39 Reviews
79% (31)
13% (5)
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92% Recommend this product (36 of 39 responses)
By Johnny
Eden, MD
nasci 3000
August 4, 2022
great little reel, smooth and priced right. hard to go wrong here!
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Great little reel
February 19, 2022
For what I use it for, inshore on a M-ML 7’6” rod, it balanced well, has adequate line capacity and enough drag at 20lbs
ProsPrice, lightweight, nice gold color to match a battalion II inshore
ConsNone really unless you just had your twinpower in your hands
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Light and priced right
February 19, 2022
This reel isstill light but doesn’t have the refinement of its more expensive siblings. It feels like a Shimano, but more plastic, has a thru handle and more rotor flex. I have the 3k size and it’s fine for what I use it for. It’s not a twinpower but still at a great entry giving you salt water use over an entry Sahara
ProsLight and price is nice
ConsNot as sophisticated as Twinpower or Vanford if you have been spoiled on those
By Frank D.
Super Reel
August 2, 2021
Great light weight reel, but can handle decent size Striped Bass, Tough and rugged for a small reel. Great smooth drag system and spool handles ample 150 yds of 20lb test braid
By Anonymous
New York
July 5, 2021
Smooth and can take a beating
By Jonathan
Mobile, AL
Smooth as butter
June 25, 2021
Love this reel with my Glooms rods. I've got 4 NASCI reels
Prosprice is very good for quality
By James B.
342 East Clarion Drive Carson Ava
Shimano Nasci
May 8, 2021
I really like this vey nice Shimano Nasci 5000 model spinning reel I use it for in shore fishing
By Bob
International falls mn
Great reel
April 27, 2021
Smooth , tough, long casting, Shimano reliable. I use it for Northern Pike. Never failed me.
By Jim W.
Washington State
Shimano Nasci 1000FB is very nice reel
February 21, 2021
Great reel for the price. Versatile, sturdy, smooth, and casts very well. Has CoreProtect and X-Ship which is great at this price point. Purchased a couple for 10 and 14 year-old grandkids.
Pros- CoreProtect for brackish water - Smooth cast & retrieve - Sturdy with X-Ship dual bearings - Smooth drag
By ben
cant go wrong
December 29, 2020
smooth, lightweight, and will hold up to the salt
By Sebastian
Naples, FL
December 15, 2020
this reel hasn't failed me yet with the beating I've put on it
By David
Mesa, AZ
As smooth as my Stradic for less than ? the price
December 12, 2020
Very smooth reel, not as sealed as my stradic FL, but just as smooth. I am freshwater and the 3000 size is perfect. From trout to medium catfish, this reel has served me well. Save about $30 and get the Sahara, they are the same, but the sahara isn't sealed, but gearing and all is exactly the same.
ProsLight, long casting, smooth, semi-sealed.
ConsShould have saved my money on the Stradic FL, and got 2 more of these...
By Dhardy
Milford. NJ
Sloppy and heavy
November 11, 2020
First I'm a Shimano fan. However after one year of light use this reel is very sloppy. Would say this reel is good for a backup reel or bait fishing. Not for regular use for tubes, ned or other lures.
ProsInexpensive ,
ConsSloppy with a lot of play Heavy
By jon
eastern shore, md
Very Surprised
October 6, 2020
Need a back up light tackle reel for trout, rock, and reds. This thing is smooth and better than I would have thought.
Prosprice, quality
By Owen
East Falmouth, MA
Hard to beat for the money
September 22, 2020
Overall pleased with this reel. Shimano reels can get super pricey but the Nasci is a good value. I got the 4000 size to use for inshore saltwater fishing and so far I love it. Good line capacity and a solid drag if you happen to hook a bigger fish. Using on an 8’6 ultralight surf rod at the moment.
By Nicholas
Pacifica, CA
Great Reel For the Price
July 6, 2020
I have a 4000 size mostly used for surf fishing. Overall, the reel is smooth, as well as the drag. I would have liked a more sturdy handle, preferably with a bigger handle (it is small for a 4000 reel, in my opinion). However, I am more than satisfied with the performance of this reel at this price. Great value.
By Nick
Great Reel
March 25, 2020
Very smooth
By Cobb
Glenmoore, PA
Great reel for price
March 1, 2020
Very smooth for price and lightweight, I got this reel a while ago and it is still good as new
ProsLightweight and very smooth
By Tylor
Great reel
February 21, 2020
Great reel for inshore fishing. If fishing for large inshore fish I would suggest upgrading to a stradic.
By Reese
Johns island, SC
Love this reel
February 7, 2020
I love this reel it is so smooth and light
By Van
If you're considering the 4k just get the 5k
January 13, 2020
These are really smooth reeling and very light reels. They feel like my stradics for a lot less money. FYI, if you're considering a 4k NASCI just get the 5k. They weigh the same, have the same ratio but the 5k has a slightly bigger spool and costs the same as the 4k. I am not sure why they even have a 4k.
Proslight and very smooth
Consmight flex under load
By Van
5 stars for price
January 13, 2020
This and the stradic have ruined me for spinning reels. The 4k weighs a little less than a Battle II 2500. It's very smooth and similar feeling to my stradics. We'll see how they hold up but for the price they are an excellent value.
Proslight and buttery smooth
Consmight flex under load
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
great fw reel
December 31, 2019
I like my 1k for trout, it’ll probably the most i ever spend on a reel for trout. Pretty smooth reel though
By Kristopher
Bullet Proof Reel
March 26, 2019
Typical Shimano quality at an affordable price! I use this on a 7'6" rod for inshore and it has handled everything from Reds to Sheep Heads.
By Joe
Nasci 500
January 22, 2019
Seems nice and smooth. Will see how it handles in the spring
By Cliff
San Diego CA
A bit dissapointing
December 31, 2018
I have been fishing this reel for about 6 months now. It's decent but at the price point i feel Diawa offers far superior products like the BG and the Fuego LT. It could dstand to be allot smoother and lighter.
ProsPrice i guess
ConsThere are far superior products in the same price range.
South Haven Mi.
Shimano NASC 3000 reel
October 31, 2018
Can’t beat this reel for the money! Smooth awesome reel!! Buy it!!
By Snakehead S.
OK Budget Reel But Leaves a Lot to Be Desired
October 19, 2018
I have owned this reel in the 5000 sized since it was released. I have owned many other Shimano reels for the past 15 years, Daiwa, Abu, Penn and others. I usually buy the mid to flagship range reels but wanted to give this reel a shot to see what the hype was all about. I have to say that this reel is quite sloppy in the tolerences in the handle and knob. From day 1 it has always has had a geary lump on every 1/3 turn of the handle like an off kilter wheel. When reeling in bigger fish, the handle seems to have a lot of flex, so much so that i've felt I might break it. I've also tested the drag at ~18lb under controlled conditions and there is an uncomfortable amount of flex in the rotor. I love Shimano products but if you plan on using this reel for larger game (~10lb drag or higher), go with a more solidly built reel.
ProsBudget friendly
ConsA lot of flex in the handle and rotor Possible quality control Wouldn't use it for big fish or even close to it's stated drag numbers
By Ron D.
Elkhart, Indiana
Nasci 2500 & 3000
October 14, 2018
Nasci is the best quality $99.99 reel in this price range. Very durable, smooth with many features make this is a must have to add to your arsenal.
ProsHagane gear X ship Coreprotect 5 bearings 6 sizes
By Bob-O
Really great reel.
June 9, 2018
This reel is a bargin. For the price it rivals much more expensive spinning reels. Buy it.
By Chris
Boston, MA
Love it!
February 4, 2018
High quality reel for a great price. I have a 3000 and a 5000.
ProsExtreamly smooth
ConsNon yet
By Jonathan
This real rocks
December 17, 2017
This real is lighter than all my penns and is smoother I have been able to catch big snook and Jack ladyfish but my only downfall is that the handle does not go directly into the gears therefore I don't think it'll last as long as my penn spin fisher or my penn slammer
By Pedro Z.
Uberlandia, Minas Gerais
Great Reel
November 27, 2017
Smoth, very lightweight and suitable for use in several fishing techniques
NASCI 3000
November 20, 2017
This is a fantastic, smooth reel for the price. I use it mostly for bass fishing along with some inshore for reds and strippers. It casts well, and the drag has enough umph to make it a good inshore reel. If you fish heavy grass/lily pads in freshwater and live close enough to the coast to fish inshore, I recommend the smaller NASCI sizes. It will be hard to find a better reel for at the $100.00 price point.
By Rodrigo
Easton, PA
NASCI 3000
November 4, 2017
great reel for light tackle inshore use.... I used it for anything from porgy to seabass to blackfishing all on jigs.... light weight and good value
Proslight weight good value
By Fish4Life O.
Oahu, Hawaii
NASCI 5000
January 28, 2017
Just purchased thus reel and tried it out a few times. Works very well like most Shimano reels. Very smooth, and good balanced feel. I have yet to see how the drag system works on a big fish running. But overall it's a good reel for the price.
By pat
Hutchinson MN
amazing. tough. smooth.
December 21, 2016
Had a chance to use this reel today in less than perfect conditions, snow on the ground, dodging ice flows and 30 degree water. This reel functioned in an environment that literally causes most reels to simply explode. This is the smoothest reel I have ever used, the gears are nothing short of amazing, SO SMOOTH, SO POWERFUL, JUST SIMPLY AMAZING! I plan on buying the 5000 size when I get the chance.
By Nathan C.
South fl
Good reel but one issue I found
December 3, 2016
Reel feels as smooth if not smoother then my fk Stradic, 2nd cast I had on this reel I hooked into a nice 28" red fish and functioned flawlessly reel was as smooth as could be. The only problem I found was flex in the body, not to say it's not going to last a long time but flex like that in a reel is never a good thing to have.
ProsEverything besides the body
By Chris
Monmouth County, NJ
Awesome Reel for the Price!!!
October 6, 2016
Bought this reel, the 2500 model, for light back bay fishing. Tackle Direct is my favorite saltwater fishing supplier. Stopped by the showroom while in AC. The staff could not say enough about this reel. As soon as I picked it up, I was impressed by it's lightness and extreme smoothness. 2 days later, I was lucky to break it in the back bay with stripers up to 30'' on poppers. The drag is really smooth. Like the guys said in the store, "if you have a $100 to spend on a spinning reel, this is the reel to get" Well done Shimano and thanks again Tackle Direct, you guys are a step above the rest!!!

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