Shimano® Sustain® FG Spinning Reel
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- X-Ship design
- Magnumlite CI4 Rotor
- Aluminum sideplate
- Rapid Fire drag
- Paladin® Gear Durability Enhancement
- Propulsion® Line Management System
- Aerowrap® II Oscillation
- Aluminum spool
- Machined aluminum handle
- Direct drive mechanism (thread-in attachment)
- EVA handle knob
- Maintenance port
- Fluidrive® II
- Floating Shaft
- Super Stopper® II
Shimano’s Sustain FG Spinning Reel boasts the company’s X-Ship design, which is said to provide rigidity plus a tremendous amount of cranking power. A Magnumlite CI4 rotor reduces resistance on rotation, resulting in a tremendously smooth action. A Rapid Fire Drag allows anglers to quickly adjust drag to an ideal setting while fighting fish. Other features include shielded A-RB ball bearings; an S® rotor, guard and arm cam; plus an SR® 3D gear and 1-piece bail wire. The reels also sport a repairable clicker and are approved for use in saltwater. An innovative removable “kickstand” keeps the reel propped up, when you lay it down, so that the bail wire won’t get bent, and also protects the reel from scratches. Rated for use with mono, fluorocarbon and PowerPro® lines.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimcfar66 Sustain Rocks
Purchased Sustain 2500 about a year ago at BP Denver. Was a bit frustrated at first as there was a little gear noise. Shipped it off to Shimano. They never questioned anything. They sent it back saying they replaced a bearing. I could still hear some gear noise.
Welllll, I probably was just a little anxious and should have used it more before sending it in. It is so smooth and I have caught many large fish with this now.
It is paired with a Wild Black Carrot Stick and they are great together.
As mentioned incredibly smooth, and the drag has held up to some very nice pike.
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NBORES44 wish i could get another
This is by far the best reel i have ever used. Its lite, smooth, and very durable. I got the 1000 series for a panfish combo and i feel like i could substitute this on my med. rod because of its power and duability. I have had this rod now for just over a year and brought in countless pike, bass, and crappie with no issues. Its a beauty, try it out.
July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bass52 Smooth as Silk
I was on the lake today with a Shimano Sustain 4000FG and my first impression is the smooth action the reel has.I've fished with every type reel that is out there(baitcaster, spinning ..etc) and like this reel.I'm taking it to my favorite creek next weekend where it will get a real workout.
April 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NocturnalHunter Good but not excellent
Over the years, I have owned Shimano Saros, Stradic CI4, Sustain FE, and a Curado baitcaster. I still have a Stradic CI4 and a Curado. I used to have a Sustain 2500FE. It was very smooth when idle. But when a fish, even a small one, is on the line, it would make grinding noise. The reel was heavy at 9.4 oz which made my elbow pain when I fished on a canoe. So I sold it. Couple weeks ago, I got a chance to play with my friend new Sustain 2500FG. I think Shimano made some improvements. It is lighter now but still heavy at 8.3 oz for a reel at this price range. It is about the same smoothness although the bearing count is increased by one. It is unfortunately not silent but still considered to be quiet. Yes with the huge price increase, you still lose the extra spool and the titanium coated spool lip. Shimano drag system is smooth, reliable but is made of oil felt washers so it can be cooked if you fight a big one for a long time. I think a reel this expensive should at least have a carbon fiber drag system. Overall I give it a 4 star for its excellent line management, smoothness and product service.
December 29, 2012
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