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The Shimano Sahara 4000 FD is an all-purpose reel designed to handle heavy drag and lots of line at a time.

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Pros

Slim, lightweight design is ideal for inshore fishing - great for catching flounder, trout and smaller redfish

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Natural casting length is very long - reduces over-exertion when fishing out into deeper waters

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Excellent value for the price point - sensitive, well-balanced and versatile nature makes it an excellent option for newcomers and amateurs

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Overall handling is smooth, comfortable and controlled - slow oscillation system allows users to reel with full confidence

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Anti-reverse setting mechanism significantly increases hooking capabilities - unidirectional design helps to hold onto strong, difficult fish

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Cons

Lacks the "feel" and attention to detail of high-end reels - handle may have too much "give" for some experienced users

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Matte paint finish is highly susceptible to scratches - looks extremely worn after only a handful of uses

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The Shimano Sahara 4000 FD is an all-purpose reel designed to handle heavy drag and lots of line at a time. This is an expansion of the Shimano Sahara 3000 FD, built with much heavier components weighing a total of 13.9 ounces and an increased line retrieve per crank of 37 inches. They are otherwise the same, with a 15 pound maximum drag and a 4 bearing system for smooth operation. A slow oscillation system prevents tangles during rapid cranks, and the Propulsion spool lip prevents tangles due to wind. Components such as the cold forged aluminum spool and the machined aluminum handle are used for increased durability, and a maintenance port enables easy access to the inside of the spool for quick repairs. This spool is approved for use in Saltwater, and is rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon, and PowerPro lines.

Features
  • Propulsion Line Management System
    • Propulsion Spool Lip
    • Power Roller III
    • Redesigned Bail Trip
    • Graphite Rotor
    • S-Arm Cam
  • Slow Oscillation
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • Aluminum Frame (GR on 500 & 1000)
  • Lightweight Graphite Sideplate & 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
Specifications
  • Line Retrieve Per Crank: 37 in
  • Line Capacity (test/yards): 8/240, 10/200, 12/160
  • Power Pro Line Capacity (test/yards): 15/265, 30/175, 50/145
  • Max Drag: 15 lbs
  • Ball Bearings: 3
  • Roller Bearings: 1
  • Gear Ratio: 5.7:1
  • Weight: 13.9 oz
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