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Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning Reels are equipped with Shimano's Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement and Propulsion Line Management System with Aero Wrap II Oscillation, setting the standard for design and durability. These reels feature a Waterproof Drag system and Shielded A-RB Bearings, making them approved for both saltwater and freshwater use.

To prolong the life of your reel, the Stradic is equipped with a repairable drag clicker and maintenance port that make it easier to take care of your investment. This comprehensive and versatile line of reels will serve any angler for years to come.

The Shimano Stradic FJ reels have the following features:

  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Aero Wrap II oscillation
  • Waterproof drag
  • Aluminum frame
  • Aluminum Handle
  • Aluminum spool
  • Machined aluminum handle/Septon grips
  • Shielded AR-B bearings
  • Fluidrive II
  • Super Stopper II
  • Maintenance port
  • S-Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Arm Cam

All Shimano Stradic FJ models have five Shielded AR-B ball bearings and one roller bearing.

Additional specifications for these reels are provided in the table below.

Stradic FJ Specifications
ModelLine Retrieve/Crank
(in.)
Capacity (Mono)
(yards/lbs.)
Capacity (Braid)
(yards/lbs.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
Gear RatioWeight
(oz.)
ST1000FJ302/270
4/140
6/110
10/95
115/85
20/65
76.0:17.5
ST2500FJ346/200
8/140
10/120
10/170
15/145
30/95
156.0:19.2
ST3000FJ356/230
8/170
10/140
10/235
20/145
40/110
156.0:19.3
ST4000FJ398/240
10/200
12/160
15/265
30/175
50/145
206.2:110.8
ST5000FJ4110/240
12/195
14/165
20/220
30/200
40/160
206.2:110.8
ST6000FJ3512/265
16/170
20/120
30/290
50/240
65/155
294.8:120.8
ST8000FJ3512/345
16/250
20/185
40/270
50/265
65/195
294.8:120.5

 

Review Summary
4.8
( 9 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (7)
Pros
Smooth Drag System (7)
Reliable (6)
Smooth Reeling (6)
Easy Casting (6)
Line Doesn't Tangle (4)
Cons
Best Uses
River Fishing (6)
Ocean Fishing (4)
Shore Casting (3)
Jigging (2)

Stradic 1000fj
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Sigel, PA.

About Me:
I bought this reel ( Stradic fj ) in the 1000 size for fishing for trout in mountain streams. This reel is very smooth operating. Perfect for using the small trout spinners I prefer. It's also smooth enough to work small baits like single salmon eggs and small garden worms through holes. This is my second Stradic FJ model as I was very impressed with the other larger model I purchased.

Pros:

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Old Angler
Reviewed:


Central Illinois

About Me:
none

I have come to believe, "if you are serious about fishing you need good tools".  My first trip with my Stradic was to Eagle Lake, Ontario.  I fished hard for walleye but, caught nearly everything else.  I was reeling in a 26" Northern I hooked on an 1/8 oz Jig, when a huge Musky grabbed it.  In 30 minutes I fought that fish, on six pound line, I brought him to the side of the boat three time.  The guide said it was 56"-58" and 45+pounds.  The Stradic 1000 met the ultimate test: a super smooth drag which held up to 30 minutes max a abuse; smooth powerful line recovery under load;  and dependability I fished the rest of the week with this jewel.  I mounted this reel on a 7' Light action St Croix Rod.  I have four Stradic Reels.  I may be dead with in the next 20 years but, I bet these reels are still going strong


Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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STRADIC ONLY
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Scranton Pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I own Stradics from as far back as the 2nd generations and after a thousand battles they are ready for more. My latest purchase of a 2500 was to replace one that rest at the bottom of Lake Charleston in Ontario Canada. Keep it clean, keep it oiled and that's that. Take care of your line as well. Why people blame their reels for line twist is beyond me. Line is going to twist sooner or later for a number of reasons. So pull a few yards off from time to time and change it as needed. The best stories I have concerning my 2500's are 2 of the exact same. While fishing for Bass and Pike in Canada I laid into a few GIANT Muskies. First time I panicked. I figured between 8lb test and a bass reel I was screwed. I was so wrong. With just a tiny turn of the drag the fights began. 56" and 64" and the reel wasn't even warm. The second and larger fish I landed on a much stronger line and had steel leads for both as well. The first was only 4" though. Bottom line the Stradics didn't even hic-cup. Now ya can even take em to the beach, I will never own another reel unless it is a gift or won. The Carbon model? I've been fishing over 40 years now and never complained over an ounce or 2. If ya like it buy it but I'm staying old school.

Pros: Will Handel ANY fish, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System

Cons: none

Best Uses: Jigging, Trolling, Shore Casting, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Awsome reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Albany NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have used the shimano stradic now for almost 6 years. It still as smooth when it first came out of the box. This reel is extremley tough and durable. It has a very strong, smooth, put the brakes on drag system. Its also very smooth handeling. Put it all together and this reel is well worth your money and will last forever.

Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Reliable

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great spinning reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Melbourne Australia

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have used this reel spinning and jigging for snapper and kingfish and it's great. I have been an exclusive daiwa user when it comes to threadlines, this is as good as comparable daiwa reels.

Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Jigging

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great & durable
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Aberdeen, WA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've been an avid northwest salmon/steelhead fisherman for 40 years. The past 10, I've done a lot of float fishing bait and jigs. Most spinning reals don't hold up to the riggors of fighting big strong fish.It's not uncommon to land 8-10 Kings in one day. Many spinning will handle that - but that's only one day in a long season. This reel handles it and keeps on performing. Most others don't. In our area King salmon are required to be released. The 15 pounds of drag the 2500 offers is invaluable in getting fish to the bank while still strong enough to favor survival after release. This is a quality reel that, in my book is underpriced. Simply awesome. Money very well spent.

Pros: Durable, Smooth Drag System, Reliable

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Whatta reel!!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Southwestern PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've got 4 older stradic reels and decided to give this series a try. No disappointments at all!!! Very light reel with a super smooth drag system, line lays extraordinarly perfect even with braid. The propulsion seems to help casting with lighter lures some but I didn't notice it alot. Definitely a reel I would buy again!!

Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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awesome real
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Baton Rouge, LA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Fantastic reel. Really smooth, well engineered, and the maintenance port is a nice touch. I use mine for inshore saltwater fishing in south Louisiana and its perfect for reds and specks. This is the second Stradic I own. The first one is 10 years old and still works great. All I do to clean it after saltwater fishing is to wash it down with a hose.

Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, River Fishing, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Reel, SMOOTH
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Vermont

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've been using this reel to cast small jigs and stickbaits for smallmouth, and I have to say it is the smoothest operating spinning reel I've ever owned. The drag is superb and the reel is very well built. I would recommend this reel to anyone who is in the market for a high performance spinning reel...

Pros: Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Ocean Fishing, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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