Shimano® Sahara FE Series Spinning Reels
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- Top-drawer performance at a modest price
- Lightweight but strong construction
- Graphite frame/rotor/sideplate
- Four-bearing system
Shimano Sahara FE Series Spinning Reels debut a distinctive look while delivering enhanced, top-drawer performance at a modest price point. Lightweight but impressively strong, Sahara FE Series Reels sport a graphite frame, rotor, and sideplate for a weight savings you'll feel in an instant. Sahara FE Series Spinning Reels feature a smooth, four-bearing system that's more than a match for that larger-than-life trophy you may encounter.
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by spinman solid reel, great value
This is my back up reel to a Stradic FJ, I have the 1000 paired with a shimano clarius ultra lite. I dont feel that I lose much quality at all when I go to this setup! Great reel, super smooth, very sturdy feel. This reel performs like a much more expensive reel! Buy one, you won't regret it. Casts well, nice drag system!
January 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by JJJDrums GOT A LEMON
I bought this reel to replace my Abu Garcia Soran which is now on the bottom of Quabbin reservoir in Ma :( I would of bought another Soran but its not made anymore. I used to own an old model Shimano sahara and loved it. I figured the new model would be better. The first time I took it out fishing I knew I would be returning it! No matter what lure I had on it felt like I was reeling in a ton of bricks. It was obviously a defect in my reel, but instead of replacing it I returned it for the cheaper Shakespeare President. So far so good with the Shakespeare. Haven't used it enough yet to comment on it. I also have been using a BPS Johnny Morris reel for about 5 years now. Definitely consider this reel for 2 reason. 1 its strong and smooth. 2 if anything goes wrong with it BPS will most likely fix it for free. I had the bail repaired once. I'm sure if you get a new Sahara you wont have the same problem (That's why 3 stars instead of 1) but I thought people should know.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Jeremy3006 Favorite Bass Reel
I personally love using this reel exclusively for largemouth. I've been fishing with this reel set up on a medium lite action ugly stik with power pro 20lb. and ive never had any problems. This reel exceeded my expectations of a good quality reel. If you want a quality reel for a decent price, get this reel.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by Fisherman209 Very Nice
I paired the 2500 series with a 6'8" Fenwick River Runner for trout fishing. Had a chance to use it several times during a recent camping trip.
I thought it performed very well. It was pretty quiet while reeling in the line and I found it to be on the smooth side.
I utilized the drag quite often on a few catches and that performed great as well.
At one point, my reel fell in some sandy type of dirt. Upon casting the line, I felt a bad grinding when I was reeling in the line in. After taking the handle and bail off, I submerged everything in the lake water to clear the obstruction out. Surprisingly, the reel was like new when I put it back together and did not have the grinding problem anymore.
Overall, I thought this was a great reel for the price with a brand name I have always trusted.
June 27, 2013
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