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Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reels

Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
DescriptionInches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line Cap. (lb test/yds)PowerPro Line Cap. (lb test/yds)Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Price
SH500FI
SHM-3501
Sahara 500 FI Spinning Reel214.7:12/190
4/100
6/60
5/135
8/105
10/65
15/60
64+16.9$79.99 USD
SH1000FI
SHM-3222
Sahara 1000 FI Spinning Reel265.0:12/270
4/140
6/110
10/95
15/85
20/65
74+17.6$79.99 USD
SH2500FI
SHM-3223
Sahara 2500 FI Spinning Reel295.0:16/200
8/140
10/120
10/150
15/145
30/100
204+18.8$79.99 USD
SHC3000HGFI
SHM-3224
Sahara C3000HG FI Spinning Reel366.2:16/230
8/170
10/140
10/200
20/140
40/105
204+18.8$79.99 USD
SH4000XGFI
SHM-3225
Sahara 4000XG FI Spinning Reel396.2:18/240
10/200
12/160
15/280
30/170
50/150
244+110.4$89.99 USD
SHC5000XGFI
SHM-3226
Sahara C5000XG FI Spinning Reel416.2:110/240
12/195
14/120
20/220
30/200
40/160
244+110.6$89.99 USD

Shimano's powerful new Sahara Spinning Reels offer unparalleled durability at an incredible value. Incorporating X-Ship and HAGANE Gearing in a G-Free Body, and available in sizes from 1000 through 5000, the Sahara offers value and performance that will appeal to beginner and advanced anglers alike.

The cold-forged, HAGANE Gear provides unmatched durability and smoothness. The HAGANE Gear is produced by applying nearly 200 tons of pressure to the raw metal. This technology is unlike any other in the world, and requires no cutting work, forging a high-precision gear with micron accuracy in a single process.

4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Galileo
San Diego , California
June 1, 2019
Really nice reel
Really nice reel nice drag and light
ProsPrice, quality
ConsNo seals
By Sherief
Springfield Gardens, NY
November 28, 2018
Very smooth and powerful
I caught a lot of decent sizes with the 3000 size. Very smooth drag and very light reel. very happy with the purchase.
Prosvery light smooth and powerful drag.
ConsNone
By John M.
Venice, Laa
July 18, 2018
Great inexpensive reel
Has a lot great qualities but cheap enough to use in the surf and if it it fails throw it away
By Pinseeker
Panhandle of FL
May 17, 2018
slays trout and flounder
I got this for the wife to use with live bait and artificial. For the money it's very smooth handling and the drag works great. No issues with corrosion, but I rinse and clean more than most probably. To date the drag has handled a 35 inch redfish. Has been a great purchase.
Prossmooth drag, weight
Consnone yet
By Davis
Georgia coast
August 14, 2017
Tarpon & Permit
The reel is light, but strong. The drag is smooth and powerful. We landed several jacks, two tarpon and a permit, the largest was 30lbs, on the 5000 with 225 yards of 20 lb test.
ProsLight weight - all day fish ability
ConsNone - yet
By Mike D.
Chester County PA
April 20, 2017
Another great Shimano value
Was looking for a good reel to wade rivers with for smallmouth. Knowing it will get dunked and banged on lots of rocks, didn't want to break the bank. Phenomenally smooth reel and great drag at this price point. Will buy more Saharas
ProsBest low/mid price point FW spinning reel ever
ConsNone so far
By Dennis
Southwest Florida
March 6, 2017
Bought this for my wife
Shimano reels are always reliable but this is a heavy reel for it's size
5 Questions & 5 Answers
Raisin
from Cedar Rapids, Iowa asked:
March 16, 2017
Does this reel have the reverse system included?
1 Answers
The Sahara FI does not have an anti-reverse switch, therefore it cannot be reeled in the opposite direction. Most manufactures are removing this feature from their newer generation reels as the switches frequently malfunction.
Devon
on March 17, 2017

Brock
from New Orleans, Louisiana asked:
February 25, 2017
What rod(s) would be a nice match with the 3000 size for inshore fishing the Gulf coast?
1 Answers
The St. Croix Mojo Inshore Spinning Rods 7 ft M rod would be a good match for the Shimano Sahara 3000 for Inshore fishing. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs and have a great day.
Donald
on February 25, 2017

Alex
from Fort Lauderdale, FL asked:
February 5, 2017
Can you fish this reel in saltwater?
1 Answers
You can use it in Fresh or Salt. You may want to look at the Nasci if it's saltwater.
John
on February 8, 2017

Alex
from Fort Lauderdale asked:
February 4, 2017
Is this a screw in handle like most reels like the battle or is it like the nasci?
1 Answers
The Shimano Sahara has the cap with the screw at the end that attaches the handle when installed.
Donald
on February 9, 2017

Ed richmond
from Pawleys Island, S.C. asked:
January 10, 2017
Would you recommend this real for flats fishing?
1 Answers
The Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reels would be a good reel for fishing the flats.
Donald
on January 10, 2017

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