Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reel
Why We Like It:
"Just when you think the Stradic can't get any better, they introduce the Stradic FL series. Stradics have always been the standard in top shelf reels in this price range, and with features like the new MicroModule Gear II and their channeling labyrinth construction to keep this running smooth, fast and clean for along time!"
Description: Never satisfied with “good enough”, Shimano always finds another way to improve your fishing experience. Introducing the new Shimano Stradic, the product of CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION. Now with Shimano’s MicroModule Gear II you’ll experience a rotational smoothness and power transfer, never before achieved in a reel at this price point. Couple MicroModule Gear II with Silent Drive, which fine tunes internal components to the highest tolerances possible, and you’ll agree the new Stradic approaches flagship level performance. Plus, Shimano’s X-Protect water-repellent coating and specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction ensure a lifetime of top level performance by stopping water penetration in key areas without adding a heavy rotational feel. The C3000, 4000 and C5000 models come equipped with Shimano’s Cross Carbon Drag system, designed to endure and conquer the most blistering runs and the most powerful fish.
Hagane Gear - Boasting amazing strength and durability, Hagane Gear is a process in which the gearing is calculated in minute detail and cold forged instead of being cut. This application of state-of-the-art technologies gives the angler reel smoothness from the first use through years of enjoyment.
Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to its stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It’s efficiency through strength.
X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
MicroModule II Gear - State-of-the-art gear design makes use of smaller gear teeth and more of them, which results in a more efficient gear train and much smoother retrieve.
Long Stroke Spool - By increasing the height of the spool, the line is able to be laid on the spool without the spool having to fully oscillate as frequently. This results in the line having to change direction while coming off the spool fewer times during a cast, resulting is less turbulence going through the guides for a smoother and longer cast.
SilentDrive - A long list of fine-tuned internal micro adjustments and enhancements that reduce any handle play and noise from moving parts.
X-Protect - By combining a water repellant coating and a specially designed water channeling labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without adding weight or sacrificing light rotor rotation.
G-Free Body - G-Free Body technology enables the reel’s center of gravity to be moved closer to the center of the reel seat, and therefore the anglers hand position. This shift in weight and balance helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
||Braid Cap. (yards/lb test)
|| Drag (lbs)
||10/95, 15/75, 20/65
||10/150, 15/145, 30/100
||10/200, 20/140, 40/105
||15/230, 30/180, 50/120