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Shimano Sahara FI
Shimano Sahara FI

Shimano Sahara FI Review

The Shimano Sahara FI spinning reel is an all purpose reel which will give you all the necessary components to fish many techniques. A strong, comfortable reel from the ever-reliable Shimano.
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Users:
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Good
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users have rated this product based on our research
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Feature overview

Sizes:
Available in 1000, 2500, 3000, 4000, and 5000 sizes.
Gear ratio:
Available ratios: 5.0:1 and 6.2:1.
Bearings:
5
Braid ready:
Yes
Sealed drag:
No
Body material:
Graphite

Verdict on the Sahara FI, after hours of research:

Reasons to buy this reel

  • Lightweight graphite frame has reduced flex and impressive durability
  • G-Free body centers the weight of the reel more towards the rod, benefiting balance and overall comfort
  • Several size options for different applications
  • Deals with salt well
  • Compatible with braid and fluorocarbon - ideal for finesse techniques
  • All you need in a spinning reel
  • Budget-friendly option from a reliable brand

Reasons not to buy this reel

  • Anglers do not enjoy that there is no anti-reverse feature for this reel

Bottom line

The Sahara FI is really solid and reliable option from Shimano. This is a budget friendly reel and will give you all that you need out on the water, whether you're catching bass or even saltwater species.

The only problem that people have had with the build of this reel is that there is no anti-reverse feature. This is definitely something to consider before making the purchase. However, apart from that, most people have trusted the performance of the Sahara.

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