasn't failed me yet with the beating I've put on it
By David
Mesa, AZ
As smooth as my Stradic for less than ? the price
December 12, 2020
Very smooth reel, not as sealed as my stradic FL, but just as smooth. I am freshwater and the 3000 size is perfect. From trout to medium catfish, this reel has served me well. Save about $30 and get the Sahara, they are the same, but the sahara isn't sealed, but gearing and all is exactly the same.
  • Light, long casting, smooth, semi-sealed.
  • Should have saved my money on the Stradic FL, and got 2 more of these...
By Dhardy
Milford. NJ
Sloppy and heavy
November 11, 2020
First I'm a Shimano fan. However after one year of light use this reel is very sloppy. Would say this reel is good for a backup reel or bait fishing. Not for regular use for tubes, ned or other lures.
  • Inexpensive ,
  • Sloppy with a lot of play
  • Heavy
By jon
eastern shore, md
Very Surprised
October 6, 2020
Need a back up light tackle reel for trout, rock, and reds. This thing is smooth and better than I would have thought.
  • price, quality
By Owen
East Falmouth, MA
Hard to beat for the money
September 22, 2020
Overall pleased with this reel. Shimano reels can get super pricey but the Nasci is a good value. I got the 4000 size to use for inshore saltwater fishing and so far I love it. Good line capacity and a solid drag if you happen to hook a bigger fish. Using on an 8’6 ultralight surf rod at the moment.
By Nicholas
Pacifica, CA
Great Reel For the Price
July 6, 2020
I have a 4000 size mostly used for surf fishing. Overall, the reel is smooth, as well as the drag. I would have liked a more sturdy handle, preferably with a bigger handle (it is small for a 4000 reel, in my opinion). However, I am more than satisfied with the performance of this reel at this price. Great value.
15 Questions & 15 Answers
from belmar, new jersey asked:
September 23, 2019
Will the 3000 be good for light tackle seabass jigging with diamond jigs and blackfish jigging?
1 Answer
The Nasci's are great little reels with a good amount of drag pressure in a small reel, it would be perfect for how you want to use it. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on September 26, 2019

Thomas Cummings
from 33755 asked:
April 12, 2019
Casual Fisherman here. I fish inshore and offshore for anything from trout to Redfish. I am buying this reel, but am unsure of what the best line to put on it is. I am guessing something braided, but I'm not sure.
1 Answer
Standard power pro or the power pro superslick. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 15, 2019

Duy Hoang
from Oklahoma city, Oklahoma asked:
October 20, 2018
Do you have Shimano NASCI 2500S
1 Answer
NAS2500FB is the only Shimano Nasci in that size.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 22, 2018

Sam radke
from Charlotte, NC asked:
February 22, 2018
Can this reel be used in saltwater
1 Answer
Hello Sam, yes this reel can be used in salt water.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 22, 2018

from Northern Michigan asked:
September 13, 2017
Can you get extra spools so that I can have alternate line weights?
1 Answer
Hi Mike, We don't have nor sell extra spools but they can be purchased through Shimano directly.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 13, 2017

from RI asked:
May 7, 2021
Is the spool braid ready?
1 Answer

The Nasci reels do not feature a gasket in the center of the spool like some reels from other manufacturers, but they can certainly be used with braid right out of the box. Would recommend a small amount of mono backing or some tape to allow the line to bite in and prevent the line from spinning on the spool.

Submitted by: Brian - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 12, 2021

from Florida asked:
April 16, 2020
Does the Nasci 4000 come with a cross carbon or oil felt drag?
1 Answer

The Nasci has a cross carton drag. 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions! 

Submitted by: B Smith on April 16, 2020

James Metternich
from Peoria,illinois asked:
December 9, 2018
What are the bail wire diameter sizes of the SYMETRY 3000 and 4000? What are the sizes of the Nasci wire bail diameter-for the 3000 and 4000?
1 Answer
The bail diameter on the 3000 is 5/64 (0.078) of an inch. The diameter on the 4000 is 11/128 (0.085) of an inch. Unfortunately, we no longer carry the Symetre to give measurements.
Submitted by: Rebecca on December 13, 2018

from louisiana asked:
April 7, 2018
Inshore, what is the right rod to pair with the 4000, saltwater red and speck fishing, fresh bass and stripper fishing?
1 Answer
The St Croix MIS76MF Mojo Inshore Spinning Rod would be an ideal match paired with the Nasci 4000 for the application your using the combo for.
Submitted by: Donald on April 11, 2018

Tim DeGeorge
from Hernando, Florida asked:
December 7, 2017
can I switch the handle for a left handed person? Just ordered this as a gift and realized he is left handed...
1 Answer
The Shimano NASCI Spinning Reels handles can be switched from l/h to r/h.
Submitted by: Donald on December 7, 2017

from Clemson SC asked:
June 21, 2017
2500 paired with 7' med light xfast for Ned, wacky, finesse etc. rod suggestion? Kayak fisherman
1 Answer
The 2500 paired with a St. Croix MJS610MLXF Mojo Bass Spinning Rod - 6 ft. 10 in. would be a great match for the application your using the combo for.
Submitted by: Donald on June 21, 2017

Ethan Noetling
from charlotte nc asked:
March 16, 2017
does that white thing come off the spool?
1 Answer
Yes, that white label is there to list certain features and technologies it includes while the reel is on display. It needs to be removed before spooling.
Submitted by: Devon on March 17, 2017

Ethan Noetling
from charlotte nc asked:
March 16, 2017
does that white thing come off the spool?
1 Answer
Yes. The white label on the spool is for display purposes. It should be removed before spooling.
Submitted by: Devon on March 17, 2017

from Hutchinson MN asked:
December 24, 2016
If I accidentally drop this reel in the water, and it is promptly retrieved,would it okay?
1 Answer
I think it will live.
Submitted by: John on December 27, 2016

slave kukulovski
from skopje, republic of macedonia asked:
December 8, 2016
hi i would like to buy nasci fb reel but i'm confused because the handle on your pictures is silver colour and on the official shimano site and catalogue it is gold colour. i would like to know why is that so? thank you
1 Answer
The Shimano NASCI Spinning Reels come with the gold handle.
Submitted by: Donald on December 8, 2016


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