Shimano IX Spinning Reel
Great, versatile reels!
I have the 4000 version on a couple of my full size rods, and I've put the 1000 series on the small Apache rods for my compact backpack fishing setup. These reels are tough and versatile. I've used them for saltwater (Pacific barracuda, calico and kelp bass# when in California, and at home in Nashville on freshwater #largemouth, smallmouth, striped bass, catfish, crappie, drum, sunfish). Simple cleaning and I've had zero issues!
July 30, 2014
Tough Reels for the money.
I have a couple of these reels from when they first came out....about 25 years ago....and they still haul in fish... I love these reels and have recently purchased 2 in each size as other reels we have used just don't stand up to the abuse we put them through....excellent reel for the money.
July 14, 2014
Cheap And Durable
I bought the 4000 for a catfish rig and strung it with Stren 20 pound test. This is a basic bare bones but highly effective reel. For the cost you can't beat it. These are great for beginners or for someone who wants to setup a multiple rig outfit and not spend a ton of cash. Shimano makes a great product and even this bottom of the line reel is high quality.
July 12, 2014
I own 3 so far but will buy them when ever I get a chance. Ive had a 2000 for about 20+ years and only now I feel like it needs a lube. Ive had a 1000 for about 10+ years and still flawless. Just got another 1000 just for trout. I wish they made 1 small enuf for ice fishing! Taken everything from bluegills to musky and some salt water! Tons of trout and bass! A great buy!!!
June 13, 2014