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
- Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In attachment)
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 32
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 DANIELJUSTIN STRADIC FJ UNBEATABLE!!!
This is the first time i have ever wrote a review and i did so because this reel is WORTH it. Recently bought the ST3000FJ and i love it. This reel is worth every penny you will spend, even the tax. From the second it comes out of the box it starts to out perform every reel I have ever owned. I am currently selling my other HIGH end reels to start building an army of STRADICS. Propulsion Line Management System is awesome, SA-RB bearings make this reel operate like dream. Im not a salesmen i'm a blue collar weekend warrior who loves fishing, Two simple words and some advice. BUY IT!!!
May 6, 2014
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
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