Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reels

Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reels

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Gear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankBearingsMono Line Capacity Braided Line CapacityMax DragWeightPrice
6.6lb6.9oz$199.99 USD
19.8lb7.9oz$199.99 USD
19.8lb7.9oz$209.99 USD
24.3lb9.2oz$219.99 USD
24.3lb9.3oz$229.99 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 9 reviews
    By avery
    , florida
    Best reel for the money
    November 22, 2019
    You simply cant beat the stradic when it comes to the price. Outdoes anything in its category.
    By Jose
    Provides RI
    Best purchase this year
    November 18, 2019
    I bought a new saltwater rod for the striped bass fall run. I needed a red to complete the combo. I did a large research and decided to buy the new stradic. I can’t be more happy with my new reel. It feels so smooth but at the same time is really strong when dragging the fish. I’ll definitely recommend!
    ProsSmooth and strong drag.
    ConsNothing yey.
    By Kenny
    , MD
    mini stella at an attractive price
    November 17, 2019
    This reel is the best bang for buck out there right now on the market. Shimano decides to add Stella parts to this reel and keeps it at a very great price.
    By Ron
    Bulverde, TX
    best $400 reel you can buy...
    November 9, 2019
    but wait, it's a $200 reel. The reel take down guys on youtube seem to agree Shimano only sells 2 reels in the US: the Stella and the 2019 Stradic FL. With this reel, they've rebuilt the Stella using lower grade materials - composite flier instead of machined titanium, wear treated aluminum shafts instead of wear-proof stainless - many of the parts interchange.. Worm-gear drive, long spool oscillation for longer casts. Same overqualified roller bearing clutch, big drive gear to deliver more torque through the handle, finer and more gear teeth for less freeplay = less wear; low spindle deflection to let you use silly big drags. This is the baseline reel for anyone who truly needs to use more than 4-lb drag (a bunch if you've ever used a spring scale to set a drag). Can't submerge the reel overnight, but if you dunk it and keep fishing, no worries. If you really don't like the Tee handle grasp (me), easy to replace with a Yumea or JW round handle.
    Prosit's the Stella Junior; long spool for longer casts, worm-gear oscillation, stiff spindle to use silly big drag settings; seriously lightweight - half the weight of other reels in the same capacity
    Consfull-time anti-reverse - you decide if that's a con - it fished fine for me using manual bail or drag to feed trim line Line capacity is a size smaller than its rating, e.g. 4000 = 3000 (and still half the weight)
    By Steezo
    Block Island, RI
    Do it. Buy it. Reel is awesome.
    October 21, 2019
    Took me a while to leave the domestic spinning reel line. I’ve seen the light. This new 5000FL is an amazing reel.
    ProsLight, holds up in salt, great drag, casts a country mile. Sweet ball knob
    ConsNone. Just buy it.
    By Chase
    Quincy, MA
    so smooth
    October 17, 2019
    I have 2 and am considering a third. I use these primarily for freshwater but I use the 5000 for both. The 5000 has caught largemouth bass and stripers in many situations. The 3000 is my favorite freshwater reel ever.
    By VT
    A nice looking reel
    September 18, 2019
    Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it preforms flawlessly. Smooth retrievals and great ASMR coming from the drag.
    By Brad
    Champaign, Illinois
    My new Stradic 1000 FL
    September 16, 2019
    Just got my new Stradic 1000 FL. It is truly a beautiful reel, but the jury is still out. Just got off the water with it along with my Stradic 1000 FK and Sustain (2) 1000 FG. To be truthful i am a little disappointed. It is a very tight reel with zero gear play. Maybe too tight. It is not a smooth (under a load) as the other 2 reels. The only description I can come up with, is it feels "gravelly". Hoping that in time it will break in and get smoother. Maybe the larger sizes will be smoother.
    Pros1.. Beautiful reel 2.. Reel has extremely tight tolerances. 3.. Casting distances are as good or better than previous model. 4.. Nice reel for the money. 5.. With X-protect this will be my go to wading ultralight reel.
    Cons1.. At first use, reel is not as smooth as previous model (hopefully it gets smoother with use).
    By Richard H.
    First impressions
    September 15, 2019
    Its a stradic. So far so good, I do think the carbon drag is smoother. Still too new to say much more.
    8 Questions & 8 Answers
    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

    from Oregin asked:
    November 30, 2019
    Is the 5000 suitable for saltwater bottom fishing? 
    1 Answer
    This reel would be great for back bay flounder and casting top water lures.
    Submitted by: John on December 1, 2019

    from North carolina asked:
    November 26, 2019
    can the retrieve be reversed such as right handed or left handed?
    1 Answer
    Hello, Yes this can be switched from right to left 
    Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on November 26, 2019

    from Oxnard, CA asked:
    November 24, 2019
    Does the 4000 come with a knob handle and if not is there one available to purchase?
    1 Answer
    The 4000 size does not come with the knob handle. There may be a company who has and after market one. 
    Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on November 25, 2019

    Arsenio Z GONZALES
    from Texas asked:
    September 4, 2019
    Is the retrieve handle of the 5000FL

     an egg shell like the Stradic FG or FL?

    1 Answer
    The knob is a ball style
    Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on September 25, 2019


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