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Shimano Stradic FL
Shimano Stradic FL

Shimano Stradic FL Review

The Shimano Stradic FL is a spinning reel which 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.
96
Superb
416
Users:
4.8/5
Where to buy
96
Superb
416
users have rated this product based on our research
Where to buy

Feature overview

Sizes:
Available in 1000, 2500, 3000. and 4000 sizes.
Gear ratio:
Available ratios: 6.0:1, 6.0:1, 6.4:1, and 6.2:1 respective to sizes.
Bearings:
7
Braid ready:
Yes
Sealed drag:
Yes
Body material:
Aluminium

What we found out about the Stradic FL:

Reasons to buy this reel

  • 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 this reel

  • The only potential factor to think about this reel is the price tag

Bottom line

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.

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