Shimano ST4000XGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel
The Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels are designed for anglers who demand toughness and durability in their tackle. Shimano's Hagane reel design allows for these reels to be long lasting through your many fishing trips.
- Hagane gear provides power with cold forged drive gear
- X-Ship uses precision cut gears for power and smoothness
- Hagane body transforms angler strength into cranking power and provides rigidity
- Dyna balance
- Fluid Drive II gearing system
- Cold forged aluminum spool
Hagane Body: Metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms your actions directly into cranking power.
X-Ship: Provides greater power transmission efficiency through the use of large precision cut gears with increased bearing support
Aero Wrap II: is a worm gear oscillation system with specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides great uniform line lay to reduce loss of energy during the cast shape and thickness of the aluminum rotor creates high rigidity that results in more fish fihgting power. Increased mass of this rotor generates more inertia resulting in easier fishing of heavy jigs and high resistance lures
By anita nirma
Springfield Gardens, new york
May 14, 2017
I don't think I've ever read a bad review about the Stradic FK and now that I own one, I know why. very smooth and lightweight reel (I have the 5000fk). the HT100/Duradrag on the Penn reels are smoother though. this is not to say the shimano's drag is not good. i will upgrade the drag washers to carbontex washers and this should make it a lot better. but over all..awesome reel.
Prosvery smooth. light weight. decently smooth drag. looks awesome.
Consdrag could be smoother.
Love every thing about this reel!
May 12, 2017
I am very satisfied with this reel and I love the operation. I have Haven't found anything it wont handle. My fishing partners have used it once and have already want to place an order for theirs. Cant go wrong here! I choose the 5000 reel instead of the narrow 4000 and after using it had to order a 4000 after trying my wifes 4000. Still the same awesome reel. Way to go Shimano, great product.
ProsWater tight, smooth, metal body
December 28, 2016
Shimano stradic is a great reel. If you are looking for a great ultra light reel I highly recommend, can't go wrong. Was able to fill with 100yrds of 8lb braid.
ProsWon't be disappointed
Texas City, TX
October 17, 2016
Awsome Spinning reel. Very Smooth
ProsCast great smooth retrieve
August 3, 2016
I owned a stradic before I bought my Saragossa. This reel took a beating in the surf and never failed.
ProsLightweight and durable.
Brooklyn, New York
July 20, 2016
need more line capacity that is my only issue
ProsVery smooth -
By Julio Amaya
July 14, 2016
I really like how smooth and lightweight this reel is.
By Steve Alter
Center Moriches, New York
Very smmoth, Excellent drag
June 20, 2016
The reel is just what I hoped for.Very light, very smooth, excellent drag and large , ergonomic handle.
ProsAll of the above
Very capable reel
June 1, 2016
Smooth, light weight and well built. Lives up to its reputation. The c3000 size is recommended for inshore use as it has much more line capacity than 2500 and weights the same. Paired it up with a daiwa ardito tr 763MHFS rod, and spooled with 20lb sufix performance braid, a light and well balanced combo which i use for everything other than offshore salt action.
ProsLightweight Large line capacity for its weight in c3000 size Smooth and capable drag Casts far Gets smoother with use
May 29, 2016
I have A LOT of fishing tackle being a previous store owner. The Fk is one of the reels i sold the most and i have not had a single return. It has super smooth drag and holds up in saltwater quite well wouldnt dunk it but spray and a bit of splash is just fine. It's a bit more work to do maintance compared to the older models and some simpler reels like penns spinnfisher v. But i would not hold that against it as the reel is a bargain at that price !
May 23, 2016
Smooth, fast, and cranking power. Will be buying atleast 1 more
Fantastic Spinning Reel
May 16, 2016
I owned the previous model of this reel (the white one), and was very impressed with this model as well. What most impressed me was the casting distance I can achieve with the reel. You will have no problem using this reel to cast to inshore fish on the flats or even in the surf.
ProsSuperb casting distance Strong and smooth drag
Locust Valley, NY
New Stradic lives up to its Reputation
April 10, 2016
Great reel, although i found the bail to get caught open a few times. hoping its not a reoccurring problem
ConsBail gets stuck
February 19, 2016
this reel is really lightweight and super smooth. I have it paired up on a medium action St. Croix and its by far one of the lightest fishing rod combos I have ever held. The reel is very strong and smooth and well worth the money.
Prossmooth strong lightweight
Haw River, NC
Super smooth and will cast a mile.
February 11, 2016
I used this reel all fall for red drum and trout. It will cast a 3/8oz jig head as far as you want, is light enough to cast all day and smooth as glass. It has enough drag to handle any upper slot red with ease.
Prossmooth and light
ConsNone so far
Boynton beach, FL
January 11, 2016
Stradic Fj was a great reel but this reel feels much more like a work horse.
By tim shaw
so far so good
November 18, 2015
so far an awesome reel - really smooth drag, lightweight, looks good. got this fall to pair with a 7' 6" loomis - really nice match - interested to see how this holds up after a few more seasons though as most my older stradics stopped working well after a year of use
Proslightweight, looks good, VERY smooth drag, good bail
By Bonnie Radke
New Smyrna Beach, F l
Shimonoseki spinning reel.
October 10, 2015
We liked the value of the reel on the website, it was shipped on time and packaged very well. We have used the reel in both salt and freshwater and it works well. We are very pleased and would recommend it to others.
ProsWorks smoothly and is good for salt of fresh water. It is priced well.
ConsHave not found any.
San Antonio, TX
great spinning reel
October 7, 2015
Bought this for my wife along with a St Croix tidemaster rod, for her first rod and reel. Used for bay and jetty fishihg, Great combo. I dont think the stradic can be beat for the money. This is my 4rth stradic and they are tough and smooth little reels. No reason to look past a stradic if looking for this size saltwater reel.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Best bang for buck
August 21, 2015
The new Stradic is very well built and extremely smooth. I prefer this reel over the ci4+ and it feels almost as smooth but with a more rigid frame.
New Port Richey, FL
Great reel for great price
August 3, 2015
A beautiful new stradic, just as smooth as you'd expect from shimano. Must for any inshore fisher.
ProsLightweight, not much heavier than a CI4+, Plenty of drag, strong frame, and big drag handle which I like the most about this line of stradic's.
1 Question & 1 Answer
from kuantan asked:
March 27, 2017
The Shimano ST4000XGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel is saltwater approved. You can definitely use this reel for inshore saltwater fishing. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 28, 2017