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Spinning Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Shimano => Topic started by: The Fishing Hobby on July 28, 2020, 02:31:34 PM



Title: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: The Fishing Hobby on July 28, 2020, 02:31:34 PM
Thought y'all might be interested. Basically the same reel as the newer Sienna 1000 but with one less ball bearing. For a $20 reel it isn't too bad really.
I just uploaded the video today. Only a couple of things I personally don't like about the reel (subjective really).
https://youtu.be/rvQ_bi5wUJY


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: Crow on July 28, 2020, 02:33:27 PM
Good job ! Thanks for posting .


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: The Fishing Hobby on July 28, 2020, 02:51:20 PM
Good job ! Thanks for posting .
Thanks!


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: boon on August 10, 2020, 05:22:12 PM
Quite amazing, aren't they....

When you consider that if they're selling them for $20, they're just as likely buying them for $10; the wholesaler is probably making 100% as well, so there's a good chance the reel costs under $5 to make.


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: The Fishing Hobby on August 11, 2020, 02:37:00 AM
Quite amazing, aren't they....

When you consider that if they're selling them for $20, they're just as likely buying them for $10; the wholesaler is probably making 100% as well, so there's a good chance the reel costs under $5 to make.
Could be... economy of scale is huge for a low cost good quality reel from a major industry player I would imagine.


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: nelz on August 31, 2020, 08:55:45 PM
For a $20 reel it isn't too bad really. Only a couple of things I personally don't like about the reel (subjective really).

How is the frame as far as flexing?


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: The Fishing Hobby on September 01, 2020, 03:49:49 AM
For a $20 reel it isn't too bad really. Only a couple of things I personally don't like about the reel (subjective really).

How is the frame as far as flexing?
I actually talked about that in the video, but it is about as rigid as you will find for a plastic body ultralight reel.


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: philaroman on September 01, 2020, 05:34:33 AM
never had a flex problem w/ older 1000/2000-size well past the size-class (20#braid/12# fluoro)
if they flex a bit when the drag is screaming, I'm definitely NOT cranking the handle, so it's not really an issue
it's the 4000-size w/ 30-50# braid & locked down drag, that serious flex-fear kicks in

EDIT: yes, personal youthful experience -- one good ray or slammer blue,
is all it took, for the gears in a TX-4000F/FA(?) to be "never the same"


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: nelz on September 01, 2020, 07:49:42 AM
How is the frame as far as flexing?
I actually talked about that in the video, but it is about as rigid as you will find for a plastic body ultralight reel.

Ok, thanks, its been a while since I viewed it. Asking because I read a review that complained about excessive flexing. I'm looking for a good UL that won't break the bank.


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: Ron Jones on September 01, 2020, 09:34:27 AM
If someone catches a fish that flexes a 100 sized reel then maybe they should realize a knfe at a gun fight is rarely good for the guy with the knife!
The Man


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: philaroman on September 01, 2020, 10:50:24 AM
not with Shimano, LOL
a 1000 is generally same body/gearbox as 2000
same foot/stand supports a smaller mass, so it's effectively stronger
and smaller rotor w/ same wall-thickness is significantly stronger & more rigid


Title: Re: Newer Shimano budget ultralight review and teardown FX1000FC
Post by: Ron Jones on September 01, 2020, 02:33:54 PM
That's what I'm saying. If your using a 1000 to fish for bluegill and a 3 pound bullhead comes along you should be alright. If your fishing in an area where you might run into a 20 pound flathead then you should have a bigger reel to start with.
Ronald Jones