20 Reviews
75% (15)
15% (3)
0% (0)
5% (1)
5% (1)
90% Recommend this product (18 of 20 responses)
By Sam
Excellent Budget Reel
May 29, 2020
Bought this reel about 6 months ago and have taken it on many inshore fishing trips. Caught everything from perch to lings to halibut on this reel. Drag is strong and the retrieve is decent. The handle arm has snapped on me due to some rock fishing shenanigans, but I was able to get it replaced. For as cheap as it is, you can't beat the quality
ProsAffordable Good drag and retrieve
ConsFeels a bit flimsy in the handle
By clayton s.
very good for price
January 13, 2020
This reel is very good for its low price. although it makes a little bit of a grinding sound, it still preforms perfectly.
Prosvery good
Conssmall grinding sound
By Tyler
Port Charlotte, FL
Little heavier than expected
October 18, 2019
I got this as a freebie when I purchased a Shimano Sedona. I mainly use this as a backup reel, but it’s good enough to be a main reel. It’s slightly heavier than the Sedona but honestly, it feels sturdier than the Sedona. The drag is loud enough to hear while on the other side of the boat and holds plenty of 20lb braid.
Shimano catana 4000
July 13, 2019
By Ken
Western Mass
Another great Shamino Reel
July 10, 2019
THis will look perfect on the new custom inshore rod.
By Philip
New Hampshire
Seabass assassin
June 11, 2019
Caught a load of seabass and it performed smooth with no problems.
By Dave
May 12, 2019
It’s made a loud grinding sound on retrieve since the get-go, and that sound transfers directly to the water.
By Chad
I love it
May 1, 2019
I got this on special and absolutely love it. It is the perfect size for general use. I have is paired with a shimano inshore rod and the two balance and handle great. I would get another if anything happens to this one. Cast is smooth, retrieve is smooth with no play in the handle/gearing. And it is light weight. Holds enough line for me on the kayak. I am very pleased with this reel.
ProsLight weight
By Bear
Charlotte NC
Shimano never disappoints me
April 30, 2019
Very smooth little reel. Impressive quality for price point.
By Scott
Rogers Ar
Good reel for the money
December 23, 2018
Good reel for the price. Buy one get one free is a great deal. Casts and reels great.
By James
Venice, La
Nice Reel For the Price.
December 21, 2018
This reel is a great reel for the price.
By Riyaz
Amazing quality for price
October 1, 2018
Great reels and caught numerous fish with it. Durable and great also for the kids. Recommended highly
By Russ
Rhode Island
Super Sticky
August 16, 2018
Reel very solid in smooth for the money so far it has yet to fail me after catching numerous quality largemouth and smallmouth bass.. should perform well for many ears as long as I care for it properly
By Capt M.
Orange Beach, Alabama
Still a Shimano
August 15, 2018
Price is spot on. I have Saharas, Stella’s, Naiscas and this reel works fine in speckled trout, redfish and Spanish mackerel. Smooth and a great buy.
ProsBraid ready, smooth and strong
ConsWish I had also been able to get a couple of 3000 series.
By James B.
Milton Wi
Shimano Cat4000FC Spinning Reel
June 24, 2018
Great reel, not too heavy and performs well.
My Catana
June 17, 2018
I tried it, I used it, and loved it.
By juan
Shimano CAT4000FC
June 15, 2018
exelente Shimano CAT4000FC - y buen precio $ 59.99
By Joyce
Jacksonville, Florida
Amazing reel
June 15, 2018
Bought this for myself n boyfriend. Amazing reel for light n medium Sat water fishing.
By Jeff H.
Aransas Pass, Texas
I just ordered 4
May 22, 2018
My friend has a pair of these reels. We were catching bass, gar and then I rigged a live shad and through it out. I hooked a 30 lb plus catfish and this reel performed great. Excited to have this reel for my own.
ProsGreat drag and durability. Brought 30 lb plus catfish in for me.
ConsFor me none, but don't try treating a freshwater reel like a saltwater reel. Know your application
By Flipper
Western Australia
internal failure
December 1, 2016
I have had two 4000 FC spin reels and despite rinsing, cleaning and oiling etc both have had the same failure. The part that makes the spool move in and our stops working.
ProsNice to use
ConsInternal failure both reels

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