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Shimano Sustain FG

Overall Customer Rating: 4.75 of 5 stars Shimano Sustain FG Reels 4.75 out of 5 (4 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Shimano
Series: Spinning Reels
Model: Sustain FG
Reel Type: Spinning

Shimano Sustain FG specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type

SA10000FG

12/5316/3420/235

4.8:1

8 +1

19.0

28

EVA Power

SA3000FG

6/238/1710/140

6.0:1

8 +1

8.3

15

EVA Power

SA4000FG

8/2410/2012/160

6.2:1

8 +1

9.9

20

EVA Power

SA5000FG

10/240,12/195,14/165

6.2:1

8 +1

10.6

20

EVA Power

SA6000FG

12/2616/1720/120

4.8:1

8 +1

19.6

28

EVA Power

SA1000FG

2/274/146/110

6.0:1

7 +1

6.5

7

Round EVA

SA2500FG

6/208/1410/120

6.0:1

8 +1

8.3

15

Round EVA


* All Sustain FG Reels specifications from the official Shimano catalog. Shimano reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


 

Fishermen's opinions about Shimano Sustain FG

 
Shimano Sustain FG

Best spinning reel I''ve ever purchased

2013-01-25T09:48:50

1/25/2013 9:48:50 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

The sustain reel is definitely worth every penny I paid.
I have owned stradics, quantums, Abus and this has become my new favorite spinning reel.

So much power and finesse at the same time. Drag is incredible.
Reviewed by: Barack (Toronto, Ontario)

 
Shimano Sustain FG

LOVE THIS REEL

2013-01-02T09:51:55

1/2/2013 9:51:55 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

This is the best reel I have ever used and I have owned a LOT of reels. I have the 3000 on a 6'8" G Loomis GLX Mossy Back rod and it is a perfect combo for flats fishing from my kayak or the flats boat.
The smooth drag and retrieve makes it a pleasure to fish all day.
Reviewed by: coastflatsman (Florida)

 
Shimano Sustain FG

Good but not excellent

2012-12-29T09:47:46

12/29/2012 9:47:46 AM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

Over the years, I have owned Shimano Saros, Stradic CI4, Sustain FE, and a Curado baitcaster. I still have a Stradic CI4 and a Curado. I used to have a Sustain 2500FE. It was very smooth when idle. But when a fish, even a small one, is on the line, it would make grinding noise. The reel was heavy at 9.4 oz which made my elbow pain when I fished on a canoe. So I sold it. Couple weeks ago, I got a chance to play with my friend new Sustain 2500FG. I think Shimano made some improvements. It is lighter now but still heavy at 8.3 oz for a reel at this price range. It is about the same smoothness although the bearing count is increased by one. It is unfortunately not silent but still considered to be quiet. Yes with the huge price increase, you still lose the extra spool and the titanium coated spool lip. Shimano drag system is smooth, reliable but is made of oil felt washers so it can be cooked if you fight a big one for a long time. I think a reel this expensive should at least have a carbon fiber drag system.

Overall I give it a 4 star for its excellent line management, smoothness and product service.
Reviewed by: NocHunter (Syracuse, NY)

 
Shimano Sustain FG

Buttery Smooth

2012-11-09T09:50:20

11/9/2012 9:50:20 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

What do I say, was looking for a trout size reel that can handle target species but also can handle unintended monster fish in the event they should bite the line, you never know fishing saltwater. Anyway this reel was the ticket, didn't want to spend Stella money but I wanted a smooth quality reel and sustain fit the bill. Did I say butter smooth and light weight, holy cow this reel is so light weight it feels cheap (a good thing) I have the 5000FG and was shocked at how small it was for a 5000 class spinner. This thing cast a mile and guess what while throwing a yozuri lure hooked up with a 41 inch red fish, this reel put the breaks on this guy. Buttery smooth drag and light weight perfect combo.
There is a video on youtube, a guy caught a 50ln ling with the sustain… the reel are super powerful don't let the weight of the reel fool you.
Reviewed by: David

 
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