Utilizing Shimano’s latest technology. Hagane metal reel body and Hagane cold forged drive gear combined with X-Ship provides a smooth, powerful and durable reel. Features include Super Stoper II anti-reverse, S A R-B shields both sides of the bearing's, CF aluminum cold forge spool, Dyna-Balance eliminates wobble during retrieve, Fluidrive II provides extreme tight tolerances and control and Power Roller II to reduce line twist up to 50 percent. Propulsion line spool management provides longer casts and prevents backlashes and wind knots while the Aero Wrap II layers line onto spool in a crisscross pattern to reduce line-to-line friction for longer casts.
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The new Stradic FK utilizes Shimano’s latest technology while drawing on ways of the past. Hagane cold forged drive gear combined with X-Ship provides a smooth, powerful and durable reel. The sleek G-Free body provides a better weight balance to reduce fatigue. Every part has been designed to improve the anglers experience on the water.
The Hagane body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.
With amazing strength and durability, the Hagane gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano's state-of-the-art technologies give you long lasting smoothness and pleasure. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. The entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and formed by Shimano's cold forging technology for assured resilience.
Super Stopper II
Anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates back play. This provides the angler with instant hook-setting power.
Provides gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear keeping the gears in the same position under the heaviest loads. Friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated, enhancing the casting performance with lighter lures and allowing longer casts.
S A R-B
These bearing have been through the same process as A-RB bearings but feature shields on both sides of the bearing's that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
CF Aluminum Cold Forge Spool
These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.
This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. Using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, enabling redistribution of the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibration.
Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, which provides extremely tight tolerances and control in the cutting process, Fluidrive II polishes the gear surface to maximize tooth contact. This increases the efficiency of the retrieve for more power with less effort.
Power Roller II
Line twist arising from repeated casting and retrieving is reduced by as much as 50% with the Power Roller line twist reduction system. The special grooved design assures the line will be wrapped on the spool to minimize unwanted loops and twists during the cast.
Combines the new concept of Reliance with all aspects of the S-Concept: Smooth, Silent and Strong.
Propulsion Line Management System
Propulsion spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off of the spool in smaller loops during the cast which means less slap on the stripper guide for longer casts with less friction.
Aero Wrap II
This two-speed oscillation system layers the line onto the spool in a crisscross pattern that reduces line-to-line friction for longer casts. Aero Wrap reels utilize a patented worm gear design to move the spool upward quickly and downward slowly to wind the line in a precise pattern, reducing friction, and giving smoother, longer casting ability.