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Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels

Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels

$199.99 - $229.99
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Gear RatioMono
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6+16.97$199.99 USD
6+18.320$199.99 USD
6+18.320$199.99 USD
6+19.920$209.99 USD
6+111.320$229.99 USD
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
5 Stars based on 22 reviews
By anita nirma
Springfield Gardens, new york
great reel
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.
By Rick
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
Stradic 1000
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
By Hero
Texas City, TX
Super Smooth
October 17, 2016
Awsome Spinning reel. Very Smooth
ProsCast great smooth retrieve
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
Terrific reel
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.
By Mark
Brooklyn, New York
It's alright
July 20, 2016
need more line capacity that is my only issue
ProsVery smooth -
ConsLine capacity
By Julio Amaya
Great reel...
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
By Kyle
Galveston, TX
Excellent all around Spincast
June 6, 2016
This is an excellent all-around Spincast that I've used for light tackle saltwater fishing mainly redfish and speckled trout . No complaints at all !
By Mussarat
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
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
The FK
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 !
By Alex
torrington, Connecticut
May 23, 2016
Smooth, fast, and cranking power. Will be buying atleast 1 more
By Jake
Clinton, SC
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
By Daniel
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
By max
Redding, CT
Super Smooth
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
By Charles
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
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
Major improvement
January 11, 2016
Stradic Fj was a great reel but this reel feels much more like a work horse.
By tim shaw
new england
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
Consnone yet
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.
By Ty
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.
By Marc
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.
By Chris
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.
12 Questions & 12 Answers
Mike C.
from North Carolina asked:
May 9, 2017
I recently purchased a Stradic 4000 XG reel. How does this differ from the FK model and can it be used for saltwater fishing?
With the CI4 construction body and having a max drag of 24 compared to the FK at 20 lb makes this reel in my opinion a better reel. The CI4 series reels are also lighter reels.
on May 10, 2017

from Fort Worth, Texas asked:
May 8, 2017
I want to purchase this reel in a 3000 size for inshore purposes, but I would also use it for Largemouth, Would you recommend this?
This is a great reel for both applications.
on May 9, 2017

from groveland ma asked:
March 25, 2017
do the stradic fk 4000 and 5000 have the same body making spools interchangeable??
There is a slight difference in the construction of the bodies between both reels. The spools are not interchangeable between the 4000 and 5000 size reels. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 25, 2017

from California asked:
March 7, 2017
Which size real would you recommend for a g-loom is TSR 802-2?
The Stradic 1000 FK would be the best fit and balance well with the TSR 802-2. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 7, 2017

from Florida asked:
March 2, 2017
What size Teramar would pair well with the 3000 fk
The Shimano TMS-X66M Teramar Inshore Southeast Spinning Rod or Shimano TMS-X70M Teramar Inshore Southeast Spinning Rod would pair well with Shimano ST3000HGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 2, 2017

from Brownville,Texas asked:
January 30, 2017
Hello I had a question, can you interchange the spools of the 2500 FK and the 3000 FK ? Thanks
Yes you can. In the Stradic a 2500 size and a C3000 size utilize the same reel body, the C3000 size spool simply has a larger line capacity.
on February 3, 2017

from Atlantic City asked:
March 12, 2016
I recently picked up a G. Loomis Classic Spin Jig Fishing Rod SJR722 GL3 for summer time flounder fishing in the bay. Mostly for bouncing light bucktails off the bottom. What size real would you recommend? I can't decide between 2500 or 3000.
I would suggest a 3000 size reel. For the line capacity.
on March 15, 2016

from VA asked:
January 5, 2016
Might be a dumb question but will spinning the spool backward hurt the reel?
That would not hurt the spool.
on January 6, 2016

jerome lee jaring
from dubai UAE asked:
October 27, 2015
i want to use a shore jig rod, which is 10ft, 15g to 42g casting weight and will spool it with 20lbs power pro...which reel is suitable the 4000 or 5000.
I would recommend using the 5000 size for a rod like that.
on October 27, 2015

from PERU, LIMA asked:
September 12, 2015
I'm looking to pair a shimano stradic FK spin with a St. Croix TIS76MHF3 Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Travel Rod. Which model would be best? Im still hesitating with the stradic FK...
Either size would work, but I would probably use the 5000 size for that rod.
on September 12, 2015

from Titusville, Florida asked:
August 8, 2015
Will they come out with a 6000 or higher in the future.
No, we are not expecting to see anything bigger than a 5000 size for this reel.
on August 12, 2015

from Boston, MA asked:
July 30, 2015
Is this reel rated for salt water?
Hello AWK. Yes, these reels can be used in saltwater.
on July 31, 2015

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