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Rated 5 out of 5 by big44formerbig40 great reel
bought the 1000 series for crappie fishing great reel very smooth, great drag system. I own several shimano reels love the product but never a promotion or sale on shamano brand! however I would recommend this product!
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chopper11 Great Reel
I have 3 shimano sahara reels, 2 2500fb that I have used for the last 5 years. Just purchased the 3000FE this year. Smooth as silk and a very solid reel. Have all of them set up on a medium heavy 2 piece Bass Pro Bionic Blade. I have caught a ton of bass and pike. The reels not only look great but I haven't found anything that comes close for the price. Great buy!
April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blinddog24 Amazing value
I had a couple of BP Pro Qualifier reels, and was only moderately happy with them. Fine reels and all, esp. on sale at $50, but they just lacked something. I took them back, and BP, being the awesome outfit they are, took them back, no questions, no receipt. I was going to buy the Daiwa Aird reel, but the clerk showed my the Sahara, and I was really amazed at the quality, smoothness, SIZE (the PQ's are really way too big), and fit and finish. The Sahara just looks and feels like a reel costing twice as much. Almost paid a little extra for the Symetre, but the Sahara was indistinguishable from it; I thought same quality, just a hair larger and heavier. I'm the kind of person that always looks at the next nicest thing I could have purchased, but these Saharas will be with me for a very long time. Extremely happy with my purchase.
February 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmy2k9 Good value
For the price, this is an excellent reel. I own a few other shimano reels and this one makes me feel as though I paid to much for the others. When I compare this reel to my saros, there is hardly a difference.
Very smooth reel, great drag, line lays on the spool nicely. I have this reel in 3000 size and use it on a 6'6" st. croix premier for smallmouth bass fishing here in Ohio. Great setup, I love it.
February 16, 2013