Shimano Ultegra FB Spinning Reels

Shimano Ultegra FB Spinning Reels

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DescriptionInches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line Cap. (lb test/yds)PowerPro Line Cap. (lb test/yds)Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Price
Ultegra 1000HG FB Spinning Reel316.0:12/270
74+17.1$149.99 USD
Ultegra 2500HG FB Spinning Reel356.0:16/200
204+18.5$149.99 USD
Ultegra C3000HG FB Spinning Reel356.0:16/230
204+18.5$149.99 USD
Ultegra 4000XG FB Spinning Reel396.2:18/240
244+110.1$159.99 USD
Ultegra C5000XG FB Spinning Reel416.2:110/240
244+110.1$169.99 USD

Shimano's new Ultegra Series spinning reels include X-Ship technology for increased smoothness and efficiency, a HAGANE Gear for incredible smoothness and durability, Aero Wrap Oscillation for longer casting and perfect line winding, and CoreProtect for water resistance without that heavy rotation feeling. These features work together to create a reel that responds quickly and positively in a wide variety of fishing situations.

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.

5 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Dewagede
Richmond, TX
Best Inshore Reel
August 23, 2021
I used this reel mainly for my inshore application. Light weight, smooth and good drag.
  • Light weight
  • Smooth
  • Good drag
  • None
By Andrew
Naples, Florida
Tried and True
March 9, 2021
Shimano is my reel of choice they are smooth, light weight and have an exceptional drag. This reel does not disappoint.
By Jim W.
Washington State
Ultegra 1000hgfb should be a best buy!
February 14, 2021
High quality at great price point. Versatile, smooth drag and retrieve, and casts 4-8 lb. Fluoro/mono easily. Just feels 'beefy' but light.
  • - Smooth very adequate drag
  • - Core protect
  • - X-Ship
  • - Just plain looks good
  • - Great line management
  • Own 2-1000fb's and 1-2500fb
  • - Miss reverse switch
By Taras
Rochester, NY
Amazing Reel
January 26, 2021
Just note you don't get the same knob as the one in the photo
By Sebastian
Naples, FL
December 16, 2020
love the look of it
By Juan
Alexandria, VA
So Durable
October 8, 2020
It’s survived sand and saltwater for me
By Jim X.
Great Reel!
June 15, 2020
I have two of these and I love it!
By Mike G.
Three Rivers, Texas
Great Reel
May 15, 2020
Great reel, caught some good fish on it and held up good. Smooth drag! Ended up buying a couple more.
  • Great size
  • Great drag
  • Wish it held more 40# pwr pro.
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Stealthy and strong
April 10, 2020
Reel is lightweight compared to others in a similar class, does not have a heavy startup feel, and puts out great drag
  • Easy reeling, good looks, drag
  • Wish it held 10-15% more line
By Reese
Johns island, SC
Very good option
February 7, 2020
This reel is lightweight smooth and durable love all the shimano products and this is why
By valdis
Great reel best value!
April 15, 2019
Highly recommended!!!
  • Smooth feeling.
  • none.
By Dean
San Antonio, Texas
Great real
May 11, 2018
Very smooth, drag feels great , can take punishment from fish
By Ty
Vancouver, WA
Light, smooth, and packed full of features Ultegra is a great value!
March 21, 2018
This reel is a great option for folks that don't want to spend the extra cash for a Stradic. Support smooth retrieve and very little start up inertia giving it the feel of a high end feel at halfthe cost.
By Kwan
Ellicott City MD
Very smooth and light weight
December 7, 2017
I was looking for light weight reel for casting lures(1~2oz) at surf with 9~10ft rod.
This reel is perfect size and weight for that.
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Amazing reel
May 5, 2017
Bought this reel to pair with a fast action rod for strippers and blues, by far one of the smoothest reels i've picked up
  • lightweight
  • incredibly smooth
  • big drag power
14 Questions & 13 Answers
from cairo asked:
December 20, 2019
Whats the different bw shimano sw models and others specifically bw ultegra cxg 5000 and spheros sw 4000 and I know that the tow models are coreprotect sealing system
1 Answer
There are a few differences, The smallest being the Ultegra being slightly heavier.  A major difference would be the Ultegra has Shimanos Aero Wrap Oscillation for better casting and line management (they way the line lays on the spool). Lastly the Ultegra has 2 more bearings than the Spheros is made with. Ultegra is $169.99/ the Spheros 4000 is 119.99. 
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on January 7, 2020

from Stafford, VA asked:
May 7, 2019
1 Answer
The 5000 would pair best. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

David Jaimes rosales
from Mazatlán Sinaloa mexico asked:
April 5, 2019

Al  Ultegra 5000 cuántas yardas de línea trenzada de 40 LBS le caven
1 Answer

160 yardas de 40 libras de trenza

Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 12, 2019

Mike Pellerzi
from Pierre , SD. asked:
March 4, 2019
Does the 1000 have Areo Wrap Oscillation like the 2500 ?
1 Answer
All sizes have the areo wrap 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 6, 2019

from Neptune asked:
January 28, 2018
How can i order extra spool for Ultegra 2500 Hg spinning reel?
1 Answer
Another spool can be purchased directly through Shimano.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 29, 2018

Richard Davis
from Carmichael, California asked:
February 19, 2021

Is a Shimano Ultegra 5000 spinning reel OK for saltwater fishing?

1 Answer
Yes, the Ultegra FB can be used for inshore saltwater fishing. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 19, 2021

from San Diego C.A asked:
November 21, 2019
What is the difference between this and the nasci
1 Answer
The Ultegra has 2 features the Nasci does not have. First is the G-Free Body feature which shifts the reels center of gravity to the rod which reduces fatigue and enhance casting comfort.  The second is the Aero Wrap II Feature which is a two speed oscillation system which layers the line onto the spool in a crisscross pattern reducing line-to-line friction for longer casts. The Ultegra also has 5+1 and the Nasci has 4+1. Retrieve per crank are also different with the Ultegra models 31-41  inches per crank and the Nasci models with only 26-41. These are their biggest main differences other than body style. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on November 25, 2019

Will K
from Wall nj asked:
March 5, 2018
Would the 3000 ultegre fb pair well with the Daiwa saltist northeast inshore spinning rod 7ft 6 inch Lure rated 1/2-1 1/2 ounce 10-20 lb line for summer flounder and striper Fishing?
1 Answer
The Shimano Ultegra C3000HG FB Spinning Reel paired with the Daiwa Saltist 7'6'' rod would be a great combo summer flounder and striped bass fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on March 6, 2018

Ben Als
from Oman asked:
October 15, 2017
Could this reel suitable for saltwater fishing?
1 Answer
The Ultegra FB is suitable for light inshore saltwater use.
Submitted by: Devon on October 16, 2017

Gabriel Barbosa
from Sao paolo asked:
March 16, 2017
For a beginner, is it worth to buy? Or just go to buy stradic ci4+? Please help me to choose
1 Answer
The Shimano Ultegra FB Spinning Reels would be great reel for your experience and for the price you can not go wrong. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 16, 2017

from Toms River asked:
March 15, 2017
Would the 5000 ultegra pair up with a 8' mojo surf

from New Jersey asked:
March 9, 2017
Very similar specs to the Stradic FK. What differentiates the two and what is the main reason for the $60 difference? Will be used for inshore saltwater fishing, and planning to pair with a M/MH rod and 20-30lb braid. Thanks.
1 Answer
The main difference is the handle feature for the larger reels with the FK model and the FK series has Aero Wrap II: is a worm gear oscillation system with specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides great uniform line lay to reduce loss of energy during the cast shape and thickness of the aluminum rotor creates high rigidity that results in more fish fihgting power. Those are the two features that separate the two models.
Submitted by: Donald on March 10, 2017

from New Orleans, Louisiana asked:
March 3, 2017
What rod would be a good match with 3000 size for inshore fishing the gulf coast?
1 Answer
I would suggest a 7' Shimano Teramar or St. Corix Mojo Inshore.
Submitted by: Devon on March 6, 2017

Doug Taylor
from Midlothian, VA asked:
February 10, 2017
What Shimano reel would you recommend for an 8' Avid used primarily in the surf... for pups in spring and fall and anything during the summer and sound or inlets for drum.
1 Answer
A Shimano Saragosa 5000 or Penn Clash 4000-5000 would pair up well with an 8' Avid.
Submitted by: Devon on February 10, 2017


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