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 4.7 out of 5 by 26
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 gc66 great reel
love this reel, very smooth retrieve. great power and smothest drag. have 2 and love them.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MSKYFSHR rock solid reel
The FJ series of stradics are the best built stradics yet. Rock solid performance at a decent price. I own three different sizes of this reel and all are excellent in performance.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by CPS113 Best Reel
I love this reel, and I use it for almost everything.
Has a great line capacity and lots of power. I just caught a 35+lb Salmon with it from shore and the drag was ultra smooth. When I wanted to put the screws to the fish, the drag had enough power to grind a trophy salmon to a halt. I wish I had five of these.
Anyone who complains about the noise it makes should give their head a shake. This is NOT a $500 reel, it just performs like one.
September 24, 2013
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