Shimano SA4000XGFI Sustain FI Spinning Reel

Shimano SA4000XGFI Sustain FI Spinning Reel

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Price: $309.99
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight
248+110.1$309.99 USD
The Shimano Sustain FI Spinning Reels are ideal for bass to small billfish. It's designed to handle a variety of fishing challenges that you can throw at it. They are known for light rotation and refinement. These reels combine water-repellent coating and specially designed water channeling.
4.5 Stars based on 11 reviews
By Leonard
alexandria, VA
August 25, 2021
Visually build quality is top notch and looks easy to clean. So far 5/5 meets my expectations.
Will be back after use.
By Eric
Newark, Delaware
Sustain 4000 FI
August 12, 2021
The reel is well built and the quality is definitely apparent. The reel is ultra smooth out of the box and spins effortlessly. However, one issue I had with this reel is how tight the retrieve is when retrieving a lure. It feels like you are reeling in a brick although it's just a 2 ounce lure.
  • A solid well built reel.
  • Too tight of a retrieve.
By Chris
Awesome reel.
March 3, 2021
This reel is super smothe! Worth every penny!!
  • The whole reel.
  • None
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
Great mid range reel
December 31, 2019
Very smooth reel, love the feel. Good bang for the buck honestly
By Millard
Cape Cod
Great reel
September 5, 2019
I use this reel for funny fish and striped bass. The only difference is the test of the braid and fluoro leader. Coupled with a good rod, it is a great fishing experience. This is my 2nd reel and I still use my old one every week.
By Dan
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Powerful little beast
July 20, 2019
Tough built, this reel handled 20 pounds Cubera Snappers, even managed to fought a 25 pound yellowfin tuna, the drag is amazing so as the feel. Totally recommend it, Shimano did it again l, great inshore reel.
  • Drag
  • Durable
  • Light weight
  • None so far
By Don
Quality reel and favorite Shimano reel
November 26, 2018
Tough and great lookin reel. It's a step above the stradics but should be. Never heard a negative comment
By SnookSlayerFL
South Florida
Shimano is not doing something right
August 6, 2018
So I dont know what happend to shimano but after the black ci4 stradics, now all the 4000s and 5000s (Sustain, Stradic, even Stella) are way too tight retrieve under load. In the store when not under load they feel fine, but as soon as you're retrieving a lure it's too tight. But it's not just Shimano, even Penn is starting to feel like that too. Have Cabos and they are nice and effortless retrieve, as well as a Daiwa ballistic LT. The SW shimanos (saragosa, spheros, twin power sw, stella sw, even the cheaper sw's) all have effortless retrieve. But these new compact non SW models are way too tight and forearm tiring on the retrieve.
  • They look good
  • They feel good when nothing is tied on
  • The retrieve is way too tight.
  • Older models have much more effortless retrieve.
By John
Providence RI
Great reel by Shimano
March 12, 2018
I purchase this real to fish for false abbies in Rhode Island. it's smooth operating lays down the braid nicely when reeling in.
  • Well balance on a 9' St Croix.
  • The spool isn't braid ready.
By Doug
Ocean City, NJ
Amazing Reel
February 22, 2018
Fish two 4000s and they are great. Use them for striper and mahi.
  • Light and strong
  • Na
By Mark C.
La Habra, CA
January 5, 2018
This reel is very light and strong enough to catch anything inshore to small tuna.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Peter Smith
from NC asked:
July 21, 2018
Hello, I'm looking for an inshore reel to match up with my 8' Talavera medium heavy rod for casting from shore at inlets, fishing live bait from piers & jetties, & casting from a boat on the intra coastal waterway. I like the Shimano stradic 5000 GK or the comparable shimano sustain reel. My question is what is the difference between the Shimano stadic and the Shimano sustain reels ?
1 Answers
The difference between the two reels is the Sustain has a higher max drag which is 24 and the Stradic has a maximum drag of 20. Also, the Stradic weighs about an ounce more than the Sustain. The Stradic weighs 11.3oz and the Sustain weighs 10.1oz.
on July 24, 2018

from South Wellfleet, MA asked:
January 1, 2018
Is this reel right and left handed?
1 Answers
The Shimano SA4000XGFI Sustain FI Spinning Reel can be used as a r/h or l/h reel.
on January 2, 2018


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