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Model: ST1000HGFK
Model: ST2500HGFK
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Model: ST4000HGFK
Model: STC5000XGFK
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Model: ST1000HGFK
Model: ST2500HGFK
Model: STC3000XGFK
Model: ST4000HGFK
Model: STC5000XGFK

Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels are constructed with a Hagane body to provide stiffness and impact resistance to virtually eliminate body flexing. The Hagane gear gives you long-lasting smoothness, while the cold-forged spool provided strength and durability. These reels offer improved balance and weight to help reduce fatigue. Stradic FK reels are equipped with Shimano's Propulsion Line Management System with Aero Wrap II Oscillation, setting the standard for design and durability.

Stradic FK Spinning Reels feature Shielded A-RB Bearings and Fluidrive II technology for extremely smooth operation. The Power Roller greatly reduces line twist to minimize unwanted loops and prevent line tangles. Every part of each Stradic reel has been designed to offer anglers the best in performance and power.

Features of Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels include:

  • Hagane body and gear
  • Super Stopper II
  • X-Ship technology
  • S A-RB bearings
  • CF Aluminum cold forge spool
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Fluidrive II
  • Power Roller II
  • SR-Concept
  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Aero Wrap II
  • Front drag

Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
Max Drag
ST1000HGFKBoth6 + 16.0:16.92/270
ST2500HGFKBoth6 + 16.0:18.36/200
STC3000HGFKBoth6 + 16.2:18.36/230
ST4000XGFKBoth6 + 16.2:19.98/240
STC5000XGFKBoth6 + 16.2:111.310/240
Review Summary
(10 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (7)
Smooth Drag System (8)
Smooth Reeling (7)
Reliable (6)
Easy Casting (6)
Line Doesn't Tangle (4)
Best Uses
River Fishing (6)
Ocean Fishing (4)
Shore Casting (3)
Jigging (2)

Customer Reviews
North Dakota
Novice Angler
 Excellent reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Fresh water fishing.
Comments: This is third different size that I own. They are very fish able reels.
Sigel, PA.
 Stradic 1000fj (from prior model)
Comments: 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.
Smarter then a Fish
Central Illinois
Old Angler (from prior model)
Comments: 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
Crazy Sweeney
Scranton Pa
STRADIC ONLY (from prior model)
Pros: Will Handel ANY fish, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Jigging, Trolling, Shore Casting, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing
Comments: 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.
the BIG Papa
Albany NY
Awsome reel (from prior model)
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Reliable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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.
Melbourne Australia
 Great spinning reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Jigging
Comments: 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.
Aberdeen, WA
great & durable (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Smooth Drag System, Reliable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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.
Southwestern PA
 Whatta reel!! (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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!!
Baton Rouge, LA
 awesome real (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: 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.
 Great Reel, SMOOTH (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing, Ocean Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: 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...
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