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Shimano ST5000XGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel

Shimano ST5000XGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel

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6+111.320$229.99 USD

The Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels were designed with technical inshore anglers in mind, who demand toughness and durability in their spinning reels. Building upon the revolutionary series of spinning reels that inshore and freshwater anglers alike have come to love with the Stradic series of spinning reels, the FK leverages Hagane gearing and body for the ultimate cranking power and unmatched rigidity on top of other top Shimano technologies such as X-Ship. Whether you are targeting striped bass in the northeast or redfish, speckled trout, snook and more in the southeast, you will find the perfectly sized Stradic FK Spinning Reel to match your application.

Shimano Technology Found In Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels :
  • 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 it’s 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.
  • 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.
  • Aero Wrap II - Utilizing a patented worm gear design, this two-speed oscillation system lays the line onto the spool in a X pattern that reduces line-on-line friction and helps to increase casting distance.
  • Aluminum Cold Forged Spool - Provides increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.
  • Propulsion Line Management System - The most obvious component of this system is the Propulsion spool lip design, which has been proven through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations to provide longer casts while preventing backlashes and wind knots.
  • Super Stopper - Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way stainless steel roller bearing to eliminate back-play in the reel and provide the angler with instant power when setting the hook.

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 53 reviews
By John
Seaford Delaware
February 25, 2019
great reel
have used stradics since the first models were introduced.always reliable
Prosexceptional smoothness and reliability
By Clay
Hammock beach Florida
February 20, 2019
all purpose reel
I have owned several Shimano Stradic reels. The 5000 series is an excellent reliable reel for surf and inshore fishing. I have not found a better reel
By Nick
Miami, Florida
January 31, 2019
Classic design, smooth, and sleak.
This reel has a great retrieval with smooth drag and a great balanced weight. The best value around. The 3000 is a very versatile size allowing for an almost complete reel for all inshore fishing. I like combining this reel with a Star Stellar Lite Fast Taper 7'6" rod for a moderate price ranged killer combo. 10lb Power Pro!
By Brian Lynch
Sw Florida
December 21, 2018
Shimano 3000
As a charter captain the equipment I use is tried and testier. This reel is the beast of inshore fishing. Handles salt water excellent. The quality of the reel easily catching the average 5lb fish but can also catch the monster 20 lb’er when needed.
ProsDurable lightweight saltwater resilience quality built
By Brian Lynch
Sw Florida
December 21, 2018
Stradic 4000
I work as a fishing charter. Use these reels exclusively as they are the most durable and consistent quality were reel. . Will not buy anything else
Pros reliable. Quality built. Smooth. Consistent and drag. Handles salt water especially well.
By OBX351
December 17, 2018
My favorite spinning reel
I've got three of these and love them!! Very smooth and consistent they are the best spinning reels I've ever used. I mostly use them for casting for schooling stripers but I've hauled in several 10 lb to 15 lb catfish as well. It's well made and very easy to maintain.
ConsThey aren't cheap.
By William
Panama city beach, Florida
December 3, 2018
Excellent reel
Hands down an excellent reel for the price. I own 4 of them.
ProsStable after time and use, strong and smooth drag
By Exkeydet
Lexington, VA
November 16, 2018
You can't beat the Stradic line for virtually every kind of saltwater fishing. I've owned several generations of Stradics, and this one is the best one yet.

This is a mid-priced reel, but you get a lot for the money. It may not be the 'top of the line", but it comes very close.

By Captain Mike Holliday
Stuart, Florida
November 8, 2018
Only reels I can get to hold up to everyday use
I LOVE my Stradic reels! I have them in a variety of sizes and use them for inshore saltwater in Florida. They're the only reels I can get to hold up to everyday use. If you take the time to clean them and then service them once a year, they'll last forever. Great line capacity and a drag that lets you put the brakes on fish when you need to.
By Griffin
Annapolis, MD
November 5, 2018
Fantastic Fishing Reel
I got the stradic 4000 to fish primarily for rockfish and it has been fantastic. I have used it countless different environments on countless different species and it has held up to all of them. This reel is extremely durable and tough. My reel has been completely submerged in saltwater several times in my 3 years of owning it and I have never had an issue with it. I would 100% recommend this reel to anyone.
By Danny
Punta Gorda
October 11, 2018
Super Tough!
I fish the salt almost every day and these reels are super tough. Crazy smooth and almost no wind knots.
By Neil
September 14, 2018
Great travel reel
Light, smooth and reliable. and in this size....hopefully.... big enough for larger Jack Crevalle and Roosterfish.... But we shall see.
By Richard
Nantucket, MA
July 18, 2018
Best reel in the world
I used Penn reels for 50 years but their quality has gone to hell. A co-worker told me about Stradic, I bought the 3000 and its the best reef I’ve ever had. In 6 years no wind knots, no bail or mechanical problems, nothing and it gets used hard. I’ll never buy anything but Stradic from now on.
ConsNone whatsoever
By Tanner
Raeford, NC
July 2, 2018
Beautiful reel
The reel is smooth, clean and beautiful piece of machinery. Cast a mile and the drag setup is perfect. Highly recommend these series
By Muddyh20
suisun city, ca
June 22, 2018
Just get it!
Got it, love it, gonna get another!
ProsShimano quality.
20 Questions & 21 Answers
from Fl asked:
August 30, 2018
Does it come with Warrenty?
1 Answers
Comes with a one year warranty
on August 30, 2018

Howard Chien
from CALIFORNIA asked:
October 11, 2018
Does the drag adjustment knob have a rubber seal on the underside?
1 Answers
Yes, they have a rubber seal on the underside.
on October 12, 2018

No Excuses
from Miami, Fl asked:
August 9, 2018
Does this reel come with 2 spools
1 Answers
This reel only comes with one spool.
on August 13, 2018

from Destin, FL asked:
March 2, 2018
Can you replace the egg power knob on the stratic C5000 FK with a lower profile 'standard' knob (like the other stratic models have)?
1 Answers
According to Shimano the 5000 FK model's power knob can not be replaced with the standard knob.
on March 6, 2018

from Oceanside, CA asked:
February 11, 2017
Could this reel be paired with a St. Croix 7'6" mojo inshore 15-30#, fishing for 15-25 lbs yellowtails in Baja? If so would you recommend spooling with 30# braid and 20# top shot?
1 Answers
This sounds like a great setup for your target species so long as you aren't using heavy sinkers and bait. If you are you may want to look into a heavier rod.
on February 13, 2017

Joe Mackintosh
from Asotin Washington asked:
January 16, 2017
I am thinking of paring up a Ugly Stik® Elite Salmon/Steelhead Cast 9' EH rod with either the Stradic FK4000 or 5000, which reel would you recommend? what are your thoughts of this combo? I will fishing the Kenai this summer for kings from the bank.
1 Answers
The Stradic FK5000 would be a good fit with the Ugly Stik® Elite Salmon/Steelhead Cast 9' EH rod.
on January 17, 2017

from Abington, PA asked:
December 31, 2016
Hi guys, I'm trying to put together a combo for throwing metal for Spanish on the OBX. The stradic 5k was my first thought for a reel, but I'd like a recommendation for a rod to match it with. Thinking 9', as light as possible that will throw 2oz with 10lb. mono. Not looking to break the bank. Maybe an Airwave? Thanks
1 Answers
The Tsunami TSAWSS-902MH Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod or the Daiwa EMP902MFS Emblem Surf Spinning Rod would match up well with the Stradic 5000 FK for throwing metal around the 2 oz range.
on January 4, 2017

from Melbourne, FL asked:
December 27, 2016
is the real have a metal body like the newer penn reals
1 Answers
The Shimano ST5000XGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel does have an aluminum body similar to the newer Penn reels.
on December 30, 2016

from KSA asked:
December 16, 2016
Wich made jaban only or there are other exporters
1 Answers
The Shimano FK is manufactured in Malaysia.
on December 16, 2016

from Florida asked:
November 15, 2016
Is this reel watertight?
1 Answers
Alex, Hello this reel is not a sealed reel.
on November 15, 2016

Andreas Polychronopoulos
from Greece,Patra asked:
September 21, 2016
Is this reel a good match for Shimano Trevala rod : TVS66M ? I am planning to use it for vertical jigging and silicone lures in depths from 20-100 meter .
1 Answers
I would recommend only using that reel for fishing up to 50 meters. Depending on what pound test you are using, you might not have enough line fishing in 100 meters of water. If you use 20 lb braid you will be find at that depth.
on September 21, 2016

from Sarasota FL asked:
August 19, 2016
I do a lot fishing in weeds and flats in FL for trout reds etc. Is thST5000XGFK Stradic light enough for constant casting? What is the weight
1 Answers
The weight of this reel is 11.3 oz and it is light enough to use for constant casting.
on August 20, 2016

from New Jersey asked:
March 7, 2016
I'm looking to buy a St. Croix tidemaster 7'6 1/2-1 1/4. would the 5000 be a good match up for this rod or will it be too big. Ill be using it for light bucktails for fluke and stripers, and casting tins for albies and bonita. I will most likely be using 20# powerpro
1 Answers
The shimano 5000fk will be a perfect reel for that rod for what you would like to do with it.
on March 8, 2016

from Wrightsville Beach NC asked:
October 5, 2015
I'm interested in the Shimano ST5000XGFK for saltwater fishing such as for mahi mahi. Is it suitable for that? Also any guess as to when it will be available? What would be a good rod to pair with it? Thanks, Dan
1 Answers
If you were going to be using the reel for exclusively small mahi, it would work. Even then the reel might be a bit too small. If you are just pitching lures/bait to dolphin at places like crab pots, I would recommend the Shimano Saragosa in the 5000 or 6000 size. As far as a rod goes, a 7ft inshore rod with a heavy rating would work well. The reel is currently available, and we do have it in stock.
on October 6, 2015

from new York brookLyn asked:
August 16, 2015
Reel made in Japan or Malaysia
1 Answers
Hello Chin. These reels are made in Malaysia.
on August 20, 2015

rolando martinez
from san diego asked:
August 1, 2015
what is the maximum drag?
1 Answers
The maximum drag on this reel is 20lbs.
on August 3, 2015

from Lancaster, PA asked:
July 30, 2015
Does this model have the small egg handle like the 5000fj?
1 Answers
This reel does have the small egg handle in the 5000 size.
on August 6, 2015

son nguyen
from atlantic city, nj asked:
July 22, 2015
is this better than c14+
1 Answers
Both reels are nice, the FK is brand new and only time will tell which reel has the edge.
on July 22, 2015

Stanley Vizcarrondo
from Paterson,New Jersey asked:
July 21, 2015
is this reel for saltwater fishing,sorry I am new at fishing and is it good for blues?
1 Answers
This reel would work fine for saltwater fishing and bluefish.
on July 22, 2015

luis vargas
from Mckinlleyville, CA asked:
July 16, 2015
What is the Max drag on this model?
2 Answers
According to the Shimano website, the max drag on this reel is 24lbs.
on July 17, 2015
can you switch handle for lefty? Yes Rolando you can.
rolando martinez
on August 1, 2015
from san diego


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