Stradic FK Spinning Reel


Every couple of years it seems the  technical people grab hold of the Shimano Stradic FK spin reel lineup and make a great reel even better.

Well the 2016 reels continue that tradition — big time.

Firstly, a reel of this standing couldn’t be without the new Hagane Body. This metal frame delivers high rigidity, so there’s no flexing when under load and no loss of cranking power either.

This is complemented by the Hagane Gear system — not cut gear teeth, but 3D design cold forging for increased resilience and longer durability of the Shimano Stradic FK.


The new Shimano Stradic FK have an additional SA-RB bearing and they’re all high 6:1 to 6.2:1 plus gear ratios, so cast lures will really motor on the retrieve.

Aero Wrap II, the AR-C spool, One Piece Bail and G-Free Body all demonstrate that these reels are going to be are a repetitive caster’s delight to use, with better balance in the hand.

While the new gen’ Shimano Stradic FK can be used just about anywhere, the presence of Coreprotect on the roller clutch, the drag, the body and the line roller, indicate that these reels are going to be perfectly at home in the world’s harshest environment — the salt.


Series: Stradic FK
Family Type: Spinning
Size options: 5
Key Feature: Hagane Concept
Bearings: 6+1
Warranty: 10 Year
Drag Range: 3-11 Drag Power range (kg)
Retrieve Per Crank Range: 78-99 Retrieve range (cm)
Shimano Stradic FK
Product Code Description Gear Ratio Bearings Drag Power (Kg) Mono Capacity (kg/m) Braid Capacity (Kg/m) Weight (g)
ST1000HGFK Stradic 1000FK 6.0:1 6+1 3 1/250 10/95 195
ST2500HGFK Stradic 2500FK 6.0:1 6+1 9 3/180 10/150 235
ST3000CHGFK Stradic Compact 3000FK 6.0:1 6+1 9 4/150 10/200 230
ST4000XGFK Stradic 4000XGFK 6.2:1 6+1 11 6/160 15/280 280
ST5000CXGFK Stradic 5000CXGFK 6.2:1 6+1 11 6/200 20/220 320