The SR-Concept combines the
new concept of Reliance with all
aspects of the S-Concept:
Smooth, Silent and Strong. The
Reliance Concept, or R-Concept,
means that dreams in reel design
are now evolving into reality. The
result of the use of the new S-R
Concept in design is the
development of many exciting
new features.
Fluidrive II

Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, which
provides extremely tight tolerances and control in the
cutting process, Fluidrive II polishes the gear surface
to maximize tooth contact. This increases the
efficiency of the retrieve for more power with less

This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by
counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity
and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an
approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to
redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation
and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.

S-Concept represents Shimano's initial philosophy on
which many of our spinning reel have been designed.
The three basic ideas that are inherent in the S-
Concept are Smooth, Silent and Strong.
•Smooth rotation and comfortable retrieve, coupled
with excellent drag performance and longer casting
distance, leads to our smooth, flawless operation.
•Silent operation of parts within the reel's construction
represents the attention to tight tolerances, reducing
excessive noise and resulting in the silent operation of
our reels.
•Strong, solid and functional construction leads to
powerful torque and durable drivetrains. This gives
anglers the strength and confidence they need to
battle elusive gamefish.
•The new sizing of our S-Concept reels offers anglers
a bigger spool and smaller body, resulting in a lighter,
more comfortable fishing experience without
sacrificing line capacity.
The end result are reels offering anglers smooth,
silent and strong reels that are designed for years of
fishing use. The knowledge of fishing and the minds
of Shimano's engineers have given today's angler
state-of-the-art reels that are ready for any challenge.

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 means the
gears will stay in the same
position under the heaviest
loads. The added benefit is that
friction between the spool shaft
and gear are eliminated. This will
enhance the casting performance
of the reel with lighter lures, and
allow for longer casts.
Super Stopper II

Super Stopper II anti-reverse
uses a one-way bearing that
eliminates backplay.This
provides the angler with instant
hooksetting power. In some
reels, the Super Stopper II can
be turned off to allow
backreeling for special
techniques and situations.
Cold Forged Aluminum Spool

These spools provide increased
strength and durability over
diecast aluminum or graphite
Shimano IX Model # IX4000R Spinning Reel
•Propulsion Line Management
•Graphite Frame
•Graphite Sideplate
•Graphite Rotor
•Diecast Aluminum Spool
•Super Stopper
•Power Roller II
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono,
Fluorocarbon and PowerPro
Series : IX
Family Type : Freshwater
Models Offered : 3
Key Feature : Quick Fire II
Ball Bearings : 0
Roller Bearings : 0
Maximum Drag (lb) : 7-15 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) :
•Retrieve Range 6-15 (in)
•8.4-11.4 WEIGHT RANGE
•Rear Drag
•7-15 (lb) Drag Power Range
•Moderate Crank Power
•Moderate Cast Rating
This lightweight, rear-drag Shimano IX features
Quick Fire II, Graphite Frame, Graphite Sideplate,
Graphite Rotor, Graphite Spool, Rear Drag.
Approved for use in Saltwater. Rated for use with
Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines.
The Shimano IX Series Spin Reels are a cheap way
to get your fishing rod outfitted with a quality fishing
reel that is equipped with the Quick Fire II Trigger

These are some of the easiest to cast Spinning
Reels on the market today and provide reliable and
long distance casting every time to help you catch
more fish like trout, bass, perch, and more.
Key Features:
•Quick Fire II Trigger Allows
for easy, one-handed casting
•Self Centering Bail
•Rear Drag
•Works with Mono,
Flourocarbon and PowerPro
•Fresh water or Saltwater