Shimano SR4000RG Spirex RG Spinning Reel

Shimano SR4000RG Spirex RG Spinning Reel

Price: $59.99
TD Code
DragLine Retrieve
Per Crank
Line Capacity
PowerPro Line Capacity
Max DragBall
Rear Drag33 in.8/240
20.0 lb.505.7:113.9 oz.$59.99 USD
The Spirex FG features Quick Fire II for easy, one-handed casts and A-RB bearings for smooth-as-silk retrieves.
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, Power Roller III, S-Arm Cam
  • QuickFire II One-Handed Casting System
  • Varispeed Oscillation
  • 6 Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
  • Lightweight Graphite Frame, Sideplate & Rotor
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
  • S-Concept: S-Guard, S-Arm Cam
  • Ported Handle Shank
  • Rubber Handle Grips
  • Fluidrive II
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Repairable Clicker
4.5 Stars based on 13 reviews
By charles a.
weak stem broken reels
May 19, 2019
I own 7 reels from shimano 3 are broken 1 is just wore out. i have always loved the quick fire.L astt yr i bought a syncpate only to have its stem snap while landing a 2 lb bass. ok so i replaced it. and it happened again. my next replacement was not shimano. until i see a more sturdy stem i will not waste my money again. these clearly have no strength. both were less than 3 lbs. shimano i hope you see this and correct ill miss the quickfire
By dale
May 16, 2019
although I prefer the rear drag this reel is smooth and strong. I have several in different sizes and all work flawlessly. love the quick release triggers
By Joshua
Surfside, Florida
The test of time!
March 19, 2019
Had my 4000 real drag for years. Thing still works like it's new. Used for catching pike and smallmouth in Ontario Canada.
ProsBail trigger, available rear drag
By Richard
Great "BUT"
September 28, 2018
I have been using these for years because of the "quick fire". I feel I get about 20% more cast in a day and that accounts for more fish. It is a good reel for the price.

Now for the "BUT" part. The frames arm, from the reel to the rod seat, on the 1000 & 2500 class are weak and will twist back and forth on large fish. We have broken several of them on larger fish and they will twist and flex back and forth as you try and reel in a larger fish. Just caught 20# King Salmon on a 2500 and thought for sure the reel armature was going to snap off the way it was twisting back and forth. FYI, I was fishing for 5-9# Coho's at the time so I had the correct size reel. Still they need to beef up the arm between the reel ans rod seat.
ProsBest "Quick Fire" available 20% more cast
ConsWEAK, WEAK, WEAK frame.
By Robert S.
Houston, Texas
Shimano SR4000 Spirex FG
August 17, 2017
The best trigger reel made
By Robert S.
Houston, Texas
Shimano SR2500FG
August 17, 2017
By Gordon
Alexandria, Minnesota
Love it
July 26, 2017
I love my new reel and use it just about every day. Smooth and easy.
By William H.
Shimano 2500 RG
April 29, 2017
Great reel! I own a couple and they are my go to reels.
ProsEasy cast, love the rear drag
By Dale
Smoooooth silky cast.
November 23, 2016
Very smooth casting.line peels off nicely and silky smooth line retrieve.
By ksr
one of the best reels
March 11, 2016
i been using this for freshwater, caught snakeheads to barramundi`s, it has a great drag and its smooth as well. bag for the buck. almost as good as reels priced more than this.
By David
Floyd, VA
Great Trout Reel
October 26, 2015
This is the best trout reel I've ever used. It's smooth, reliable, and built like more expensive reels. I use mine mostly for trout in rivers. The biggest I've caught so far was a 5 1/2 pound brown. This reel is bigger than most people use for trout, but I like that. The fighting drag is great. It lets me keep the drag a little on the loose side so teh fish doesn't jerk my rod around a lot, but I can quickly and dependably tighten the drag if I need to stop a run before the fish wraps around something. I like the rear drag a lot better than front drag. I can adjust it in mid-fight if needed without risking touching the line.
I use 8 pound Magnathin line on mine.
I like it so much I bought an extra so I won't have to cry too much when I wear this one out, which looks like it won't be any time soon.
ProsFighting drag is great. Bearings very smooth
ConsQuickfire lever and bail arm wore to the point of occasional malfunction after 4 years of heavy use, but those parts are about $4 total here:
By Greg
miami, FL
Great Pin Fish Reel
November 3, 2013
I needed a small light weight reel for bait fishing in the grass flats. This reel hits the mark. the single hand casting feature is great. I paired this reel with a shimano convergence rod. I really enjoy the light weight of the combination. i would recommend this bait fishing combo. Thanks Tackle Direct for the great pricing.
ProsLight Weight, Single Handed Operation, Very smooth reel.
ConsNone so far.
By Manoel K.
Falls Church, VA
September 14, 2012
It works perfectly and I would say that it covers the written specifications. This is a reel I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend!
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from In asked:
September 24, 2017
What rod matches this reel
1 Answers
A 7' Medium to Medium-Heavy rod would match well with the Spirex 4000.
on September 26, 2017

Mike Blanco
from Porter, Texas asked:
June 18, 2016
Please recommend a 7''- 9'6" spinning rod that would match w this reel,fishing for snook in the surf. Lure rating from 3/8 to max 3 oz lures Shimano Tsunami other
1 Answers
The Tsunami TSAWSS-802MH Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod would be a balanced fit with this reel.
on June 21, 2016


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