As an angler, success on the water depends on the durability of your equipment. For all of those dawn-to-dusk days of chasing fish, hardcore weekend adventures, and conditions that would usually push you and your gear to the breaking point, we present the brand new Sustain FI.
The Sustain FI was named the Best Saltwater Reel at ICAST’s New Product Showcase.
Sustain is packed with a long list of high-end features which translates to serious performance. From bass to small billfish, Sustain is built with the power and rigidity to handle a wide variety of fishing challenges while maintaining the refinement and light rotation that Sustain is known for. By combining our water-repellent coating and our specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction, X Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation. By utilizing the asymmetrical, super-light, perfectly balanced design of the new Magnumlite Rotor, the Sustain requires very low inertia to start rotating, resulting in an immediate, light, smooth feel.
Shimano Sustain FI Key Features
HAGANE Gear – Refined and precise, the cold-forged HAGANE Gear is the pinnacle of Shimanos metalworking experience. In order to give you the same exquisite feeling every time, we had to ensure that the gear of the Sustain FI will be as strong and durable as possible.
HAGANE Body – The HAGANE Body of the Sustain FI is both metal and rigid. This virtually eliminates body flexing, ensuring that the force you are putting into your reel is efficiently transformed into pure cranking power.
X-SHIP – We needed the internals of the Sustain FI to stay precisely aligned to provide you with a consistent experience. X-SHIP supports the pinion gear on both ends with bearings to keep it aligned with the drive gear. Along with keeping the reel consistent, this technology makes the reel even more durable.
MagnumLite (MGL) Rotor – The new MagnumLite Rotor featured in the Sustain FI nearly eliminates the need for startup inertia. We have worked to make the resistance felt when beginning to reel negligible, and this is the result. Effortlessly initiate your retrieve with the Sustain FI.
X Protect – By combining our proven Core Protect water-repellant coating and our specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction, we have created high-level water resistance that doesnt sacrifice reel performance.
Cross Carbon Drag – Allowing for more drag settings and our smoothest drag performance ever, Cross Carbon Drag is crucial feature of the new Sustain FI.
G Free Body – The Sustain FIs center of gravity is closer to your hand in order to give you more control and decrease overall fatigue over long casting sessions
Shimano Sustain FG Spinning Reels feature new technology from Shimano:
X-Ship provides rigidity, increased gearing efficiency and tremendous amount of cranking power.
Magnumlite CI4 Rotor is lighter and reduces resistance on rotation.
Rapid Fire Drag allows anglers to quickly adjust drag to ideal setting during the fight.
New ‘Magnumlite CI4 Rotor’ (1000-4000)
Rapid Fire Drag
New ‘Reel Stand’
Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III. Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
Aero Wrap II Oscillation
SR-Concept: SR 3D Gear, SR One-Piece Bail Wire