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The Shimano Symetre 1000 FJ is a reel designed for a wide variety of conditions from ice fishing to use in saltwater.

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feels solid and strong, can put it through its paces without worrying about a break

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makes casting easy, design allows you to release line at just the right time

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reliable over time, doesn't randomly catch or snag on anything

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line always lays on the spool as nice as the day you spool it up, avoids tangles very well

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helps you reel the fish in with a smooth, friction-free action

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drag system is fairly smooth, isn't jerky or rough

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smaller reel unable to handle big saltwater fish

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The Shimano Symetre 1000 FJ is a reel designed for a wide variety of conditions from ice fishing to use in saltwater. This is a step up from the Shimano Symetre 500 FJ, now able to handle up to 7 pounds of drag. The following model, the Shimano Symetre 2500 FJ, increases the drag limit even further. All three share the same general features, including being rated for use with Mono, Flurocarbon and PowerPro lines and using a lightweight aluminum frame and graphite sideplate and rotor. The Propulsion Line Management System is used to make casting and reeling easier, and a slow oscillation S-Concept system prevents jams when cranking fast. The spool itself is built durable with cold forged aluminum for solid support, but balance is maintained with the Dyna-Balance system and a floating shaft that reacts to the action. Rubber handle grips are built in to reduce slipping, a maintenance port provides access to the interior of the spool, and the clicker itself is repairable.

  • Propulsion Line Management System
    • Propulsion Spool Lip
    • SR One-Piece Bail Wire
    • Power Roller III
    • Redesigned Bail Trip
    • S-Arm Cam
  • Slow Oscillation
  • SR Concept: SR One-Piece Bail Wire
  • 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
  • Line Retrieve Per Crank: 28 in
  • Line Capacity (test/yards): 2/270, 4/140, 6/110
  • Power Pro Line Capacity (test/yards): 10/95, 15/85, 20/65
  • Max Drag: 7 lbs
  • Ball Bearings: 4
  • Roller Bearings: 1
  • Gear Ratio: 5.6:1
  • Weight: 7.1 oz
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