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Shimano Spirex FG Spinning Reel (6.2:1)

by Shimano
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Price: $51.61 - $84.61
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  • Line Capacity: 2/270, 4/140, 6/110
  • Maxium Drag: 7 Pounds
  • Ball Bearings: 5 Ball Bearings
  • Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
  • Weight: 8.8 Ounces

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Product Description

The Spirex FG features Quick Fire II for easy, one-handed casts and A-RB bearings for smooth-as-silk retrieves. Additional features include: Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, Power Roller III, S-Arm Cam, QuickFire II One-Handed Casting System, Varispeed Oscillation, 5 Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings, Lightweight Graphite Frame, Sideplate & Rotor, Cold Forged Aluminum Spool, S-Concept: S-Guard, S-Arm Cam, Ported Handle Shank, Rubber Handle Grips, Fluidrive II, Dyna-Balance, and a Repairable Clicker. Approved for use in Saltwater and rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 6 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005CSYRZO
  • Item model number: 107013-Parent
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,824 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

This is by far the best reel I`ve ever used.
Damien Kruzel
Once you get the hang of the trigger, no reason to use anything else in my book.
D. Gatti
I love the quick-fire trigger mechanism which allows you to cast quickly.
cb4

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian Sniatkowski on March 16, 2013
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I purchased the Spirex 4000 (FD) because it is one of the few reels in Shimano's line that still has the Quickfire feature. When this feature was introduced back in the 80's I bought one reel with it and liked it so much I had soon replaced every one of my freshwater reels with one with the Quickfire mechanism. I love the ease of one handed casting and the fact that I never have to look down at the reel to make sure it is aligned for casting. As some of my earlier purchases start showing their age, the Spirex is my preferred replacement.

I've read some complaints about the anti-reverse in Quickfire equipped reals. The complaint is that the anti-reverse isn't instant. Rather the reel will spin up to a full turn before it engages. That's necessary so that the mechanism lines up perfectly for casting. I've never found this to be a problem because my hand is always on the handle during the fall and retrieve and that is all the anti-reverse I ever need. Maybe it's because I began fishing in the day when anti-reverse reels emitted a noisy click when it was engaged, so I usually fished without engaging it.

As far as the performance, the drag is smooth and line winds evenly on the spool. That's all I ask of my spinning reels. The reel has a solid feel and I like that it is metal, as I think that makes a reel more durable (even though I have some plastic body reels that are approaching 30 years old).

My single complaint (and it's a minor one) is regarding the double handle. I don't get the point. Perhaps it is meant to appeal to anglers who use mostly bait casting reels. I find it slightly awkward feeling as every spinning reel I've owned have (or had) a single handle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cb4 on August 12, 2013
Size Name: Medium Light Verified Purchase
I've written reviews for other reels and gave them great scores for cost versus performance. Same thing for these Shimano Spirex reels. They are the smoothest spinning reel I've ever used. Of course I've never bought a really expensive $300 spinning reel and probably won't unless I win the lottery, so I can't compare it to those kind of reels. What I do know is that for under $100, this is the best spinning reel you can buy. They are buttery smooth, have no wobble while reeling because of their great balance and are of the highest quality. I have several of the much older models of this same reel (10-15 years old) and they still work almost like new. I had to order two more because I lost two due to theft. I like the newer models much better because the new wider spool design allows you to wrap more line on the reel and it casts a little smoother as a result. It's an extremely nice reel for the price. I love the quick-fire trigger mechanism which allows you to cast quickly. Some may complain about the lack of instant anti-reverse, but I've never lost a fish because of "slap-back" and the convenience, ease and quickness of casting makes this a much better reel in my humble opinion. It;s jsut too easy to award a 5-star review for this deserving reel! Buy it... you'll love it!
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Size Name: 4 Pounds/140 Yards Verified Purchase
I love the Sprirex reel so much I asked for another one for Christmas. If you're sitting in a boat casting and casting, the Quick-Fire feature for one handed casting is effective and easy. My only disappointment is that the last time I bought one it came with an extra spool and this one did not. The extra spool is handy if you get the line so screwed up that it's easier just to take one spool off and reload with the other.

That said, however, this reel is far less prone to get the line messed up than any other I have used. It's a smooth machine.

The rear drag version is easier/better than the front drag version, so be careful when purchasing to ensure you get the rear drag one.
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Size Name: Medium Light Verified Purchase
I fish in salt water exclusively, spinning lures between 3/8th ounce to 1/2 ounces. This Spirex 4000 FG is nearly identical to the rear drag model; featuring the Quick Fire II trigger. I personally am "hooked", pun intended, on the Quick Fire system. It take a huge step out of the next cast, and most importantly, I don't have to take my eyes off an area where I want to put a follow up cast. It also speeds up and simplifies my fishing experience each outing.

The action is very smooth, hardly any wobble when reeling fast and the drag is very smooth. Regarding it's overall weight, I rate it as average. I would have liked if it where a little lighter, but I'm guessing that for a middle of the pack reel in the Shimano line-up, its about par with the competition in this price range. This reel only comes with one spool, would have earned the 5th star if it came with a second/spare.

The line fires off the reel nicely, with hardly any resistance for long, really long casts. The line lays very evenly on retrieval, and so far, I've never experience a bird's nests, fouls, or tangles. It's built like a tank, and I expect this reel to last me a very long time. I also have the rear drag model, and though I've heard the arguments of rear drag verses front drag, I personally find the drag performance to be a non issue. Both are very smooth, predictable and strong. I mainly used 10 lb. mono in this set up.

There are two concerns on the Spirex 4000's. Servicing and adjusting the drag during a hook up. To service a rear drag model yourself is more delicate than the front drag model. Also in rear drag models, salt build-up happens more than the front drag model. If you service your reels yourself, don't neglect cleaning and protecting the rear drag system.
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