Sahara FJ

The Sahara front drag reel range combines modern design with many of Shimano's best technical features. Perfect for many freshwater and in-shore saltwater methods, this is a classy mid-priced reel offering durable performance and versatility. One look tells you the Sahara is a reel that means business. The classy look is more than matched by the impressive range of technology in a combination that belies the remarkably affordable price. Featuring the classic black and gold colours, the Sahara is whisper quiet, ultra smooth and it you prefer to play fish by back winding, there is an anti-reverse facility to complement the slick front drag. With a large range of model options available, the Sahara completely redefines reels in this price bracket and never fails to impress. The first thing you’ll notice when using the Sahara is how smooth, quiet and deceptively powerful it is when rotating, especially when playing fish under pressure. This is due to a combination of HAGANE Gear, X-SHIP and Silent Drive. This technical trilogy is usually found on Shimano’s higher priced reels, and is an unexpected bonus for all Sahara owners. Use the reel on even the lightest lure rods and you’ll appreciate the balance of the G-Free body. Place the largest 5000 size on a heavy lure or feeder rod and you’ll appreciate the extra strength of the direct screw in handle and smooth casting performance of the AR-C spool with Varispeed II oscillation. If you fish ultra finesse methods, check out the miniature 500 size, or the slightly bigger 1000 model. For light and medium lure, float and feeder fishing the mid-sized 2000, 2500 and 3000 are a delight to use. The 4000 is a great heavy lure and mid-range feeder reel and the 5000 is a powerhouse that inspires confidence. It’s your choice!

Product Technologies

Product Specifications

Body Material
XT-7
Bearings
4+1
Family Type
Spinning
Extra Spool
No
Models
500, 1000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000
Spool Material
ALUMINUM ANODIZED - ALU COLD FORGED
Waterproof Drag
No
Handle
SCREW IN GEAR ALUMINUM MACHINED

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Item code
Weight (g)
Gear Ratio
Bearings
Max Drag (kg)
Line Capacity (mm/m)
Item code Weight (g) Gear Ratio Bearings Max Drag (kg) Line Capacity (mm/m)
SH1000FJ
205
5.0:1
4+1
3
0.18-170,0.20-140,0.25-90
SH2500FJ
240
5.0:1
4+1
9
0.25-160
SH2500SHGFJ
240
6.2:1
4+1
4
0.16-150,0.18-120,0.20-95
SH4000FJ
280
4.7;1
4+1
11
0.30-180,0.35-130
SH4000XGFJ
280
6.2:1
4+1
11
0.30-180,0.35-130
SH500FJ
170
5.6:1
3+1
3
0.20-110
SHC2000FJ
210
5.0:1
4+1
3
0.14-145,0.16-105,0.18-80
SHC2000SHGFJ
210
6.0:1
4+1
3
0.14-145,0.16-105,0.18-80
SHC3000DHFJ
265
5.0:1
4+1
9
0.25-210,0.30-130,0.35-100
SHC3000FJ
240
5.0:1
4+1
9
0.25-210,0.30-130,0.35-100
SHC3000HGFJ
240
6.2:1
4+1
9
0.25-210,0.30-130,0.35-100
SHC5000XGFJ
305
6.2:1
4+1
11
0.35-175,0.40-120