Shimano STC3000XGFL Stradic FL Spinning Reel

Shimano STC3000XGFL Stradic FL Spinning Reel

ICAST 2019 Best Saltwater Reel Winner!

Price: $209.99
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Gear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankBearingsMono Line Capacity Braided Line CapacityMax DragWeightPrice
19.8lb7.9oz$209.99 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 91 reviews
    By Bido
    Great powerful little reel
    January 18, 2021
    Great reel. I've beat striped bass to 42 lbs on the 5000 series. However, one false albacore this fall ruined the drag clicker. Drag is silent now when pulled.
    By Rocky
    Casselberry, Fl
    Shimano you can’t go wrong!
    January 11, 2021
    Smooth, easy casting and great drag strength, I have boated sheepshead, reds and flounder outside Ponce Inlet since Christmas. I don’t regret buying these, the only problem is getting them back from my Grand Children. But every one should have that problem, I see birthday presents in the future.
    ProsSmooth drag, nice fit and finish.
    ConsGotta buy more.
    By updateCategoryParentanthony
    New Jersey
    Awesome reel
    January 11, 2021
    Bought this for my son to put on a Lamiglass surf rod. The reel is unbelievably smooth, drag is great and the longer spool let’s you cast a great distance! The overall weight is great and balances out the rod perfectly... I’m looking for one for me!
    ProsWeight Smooth retrieve Casting distance Drag
    By Tyler
    Perfect Reels
    January 6, 2021
    I’ve been fishing a 3000 and a 5000 since they came out and they’re both flawless. The 5000 has been used in the surf and inlets and it has taken many more splashes than I should subject it to but it’s just as smooth as it was out of the box. The 3000 has stayed dry but caught hundreds of fish and performed without skipping a beat the entire time. Both filled with 15lb braid and the line lay is great.
    ProsSmooth, strong, quiet and can survive splashes and spray
    By Brendan M.
    January 2, 2021
    This reel is super smooth. Would definitely recommend
    By Roger
    Happy wife
    December 31, 2020
    I think she loves them more than me lol!?
    By roger
    dallas, NC
    Superfast shipping
    December 25, 2020
    Thank you tackle direct fast shipping !!!!The reels are Amazing
    ProsThey feel like smalle machines in your hands Smooth and powerful
    By updateCategoryParent
    December 25, 2020
    The 3000 Stradic is super light. I put it on a St Croix Mojo Yak 7'6 spinning rod.
    The Stradic fl stands up to big fish.I think I need another one.
    By X
    Nice Reel
    December 18, 2020
    Reel is smooth as butter and casts great. Cant really tell if it casts any farther than the FK but its still a great reel.

    I bought the 5000FL and just wished they made the handle knob the same size as the 5000FK. Seemed too small in my opinion.
    By Nathan
    December 14, 2020
    Smoothest spinning reel on the market.
    By DON
    Williston, FL
    What a drag
    December 13, 2020
    I purchased the 5000 for inshore fishing around Cedar Key FL. The Shimano Tellus 7' rod
    is a great match for this reel. The drag is super smooth.
    ProsGreat price,
    By David
    Mesa, AZ
    Smooth as butter
    December 12, 2020
    I bought this based on a few online reviews, wanted to try out higher(for me) end tackle. This doesn't disappoint. Have landed dozens of trout (not big fight) and a few large catfish, all without issue. As smooth and as sealed as it is, i am hoping it will last as long as the hype.
    ProsSmooth as anything i have tried, even under load. Casts a country mile
    ConsDoesn't hold a lot of line
    By Big P.
    Almost “as good as advertised”
    December 10, 2020
    This reel is everything its supposed to be and a little”less”. While it performed super smoothly out of the box things weren’t as smooth on the water, where it balked and grinded ever so noticeably at times during retrieves. This affected both the feel and sound of the reel more than the function but enough of a departure from the expectation to shake my confidence in the product and reduce my cost-to-pleasure ratio just a fraction. It makes me wonder if might just be a defect, only time will tell. Otherwise it’s a strong, easy to cast, good-looking, enjoyable, and generally well-performing product.
    ProsSuper easy long casting ability, very smooth, fast and effortless retrieve, and good looking.
    ConsSlight balk and grind at times during retrieves, no reverse lever.
    By Sebastian
    Naples, FL
    December 9, 2020
    This reel feels greater handles those fish like nothing
    By TJ
    New Smyrna Beach
    Great compact reel
    December 7, 2020
    Lightweight, good drag, smooth
    2 Questions & 2 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

    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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