Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reels

Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankBearingsMono Line Capacity Braided Line CapacityMax DragWeightPrice
ST1000HGFL
SHM-3808
6.0:130in6+12lb/270yds
4lb/160yds
6lb/110yds
10lb/95yds
15lb/75yds
20lb/65yds
6.6lb6.9oz$199.99 USD
ST2500HGFL
SHM-3809
6.0:135in6+16lb/200yds
8lb/140yds
10lb/120yds
10lb/150yds
15lb/145yds
30lb/100yds
19.8lb7.9oz$199.99 USD
STC3000XGFL
SHM-3811
6.4:137in6+16lb/230yds
8lb/170yds
10lb/140yds
10lb/200yds
20lb/140yds
40lb/105yds
19.8lb7.9oz$219.99 USD
ST4000XGFL
SHM-3810
6.2:140in6+18lb/240yds
10lb/200yds
12lb/160yds
15lb/230yds
30lb/180yds
50lb/120yd
24.3lb9.2oz$229.99 USD
STC5000XGFL
SHM-3812
6.2:140in6+110lb/240yds
12lb/195yds
14lb/165yds
20lb/260yds
30lb/235yds
40lb/185yds
24.3lb9.3oz$239.99 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 181 reviews
    By Frank
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Takes the heat
    May 24, 2022
    STC5000XGFL: After two years this reel has been through a lot and is still going strong.
    Salmon, lingcod, halibut, and white sea bass to thirty pounds.
    Very smooth drag keeps the fish buttoned.
    Pros
    • Quality parts used.
    Cons
    • After some time, the reel has started to make some noise when reeling in, but still brings in the fish.
    By Tom
    Vienna, ME
    What can I say? Had 1, loved it. Bought Another
    May 13, 2022
    Well made, a pleasure to fish with. Just the right size for my mid-weight fresh water trips. Recommended!
    Pros
    • Quality build, smooth, light
    Cons
    • NONE!
    By Tyler
    New Jersey
    Cant beat it for the price
    April 26, 2022
    For the $200-$250 range there is nothing better. This reel is incredibly smooth and lightweight. Fighting 20-30 pound striped bass with ease.
    Pros
    • Lightweight
    • Good price
    • Well Made
    Cons
    • None
    By S
    Yahbay Bay
    Buttery smooth
    April 18, 2022
    These reels are great - this review is for the 1000 - love the balance even on a reel this small. Still has decent drag so can't wait to try this out finessing big fish.
    By Josh
    Kentucky
    Quality
    April 13, 2022
    I have 4 stradics in different sizes. Excellent reels!
    By WILLIAM
    Yardley, PA
    Really great reel
    April 6, 2022
    Bought the Stradic FL in 1000 and 3000 and they do not disappoint! They're light, smooth, and extremely well made. You can definitely feel the difference between entry level reels and these premium reels from Shimano.
    By John P.
    Fayetteville NC
    shimano ST1000HGFL Stradic FL spinning reel
    April 5, 2022
    Open Bail and you can still rotate the handle and spool assembly with bail still up.
    Bail assembly rotates and locks up without tripping bail as with 1000F, 2500 FA or 2500 FB spinning reels
    This will be the last Shimano spinning reel made in Malaysia that I will buy.
    Had to shim all shimano reels due to loose handles.
    Had to grease and oil this reel Shimano Stradic 1000hgfl, Shimano Stradic C14 1000F, Shimano Stradic C14+ 2500FA, Shimano Stradic C14+ 3000FA, Shimano Stradic C14+ 2500FB and Shimano Symetre 3000FI. due to lack of proper servicing from factory.
    It is high time Shimano takes responsibllity and avoid outsourcing their Stradic Reels
    Pros
    • Gears are great
    By Tim
    Pennsylvania
    Great little reel!
    March 30, 2022
    This thing is a great smooth reel! Stradic is classic and this new one is great!
    By Jason
    New York
    Favorite inshore reel
    March 28, 2022
    Very smooth and incredibly light. This is my second one. A lot of drag for a small reel. Just about perfect.
    Pros
    • Incredible drag and light
    Cons
    • None
    By Anthony
    SAN BENITO, TX
    Best Reel
    March 25, 2022
    This is my favorite reel of all time. I have purchased multiple Stradics, and will continue to do so. Light, smooth, and durable, hands down my favorite.
    By Matt
    South Texas
    Too Nice
    March 25, 2022
    I have the 4000 and 5000, you'll notice that the handles are different. The 4000 has a t shaped handle while the 5000 has a 'power ball' style and let me tell you, the ball on the 5000 has instantly made it my favorite reel! It's so comfortable to reel, not to mention how absolutely smooth the stradic series is! Im using the 5000 on a 12' Okuma Rockaway with 40# Momoi Diamond braid and it is a killer combo! I tend to wade pretty deep into the surf, and even if the reel gets fully submerged in saltwater, a quick rinse with the hose at home and I have no worries about rust! At the $200 price point, the Stradic series is the best there is!
    Pros
    • Comfort
    • Rust prevention
    • Smoothness
    • Looks Great
    Cons
    • 5000 is the largest size in the series
    By Ham94
    Fort Myers, FL
    Favorite Reel
    March 23, 2022
    nothing comes close to this as its super light with enough drag.
    By Bob D.
    Fall River, Ma
    Awesome Reel!
    March 15, 2022
    This is a small WINCH! Smooth as silk. Flawless drag. And of course, I got a great deal at Tackle Direct. As always. 😁
    By AJ
    California
    Stud reel
    March 13, 2022
    Smooth, rigid, light… long casts… +2 shims for me for perfect line lay out the box…
    Pros
    • Light rigid
    Cons
    • Added washer?s to adjust line lay?
    By James
    BIG SPRING, TX
    Great finesse bass reel
    March 7, 2022
    I use this with 10 pound line for throwing finesse lures. Very smooth
    Pros
    • Very smooth, easy to cast
    Cons
    • None
    54 Questions & 55 Answers
    Ahmed Hunaif
    from Florida asked:
    January 29, 2020
    What is the actual weight of the Stradic FL 5000? There seem to be different information.
    1 Answer
    After physically weighing the Stradic FL they weigh 10.4 oz's. 
    Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on January 29, 2020

    Hook Charters
    from Provincetown, MA asked:
    January 14, 2020
    I have 2 Hanta Sensation 6’4” jigging Ross. I’m thinking of pairing them up with Stradic  FL 5000 with either 40# or 50# super slick. I fish near shore off Cape Cod.
    1 Answer
    The 40# test line would be the better option without going to a larger pound test increasing line diameter and decreasing line capacity. 
    Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on January 16, 2020

    AJ
    from San Diego CA asked:
    December 30, 2019
    I am planning to buy the Stradic FL 5000. Which 8 ft St Croix Avid Inshore would pair with the 5000 size Stradic?
    1 Answer
    The Stradic FL 5000 would pair well with either SCR-1850 or SCR-1879 both 8ft one MH and the other M power. 
    Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

    JAMES
    from LA asked:
    December 27, 2019
    What is the difference between the Shimano Stradic FL and the FK?
    1 Answer
    The key features that the Stradic FL has that the FK did not is the Micro Module Gear II, silent drive, NEW Hagane Gear, X Protect, Long Spool, Carbon Cross Drag Washer. Overall a better reel and key for inshore saltwater fishing! 
    Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 31, 2019

    Jason
    from NC asked:
    December 21, 2019
    With the 5000 would the grappler be a good rod?

    If yes what size 

    2 Answers
    Yes, a Shimano Grappler would pair well with the 5000 Stradic FL for jigging applications. Which Grappler model to choose depends on the types of fish you are targeting and the weights of the jigs you will be using. The Medium Heavy models rated for 50lb line and 250g jigs would pair well with a reel that size and are a versatile option for a fairly wide range of species and jigging depths.
    Submitted by: Devon Hicken on December 30, 2019
    The Stradic FL 5000 would pair well with a few of the Grappler series rods. Depending on the application the best jigging model would be the https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-grpjs66mh-grappler-type-j-jigging-rod.html and if you are using it for mainly topwater application check out the popping model: https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-grpcs77m-grappler-type-c-popping-rod.html
    Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

    Vj
    from Houston, Tx asked:
    November 8, 2019
    What is best size for inshore? Speckled trout, flounder, drum and red fish.
    1 Answer
    Either a 4 or 5000K
    Submitted by: Ethan Matuzsan on November 9, 2019

    KC Johnson
    from Folsom, CA asked:
    September 11, 2019
    Looking for a Spinning Reel to match up with my G. Loomis TSR792-1 6'7" and was wondering if the Stradic FL 1000 would be a perfect fit.
    1 Answer
    Yes the FL 1000 would be a good pair for that rod.
    Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on October 5, 2019

    Chris Richardson
    from Atlanta, Georgia asked:
    August 30, 2019
    Is it possible to put the power know that comes with the 5000 onto the 4000?
    1 Answer
    This information is not available yet. 
    Submitted by: Ethan on August 31, 2019

    Jerry Hayner
    from Pontiac, Illinois asked:
    July 10, 2019
    Can this reel be turned backwards?  Can you wind it forward and backward?  Thank you.
    1 Answer
    No, there is no anti-reverse switch. The handle cannot be turned backwards.
    Submitted by: Devon on July 13, 2019

    Lou
    from Boston, MA asked:
    May 14, 2022
    what rod would you pair with the 2500 Stradic FL for targeting small stripped bass and bluefish from a boat inshore and nearshore off Cape Cod?  Thank you.
    1 Answer
    Hi Lou, based on your fishing application I would recommend a 4000 size Shimano ST4000XGFL Stradic FL Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-st4000xgfl-stradic-fl-spinning-reel.html This would be ideal for targeting bluefish and striped bass and other inshore species. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 16, 2022

    Ashley
    from LA asked:
    May 12, 2022
    Would the Stradic 4000 pair well with the Shimano Talavera 7ft6" (med/heavy power; fast action) for bank fishing reds, sheepshead, and occasional sand/bull sharks? I plan on using this combo around Lake Ponchartrain and the south shore beaches of Louisiana.
    1 Answer
    Hi Ashley, The Shimano Stradic 4000 FL Spinning Reel will pair well with a Shimano Talavera 7'6" Medium-Heavy for inshore fishing applications for redfish, and sheepshead. For Sharks you will need a heavier rod such as the Shimano TLXS72H Tallus PX Spinning Rod. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-tlxs72h-tallus-px-spinning-rod.html This would be ideal for fishing for Shark fishing applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 13, 2022

    clint
    from wisconsin asked:
    May 6, 2022
    Need extra spools for 4000 reels. Any ideas?
    1 Answer
    Hi Clint, Unfortunately we do not carry spare spools for the Shimano Stradic FL Series. I would recommend to contact Shimano Fishing USA to obtain the part you need. https://fishshop.shimano.com/pages/contact-us Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 9, 2022

    Bob
    from SC asked:
    May 4, 2022
    Will the stradic fl 2500 pair well with the St Croix  Avid Inshore 6.6mf for an all around low country river flats set up? Thanks 
    1 Answer
    Hi Bob, The Shimano ST2500HGFL Stradic FL Spinning Reel would pair well a St. Croix VIS66MF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod for light inshore fishing applications. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-st2500hgfl-stradic-fl-spinning-reel.html Pleae let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 5, 2022

    joseph Monaco
    from ny asked:
    April 25, 2022
    what reels go well with 9 ft genesis   odm i want to light as possible   no van staal   certate  ???  straic sustain
    1 Answer
    Hi Joseph, Based on your fishing application I would recommend a Daiwa CERTATE SW G5000-XH Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-certateswg5000-xh-certate-sw-spinning-reel.html This would be the lightest option and would also pair great with a ODM Genesis 9ft for your surf fishing applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 27, 2022

    Gary
    from Tampa, Florida asked:
    April 9, 2022
    Looking to use either the 5000 or 4000 for inshore and some light tackle offshore for snappers. What size would you suggest and what rod would you pair it with for both applications?
    1 Answer
    We suggest going with the Stradic 5000 and paring it with the 7'2" Tallus PX Spinning rod in either Medium (SHM-4286) or Medium Heavy (SHM-4287).
    Submitted by: KRAIG FRIEDMAN on April 12, 2022

    Josh
    from Florida asked:
    January 16, 2022
    Looking to get two 3000s, best rod for artificial?
    1 Answer
    Hi Josh, I would recommend the St. Croix JIS70MHF Mojo Inshore Spinning Rod. https://www.tackledirect.com/st-croix-jis70mhf-mojo-inshore-spinning-rod.html This rod would be great to pair with your Shimano Stradic 3000's for a variety of inshore fishing applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 17, 2022

    Justin
    from Daytona beach Florida asked:
    December 16, 2021
    How much drag does it put out?
    1 Answer
    Hi Justin, The Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reels have a Max drag between 6.6lbs to 24.3lbs depending on the model. Size 1000 has 6.6lbs of drag, sizes 2500 and 3000 have 19.8lbs of drag, and the 4000 and 5000 sizes have 24.3lbs of drag. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 17, 2021

    Davenport Noob
    from Davenport Fl asked:
    December 4, 2021
    I am looking for a rod to match with a 2500 sized reel. I will be Texas rigging worms and throwing chatterbaits. Any help would be appreciated 


    1 Answer
    Hi Davenport, I would recommend a St. Croix Premier Spinning Rod. Specifically model: PS70MF; TD Code: SCR-0157. https://www.tackledirect.com/croixps70mf.html This rod is very sensitive and light but also very strong and is the perfect action for using texas rigs and chatterbaits. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 7, 2021

    Tim
    from Ma asked:
    November 7, 2021
    What size reel would you recommend for inshore kayak fishing on cape cod. Mostly targeting striper blues and albies with 7'6 M avid inshore?  
    1 Answer
    Hi Tim, I would recommend the 5000 size Stradic FL. Model: STC5000XGFL; TackleDirect Code: SHM-3812. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-stc5000xgfl-stradic-fl-spinning-reel.html. this reel has the best line capacity needed for fighting albies and stripers. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
    Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 9, 2021

    tom
    from RI asked:
    October 11, 2021
    Please recommend Stradic FL size for G Loomis Bronzeback SMR752S-SP.

    thank you

    1 Answer
    Tom, 

    The GLoomis Bronzeback SMR752S-SP spinning rod will pair nicely with the Shimano Stradic 2500 FL spinning reel.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

    Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 13, 2021

    Tom
    from RI asked:
    October 1, 2021
    Please recommend Stradic FL size to go with Avid Trek ATS66MF3 for small Mouth in New England.
    1 Answer
    Tom,

    The Shimano Stradic FL 3000 will pair nicely with the St.Croix Avis Trek spinning rod ATS66MF3 for smallmouth fishing.  Please let me know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

    Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 1, 2021

    harry
    from freeport NY asked:
    September 28, 2021
    If purchasing a new real can I have it spooled with power pro
    1 Answer
    Harry,

    The Shimano Stradic FL can be spooled for you prior to you receiving it.  Just purchase the braid that you want on the reel as part of your order and put in the notes/comments that you would like the purchased braid spooled onto the reel prior to shipping.  Also include any special instructions unless you want one of TackleDirect's Prostaff to spool according to spec.

    Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 28, 2021

    Mike
    from Perth Western Australia asked:
    September 14, 2021
    Are these prices on Stradic HGFL 2500 in AUS dollars or US?

    What would be the the delivery charge to Perth Western Australia?

    1 Answer
    All of our prices would be in USD, unfortunately at this time we are unable to ship Shimano products internationally. I apologize for any inconvenience
    Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on September 15, 2021

    2fargone
    from Hayward ,WI asked:
    August 24, 2021
    Could the 5000 be used with the appropriate rod for muskie fishing? It involves a LOT of casting. Lure weights from 1 to 4 ounces.
    1 Answer
    2fargone,

    The Shimano Stradic FL 5000 spinning reel would be fine for Muskie fishing as it has plenty of drag (24lb) and line capacity (235yds/30lb braid).  The right rod is definitely the more important piece when casting 1-4oz lures all day.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

    Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 25, 2021

    Benjamin Rodrigues
    from Maharashtra asked:
    August 12, 2021
    Can the stradic fl 5000 be used to target saltwater barramundi of about 40lbs?
    1 Answer
    Benjamin,

    The Stradic 5000 can be used to target bigger fish, like Barramundi, since as it has 24lb max drag.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

    Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 12, 2021

    Robert Johnson
    from Neptune, NJ asked:
    July 2, 2021
    I have a Stradic FL 5000 matched with a G Loomis E6X inshore rod 904s. Is this a good combination?


    1 Answer
    That is a good combination for most inshore species in NJ.
    Submitted by: Paul Olah on July 2, 2021

    Ovi
    from NY Long Island asked:
    June 30, 2021
    What size should I buy for a G Loomis IMX-PRO 842S XF ?

    Thank you for answering. 

    1 Answer
    I would recommend either the 3000 or 2500 size reel for that rod. 
    Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 30, 2021

    Sam
    from Savannah ga asked:
    June 23, 2021
    Would the 5k pair well with a teramar px southeast 7 ft medium heavy with 20 lb power pro for redfish snook small tarpon and shallow wrecks 
    1 Answer
    Yes this will be a good pairing.
    Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 24, 2021

    Hunter Stubley
    from Galloway, New Jersey asked:
    June 15, 2021
    What size would be better for bass, the 1000 or 2500?
    1 Answer
    I recommend the 2500 for both fresh and saltwater bass
    Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 15, 2021

    Caden
    from Illinois asked:
    June 6, 2021
    Where are these reels made?
    1 Answer
    The Stradic is made in Malaysia 
    Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 7, 2021

    Erick
    from N.y. asked:
    June 4, 2021
    Is the fl2500 or the 3000 the best for flounder and smaller also medium or ml rod
    1 Answer
    Both will be good for Flounder. The main difference between these two reels will be retrieve rate and capacity. I would opt for the 3000 size reel and for a rod I would choose a medium rod. I recommend this one: St. Croix TRIS70MF Triumph Inshore Spinning Rod
    Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 4, 2021

    Zac
    from Florida asked:
    March 26, 2021
    For fishing the surf would you prefer the Stradic 5000 or the Vanford 5000? I'm leaning more towards the Vanford just because of how light it is but I feel like the Stradic has better salt resistance... is this the case?
    1 Answer
    If you are surf fishing, the Stradic will be the best reel. The Vanford is more of a freshwater/inshore reel and will not hold up in the rough surf conditions. The Vanford is also not heavy enough to balance with a surf rod. 
    Submitted by: William Larkin on March 26, 2021

    Franklin mitre
    from Panama asked:
    March 26, 2021
    Hi, I would like to know which reel is better shimano FL o sustain and what is make it better 

    Ivo
    from Split, Croatia asked:
    February 7, 2021
    I have Stradic 4000 FL, can I put 5000 FL spool on that body?
    1 Answer
    The 5000 spool would be too big for the 4000. 
    Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 9, 2021

    Andy
    from Westport, MA asked:
    January 23, 2021
    Does the Shimano Stradic 3000 XG  have an anti reverse feature?
    1 Answer
    The Shimano Stradic FLs do not come with an anti-reverse.
    Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 25, 2021

    Cole cothern
    from Tampa FL asked:
    December 2, 2020
    Would you be able to beach or inlet fish with the 5000?
    1 Answer
    Certainly, this reel is a very well designed overall very salt capable reel. the 5000 model will definitely do the trick for most open beach and inlet fishing
    Submitted by: Alex T on December 2, 2020

    robert hagan
    from ny asked:
    November 25, 2020
    what kind of rod. Size action for a stradic fl 3000? thank you
    1 Answer
    Typically i would recommend a 6'6-7' M or MH rated rod but totally depends what you plan on targeting.

    I would suggest looking at the new St. Croix Mojo and Triumph inshore rods

    Submitted by: Alex T on November 27, 2020

    John Lilley
    from NC asked:
    October 25, 2020
    What size is more similar to a penn battle II 2000 series reel? The 2500 or the 3000?
    1 Answer
    The Stradic 2500 would be a very similar size to a Penn Battle II 2000
    Submitted by: Alex T on October 27, 2020

    Josh
    from New Orleans, LA asked:
    October 20, 2020
    What size Shimano Stradic FL is compatible with Star Rods

    SG1530S10 (10 ft) Stellar Lite Surf Spin Rod

    1 Answer
    I would recommend jumping up to a Saragosa 5 or 6000 size reel, but if you want to stick with the Stradic I would go with the 5000 model
    Submitted by: Alex T on October 23, 2020

    Zach
    from New Orleans Louisiana asked:
    October 14, 2020
    I have a Diawa Procyon 701MHFS would you recommend the Stradic 3000 or 4000 ? 
    1 Answer
    I would recommend the 4000 just based on how much more drag and versatility that size would provide, However if you are targeting smaller inshore species and doing more casting then the 3000 would also be a useful option. These reels are great, you won't be limited by either option
    Submitted by: Alex T on October 23, 2020

    Mohamed
    from Egypt asked:
    October 12, 2020
    Whats the meaning of fl , and is it offshore reel ?
    1 Answer
    The FL is in reference to the generation model#, the old stradics were FK, these new are the FL model.

    Although this is a very solid tough reel, I wouldn't recommend using it as an offshore reel seeing that they only go up to a 5000 size.

    I would recommend bumping up to a Saragosa or twin power if you are looking for more of an offshore reel

    Submitted by: Alex Trommelen on October 22, 2020

    MIKE
    from Sacramento,CA asked:
    April 15, 2020
    IM PLANNING TO PAIR THE 5000 SIZE ON AN ST CROIX AVID SURF 9'6. WOULD THAT BE A GOOD COMBINATION OR SHOULD I GO TO A BIGGER REEL? I WOULD BE USING THIS FOR SURF AND CHUNK BAIT FISHING.THANKS
    2 Answers
    You will want to go with a larger reel like a Shimano Spheros or Saragosa in a 6000. The stradic is a much smaller reel and would not pair up well with a 9' 6" surf rod. Spheros and Saragosa are built on a larger body and would balance out really well. 


    https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-spheros-sw-offshore-spinning-reels.html

    https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-saragosa-sw-spinning-reels.html

    Submitted by: Brian on April 16, 2020
    5000 will be a good size to pair with the 9' 6. 
    Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 16, 2020

    Kevin
    from Tyler asked:
    April 5, 2020
    Looking at possibly getting the 5000 size for an inshore/freshwater live bait reel. Any rods in the 7th length you can recommend to pair up nicely with that reel? I’m not planning on using really large baits or sinkers.
    1 Answer
    The 7' Medium (SCR-0829)  or 7' Medium-heavy (SCR-1363) would pair nicely with that reel. 
    Submitted by: Sydney on April 7, 2020

    KEN JOSEPHSON
    from NY asked:
    March 13, 2020
    Is the Shimano Stradic FL spinning reel salt water approved?
    1 Answer
    Yes these are saltwater approved
    Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on March 14, 2020

    Tom R
    from PA asked:
    March 5, 2020
    Is the 4000 & 5000 models the same body size with the only difference line capacity
    1 Answer
    Yes, the 4000 and 5000 Stradic FL Spinning Reels feature the same body, and the differences are the spool and the handle. 5000 size comes with the larger handle knob.
    Submitted by: Brian on March 9, 2020

    Willie B with CCA-TX & LA
    from LA asked:
    February 28, 2020
    SW Flats fishing in coastal bend of Texas for slot redfish, flounder, and specks.  Stradic FL - thinking 3000 size.  Maybe use Nanofil 14 or 20 poundfor more distance with a fluorocarbon leader.  Throwing soft plastics, popping corks with Gulp, spoons.  Any recommendations out there for what length rod, action, weight, brand for distance? 
    1 Answer
    A Shimano Stadic 3000 would be perfect for what you are describing, 14-15lb would help maximize your casting distance and will handle your listed applications. A 7' 6" medium power, fast action inshore rod would be your best bet to do a little bit of everything and help to maximize your casting distance if wade fishing or fishing from land. Stick with same specs and a 7' if fishing from a boat. Couple options below:


    https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-teramar-southeast-fishing-rods.html

    https://www.tackledirect.com/st-croix-avid-inshore-rods.html


    Give us a call if you'd like more in depth help in picking out the perfect setup, more than happy to help out.

    Submitted by: Brian on March 17, 2020

    Larry R Wilson
    from MI Howell asked:
    February 25, 2020
    The last 5000 I bought came with extra spool do still come with two spools
    1 Answer
    These do not come with extra spools. 
    Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 25, 2020

    Doug
    from St. Petersburg, Florida asked:
    February 17, 2020
    How well will this match up with the Star Plasma 2 split grip inshore spinning rod?  I’m thinking of using it kayak fishing for reds and snook? 
    1 Answer
    Absolutely. This would be a ideal reel for that application. 
    Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 18, 2020

    John
    from Crystal River, Florida asked:
    January 23, 2020
    I own a shimano Teramar QL-SP and need to purchase a reel. Which do you recommend.The rod is TMS-F70H. I fish salt water inshore Florida. Catch Reds, Sea Trout, Snook, Cobia and an occasional shark.  They like pin fish.
    1 Answer
    Hello, I would recommend the 5000 size 
    Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 23, 2020

    Ron Strong Jr.
    from 06082 asked:
    January 11, 2020

    Which reel size would you recommend for a St. Croix Tidemaster 7'

     MH rod...4000 or 5000?

    1 Answer
    Hello, either sizes will work perfect, The 5000 has a deeper spool for line capacity but same size body  
    Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 13, 2020

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