Product Comparison: Shimano NASCI (NAS4000XGFB) vs Shimano Sahara FI (4000XG)


General Specifications
About the Product
NASCI is an exciting, new powerful spinning reel with unparalleled gear durability at its price point. Incorporating upgraded drag, X-Ship and HGN Gearing, and available in sizes from 1000 through 5000, it is a great choice for everything from light freshwater to medium saltwater applications.
The new Sahara is a powerful spinning reel with unparalleled durability at its price point. Incorporating X-Ship and HGN Gearing in its G-Free Body, and available in sizes from 2000 through 5000, it offers performance and value that will appeal to novice and experienced anglers alike.
Brand
Shimano
Shimano
Model
NASCI (NAS4000XGFB)
Sahara FI (4000XG)
Origin
Japan
Japan
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
230/15, 205/20, 120/50
280/15, 170/30, 150/50
Type
Spinning
Spinning
Reel Size
4000
4000
Bearings
4 + 1
4 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
240/8, 200/10, 160/12
240/8, 200/10, 160/12
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shimano NASCI (NAS4000XGFB) Compact Spinning Reel
  • The reel is very smooth with a feel of tightness found in reels that cost twice as much.
  • I have it spooled with 17 lb test nano fil on a Med / Hvy spinning rod rated for 1/4 - 1 oz lures. Casts amazingly well and I had zero line issue.
  • So far these reels seem to be a great bang for the buck. Smooth and a nice drag.
  • Super smooth drag that handles big reds and snook flawlessly. Paired it with a Gander Mountain Tournmanet mediam-heavy rod.
  • Smooth action, excellent drag.
Shimano Sahara FI (4000XG) Spinning Fishing Reel, Hagane Gear, Model 2017
  • Reel is nice, spins freely. No good for ice fishing outside with braid.
  • Works great and smooth.
  • One of the best reels i ever had.
  • No complains, nice and smooth reel, got 4000 size. Quality seems to be good.
  • Casting distance is good with no problems.
Size & Weight
Height
7.8 in.
6.2 in.
Weight
10.4 oz.
10.4 oz.
Width
7 in.
5.1 in.
Depth
4.7 in.
3.5 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Drag
Max Drag
24 lb.
24 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Lever
Lever
What customers say about "Drag"
Shimano NASCI (NAS4000XGFB) Compact Spinning Reel
  • What I liked most is the smooth action, super strong and smooth drag! This reel is light and compact but able to handle larger fish in saltwater.
  • As always, Shimano reels are great! Very smooth and balanced.
  • Light, responsive. I really like the way the drag is easy to set.
  • There is a serious problem with the geometry of this this reel.
Shimano Sahara FI (4000XG) Spinning Fishing Reel, Hagane Gear, Model 2017
  • My favorite reels. Shimano makes a great product and this was a great price!
  • I'm so glad I went with this reel, it's unbelievably smooth, the drag is top notch, the fit and finish is beautiful, and it casts a mile!
  • The drag is smooth and easy to dial in fine increments.
  • Most $200 reels cant handle that much drag stripping action.
Features
Gear Ratio
6.2 : 1
6.2 : 1
Retrieve Rate
39 in.
39 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Yes
Yes
Type Of Crank
Single-grip
Single-grip
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
Extras
Infinite anti-reverse, G Free Body, X-Ship and HGN Gearing, AR-C Spool, VariSpeed II, Waterproof Drag, Hagane Gear
X-Ship, Hagane Gear, G Free Body, AR-C Spool, VariSpeed II
What customers say about "Features"
Shimano NASCI (NAS4000XGFB) Compact Spinning Reel
  • The reel was used every day in saltwater for a week and it cleaned up very well ,so I guess the protective coating advertised works.
  • Tip of reel crank handle is texturized, thick, flat, T-shaped with rounded top. This allows for a very strong grip when placed in the palm between ring finger & middle finger.
  • Great value for money, strong enough drag to fish inshore and offshore. Smooth operation, and great a fast line retrieve.
  • All I use is Shimano spinning reels and this one is just as good as my stradic for less. I would recommend to anyone, very smooth drag and action.
  • Anti-reverse feature is permanent with no switch to manually reverse retrieve.
Shimano Sahara FI (4000XG) Spinning Fishing Reel, Hagane Gear, Model 2017
  • The angle is much sharper then other reels. But it does accomplish being more compact. But I would choose comfort over size.
  • The construction is solid, with the construction of the bail being the one that impresses me the most.
  • I have used this reel for the past three years as my primary false albacore reel and have loved it!
  • This product is great to use with croaker.
  • Its very smooth and can take severe abuse and misshandeling.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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