Track Orders
Don't know your order
number? Log in
Available 6 Days.
See Hours
Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels

Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels

$169.99 - $239.99
TD Code
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
Mono Capacity (lb/yds)PowerPro Capacity (lb/yds)Max
S A-RB BearingsRoller
35 in6/23040/270
17.6 lbs516.0:1Large Egg9.3 oz$179.99 USD
39 in8/240
20 lbs516.2:1Large Egg10.8 ozReg Price $199.99Our Price $169.99
Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels have the same classic look but more power than their predecessor. Shimano's X-Ship gives Stradic FJ increased gearing efficiency and power, providing for ultra-light handle rotation and a smooth, effortless retrieve.
Shimano Stradic FJ Features
  • X-Ship
    By using a large diameter drive gear, moving the pinion gear closer to the center of the drive gear to provide 20% more power, and by supporting the pinion gear with two A-RB ball bearings, X-Ship provides a smooth, effortless retrieve, and also virtually eliminates the pinion gear twist and rotor flex common with most spinning reels when fighting a fish.
  • Graphite Rotor, Sideplate
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
    Using a special cold forged aluminum drive gear and a hardened brass pinion gear (Stainless Steel pinion gear on Stella SW), reels equipped with the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement will retain their out-of-the-box smoothness much longer than before. In fact, testing has shown that this combination of metals is more durable than an all-stainless steel drivetrain while maintaining the smoothness that Shimano is famous for.
  • 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 it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off of the spool in smaller loops during the cast which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means longer casts with less friction. The Propulsion spool also utilizes a long stroke design to further enhance the casting distance. Furthermore, there is less bouncing of the line on the spool lip like on a standard spinning spool. Because of the unique shape of the Propulsion spool, the line flows consistently off of the spool. So, with a standard spool, friction alternates from heavy to light as the line slaps the spool lip. This causes backlash and inconsistent line speeds. The Propulsion spool lip provides consistently light friction to overcome these situations.
  • Aero Wrap II Oscillation
    Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds for the Propulsion Spool Lip design. It provides uniform line lay and winding shape to prevent loss of energy during the cast while providing longer casts than other oscillation systems. So, casting distance increases with less effort required.
  • SR-Concept
    • SR-3D Gear
      This oversized drive gear was designed with three-dimensional analysis. This allows the surface of each tooth to be contoured exactly to the tooth shape of the pinion gear. The result is more tooth surface of the drive gear is in contact with the tooth surface of the pinion gear. Smoothness, torque, efficiency and durability are all increased.
    • SR Handle
      This handle screws directly into the drive gear, resulting in zero play between the handle and gear. The 1000 size handle is a very thin solid shank, while the larger sizes use a hollow handle shank, that reduces weight while maintaining extremely strong and durable properties.
    • SR One-Piece Bail Wire
      This one-piece bail wire has no gap for line to snag on during normal operation. Made of stainless steel, it reduces friction and allows the line to get onto the line roller quicker.
  • S A-RB Ball Bearings
    These bearings have been through the same process as Shimano's A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
  • Aluminum Spool
  • S-Concept
    • S-Rotor
      This high precision rotor is compact and lightweight. Designed with 3-D surface modeling software, the S-Rotor ensures a comfortable retrieve.
    • S-Guard
      These guards are designed to prevent impact damage to the frame and rotor. Certain guards, depending on location, also feature weep holes to prevent water accumulation within the reel.
    • S-Arm Cam
      Line slack around the line roller is the main cause of line trouble during casting and retrieving. The S-Arm Cam has a protruding lower surface on the bail arm that helps prevent slack that would lead to line cuts or tangles.
  • New Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In attachment)
    The drive gear is directly attached to the handle, which means power is transmitted more efficiently with less vibration while increasing durability.
  • WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
    With the use of rubber gaskets, the drag is protected against intrusion of the elements, such as water or sand.
  • Maintenance Port
    The maintenance port is an easily accessed hole strategically located for easy maintenance of the reel. Using a slot-head screwdriver, the rubber sealed plug can be removed from the reel. One drop of lightweight oil or grease can be applied to the drivetrain to prevent corrosion and to protect the smooth retrieve of the reel. Be sure to not over-lubricate the reel as excessive lubrication can cause the reel to become sluggish.
  • 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 effort.
  • Floating Shaft
    With this feature, using a bearing or bushing, friction is reduced between the pinion gear and spool shaft for increased smoothness and durability.
  • Dyna-Balance
    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, Shimano is able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.
  • 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.
  • Repairable Clicker
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels
5 Stars based on 8 Review(s)
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

GREAT reel
July 28, 2015
This reel is all around amazing. Delivers in all types of circumstances and I highly recommend.

Austin, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best budget reel
April 28, 2015
I'm a Shimano fan boy, I've got 3 stradic fj's (1000, 3000, 4000) and 2 rarenium ci4+'s. The stradics are buttery smooth, and they're built like a tank. The aluminum body really gives this reel a superb feel and the x-ship helps reel in fish. Never had line lay issues and cleaning is simple! Even though the rarenium is like the stradic ci4's, I still love these stradic fj's as my go to reels. And also, can't beat that sexy pearly white look!
Quality and features Durability Price

New Iberia, Louisiana
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent reel
April 23, 2015
I have had this reel for almost 2 years and it is by far the best inshore reel for the price. It has accounted for more redfish, specked trout and triple tail than any other that I own. I fully expect it to last for a long time. Excellent castability, drag, and a smooth reel

Savannah, GA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best reel for the $$
December 8, 2014
The FJ is by far the best reel under $200. I use the 2500 and 3000 sizes for inshore and they've handled every outing including multiple bull reds.

East Lyme, CT
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Reel
April 25, 2014
Excellent reels; I use the 5000 in saltwater and the 2500 in freshwater. Smooth, light reels. Great resale ...I like to buy new items every several years and the Stradic really holds its value.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

solid reel
September 24, 2013
another nice light reel from shimano. durable good looking and smoooooth
like the color
no spool bearing

New Orleans, LA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Definitely worth the money
July 21, 2013
I've been fishing a 3000 on a 7'2" Shimano Compre Inshore in the marsh, chasing reds and specks mostly. The reel is exceptionally well built and super smooth. It's also got plenty of power when you need it. I've caught drum up to 25lbs without feeling any flex in the frame or any misalignment in the gearing thanks to X-ship. Pair this with a nice rod and some Power Pro super slick and you'll be able to cast a mile with no wind knots. Also, the reel lays line very well during retrieve, even when there isn't much tension. I definitely recommend this reel, and will be buying another next time I have to replace a reel.
Super smooth Exceptionally well built Line management is great Frame rigidity
Price (can be had for $130 if you look hard enough)

Petach Tikvah, israel
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

i have the stradic 3000FI
January 5, 2013
its an awesome reel. i use it for saltwater fishing and it holds up like a champ
smooth well built light worth every dollar
a little expensive


Shipments within the contiguous 48 states in the USA:
TackleDirect is currently offering FREE Shipping and Handling on all orders over $200.00 with a valid coupon code via Economy within the contiguous 48 states in the USA. If you prefer faster shipping, please select any of the service levels listed below. Shipping costs are calculated in both the shopping cart and during the checkout process. Fishing rods, gaffs, antennas, coolers and any other oversize, bulky, and multiple package shipments may require additional charges. Most in-stock items are shipped the same day, if ordered by 2:00 PM ET on a business day. Tracking numbers and status are available through the TackleDirect Order Status Page.
Shipping Rates for Orders within the Contiguous 48 states in the USA:

Value of

First-Class Mail

Standard Ground

3 Day
2 Day
1 Day
In-Transit Days* 1 to 4 2 to 7 1 to 5 3 2 1
$0.01 - 25.00 $3.99 & Up

Only available on select small and light weight items and orders.
$3.99 $5.99

$19.49 & Up

Shipping cost for 3 Day Service is calculated in your shopping cart based on the weight, dimensions and destination of your order.

$20.49 & Up

Shipping cost for 2 Day Service is calculated in your shopping cart based on the weight, dimensions and destination of your order.

$21.49 & Up

Shipping cost for 1 Day Service is calculated in your shopping cart based on the weight, dimensions and destination of your order.

$25.01 - 50.00 $4.99 $8.49
$50.01 - 75.00 $7.99 $10.49
$75.01 - 100.00 $9.99 $12.49
$100.01 - 150.00 $10.99 $14.49
$150.01 - 200.00 $11.99 $16.49
$200.01 - 300.00

FREE w/Coupon

Over $300.00 $14.99
FREE w/Coupon
*  In-Transit Days are business days from ship date. Additional charges may apply for fishing rods, oversized, and/or multiple package express shipments.

Shipments outside the contiguous 48 states in the USA:
Shipping costs will be calculated in your shopping cart in real-time based on the country, location, billable weight, and package dimensions of your total order.

Shipping Disclaimers:

  • 1 Day Service and 2 Day Service shipments must provide a valid street address as some carriers cannot deliver to a P.O. Box. Your order may ship either USPS, UPS or FedEx for these service levels.
  • Hazardous merchandise cannot be expedited or shipped internationally. A hazardous charge may be applied for ground shipping.
  • Orders containing hazardous items and orders over $1000will requirea signature upon delivery.
  • A $7.00 Tube Fee will be added on certain fishing rods, antennas and other items 6 feet and over in length. Only one Tube Fee charge will occur per order regardless of the number of long items being ordered.
  • APO/FPO/MPO shipping is provided through USPS. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
  • Most backordered items will ship via USPS or Economy service levels unless otherwise specified by the customer.


If you are not satisfied for any reason you may return new and unused items in the original box with all accessories within 30 days for an exchange or refund to the credit card account charged, less any shipping fees incurred by the seller or purchaser. Special orders are not returnable. In order to receive a refund, all merchandise must possess the original manufacturer tags and identification stickers. Defective merchandise shall be returned directly to the manufacturer under their return policy; we can help you with that. All returns must be insured and postage prepaid. Please, clearly print/type your name and address on the outside of the package. Merchandise must include a copy of our invoice or packing slip. Shipping and Handling is non-refundable. There are no returns or credit available on pre-spooled line. Tackle Direct reserves the sole right to refuse the return of any item in which the purchaser has made previous multiple returns or if the product has been used. In addition, we will not accept orders from customers that have demonstrated a high incidence of returns after purchase.

Please contact us to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization number prior to returning the merchandise.

TackleDirect Returns Dept.
6825 Tilton Road, Bldg C
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234-4426
Related Products
Van Staal Hooded Sweatshirt
Van Staal
Our Price: $59.99
Shoals Harpoons Harpoon Kits
Shoals Harpoons
Starting at $259.00
Maxel Hybrid Star Drag Reels
Starting at $279.00
Barrett Daytime Series BRC60-100SW 7' Sword Fishing Rod
Barrett Rod Company
Our Price: $699.99
Similar Products
Avet JX 4.6 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels
Avet Reels
$249.99   Our Price: $224.99
Van Staal VM275 Spinning Reel
Van Staal
$599.00   Our Price: $499.00
Shimano Dryfender HD Jacket Navy
$199.99   Our Price: $99.99
Glacier Glove Perfect Curve Fishing Gloves
Glacier Glove
$44.99   Our Price: $22.99
Stay Connected
Sign up for exclusive sales and offers
Be the first to know about product news, exclusive sales and events.
Upcoming Events
In-Store Events & Promotions
Nov 26th - Dec, 1 2015
6 Day Holiday Sale!
Holiday Deals!
Video Library
New product reviews and guides
6825 Tilton Rd Bldg C
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
08234-4426, USA
9AM - 6PM ET Monday - Friday
9AM - 6PM ET Saturday
Toll-Free: 1-888-354-7335
Direct: 1-609-788-3819
We're Social
Follow TackleDirect for exclusive givaways featuring top brands.
© 1997-2015 TackleDirect® All rights reserved

IN-STOCK - The item is available to ship from our Egg Harbor Twp, NJ warehouse or one of our suppliers immediately. The last known quantity available is provided in the availability message. Item will usually ship the same business day if ordered by 2:00 pm ET, weekends excluded. *

AVAILABLE FROM SUPPLIER - We do not normally stock this item for immediate shipment, but it is generally available for us to order and ship from our warehouse or directly from a supplier within a few business days, which will extend your delivery time. *

BACKORDER - This item is currently back-ordered from our supplier and will ship upon availability. The availability message will provide an estimated arrival date, which can be unpredictable.

LOW QTY This item is in-stock, but is running low in stock, in most cases more product is available. The last known quantity available is provided in the availability message.

CONTACT US - Please contact us first by phone, e-mail, or live chat to obtain an availability estimate.

PRE-ORDER - This is a new or special order item with an often unpredictable delivery date. To reserve the next available item, please place your order and we will ship the item to you the same day it arrives in our warehouse on a first to order, first to ship basis.

* If delivery time is critical and you need to be 100% sure we can ship an item immediately, please contact us first. We do not always know the inventory status in our warehouse or of our suppliers until a product is ordered. We occasionally DO NOT have available particular items that indicate IN-STOCK availability. Our inventory status indicators are updated in near real-time, but are based on the last known availability of specific items. If an item you order is unavailable we will notify you via e-mail or phone.