Shimano Sustain 3000 FE
Released October, 2010
The Pros:Handling is smooth and balanced - suitable for both baitcasting and spinning applications. Ideal for saltwater use - stainless steel components promote unit longevity with little to no chance of corrosion. Drag is tight and very powerful - suitable for virtually all types of fresh and saltwater fish.
The Cons:Some users report slunking issues - may occasionally freeze up in the down position during oscillation.
The Shimano Sustain 3000 FE is a high-end spinning reel, approved for use in saltwater. With an aluminum spool featuring a titanium lip, durability is a focus of this reel. The titanium lip is part of the Propulsion Line Management System, and is designed to optimize casting distance.
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The Aero Wrap II oscillation system of this reel, which is designed specifically to work with the Propulsion Line Management System, has a pitch specially designed to create a uniform line lay. This helps to eliminate energy loss during casting, for more distance with less effort. As far as the retrieve goes, the Shimano Sustain 3000 FE spinning reel is equipped with a counter balanced rotor that helps to eliminate wobble, a feature Shimano calls Dyna-Balance.
- Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
- Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
- Aero Wrap II Oscillation
- SR-Concept: SR 3D Gear, SR One-Piece Bail Wire
- S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball Bearings
- Aluminum Frame
- Graphite Sideplate
- Graphite Rotor
- Aluminum Spool w/ Titanium Lip
- Spare Aluminum Spool w/ Titanium Lip
- S-Concept: S Rotor, S Guard, S Arm Cam
- Machined Aluminum Handle
- Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread in Handle Attachment)
- Septon Handle Grips
- WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
- Maintenance Port
- Fluidrive II
- Floating Shaft
- Repairable Clicker
- Super Stopper II
- Approved for use in Saltwater
- Rated for use w/ Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
User Reviews (1)
Handling is smooth and balanced - suitable for both baitcasting and spinning applications
Ideal for saltwater use - stainless steel components promote unit longevity with little to no chance of corrosion
Drag is tight and very powerful - suitable for virtually all types of fresh and saltwater fish
Lightweight design is conducive to longer fishing sessions - weight is transferred to the drag end for simplified maneuverability
Unparalleled for the price point - outperforms Pflueger and Quantum models in components, weight and overall handling
Very long-lasting - proper use and regular maintenance are likely to provide 10+ years of functionality
Some users report slunking issues - may occasionally freeze up in the down position during oscillation
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