It was always going to be a hard task to replace the original Stradic GTM reels with newcomers offering significant improvements. Retaining the familiar, much-loved pearl-white body cosmetics, Shimano have achieved this in style with the Stradic GTM RC range, including the added bonus of a 1500 model alongside all-new 2500, 3000 and 4000 versions. Features include XT-7 body and rotor, AR-C Spool, Zinc Diecast Gear, Cone Type bail plus single anodised cold forged alu spool with XT-7 spare. As with the TPCi4, the 4000 spool is a new shallow version with equal line capacity to the 3000.
Features Super Stopper II -
With the reel set in anti-reverse mode you'll find zero free-play on the handle thanks to Super Stopper II. Unerringly positive every time, its practical benefits include micro increment settings of quiver tips or specialist bite indicators and faster hook setting.
Fightin Drag -
A secondary drag system conveniently located towards the rear of the reel for instant use.
Power Roller -
The special design of the Shimano Power Roller significantly reduces line twist during the retrieve and is a big advantage when using thin mono and braid.
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.
Aero Wrap II -
By improving the internal friction efficiency Shimano succeeded in bringing it?s line lay systems close to perfection. Close parallel coils in combination with 2 speed oscillation ensure smoother and further casting.
Smooth, Silent, Strong S-System Represents Shimano?s initial philosophy on which many of our fixed spool reels have been designed. The three basic ideas that are inherent in the S-Concept are: Smooth, Silent and Strong.
Specially designed guards are attached to the rotor and the body, which prevent the accumulation of water and also give added protection against accidental bumps and knocks.
S-Arm Cam -
Slack line around the line roller is the basic cause of problems during the cast. A newly designed roller incorporates a protruding lower surface, which helps prevent slack line, virtually eliminating the problem.
The drag washers are made of pure carbon. These provide a smooth performance from zero to maximum power and also offer excellent durability. S-Spool - S-System spools are cold forged from aluminium alloy. The cold forging process creates a lightweight spool with increased structural strength. The addition of a spool ring, made from titanium-coated Zirconia, which is ten times harder than stainless steel, gives the lip added resistance to abrasion and damage.
A-RC Spool -
A spool design with a V-shape spool lip ensuring that the line comes off the reel in smaller loops for further and more accurate casting.The AR-C spool will minimise the risk of backlash.
Reduces reel wobble and allows produces ultra smooth performance.
- Model Code: STR4000GTMRC
- Weight (g): 390
- Gear Ratio: 5.8:1
- Line Capacity: 6lb/180yds
- Bearings: 4+1
- Roller bearing Spare Spool: x1