Shimano STC3000XGFL Stradic FL Spinning Reel

Shimano STC3000XGFL Stradic FL Spinning Reel

ICAST 2019 Best Saltwater Reel Winner!

Price: $219.99
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Gear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankBearingsMono Line Capacity Braided Line CapacityMax DragWeightPrice
19.8lb7.9oz$219.99 USD

New for 2019, the Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reels are the latest edition to a line of spinning reels that for generations has served as a benchmark by which all other reels in its class are measured. For years, the Stradic has set the bar for innovation and performance at its price point, and the Stradic FL continues this tradition by putting flagship level performance in the hands of anglers at a price never thought possible. Now driven by Shimano's MicroModule II cold forged gear, anglers can experience unprecedented smoothness and power transfer. Internal components are tuned to the highest tolerances possible with Shimano's Silent Drive technology.

To protect your investment from the elements, Shimano's X-Protect water repellent coating and specially designed water channeling labyrinth construction work to prevent water intrusion and preserve that out-of-the-box effortless rotation for the life of the reel without adding the rotational resistance commonly felt in sealed reels. Euipped with a heavy duty Cross Carbon Drag system, the Stradic FL is poised to be put to the ultimate test against the hardest pulling inshore species. The introduction of the Long Stroke Spool offers enhanced casting capabilities by decreasing the frequency in which your line changes direction while coming off the spool, creating less turbulence going through the guides and resulting in longer, smoother casts. From the lake to the back bays and beyond, the Stradic FL proves itself to be a worthy edition to the Stradic legacy.

Shimano Technology Found in Stradic FL 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 its 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.
  • MicroModule II Gear - State-of-the-art gear design makes use of smaller gear teeth and more of them, which results in a more efficient gear train and much smoother retrieve.
  • Long Stroke Spool - By increasing the height of the spool, the line is able to be laid on the spool without the spool having to fully oscillate as frequently. This results in the line having to change direction while coming off the spool fewer times during a cast, resulting is less turbulence going through the guides for a smoother and longer cast.
  • SilentDrive - A long list of fine-tuned internal micro adjustments and enhancements that reduce any handle play and noise from moving parts.
  • X-Protect - By combining a water repellant coating and a specially designed water channeling labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without adding weight or sacrificing light rotor rotation.
  • G-Free Body - G-Free Body technology enables the reel’s center of gravity to be moved closer to the center of the reel seat, and therefore the anglers hand position. This shift in weight and balance helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
  • 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.
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • 5 Stars based on 202 reviews
    By Thomas
    New Hampshire
    Great Reel
    August 30, 2022
    This is a great reel. The action is smooth and the unit very light. Highly recommend this product.
    By Mike
    Osburn, ID
    Excellent smallmouth reel.
    August 26, 2022
    Have over 15 trips on this reel. It has boated in excess of 200 fish. Tough reel ,great drag, exceptionally light and well balanced. Everything you would expect at this price point.
    • Drag system
    • Weight and balance
    • Ergonomic handle
    • It a Shimano. There's very rarely a con.
    By Malik
    Neptune, NJ
    Handles all the Jersey Inshore fishing needs.
    August 25, 2022
    I purchased the 5000 paired with GLoomis GCX Inshore 7'6 rod. This reel allows me to cast a great distance while I'm fishing the Inlet. It handles blues, fluke, stripers, sea bass, black fish, and porgies with no problems. I bought another 5000 to pair with a 9' surf rod to see what it can do.
    • Quiet, smooth, strong, well made, price was right, and looks great.
    • None so far.
    By Jerry
    August 16, 2022
    Great reel always wanted one.
    By THE K.
    Great Reel
    August 12, 2022
    Works well for bucktailing Fluke, casts well and plenty of power
    By Luis A.
    es shimano (it's shimano)
    August 9, 2022
    vale cada centavo, es de las mejores opciones para usar un carrete compacto en la pesca de orilla sin sacrificar poder de arrastre y capacidad de linea
    (It is worth every penny, it is one of the best options to use a compact reel in shore fishing without sacrificing drag power and line capacity.)
    • ligero
    • suave
    • silencioso
    • materiales de calidad
    • capacidad de linea
    • (light
    • smooth
    • silent
    • quality materials
    • line capacity)
    • ninguna (none)
    By Johnny W.
    Eden, MD
    Great reel!
    August 1, 2022
    Great feeling reel, very smooth retrieval. Couldn’t ask for a better product for the money!
    By Eric
    Gulf Coast
    August 1, 2022
    Excellent reel. Liked it so much I bought this as my 2nd.
    By Alex
    Nashua, NH
    Best reel for the money!
    July 25, 2022
    SO smooth and strong, durable. and great price range. I caught tons of 20 pound ripping Salmon and Steelhead on this Reel. Will be buying a second soon in different size to have 2.
    • Price
    • Smooth
    • Strong
    • None
    By Bob
    Fall River, MA
    Extraordinary Reel
    July 17, 2022
    Smoothe as Silk, but rugged and tough. Strong reel. Great Value! As always from Tackle Direct.
    • Lightweight and smooth with superb drag.
    • None
    By Joshua
    Ft Walton Bch, FL
    Stradic 4000
    July 5, 2022
    Quick/reliable delivery. Go to reel for inshore fishing when compared to others at the same price point.
    • Price
    • Smooth
    By Adrian
    Houston, TX
    Smooth as butter
    July 4, 2022
    I’ve had the reel for about 2-1/2 years and it is still as smooth as the first day I purchased it.
    By ingrid
    San Francisco, CA
    great reel reliable service
    June 15, 2022
    Thank you TD for the fast delivery of my much anticipated reel. I will be ordering another very quickly.
    • affordable price
    • none
    By Dean O.
    Waimea, hawaii
    Stradic 5000
    June 13, 2022
    Nice reel for whipping
    By John P.
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
    shimano stradic 2500 hgfl
    June 12, 2022
    Web order 1213181
    Ordered shimano stradic 2500 hgfl on 16 may 2022 and received 19 may 2022. Great service from TackleDirect. However this reel had a different problem from the shimano stradic 1000 hgfl I reviewed before. This 2500 FL reel made a bearing noise. It had no grease on drive gear at all. The pinion gear had grease on very bottom next to where bottom bearing is located . Also had a huge amount of grease below the pinion gear on the main shaft assembly. Removed the grease from the pinion gear and properly greased the pinion gear and drive gear. Bearing sound greatly reduced. Handle has small amount of play not present in 1000 hgfl reel with only a slight grinding noise on top pinion gear bearing.
    • Love the feel of this spinning reel with not much play in gears or handle.
    • Balances well with a spinning rod unlike the shimano stradic C14+ .
    • Proper oil and grease maintenance from factory are not applied on this reel or most of Shimano Stradic spinning reels bought before
    • Would only recommend this reel if it had proper maintenance from factory or dealer before sale.
    3 Questions & 3 Answers
    from Florida asked:
    October 30, 2019
    Would the  St Croix MIS70MLF Mojo Inshore Spinning Rod be a good pair for this reel fishing inshore for snook, redfish,trout and very small tarpon in Florida 
    1 Answer
    Hello Neil, you may want to go for a medium power rod. Thatwould pair well with the 3000 stradic 
    Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 31, 2019

    Mike Skwira
    from IL asked:
    August 6, 2022
    Does this reel have an anti reverse switch?
    1 Answer
    Hi Mike, The Shimano Stradic 3000 does not have an anti reverse switch. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
    Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 8, 2022

    from San Antonio, TX asked:
    December 18, 2019
    Do the Shimano Stradic reels sold come with extra spools, and if the answer is no, can I purchase an extra spool when I purchase a Stradic reel?  
    1 Answer
    Hello, Unfortunately stradics do not come with an extra spool. We do not sell spools for them ,But you can purchase them from shimano direct.  
    Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on December 19, 2019


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