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Shimano ST5000XGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel

Shimano ST5000XGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel

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Gear RatioMono
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Drag (lb)
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 42 reviews
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.
By Steve
Cape Cod
May 23, 2018
Buttery Smooth
Only fished it a few times but this reel is buttery smooth!
ProsSmooth Light
By Marcos
San Antonio, PR
May 16, 2018
I love this reel!
I fish this reel in saltwater for inshore species. The reel is very tough, extremely smooth and the drag works like a charm. I spooled it with 20 lb test braid and it casts very well. You can't go wrong with this one!
By Dean
San Antonio, Texas
May 11, 2018
Favorite Stratic
By far the best Stradic they have made. Super tough, with a great drag system
By stephen
South Portland, ME
February 17, 2018
Great middle road
I own the 4000 and 5000 models. Mostly used for back bays for stripers. Smooth drag and easy maintenance. Holds up to the demands of the northeast. Shimano rules.
ProsShimano product. Well built consistently. Easy maintenance.
ConsNone so far.
By Mark
Raeford North Carolina.
January 29, 2018
Very smoth
The reel is super smooth and the service at Tackle Direct is always the best!!
By Stephen
Orange Beach, AL
January 10, 2018
Awesome reel for the money
Shimano has always been a good brand. The Stradic line is no different. I have the 5000 and the 3000 and absolutely love them. I use them inshore and nearshore fishing in salt and they are extremely smooth and just high quality.
ProsSmooth drag Price Looks Lightweight Corrosion resistance
By John J Morise
Venice, LA
December 7, 2017
Shimano Statidic 3000
lightweight and durable. good value
By Ron D / West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach
November 12, 2017
Great reel for snook fishing!
Light ... powerful ... great reel for the serious fisherman.
ProsGreat value compared to similar reels.
By Donnie
, Goldsboro nc
November 7, 2017
Great built reel,stradics continue
Stradic line is a great line from Shimano. Use this vs ci4 for heavier fishing.
By Shawn Brallier
Everett pa
October 20, 2017
Awesome reel
I may be too quick to give this 5 stars as I only used it 6 days on a recent salmon fishing trip, but it worked flawlessly
By Brent
Brighton, MI
October 9, 2017
Shimano Stradic ST3000HGFK
Super smooth, long casts, good drag. Have used this reel several times now Salmon fishing, glad I spent a few more dollars on this reel. Only problem is me, I bent the bail and just had to order a new one. Can't wait to get it back in action.
19 Questions & 20 Answers
from Fl asked:
August 30, 2018
Does it come with Warrenty?
1 Answers
Comes with a one year warranty
on August 30, 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 StikĀ® 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 StikĀ® 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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