Shimano® Stradic® FJ Spinning Reels
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- X-Ship for easier turning handle under load
- Propulsion® Line Management System
- SA-RB® bearings
- Aluminum frame (graphite on 1000)
- Lightweight graphite sideplate & rotor
- Coldforged-aluminum spool
- S®-Concept rotor, guard, and arm cam
- Machined-aluminum handle
- Fluidrive® II
- Floating Shaft®
- Super Stopper® II
- Saltwater approved
- Rated for use with mono, fluorocarbon, or braid
X-Ship makes the handle easier to turn under load so you can detect the lightest bites. Features include Propulsion® Line Management System; S A-RB® bearings; aluminum frame (graphite on 1000); lightweight graphite sideplate & rotor; coldforged-aluminum spool; S®-Concept rotor, guard, and arm cam; machined-aluminum handle; Fluidrive® II; Floating Shaft®; Dyna-Balance®; and Super Stopper® II. Saltwater approved and rated for use with mono, fluorocarbon, or braid.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5 out of 5
by Gflo Solid Performance - Very Reliable
I own both this reel (Stradic FJ) and the lighterweight C14.
This reel has a much more "solid" feel to it than the C14. Its quite a bit heavier, so it balances with more of my outfits than the C14 does.
I use the C14 on my medium to light setups.
If I had to make the choice between the FJ and the C14 I would personally go with the FJ based on personal preference. I just like the way it balances some of my med-heavy to heavy setups.
Have had absolutely no problem with the reel. It is dependable, and the 3000 size reel combined with a medium-heavy rod allows you to get some big fish through thick cover. Handles 5 to 8 lb bass with ease... Great drag system...
Works well with power pro and flurocarbon leader.
It is my favorite reel; Hasn't let me down, and don't expect it to anytime soon.
September 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by southernbassfever good reel
the best reel that shimano makes for the money. buy it
April 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by stickerice85 great reel
This is my first (to me) high end reel purchase and I really like it. Bought the ST3000FJ spooled it with 30lb Power Pro paired with a 13 Fishing Omen Black MH 7"1' Spinning Rod. It's great for fresh water and some inshore fishing. I might have to get a 4000+ series for stripers. Great reel, smooth, love the drag and very well balanced. 4 stars only because it's pretty pricey (again my first, to me, high end reel)
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bobbersonly own more than one
when using light line the drag is the most important thing.and this reel has it. fishing clear water for steelhead on lake superior, you will not go wrong with the 4000 FJ
February 23, 2014
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