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4000 and 5000 size reels are medium sized reels and are generally considered all-rounders. They’re great for just about all inshore applications and have the capacity to hit the beaches, ocean rocks and tackle light offshore work. For many, the tag of all-rounder has some negative connotations, the main one being, ‘jack of all, master of none’. The assumptions is, that to handle such a broad range of angling applications, compromise has had to be made. This view is misguided and usually attributable to the purist, blinkered in their own ideas as to what represents high end, specialist fishing. While just about all manufactures make and entry level all-rounder popular with the weekend dangler, there are a few manufacturers that recognise the significant value of a top shelf reel that can be pointed at fish across a range of environments.

The Shimano Stradic FK 4000 and FK5000 is a spin reel so blessed with the latest features that even the most discerning purist could not fault its phenomenal performance. You have all the sensitivity you need to cast the light lures, while at the same time enough grunt to wrestle a belligerent pig from his rocky sanctuary. With the Stradic FK, there is no compromise, simply broad access, where finesse and brute strength dance in perfect synchronicity to provide you unrivalled access to an astonishing array of species from a jaw dropping list of locations. You have all you need to tackle a flathead from a river hole, then follow it up with a 15kg Mulloway from a perfect surf side gutter. Perfection is assured, compromise a foreign language. Get yours now.

Features and Specifications

  • Hagane Body
  • Hagane Gear
  • Shimano Super Stopper II Concept
  • X-Ship concept Gearing
  • S A-RB Bearings (6+1 ball bearings)
  • Aluminium Spool (cold forged)
  • Shimano Dyna-Balance System
  • Fluidrive II
  • Power Roller II
  • SR-Concept
  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Aero Wrap II
  • 6.2:1 gear ratio

Note: Images are for illustration purposes only – differences may occur – Price displayed is for 1 reel only – choose your size when ordering

Size Specific Reel Specifications

Stradic FK 4000 Reel

  • Approx Mono Capacity: 240 yards /8lb, 200 yards / 10lb or 160 yards/ 12lb
  • Capacity Power Pro (Lb/Yds): 15lb/280yards, 30lb/170yards or 50lb/150yards
  • Max Drag: 11kg
  • Reel weight 280 grams
  • Cm per handle crank (line retrieve): 99cm

Stradic FK 5000 Reel

  • Approx Mono Capacity: 240 yards / 10lb, 195 yards / 12lb or 165 yards/ 14lb
  • Capacity Power Pro (Lb/Yds): 20lb/220yards or 30lb
  • Max Drag: 11kg
  • Reel weight 320 grams
  • Cm per handle crank (line retrieve): 105cm

Fishing Applications and Fishing Reel Selection Guide

Suggested Rod and fishing applications: As a guide only a Stradic 4000FK or 5000FK Reel will be find on a host of rods from barra rods and snapper rods, on a light 10-11ft beach rod or on an 8-9ft shore spin rod. Line ratings on the rods will depend on your preferred choice but basically any of the above with a rod line rating of 5-10kg should have you covered for an all-rounder. If you need some help in picking a rod from our online store just get in touch with us.


  • Fish an all-rounder with all the precision and focused purpose of a finesse or brute strength cranker.
  • Know that your Hagane full metal body will protect the inner workings of your Stradic as you traverse the ocean rocks succumbing to the inevitable impact through mishap.
  • X-Ship provides the angler with an ultra-light feel when winding. Even under the toughest loads you will feel winding is completely effortless therefore militating against fatigue during the long fight.
  • The Anti Rust bearings are a critical feature in your Stradic. Sealed on both sides, your Stradic is protected from the harsh outcomes of salt water exposure
  • Say goodbye to backplay with Superstopper II. Sink your hooks securely and instantly during strike, ensuring hook up every time

Cover a huge range of angling applications in total fishing style with your Shimano Stradic FK 4000 and 5000. Land or boat your FK Stradic is a super weapon of unrivalled quality and durability. Considering the features and inclusions, they are also great value for money.




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