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Shimano Sahara 2500 FD Spinning Reel

by Shimano

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  • Line Capacity: 6/200, 8/140, 10/120. 4 ball bearings. Gear Ratio: 6.2:1S A-RB These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation. Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates backplay.This provides the angler with instant hook setting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques and situations.Dyna Balance This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.


Product Description

Product Description

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Designed for the serious angler, Shimano's Sahara 2500FD spinning fishing reel is a great choice for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. It incorporates Shimano's innovative, line twist reducing Propulsion Line Management System, which has been improved for the Sahara series with a spool lip designed to prevent backlashes and wind knots from forming. The line also flows off the spool in smaller loops, meaning less line slap on the stripper guide, and thus providing longer casting distance due to less friction.

Features and Specifications:
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, Power Roller III, Redesigned Bail Trip, Graphite Rotor, S-Arm Cam
  • Slow oscillation
  • S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) bearings
  • Aluminum frame
  • Lightweight graphite sideplate and rotor
  • Cold forged aluminum spool
  • S Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Arm Cam
  • Machined aluminum handle
  • Rubber handle grips
  • Maintenance port
  • Fluidrive II
  • Floating shaft
  • Dyna-balance
  • Super stopper II
  • Repairable clicker
  • Approved for use in saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
  • Line Retrieve Per Crank: 35 inches
  • Line Capacity (# Test/Yards): 6/200, 8/140, 10/120
  • Power Pro Line Capacity (# Test/Yards): 10/170, 15/145, 30/95
  • Maximum drag: 11 pounds
  • Ball bearings: 3
  • Roller bearings: 1
  • Gear ratio: 6.2:1
  • Weight: 9.9 ounces

Propulsion Line Management System
The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off of the spool in smaller loops during the cast which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means longer casts with less friction.

The Propulsion spool also utilizes a long stroke design to further enhance the casting distance. Furthermore, there is less bouncing of the line on the spool lip like on a standard spinning spool. Because of the unique shape of the Propulsion spool, the line flows consistently off of the spool. So, with a standard spool, friction alternates from heavy to light as the line slaps the spool lip. This causes backlash and inconsistent line speeds. The Propulsion spool lip provides consistently light friction to overcome these situations.

S-Concept
S-Concept represents Shimano's initial philosophy on which many of our spinning reel have been designed. The three basic ideas that are inherent in the S-Concept are Smooth, Silent and Strong.

  • Smooth rotation and comfortable retrieve, coupled with excellent drag performance and longer casting distance, leads to our smooth, flawless operation.
  • Silent operation of parts within the reel's construction represents the attention to tight tolerances, reducing excessive noise and resulting in the silent operation of our reels.
  • Strong, solid and functional construction leads to powerful torque and durable drivetrains. This gives anglers the strength and confidence they need to battle elusive gamefish.
  • The new sizing of our S-Concept reels offers anglers a bigger spool and smaller body, resulting in a lighter, more comfortable fishing experience without sacrificing line capacity.

The end result are reels offering anglers smooth, silent and strong reels that are designed for years of fishing use. The knowledge of fishing and the minds of Shimano's engineers have given today's angler state-of-the-art reels that are ready for any challenge.

Super Stopper II
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques and situations.

Dyna-Balance
This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.

S A-RB Bearings
These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.3 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001OGUTAU
  • Item model number: SH2500FDC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #554,243 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Very smooth action.
Motastic
I'm a fan of Shimano reels and really like these Sahara reels a lot.
G
Great mid range reel.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JR Fent on October 2, 2011
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OCT 2011 - OPENING DAY for 2011/2012 trout season at Pyramid Lake Nevada: Hundreds of fisherman hit the lake for the opening day, many fish were caught from boats, few fish from shore, but 'this guy' rocked it!

I went out with an 8'6" medium Okuma Celio, outfitted with a Shimano Sahara 2500 FD reel. The combination was powerful. Guys on either side of me each caught zero to one fish all day. I caught over fifteen! Lucky? I don't think so. The difference was the spinning rod & reel. Here's what I noticed:

1) Casting - I was flipping the same weight lures, and sending them at least 50% further than the other guys I was fishing with. The advantage for me was getting my lures into the deep water of the lake. The other guys were all coming up several yards short of the drop off where the big fish lurk this early in the season. When my lure would move from the deep water to the upper ledge, I constantly had big followers chasing my lure in.

2) Touch and feel - The light touch of the Ouma Celilo tip gives you quick evidence when you get a light hit from a big trout. If I felt a bump, I'd set the hook and the fight was on! No guessing about a hit - I had so much feel through the pole to the lure - I was always confident that I was taking advantage of every hit.

3) Fish on! Great reel for a tough fight. I had several fish on that were in the range of 4-6 lbs. The reel felt great and made the fight feel awesome. I was able to take my time and bring the fish in without rushing.

Yesterday I saw first hand how much difference owning a great pole & reel can make in trout fishing. Twice in the afternoon - I went on streaks. Three casts in a row - three fish caught in a row, then a little later four casts - four catches.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pfrimel on November 17, 2012
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I have had a number of this style and make of reel and it really does the job. In salt water, they take a beating and as long as you mauntain them, they will last.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Motastic on March 13, 2012
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Excellent product. Very smooth action. A great spin reel! I have aleady used many times and couldn't be happeir. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By big-t on September 24, 2011
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It casts great, fills extremely even when bringing back the line, and retrieves excellent with 10 lb. Fireline. I own two of these reels and wish I had bought six! An awesome deal for the money. Would recommend to any fisherman who desires to spin!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William James Love on June 24, 2011
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I bought this reel for my son. He goes on and on about the many great qualities of this reel. Very well balanced, great drag system. Perfect ratio. A very well built reel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Molly on May 20, 2011
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I had bought this for my Husband..He had said he wanted one..rather than go find one, I went to Amazon and their price selection was great..The vendor I purchased it from was fast on the sending it.. All & all my husband love it and said it works great..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G on March 15, 2011
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I'm a fan of Shimano reels and really like these Sahara reels a lot. They're at a comfortable price point, especially with the Symetre reels retailing for $100 now. I have 5 or 6 of these reels and highly recommend them.

These reels are smooth, easily maintained, and haven't let me down yet no matter what size fish I'm fighting. The drag is strong and smooth. Line lays on the spool evenly without bunching up. I do get the occasional backlash, but I get it on all models of spinning reels I own. It holds a decent amount of line, too.

It's attractive and has a nice durable finish to it. It's a neutral color that looks good with just about any rod.
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