The Shimano Stradic FL is a spinning reel that everyone has their eyes on. It provides the ultimate in smoothness and versatility when it comes to spinning reels, and is guaranteed to last you years of happy angling.
- Available in 1000, 2500, 3000. and 4000 sizes
- Available ratios: 6.0:1, 6.0:1, 6.4:1, and 6.2:1 respective to sizes.
- 7 ball bearings
- Aluminium body material
Reasons to buy
- One of the most reliable spinning reels you can buy
- Hagane body is metal-free with high rigidity. There is virtually no flexing with this reel
- Features Shimano's MicroModule Gear II which provides immense smoothness
- SilentDrive is a redesign of moving parts to help with reducing noise and vibration - making this a very quiet reel
- Users have loved the taller spool. This helps with casting and more organized line lay
- One of Shimano's most successful series of spinning reels
- Available in all sizes
- Guaranteed to remain smooth for plenty of years if maintained
- Deals with saltwater beautifully
- From what we've read and experienced ourselves - you can't go wrong with the Stradic FL
Reasons not to buy
- The only potential factor to think about this reel is the price tag
Reviews from our Readers
The Stradic FL is easily one of the most well known and popular spinning reels on today's shelves. This reel provides the ultimate in smoothness in all aspects, and is guaranteed to remain smooth after years of use. If you're able to spend this much - this is definitely one of our favorite picks.
You'll want to combine the Stradic FL with a responsive, light and sensitive spinning rod - have a look at the Shimano Poison Adrena as a starting point.
About the brand
Shimano is arguably the biggest and most respected name in fishing. They are responsible for producing some of the most ground-breaking tackle ever seen, and they continue to lead the market in all forms of fishing.
Shimano has taken a key interest in bass fishing, and have developed the finest baitcasting reels on today's shelves. Many other brands constantly look to Shimano for ideas, as they seldom put a foot wrong.
You simply cannot go wrong with a piece of Shimano gear.
Professionals who work with Shimano:
- Keith Combs
- Brett Preuett
- Bernie Shultz