Shimano Sahara FJ

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  • HAGANE Gear
  • SilentDrive
  • X-Ship
  • Propulsion Line Management System
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The Shimano Sahara FJ Spinning Reel combines smoothness, durability, and performance. Designed with Shimano's renowned engineering and precision, this reel offers exceptional features and functionality for anglers of all skill levels.

The Shimano Sahara FJ Spinning Reel features a durable and lightweight XGT-7 composite body construction, providing excellent strength and rigidity without adding unnecessary weight. This results in a reel that is easy to handle and comfortable to use for extended periods.

Equipped with Shimano's Dyna-Balance rotor technology, the Sahara FJ delivers a smooth and balanced retrieve. This system reduces wobble and vibration, ensuring a consistently fluid rotation and minimizing fatigue during long casting sessions.

The reel incorporates a high-performance 4+1 stainless steel ball bearing system, which guarantees smooth operation and optimal performance. These corrosion-resistant bearings provide reliable performance in both freshwater and saltwater environments, ensuring long-lasting durability and consistent performance.

Featuring Shimano's X-Ship technology, the Sahara FJ offers improved gear durability and efficiency. The X-Ship system provides precise gear alignment, reducing friction and maximizing power transfer, resulting in enhanced casting distance and increased cranking power.

The Sahara FJ Spinning Reel features Shimano's Propulsion Line Management System, which delivers longer casts and reduced line friction. This system, combined with the Varispeed Oscillation technology, ensures precise line lay and minimizes tangles, allowing for smooth and accurate casts.

With its powerful and smooth drag system, the Sahara FJ allows for precise drag adjustments to handle various fishing situations. The reel's cross-carbon drag provides consistent pressure and ensures optimal control when battling hard-fighting fish.

Designed with angler comfort in mind, this reel features a comfortable ergonomic handle and a large, rubberized grip knob that allows for extended fishing sessions without fatigue. The G-Free Body design shifts the center of gravity closer to the rod, resulting in improved balance and reduced fatigue during long days on the water.

Whether you're casting for bass, targeting trout, or pursuing inshore species, the Shimano Sahara FJ Spinning Reel is a versatile and dependable choice. With its smooth operation, durable construction, and advanced features, this reel is built to handle a wide range of fishing techniques and conditions.

Experience the precision and performance of the Shimano Sahara FJ Spinning Reel and enjoy the confidence that comes with using a reel from one of the most trusted names in the industry. Elevate your fishing game and enjoy the thrill of a smooth and reliable reel that delivers exceptional results.


G-Free Body

G-Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the angler’s hand, the G-Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.

Hagane Gear

With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of most Shimano reels. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives anglers the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that is felt when anglers first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear during fabrication, instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D-design and then formed by Shimano's cold-forging technology. The result is assured resilience. HAGANE Gear is the fruit of Shimano's inexhaustible pursuit for durability — the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.

Propulsion Line Management System

The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion Spool Lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations, Shimano’s new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while also preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.


SilentDrive technology benefits from a total redesign of all functional parts focused on the drive gear, worm shaft and other parts. The goal: remove unnecessary noise and vibration. In doing so, the overall tolerances are improved to a micron level, ultimately creating an overall quieter and smoother reel operation.


X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This allows the gears to stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit of X-Ship technology is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This further benefits anglers with enhanced casting performance and casting distance of lighter lures.


Model Mono Line Cap Weight Bearings Ratio Retrieve Braid Cap Max Drag
SH500FJ 2/190, 4/100, 6/60 6 oz 3+1 5.6:1 27 in 5/135, 8/105, 10/65 7
SH1000FJ 2/270, 4/160, 6/110 7.2 oz 4+1 5.0:1 26 in 10/95, 15/75, 20/65 7
SH2500FJ 8/140, 10/120 8.5 oz 4+1 5.0:1 29 in 10/150, 15/145, 30/100 20
SHC3000HGFJ 6/230, 8/170, 10/140 8.5 oz 4+1 6.2:1 36 in 10/200, 20/140, 40/105 20
SH4000XGFJ 10/200, 12/160 9.9 oz 4+1 6.2:1 39 in 15/230, 30/180, 50/120 24
SHC5000XGFJ 12/195, 14/165 10.8 oz 4+1 6.2:1 41 in 20/260, 30/235, 40/185 24

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to