Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reels
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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 :
The Stradic really comes in 3 bodies with different spools. The 1000 (and 2000 sizes in Japan) are common with 13.5 mm stroke (fits S-27 spools); the 2500 and 3000 17mm stroke (S-20 spools), 4000 and 5000 19 mm (S-28 spools). Not only do the parts interchange between the matching bodies - should you want a 5000 handle on your 4000 - they interchange with the '19 Vanquish and '18 Stella.
The differences between the 4000 and 5000 sizes is the handle knob, and 2020 spool on the 4000 v. 3020 spool on the 5000 - the first 20/30 is braid test, the second 20 is 200-yd spool capacity. In spite of that, have my 5000 spooled with 300 yards 30-lb braid.
Started with not liking the flat tee handle on my 4000 - it seemed to catch everything - so swapped the tee knob for a round Yumeya knob, and since I wanted a spare spool, anyway, found the matching Yumea 1520 spool that downgraded the line capacity - my 4000 with reduced spool capacity still holds 275 yds 15-lb braid.
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Has held up well
Lighter than most
If yes what size
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Which reel size would you recommend for a St. Croix Tidemaster 7'
MH rod...4000 or 5000?
an egg shell like the Stradic FG or FL?
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