So, I got to try out the new Shimano Stradic FK 5000 the other day and I was impressed with the smoothness and the drag.The reel was rated the ICAST Best of 2015 this past week. Only thing I am not crazy about is the look of it.
Here is what Shimano says about this new Stradic: The new Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels utilize the latest technologies in Shimano’s arsenal, while also drawing on the ways of the past. Incredibly lightweight, Shimano’s new HAGANE reel design concept adds a new level of toughness as well for anglers who demand durability from their go-to reels. The Hagane cold-forged drive gear combined with X-Ship technology and the Stradic FK’s Hagane body also greatly increase winding power, while eliminating any flex. The result is one of the most powerful and lightweight spinning reels on the market.
Backed by a Dyna-Balance rotor and the Fluidrive II system for exceptional smoothness, Shimano’s Propulsion Line Management System also provides exceptional casting capabilities while mitigated line management issues. Focus your passion on your fishing with the all-new Stradic FK Spinning Reels.
I would suggest purchasing this new Stradic and trying it out for yourself. It is a perfect reel for Snook fishing on the flats or on the beach.
Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reel