Shimano Stradic 4000 XG FK – This new development of the Stradic reels focuses on a new technological concept of Shimano called “Hagane”. What’s Hagane: HAGANE stands for a new strength , robustness, durability and reliability in reels. The Hagane gear: The exceptional strength and robustness make the Hagane gear to the heart of the reel. By using the latest technologies , you are also going to permanent , intensive usage feel of a new role in his hand. By use of advanced cold forging technology it has a high resistance (eg drive from forged aluminum ). Hagane Body: Metal body with high robustness and rigidity . The interior is perfectly protected. Hagane cold forged drive gear gear combined with X-Ship provides a smooth, powerful and durable reel. The sleek G-Free body provides a better weight balance to reduce fatigue. Every part has been designed to improve the anglers experience on the water.
“I am an extremist when it comes to fishing- I.E I in the 5000 size reels I have a Stella 5000, A Twin Power 5000, as well as a Stradic FK 5000HG. It is obvious to me that the first two reels are superior to the FK…….. but after three years of fishing them interchangeably, I find there is not enough difference in the three reels to warrant the much higher price tags on the Stella and the Twin Power. The Stradic FK is an extremely smooth reel with a super drag and a great balance for a medium heavy to heavy bass rod, and for light-medium saltwater rods. I fish 100+ days a year. If I had it to do all over again, I’d have purchased the FK in the first place, It is a terrific reel and a very reasonable price.”
“Best Reel that I’ve owned! I finally had the opportunity to take the Stradic out fishing and I was extremely impressed. I was fishing on Lake Michigan for King Salmon and the Stradic performed flawlessly. Coming from a Pflueger Presidential, you certainly notice the difference in how smooth the reel cranks. The handle also is fantastic and feels very comfortable and natural to the fit of the hand. I have this attached to a MH St Croix rod. To be honest after having used this reel for a day’s fishing, I’m very tempted to purchase another one for my backup rod.”
“If you’re considering purchasing this to upgrade to a more quality spinning reel, don’t think twice!”
“This reel has been great to me. I’ve had a bunch of reels over the years, and now I own 7 stradics. Some Ci4+, FJ, FK.
“I have 30 lb power pro on it. I use this reel for bottom fishing for sheepshead, trigger fish, flounder, and other stuff in the winter. I’ve caught cobia on this. I also use this for spanish as well. One time I fought a big stingray for a long time, and got him up to the top, and once I saw what it was, broke it off. This reel has held up, and still going strong. I like the reel not having a anti-reverse switch. Who needs that, and that is one less thing to break. Also one less entryway for salt. I would buy this for heavy stuff like bottom fishing and the Ci4 for light stuff like trout and redfish.”