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98% Recommend this product (45 of 46 responses)
By LeoZay
Westerville, Ohio
Why did I doubt?
September 22, 2020
I was skeptical about this because of the price and relatively slow gear ratio. I didn't feel particularly impressive but on the water it was fast enough retrieval, smooth, and the quick fire works great. I've been using these since the 80's, the only thing that has changed is that they are even a better value now.
ProsRear Drag, light weight, quickfire, value
By Cynthia F.
San Jose, CA
Best little reel ever
September 14, 2020
You just can't beat this Shimano reel for trout fishing! It has a a very smooth mechanism and is as good as my more expensive reel. I would buy this again and even as a gift.
ProsRear Drag Casting trigger Smooth casting
By Michael
Jacksonville Florida
Shimano IX4000R spinning reel
August 25, 2020
Great reel, I have several and use them for all species of pan fish and catfish. Love the rear brake.
By Ohio s.
$13 bullet proof reel
June 29, 2020
You simply can't beat these reels reliability. They are workhorses. They aren't the smoothest but they aren't clunky either. You can't find a reel in this price range that competes.
ProsCost Ease of use Reliability
By Marco
Jacksonville Fl
June 29, 2020
My Father got a huge bass today using this reel. It’s smooth as butter too.
ProsSmooth Great price Easy to set drag
Outstanding reel for the money
May 18, 2020
Today we have many options whit multiple ball bearings, power drags, fancy handles, seals and high price tickets. But this economy reel for small and medium river fish make a great job for few dollars.
ProsPerformance and price.
ConsFor the price, really nothing.
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Good teaching tool
April 7, 2020
I learned to fish with this style of reel, and they all still work today. The price is attractive for teaching youngins and the quick fire makes it easy. You won’t feel bad when the youngster you’re teaching launches it 10 yards further than you’re willing to walk out into the water when they let go of the whole thing. Be glad you paid what you did and they didn’t toss your twin power out there!
ProsPrice, ease, durability
ConsNot something you want to whip out and show your friend right after he says Stella, you?ll end up in the water too!
By Shimano f.
Just buy one (or more)
March 22, 2020
I've always liked Shimano reels, and when my wife and I agreed it was time for new reels to replace our almost 30-year old Shimanos with the original quickfire system, I started looking around at what Shimano had these days. I was shocked to find they had spinning reels with the Quickfire II system that cost less than $15 shipped to my door. I figured there must have been a misprint. So I took a chance (or so I thought) and bought 2 of these in the 2000 series. We do a lot of small stream and river kayak fishing, and typically have 4 or 6 lb. line spooled on reels this size with 6' medium action rods. Well, these reels were just the ticket. I reserved judgement until I made a few trips with my new $12 reel. Man, I gotta say I'm blown away at how good this little reel is. I can't believe I bought it new for $12. I would have paid $20 for it 40 years ago. So far, I've had it on several trips for largemouth, Guadalupes and whites on central TX rivers, and in the first 5 trips I've caught over 100 fish on this reel. It has performed flawlessly. I figure if it breaks on my next trip, that will be roughly $2/trip for the reel. But I don't expect that. In fact, I expect to get another 30 years out of this Shimano the way I did my last one that this replaced. Either way, I'm one happy camper. Just get it!
ProsExtremely good performance to price ratio. Tackle direct was perfect.
ConsNone so far!
By Greybeard
SE Alabama
For the price
February 13, 2020
this is an excellent reel that is comparable to many, if not most, at twice or more the cost. It was a surprise to learn the quality. It does not have instant anti-reverse, but does have one hand operation casting. It was purchased for spider rigging and grandchildren use, and works exactly as desired to date. It has a satisfactory drag, an excellent handle grip for smaller hands, has suffered no damage from the bumps, drops, and drags associated with child use.
By Kevin L.
November 11, 2019
Well worth the money Great
By Mikey A.
East Tennessee
Big bang for little bucks
July 19, 2019
Good smooth retrieval, light weight. Has an awesome rear drag! Great addition to my gear. Shimano is always a good product.
By Floyd
July 15, 2019
great reel& DEAL.
excellent service and response
May 7, 2019
good product prompt service
Prosfast shipping and good price .
Conswish it had been free shipping
By Steve K.
Palatine illinois
Great reel awesome price
March 20, 2019
I have used Shimano reels for years and have never had any trouble with this model. I am getting my son started on his tackle and this is the first piece I have gotten for him. This reel will last a long time and give him great fishing for years
By david d.
great reel .
January 25, 2019
I have at least 8 of these reels . my grand sons tried them and liked the trigger fast cast...one hand casting...so now there are 2 new customers for these reels.
By Mark
Jamestown, NC
great reel!
October 3, 2018
I have several of these reels---use in both fresh & salt water For the money---hard to beat these reels
By Andy69
Excellent value for money
September 30, 2018
These reels arrived ahead of schedule and we're exactly as advertised. Will definitely be a return customer.
By otto k.
college park, florida
September 27, 2018
its ok. the drag is good, but the anti reverse systems sucks.
By Miketex
Broken Arrow, OK
Shimano IX 4000 R
June 10, 2018
Thanks to the friend that recommended this as it is a great reel. The,price was just right at Tackle Direct and my first transaction with them went smooth. I wish the manufacturer would have included an owners manual.
ProsSmooth, quiet operation
ConsNo owners manual
By Brian W.
Barrington R.I.
Best bang for the buck
May 29, 2018
This inexpensive reel works very well. Its mostly plastic, but is well engineered to perform like a shimano should. I chose this product because of the name and price. I am not disappointed and would recommend this to any one looking to save a little money. Very happy with my purchase.
ProsLight weight yet solid. Inexpensive reel made by a quality manufacturer.
ConsMostly plastic not very attractive.
By Michael C.
Longmeadow Massachusetts
Classic Reel
May 3, 2018
This classic Shimano Reel is a durable die hard. I have used it for carp fishing and caught carp up to 15 pounds. The drag works great. The quick shoot trigger is a nice feature also. The line capacity is more than generous . I use mine on a European style 12 foot Avon float/match rod for my carp fishing and it balances out nicely. For the price this reel will last a long time.
ProsGreat drag and smooth operations with a classic old school look
By Andrew
Stockton CA
Great Reel!!
April 29, 2018
I got the reel before it was supposed to come and it works perfectly.
By Rashad
This SUPER reel as a KALASHNIKOFF of the reels.
March 13, 2018
SUPER strong and useful reel. I use it for more time. Just bought 3 pcs too. Highly advice.
By Nicholas S.
Great for the cost
June 25, 2016
I bought this not expecting much. I was amazed at how well it performs. I would definitely recommend this to anyone
ProsVery cheap, good quality.
ConsSlightly unattractive
By Truman
Middlefield, Ohio
Awesome reel
April 18, 2016
I have been fishing with a Shimano IX1000 for 15 years, and wanted a 2000 for bigger bass. Still a great reel for an insanely low price
By Steven D.
Great reel for the very cheap price!
December 24, 2015
For the price of $9.99 Canadian for a brand new reel and it's actually pretty good for quality, who can beat that !!!
ProsI find it light to hold, like having the drag at the rear, reels very smooth, I use braided line and it works very well with that type of line, I would recommend it to anyone.
Consnone to comment on for this deal.
By Barge
astoria, or
quiet and tough!
November 13, 2014
These are great if inexpensive reels. They handle harsh condition on sandy beaches very well. The spool design keeps crap out of the reel and the unique drag system works great when battling a good size fish. These reels are a steal!!
By Michael
Northeast WI.
Shimano IX1000R IX R Spinning Reel
October 22, 2014
This is a great reel at a great price.I've owned Shimano reel for years.I have three Shimano spinning reels that are 28 years old and work like they did the day I bought them.Can't go wrong with this reel very satisfied customer.
ProsThese reels are quality at a great price.
By Joe
Bradenton, FL
June 30, 2014
Great reel for sabiking bait
By Jeff
Columbus Oh
Just what I wanted!
June 2, 2014
I have been using these reels (1000, 2000) for many years now. I know they are not very expensive, but they do the job. I really like the finger trigger system.
ProsVery inexpensive. Trigger system is great!
By Luca
mulinello salt woter
November 14, 2013
Rapporto prezzo qualita' ottimo.
By paul
best reel on the market for the mony
September 11, 2013
very satisfied but ifyou raise the price $2.00 change the price on the box.
By Tim
Great reel at a Great price!
July 26, 2013
I have used these reels for years and when I saw them at TackleDirect for a super low price I bought 2 more. Do yourself a favor and shop TackleDirect and save $.
ProsGreat Price on a Great Reel
By Michael M.
Typical Shimano Quality
July 7, 2013
These reels provide typical Shimano quality at an exceptional price. Excellent reel for both beginners and professionals alike.
By Forrest
Items work great and quickly shipped.
May 28, 2013
I will certainly do business with TackleDirect in the future
By Rich
New York State
Great Reel
May 21, 2013
I just got to use this and it performed flawlessly. For 10 bucks you cant go wrong. Better than most 30-40 dollor reels. Use it with light 4-6 lb test and it will cast far.
ProsSmall light weight, casts far
Consonly problem i see is the auto abil hook, alittle flimsy, but a washer fixed that right up
By Andrew
Carbondale, Illinois
Bang for your buck
March 20, 2013
I love the reel really great for $10 but not just that. Overall great easy to reel line cast the whole 9 yards. Try it out for sure
ProsCheap sturdy Ease of use
ConsOne bearing
shimano IX 40000R
February 4, 2013
good for medium and small size fishes in shallow water
By David
Tucson, AZ
Love these reels
November 11, 2012
I needed to replace my Shimano Quickfire reels (actually all of my tackle) after a burglary. I was very happy to find these reels available here at such a low price. I will no doubt be buying more from tackle Direct in the future (hopefully not for the same reason though)
ProsQuickfire, rear drag
By David
Tucson, AZ
November 11, 2012
Can't wait to try these on the lake. They are replacements for reels that were stolen in a burglary. Couldn't find any locally, and I'm happy I found them here at such a low price
By David
Tucson, AZ
November 11, 2012
Perfect replacement for reels I had stolen. Very happy to find these at all, and at a great low price
By Mark P.
somersworth NH
Shimano spinning reel
September 10, 2012
this reel performs excellent. it's ideal for for 5 to 6 foot rods and is great when fishing light tackle is lakes, streams and ponds.. I use these reels when teaching kids fishing, easy to learn and use
Prosrear drag system, one handed bail system
August 22, 2012
cheap reel but great for kids
By Jim F.
Salisbury, MD
Best reel for the bucks!
August 6, 2012
I have been using these reels for years and they have always been dependable, smooth, and cast beautifully. For the price you cannot beat them. for any price they are just great reels.
ProsWell made, dependable and cast beautifully.
By johnwsimmons@nc c.
Rougemont, NC
Great Reel for the price
July 15, 2012
I now have three of these reels they perform well. TackleDirect's price was the lowest price of all my purchases. Great shipping.
By basilio
formos to brazil
shimano spinning reel ix 200/ix4000
June 15, 2012
This reel is very good and the better in your price.It was my first purchase in TackleDirect ,the best price in world.

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