Shimano Stradic FI Saltwater Spinning Reel Review

shimano-stradic-saltwater-spinning-reel From the house of Shimano comes another spinning reel series called the Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reel Series. These reels are equipped with Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement, Aero Wrap II and the Propulsion Line Management System. It also comes equipped with Waterproof Drag System. To increase the life of this reel it is installed with a drag clicker that is repairable.

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There are 7 models in this series as below:

1. Shimano Stradic ST1000FI Spinning Reel – This model has a line capacity of 110 yards of 6 lb of fishing line. It has 5 A-RB ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. With a gear ratio of 6.0:1 this reel has a line retrieve of 29 inches per crank. It weighs a small 7.4 oz only. It comes with a paddle shaped grip.

2. Shimano Stradic ST2500FI Spinning Reel – This model of the series has a line capacity of 200 yards of 6 lb of fishing line. It has 5 A-RB ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. It has a ratio of 6.0:1 as well. The ST2500FI weighs 9.5 oz and has a line retrieve of 34 inches per crank. It comes with a Flat T shaped grip.

3. Shimano Stradic ST3000FI Spinning Reel – This model has a line capacity of 230 yards of 6 lb of fishing line. With 5 A-RB ball bearings and 1 roller bearing this reel has a gear ratio of 6.0:1. It weighs 9.5 oz and allows a line retrieve of 35 inches per crank. It comes with a SW T Type shaped grip.

4. Shimano Stradic ST4000FI Spinning Reel – This model comes with a line capacity of 240 yards of 8 lb of fishing line. It has 5 A-RB ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. It has a gear ratio of 5.8:1. The ST4000FI weighs 11.6 oz and allows a line retrieve of 36 inches per crank. It comes with a SW T Type shaped grip.

5. Shimano Stradic ST5000FI Spinning Reel – This model of the FI series has a line capacity of 240 yards of 10 lb of fishing line. Again, this model too has 5 A-RB ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. It has a gear ratio of 5.7:1. And with a weight of 14.1 oz it allows a line retrieve of 37 inches per crank. It too comes with a SW T Type shaped grip.

6. Shimano Stradic ST6000FI Spinning Reel – This model has a line capacity of 265 yards of 12 lb of fishing line. Like the rest it has 5 A-RB ball bearings of stainless steel and 1 roller bearing. It has a gear ratio of 5.7:1. With a weight of 21.0 oz the ST6000FI allows a line retrieve of 42 inches per crank. It has an egg shaped grip.

7. Shimano Stradic ST8000FI Spinning Reel – This model has a line capacity of 250 yards of 16 lb of fishing line. Like the rest it has 5 A-RB ball bearings of stainless steel and 1 roller bearing. It has a gear ratio of 5.7:1. With a weight of 20.5 oz the ST8000FI allows a line retrieve of 42 inches per crank. It has an egg shaped grip.