The storied history of the Shimano Sahara
continues in 2022 with the introduction of
the Sahara FJ series of spinning reels.
Designed for entry and experienced anglers
alike, the Sahara series incorporates
Shimano's HAGANE Gear for increased
durability with the refinement of SilentDrive
technology for smoother reeling performance.
X-Ship technology within the Sahara series
provides added gear durability during fights
with hard-charging game fish. Compared to the
previous generation, the new Saraha FJ is
lighter in weight and boasts an entirely
new body and rotor design for extra in-hand
appeal. The Sahara FJ features a screw-in
handle and an anti-reverse switch, providing
anglers with dependable performance while
pursuing their next trophy catch.
- G-Free Body: G-Free Body technology has
been developed to shift the reel's center of
gravity closer to the rod. By moving the
center of gravity closer to the angler's
hand, the G-Free Body helps to reduce fatigue
and enhance casting comfort.
- HAGANE Gear: With amazing strength and
durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very
heart of most Shimano reels. Shimano, through
the application of state-of-the-art
technologies, gives anglers the long-lasting
smoothness and pleasure that is felt when
anglers first use a reel, over and over
again. No cutting work is applied to the
teeth of the drive gear during fabrication,
instead the entire surface is calculated in
minute detail by special 3D-design and then
formed by Shimano's cold-forging technology.
The result is assured resilience. HAGANE Gear
is the fruit of Shimano's inexhaustible
pursuit for durability — the strength and
power of forged metal continues to represent
the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
- Propulsion Line Management System: The
most obvious component of the Propulsion Line
Management System is the new Propulsion Spool
Lip design. Through tens of thousands of
casting tests and computer simulations,
Shimano’s new spool lip design provides
longer casting distances than a standard
spool lip design while also preventing
backlashes and wind knots from forming.
- SilentDrive: SilentDrive technology
benefits from a total redesign of all
functional parts focused on the drive gear,
worm shaft and other parts. The goal: remove
unnecessary noise and vibration. In doing so,
the overall tolerances are improved to a
micron level, ultimately creating an overall
quieter and smoother reel operation.
- X-Ship: X-Ship provides improved gear
durability. By supporting the pinion gear on
both ends with bearings, the pinion gear
maintains precise alignment with the drive
gear. This allows the gears to stay in the
same position under the heaviest loads. The
added benefit of X-Ship technology is that
friction between the spool shaft and gear are
eliminated. This further benefits anglers
with enhanced casting performance and casting
distance of lighter lures.