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Shimano Sustain FG Spinning Reels

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Mono Capacity (lb/yds)PowerPro Capacity (lb/yds)Max
S A-RB BearingsRoller
34 in6/200
15 lbs816.0:1Round EVA8.3 oz$329.99 USD
35 in6/230
15 lbs816.0:1EVA Power8.3 oz$329.99 USD
39 in8/240
24 lbs816.2:1EVA Power9.9 oz$349.99 USD
41 in10/240
20 lbs816.2:1EVA Power10.6 ozReg Price $369.99Our Price $309.99
35 in12/265
28 lbs814.8:1EVA Power19.6 ozReg Price $389.99Our Price $319.99
37 in12/535
28 lbs814.8:1EVA Power19.6 oz$399.99 USD
Shimano Sustain FG Spinning Reels feature new technology from Shimano:
  • X-Ship provides rigidity, increased gearing efficiency and tremendous amount of cranking power.
  • Magnumlite CI4 Rotor is lighter and reduces resistance on rotation.
  • Rapid Fire Drag allows anglers to quickly adjust drag to ideal setting during the fight.
Shimano Sustain FG Features
  • X-Ship
    By using a large diameter drive gear, moving the pinion gear closer to the center of the drive gear to provide 20% more power, and by supporting the pinion gear with two A-RB ball bearings, X-Ship provides a smooth, effortless retrieve, and also virtually eliminates the pinion gear twist and rotor flex common with most spinning reels when fighting a fish.
  • Magnumlite CI4 Rotor (1000-4000 sizes)
    Shimano's new Magnumlite Rotor is made out of new CI4 material which is lighter and stronger than 1st generation CI4. It provides effortless handle rotation by reducing the weight dramatically.
  • Aluminum Sideplate
  • Rapid Fire Drag
    Shimano’s new Rapid Fire Drag allows Anglers to quickly adjust Drag to ideal setting during the fight.
  • New ''Reel Stand''
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
    Using a special cold forged aluminum drive gear and a hardened brass pinion gear (Stainless Steel pinion gear on Stella SW), reels equipped with the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement will retain their out-of-the-box smoothness much longer than before. In fact, testing has shown that this combination of metals is more durable than an all-stainless steel drivetrain while maintaining the smoothness that Shimano is famous for.
  • Propulsion Line Management System
    The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off of the spool in smaller loops during the cast which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means longer casts with less friction. The Propulsion spool also utilizes a long stroke design to further enhance the casting distance. Furthermore, there is less bouncing of the line on the spool lip like on a standard spinning spool. Because of the unique shape of the Propulsion spool, the line flows consistently off of the spool. So, with a standard spool, friction alternates from heavy to light as the line slaps the spool lip. This causes backlash and inconsistent line speeds. The Propulsion spool lip provides consistently light friction to overcome these situations.
  • Aero Wrap II Oscillation
    Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds for the Propulsion Spool Lip design. It provides uniform line lay and winding shape to prevent loss of energy during the cast while providing longer casts than other oscillation systems. So, casting distance increases with less effort required.
  • SR-Concept
    • SR-3D Gear
      This oversized drive gear was designed with three-dimensional analysis. This allows the surface of each tooth to be contoured exactly to the tooth shape of the pinion gear. The result is more tooth surface of the drive gear is in contact with the tooth surface of the pinion gear. Smoothness, torque, efficiency and durability are all increased.
    • SR Handle
      This handle screws directly into the drive gear, resulting in zero play between the handle and gear. The 1000 size handle is a very thin solid shank, while the larger sizes use a hollow handle shank, that reduces weight while maintaining extremely strong and durable properties.
    • SR One-Piece Bail Wire
      This one-piece bail wire has no gap for line to snag on during normal operation. Made of stainless steel, it reduces friction and allows the line to get onto the line roller quicker.
  • S A-RB Ball Bearings
    These bearings have been through the same process as Shimano's A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
  • Aluminum Spool
  • S-Concept
    • S-Rotor
      This high precision rotor is compact and lightweight. Designed with 3-D surface modeling software, the S-Rotor ensures a comfortable retrieve.
    • S-Guard
      These guards are designed to prevent impact damage to the frame and rotor. Certain guards, depending on location, also feature weep holes to prevent water accumulation within the reel.
    • S-Arm Cam
      Line slack around the line roller is the main cause of line trouble during casting and retrieving. The S-Arm Cam has a protruding lower surface on the bail arm that helps prevent slack that would lead to line cuts or tangles.
  • New Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In attachment)
    The drive gear is directly attached to the handle, which means power is transmitted more efficiently with less vibration while increasing durability.
  • EVA Handle Knob
  • WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
    With the use of rubber gaskets, the drag is protected against intrusion of the elements, such as water or sand.
  • Maintenance Port
    The maintenance port is an easily accessed hole strategically located for easy maintenance of the reel. Using a slot-head screwdriver, the rubber sealed plug can be removed from the reel. One drop of lightweight oil or grease can be applied to the drivetrain to prevent corrosion and to protect the smooth retrieve of the reel. Be sure to not over-lubricate the reel as excessive lubrication can cause the reel to become sluggish.
  • Fluidrive II
    Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, which provides extremely tight tolerances and control in the cutting process, Fluidrive II polishes the gear surface to maximize tooth contact. This increases the efficiency of the retrieve for more power with less effort.
  • Floating Shaft
    With this feature, using a bearing or bushing, friction is reduced between the pinion gear and spool shaft for increased smoothness and durability.
  • Dyna-Balance
    This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, Shimano is able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.
  • Super Stopper II
    Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques and situations.
  • Repairable Clicker
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
5 Stars based on 8 reviews
By Pete
Lewes, de
January 8, 2019
I’ve had this reel for multiple years now and it has been my best reel in my arsenal still. It’s strong, smooth and as always reliable.
ProsGreat drag, smooth, reliable
ConsSo far none
By Sam
September 29, 2017
Great reel
The sustain is a very good reel that balances well and is very smooth and casts very far.
ProsVery smooth, nice drag, very light
ConsPrice is a little high but you get what you pay for.
By max
Redding, CT
March 1, 2016
High End Reel
This reel is a great overall reel. Very smooth and powerful. Used it for jigging off of Boca Raton in Florida, perfect for such angling.
Prossuper smooth, strong, durable, powerful.
By Eugenia
Pozzuoli, Italy
May 19, 2015
Unbelievable Spinning Reel
When I first received this reel, i could not believe how smooth it was. It is very powerful and the drag is the one of the best i have ever used. I highly recommend this reel.
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 28, 2015
awesome reel
Really good drag overall solid reel
By Alex
California, MD
April 25, 2015
Extraordinary Reel for lake fishing!
By far my favorite freshwater reel. I fish on a lake next to my house and there are Crappie, bass and pike. I catch them with ease with my Sustain!
By tony
April 13, 2013
sustain 4000fg
very nice reel. t.d. spooled it up with 15# power pro superslick and it casts twice as far as my conquer! the reel stand is a nice touch for people who don't like to get there reels scratched up. i'm one of those people because at 349.00 dollars, this is a pricey reel. the quality is worth it. i saltwater fish about 25 days a month catching jacks about 12 to 18 inches long and this reel performs great! another quality product from shimano. buy it you won't regret it!
Proslooks casting ease and distance reel stand drag system (rapid fire)
Conscrappy reel bag for pricey reel price
By Seung
gainesville, va
November 15, 2012
amazing crank power!!!
I use it for jetty tautog fishing, works great !, light weight, super strong crank power & nice look! i love it.
Proslight weight, power, smooth & nice look.
14 Questions & 15 Answers
Al I do is fish
from Orlando, florida asked:
February 4, 2018
I purchased a sustain 4000fg and it’s a dark blue not black. Is that normal or some special edition?
1 Answers
That is the normal color, it's just hard to get that dark of blue shown in the photo.
on February 5, 2018

from Boston, ma asked:
February 16, 2018
I just bought the Teramar SE 8' 17-40 Lbs spinning rod. Would you recommend the sustain 6000 or Saragossa 6000? I'll be thowing big swim baits, savage sandeels and ronz's. I was thinking 6000 size should balance well but what about 8000?
1 Answers
I would recommend using the Shimano Saragossa 6000 if you plan on using big swimbaits along with Ronz lures and sand eels.
on February 17, 2018

from Forida asked:
January 4, 2018
What’s the difference between the sustain FG and FI?
1 Answers
The FI model is the latest model of the Sustain series with better components and new Hagane body, Hagane gears that make for a enjoyable fishing experience.
on January 6, 2018

from Florida asked:
May 13, 2017
What rod would you recommend for the size 5000 reel( I'll be throwing lure/sinkers around 2-4 oz)
1 Answers
For a versatile rod that can be used from boat or shore I would suggest looking at the Shimano Teramar model number TMSE70H.
on May 15, 2017

from oakland CA asked:
March 27, 2017
i mostly fish shallow bays with lure ranging from 1/2-2 oz, on a 8 foot rod. What size reel would you guys recommend?
1 Answers
The Shimano SA5000FG Sustain FG Spinning Reel would be a capable reel casting 1/2 - 2 oz plugs. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 28, 2017

from nj asked:
February 9, 2017
is the bail on the 10k manual?
1 Answers
The Shimnao Sustain 10000 is a automatic bail.
on February 9, 2017

from Lima, Peru asked:
September 13, 2015
I'm looking to pair a shimano sustain FG with a St. Croix TIS76MHF3 Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Travel Rod. Which model would be best? 4000 or 5000. For fishing in saltwater : stripped bass, flat fish,
1 Answers
For a smaller, lighter setup, I would recommend using the 4000 size of that reel.
on September 15, 2015

from calamazoo asked:
April 22, 2015
how often should i put a couple of drops of oil in the matinanance port?
1 Answers
Dave, I would recommend you oil the real after ever 4-5 uses.
on April 23, 2015

from Levittown, PA asked:
January 2, 2015
Is it possible to order a spare spool for Shimano Sustain 4000FG Reel?
1 Answers
Yes. Please give us a call.
Customer Service
on January 5, 2015

from anniston,al asked:
November 12, 2014
what rod are you using
1 Answers
Thanks for the question, but we need some more information to answer your question. What are you fishing for? How? What size are they fish? All of this will help to determine which rod to use.
Customer Service
on November 13, 2014

from hawaii asked:
September 24, 2013
does the sustain 4000 fg have an aluminum frame or graphite?
1 Answers
The Sustain 4000 is an aluminum frame
Customer Service
on September 24, 2013

from Chicago asked:
December 15, 2012
What is the difference in the rotor between the 4000 and the 5000? They are labelled differently
1 Answers
Light weight carbon rotor on the 4000 size down. 5000 and up use a stronger material which is assumed to be aluminum.
Customer Service
on December 17, 2012

from Key Largo asked:
August 10, 2012
What kind of drag washers does the Sustain use?
1 Answers
Felt on the smaller models and carbon fiber on the larger models.
Customer Service
on August 12, 2012

from Lublin, Poland asked:
June 3, 2012
Is this reel for saltwater ? in BassPro shop is under freshwater reels ??? Sincerely Piotr Kawa
2 Answers
That reel can be used in both fresh and salt water but is marketed as a saltwater reel.
Customer Service
on June 5, 2012
Yes it can be used for salt water.... Think of it as a mini Stella. A guy caught a sail fish on one YouTube it.
Shaun D
on June 9, 2012
from Texas


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