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Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels

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Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels
Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels

Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels

Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels

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.
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ModelTD CodeLine Retrieve
Per Crank
Mono Capacity (lb/yds)PowerPro Capacity (lb/yds)Max
S A-RB BearingsRoller
ST1000FJSHM-224930 in2/270
7 lbs516.0:1Paddle7.5 oz
Price: USD $179.99
ST2500FJSHM-225034 in6/200
15 lbs516.0:1Paddle9.2 oz
Price: USD $179.99
ST4000FJSHM-225239 in8/240
20 lbs516.2:1SW - T10.8 oz
Price: USD $199.99
ST6000FJSHM-225435 in12/265
29 lbs514.8:1Large Egg20.8 oz
Price: USD $239.99
ST8000FJSHM-225535 in12/345
29 lbs514.8:1Large Egg20.5 oz
Price: USD $239.99

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

Overall Rating for Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels
(based on 8 reviews)
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

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