Shimano Sahara 3000 FD
Released October, 2010
The Pros:Can handle some big heavy fish. Handles the line really well, doesn't tangle. Reels in a lot of line with every crank.
The Cons:Reels in so much line per crank that it's a little tough to fight bigger fish.
The Shimano Sahara 3000 FD is a low-cost spinning reel. This spinning reel is designed with Shimano's S Concept, which emphasizes smooth, silent operation, as well as durability. The 3000 FD has a Super Stopper II anti-reverse feature, which utilizes a one-way bearing to eliminate backplay.
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This spinning reel has a Dyna-Balance feature that eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. The 3000 FD has an aluminum cold forged spool, which is durable. This model differs from the closely related 2500 FD model in that the 2500 FD has a different line capacity (6/200, 8/140, 10/120 as opposed to the 3000 FD's
6/230, 8/170, 10/140), a different power pro line capacity (10/170, 15/145, 30/95 as opposed to the 3000 FD's 10/235, 20/145, 40/110), has only eleven pounds of maximum drag (as opposed to the 3000 FD's fifteen pounds), and weighs more (9.9 ounces as opposed to the 3000 FD's 9.7 ounce weight). The 3000 FD differs from the closely related 4000 FD model in that the 4000 FD has a line capacity of 8/240, 10/200, 12/160, a power pro line capacity of 15/265, 30/175, 50/145, has a 5.7:1 gear ratio (as opposed to the 3000 FD's 6.2:1 gear ratio), has thirty-seven inches of line retrieve per crank (as opposed to the 3000 FD's thirty-five inches), and weighs 13.9 ounces. The Shimano Sahara 3000 FD spinning reel is equipped with a Propulsion Line Management System, which features a spool lip design that prevents backlash while increasing the distance of casts.
- Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, Power Roller III, Redesigned Bail Trip, Graphite Rotor, S-Arm Cam
- Slow Oscillation
- 35" line retrieve per crank
- S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
- Aluminum Frame
- 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
- Super Stopper II
- Repairable Clicker
- Approved for use in Saltwater
- Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
User Reviews (1)
can handle some big heavy fish
handles the line really well, doesn't tangle
reels in a lot of line with every crank
built with high quality materials that let it perform well in a smaller size
has a smooth drag system that avoids jerks or letting the line completely slack
durable enough for many years of use if you remember to rinse it out quickly at the end of the day
smooth reeling system, don't feel like you're fighting the gears at all
casting is consistent and easy to do, well designed setup to react right when you want it to
reels in so much line per crank that it's a little tough to fight bigger fish
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