Shimano® Stradic® FJ Spinning Reels

   

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ST1000FJ

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
4/140

Braid Capacity:
15/145

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
7 Lbs.

Recovery:
30" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
7.5

ST2500FJ

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
8/140

Braid Capacity:
15/145

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
34" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
9.2

ST3000FJ

Left/Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
10/140

Braid Capacity:
20/145

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
35" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
9.3

ST4000FJ

Left/Right

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
12/160

Braid Capacity:
15/265

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
20 Lbs.

Recovery:
39" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
10.8

ST6000FJ

Left/Right

4.8:1

Line Capacity:
16/170

Braid Capacity:
30/290

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
29 Lbs.

Recovery:
35.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
20.8

ST8000FJ

Left/Right

4.8:1

Line Capacity:
20/185

Braid Capacity:
40/270

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
29 Lbs.

Recovery:
35.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
20.5

ST5000FJ

Left/Right

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
12/195

Braid Capacity:
30/200

Ball Bearings:
5+1

Max Drag:
20

Recovery:
41.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
10.8

Drag Power - lbs.:
29
  • 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®
  • Dyna-Balance®
  • 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 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 good reel the best reel that shimano makes for the money. buy it April 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 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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I would like to pair a Shimano Stradic FJ Spinning reel (ST1000FJ) with a Browning Fishing Hi Power Spinning Rod (HP60LS). Are the two compatible? ie. will the rod holder of this rod PHYSICALLY fit the attatchment part of the Shimano reel? (I ask this because I have noticed that some reels have a 7cm x 1.5cm rod attatchment piece where others are only 5cm x 1.5cm.
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it should work fine.
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My suggestion is if you already own this rod bring it into any local tackle shop and ask if you can try it on.

Most places will allow you to borrow the display model for a moment if you appear willing to buy.

I hope this helps
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spare spool?

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i know the ci4 does not come with a spare spool. does the fj series come with one?
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None of the new shimanos come with spare spools anymore.
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Just got one sorry no it doesn't
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No spare spool. Most of the higher end reels out there no longer come with a spare spool. Spare runs a little over $60. But I will most likely order one anyway. Always good to have on hand.
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No. Only one spool
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I have both the Stradic 1000FJ and 2500FJ spinning reels. Neither came with a spare spool when purchased from BPS.
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No, not right out of the box.
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No, sorry no extra spool. It is worth it to buy an extra spool if you fish with braided line. When my braid gets worn I pop off the spool put on an empty extra one and wind it one.

That way the old braid is at the bottom and the new stuff is the only stuff that typically touches the water.

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Best rod to pair this with?

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i paired it with a 6'9 st croix eyecon and a 6'9 fenwick elite, smallmouth . they both pair perfectly
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I paired my new Stradic 4000 FJ with a Shimano Compre Travel Spinning Rod. 6'6". M/H. 2 piece. Excellent quality.
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a Shimano Crucial or a veritas by Abu Garcia
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i did a legend tournament 7'1mf
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Do not put a $180 spinning reel on a $60 rod. Start with something comparable to a Shimano Compre or a Abu Garcia Vendetta. Extra dollars spent on the rod will enhance your fishing experience (and your success) more than spending dollars on a spinning reel.
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I have mine on a 5'6" IM7 Berkley but the rod would really depend on your style of fishing. I would also pair this up with a bionic blade or the matching carbonlite. For something a bit less expensive perhaps a crappie maxx spinning rod on the IM6 blank. This is what I would purchase if I needed to replace the Berkley I currently have.
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the new stradic fj 4000

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When i look at the reels there are 7 choices i believe? I can not figure out which reel is the 4000, 3000, ect. i want to buy the new 2012 stradicfj 4000 6.0.1 gear ratio. can you help me figure this out?
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The difference between the two reels are the 3000 has 15 pounds of drag while the 4000 has 20 pounds of drag. The 4000 has more line capacity, and also it is a bit heavier than the 3000. Other than that they are pretty much the same!
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Item 353-648-00 = ST1000FJ;
Item 353-718-00 = ST6000FJ;
Item 353-720-00 = ST8000FJ;
Item 353-650-00 = ST2500FJ;
Item 353-652-00 = ST3000FJ;
Item 353-654-00 = ST4000FJ.
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