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Shimano Sahara FD Spinning Reel

by Shimano

Price: $73.36 - $81.98
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  • Shimano® Sahara FD spinning reel
  • 3 shielded ball bearings; 1 shielded roller bearing
  • Aluminum frame (graphite frame on 500 and 1000)
  • Graphite sideplate and rotor
  • Cold-forged aluminum spool

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Product Description

Packed with features, the Sahara FD spinning reel from Shimano® is a solid performer for freshwater or light saltwater use.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 8 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001THOWTS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #436,598 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By KYLE HOPKINS on April 16, 2011
Size Name: SH-1000FD
I haven't owned a lot of reels, but this one is definitely nice. It reels smooth, it's light weight, the anti reverse sets hooks like a champ.
All the other reels I've owned were about half the price, and I can tell the differences with this reel. Every thing about it is just better, and it's not really that expensive. Considering I use to buy 40 dollar reels when I made 4.25 an hour. So it seemed about time to buy a little nicer reel. And for the money this is a really nice reel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Boudin on November 19, 2012
I have been using Shimano Sahara Spinning Reels exclusively for for the best 5 years, and I own 4 of them, 2 2500s and 2 3000s. I mainly fish saltwater for speckled trout and redfish. I have caught 100s of fish ranging from less than a pound to upwards of 30lb Black Drum. These reels have never failed me, never felt like it was insufficient in any way. I really like the smooth reeling action and unspooling for casting distance. The rubber grip is very comfortable also. After each use, I rinse them then spray with Reel Lube. I've never needed to break it down or replace anything on them.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ali Naser on January 8, 2013
Size Name: SH-1000FD Verified Purchase
I got this reel by mistake as I thought I was ordering the 2500 size and instead I got this 1000 size spool. I tell you, this reel is solid and I caught so many sea bream with it. The drag is strong and the cast distance is amazing with this reel. I use this reel on a 2 pc 7 feet spinning rod and I cast while sitting on my fishing chair. I am able to easily reach 70 yards of distance while sitting on my chair with this reel.
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I received a Sahara 4000FD as a christmas gift from my dad, and I've been using it for "from shore" fishing. This baby is smooth, fluid, and strong. Speckled trout tremble when we come around. Spend the money, get the reel, reap the benefits for years and years.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Waternut on May 24, 2013
Size Name: SH500FD Verified Purchase
My wife has one that works flawless but I ordered one for me and it was raspy and obviously very flawed I returned for a refund
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