The extremely durable Hagane gear in the Stradic FK provides excellent efficiency and strength. The stiff hybrid XGT-7 and aluminum body create the perfect protection and support for the X-Ship system and shielded A-RB bearings to work to their maximum effect and efficiency. The waterproof front drag has fine, controlled adjustment and the Rigid Support Drag eliminates any deviation of the spool when set to minimum drag. The screw in handle minimizes the play and loss of energy, because it’s in direct contact with the gears. The Stradic FK has stepped away from its iconic white color and been reborn as a completely new reel, both technically and cosmetically.
The HAGANE Drive Gear is produced by Shimano's coldforging technology, without the need for additional machining. This delivers a longlasting smoothness, strength, lightness and power at the very heart of the reel. Traditional diecast, machined gears are less durable under heavy loads.
XShip is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano ARB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
The HAGANE Body is produced from highrigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rocksolid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.
CoreProtect prevents water entering the body, from under the rotor at the front of the body, and also into the Roller Bearing unit.
Shimano ARC Spool is a patented spool design with an angled spool lip. This design enables the line to leave the spool with less friction and in smaller coils resulting in longer more accurate casts. ARC spools are proven to reduce backlash and wind knots when using braid.
Rigid Support Drag
Rigid Support Drag eliminates spool movement and wobble, even at light drag settings. The result is an incredibly smooth drag even at extremely light settings.
S ARB Shimano
S ARB bearings are high corrosion resistant ARB ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust.
One Piece Bail
The onepiece bail wire has no gap for line to snag on during normal operation. Made of Stainless Steel, it reduces friction and allows the line to get onto the line roller quicker.
The precision engineered main Hypergear transmits more power from the handle to the rotor. Designed to exacting tolerances, it requires less effort but returns more retrieve playing torque with vastly reduced component wear.
Cold Forged Aluminium
Cold Forged aluminium is used for some 'round' reels, fly reels and is also used for many types of spool. Made from one single piece of aluminium Cold Forging produces great strength.
Using special protection gaskets, the drag is protected against the intrusion of water for more consistent drag performance.
Diecast aluminium is used for many types of reel and is most common on fixed spool reel bodies and rotors. It is also used for spools on P4 fixed spool reels and come baitcasting models.
XGT7 is an improved version of the tried and trusted Shimano XT7 composite material. Used on some of the newest midpriced reels XGT7 is lightweight and stiff.
Aero Wrap II
Aero Wrap and the advanced Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides superb uniform line lay to reduce loss of energy during the cast. Aero Wrap II is considered one of the best line lay systems in the world.
Floating Shaft II
The key friction area on most fixed spool reels is where the spool drive shaft meets the pinion. Shimano designers have overcome this by reducing a large percentage of surface area contact and incorporating bearings on either side of the shaft. The resultant design leaves the shaft in a 'floating' position, considerably improving efficiency and longevity.
Super Stopper II Super
Stopper II eliminates backward movement and free play in the handle when the reel is set in antireverse.
DynaBalance reduces wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing Shimano are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create eliminate vibrations.
- Power Roller
- Concept Hagane
- Family Type Spinning
- Models 1000HG, 2500HG, C3000HG, 4000XG, C5000XG Bearings 6 Shielded A-RB & 1 roller bearing
- Line lay Aerowrap II + 1-speed
- Extra spool 0
- Handle Single machined aluminium
- Body material Diecast aluminium/XT-7
- Spool material Cold forged aluminium
- Maintenance port No
- Waterproof drag Yes
Spare spool RD17238
Weight (g) 280
Gear ratio 6,2:1
Line capacity (mm/m) 0.25-260 / 0.30-180 / 0.35-130 / 0.40-100
Line capacity (lb/yds) -240 / 10-200 / 12-160
Bearings 6 S A-RB & 1 RB
Line retrieve per crank (cm) 99
Max drag (kg) 11