What is the difference between the Shimano stradic FL and FK?

What is the difference between the Shimano Stradic FL and the FK? The key features that the Shimano Stradic FL has that the FK did not is the Micro Module Gear II, silent drive, NEW Hagane Gear, X Protect, Long Spool, Carbon Cross Drag Washer. Overall a better reel and key for inshore saltwater fishing!

Which Shimano stradic is best?

Best Shimano Spinning Reels of 2021

  • Best Overall: Shimano Stradic FL.
  • Most Durable: Shimano Sedona FI.
  • Best Budget: Shimano Syncopate.
  • Best Corrosion-Resistant: Shimano Ultegra.
  • Best High-End: Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 4000.

Did Shimano discontinue the stradic?

The Stradic Ci4+ has been replaced by the Shimano Vanford spinning reel. While the introduction of the new Vanford has been very exciting, it is still sad to see the iconic Ci4+ reel be discontinued.

What does Fl mean Shimano?

Shawno – FL is the model – the most recent to be exact – the last stradic I believe was the fj. The F indicates its european – the letter after that indicates which model – fa-fb-fc- etc – They do skip some letters however.

Is the Shimano Stella worth the money?

The Shimano Stella SW is an excellent reel as you would expect for the price you pay. The latest release has several new additions when it comes to technology that such as the coil wave spring that makes dialing in the drag much more precise especially under the heavier drag settings.

Is Stradic waterproof?

The 2500 size benefits from a much larger total drag surface area and delivers more than double the drag pressure than the 1000 size. It is interesting that Shimano gave the Stradic CI4 a waterproof drag as the more expensive Sustain FE and Stella do not benefit from the same implementation.

What’s better Shimano or Penn?

CONCLUSION – The Penn Clash hold around 70 more yards of braid compared to the Shimano. The Penn has two more bearings then the Shimano. The Penn is 40 dollars cheaper than the Shimano and you get two more bearings that means a smoother reel for cheaper!

What does XG stand for Shimano?

xtra high gear
PG(Power Gear) is a low gear ratio. HG(High Gear) is a high gear ratio, and XG(xtra high gear) is the highest gear ratio.

What replaced the Shimano stradic?

Shimano Vanford 2020
New Shimano Vanford 2020 replaces the iconic Stradic CI4+ That’s right the new Shimano Vanford spin reels will replace the popular Stradic Ci4+ reels. The Vanford has taken the looks and feel of the iconic Stradic Ci4+ and added some welcome improvements in performance and durability.

Is the Vanford better than the stradic?

Verdict. The Vanford is indeed a worthy successor to the Stradic Ci4 series of reels. It may not be a Twin-power or a Stella, but you can have a workhorse reel that is extremely light, reliable, and affordable.

What does FB mean on Shimano reels?

This short blog attempts to explain what those letters and numbers mean. Shimano reels use the following format for their reels: FAMILY : MODEL : SIZE : GEAR RATIO : SPOOL DEPTH. As an example: Stradic FB 3000 XGM. Family = Stradic. Model = FB.

What does 10000 mean on a fishing reel?

Choosing a fishing rod to go with this size reel: 10,000 or 100 model sizing gives you a large capacity fishing reel which will often perfectly pair up on any fishing rod that is 10 foot or more in length. You can even use in conjunction with a spin type boat rod or jigging rod rated above 10Kg.

What’s the difference between Shimano stradic FK and sustain?

Lol i have 2 stradics a 2500 mgf and a 2500 ci4 . the weight of the sustain is much heavier then the ci4 stradic. for the price the sustain has different shielded bearings I belive as well. so for salt water a sustain may be better but for bass fishing stick with the 2500 series stradic.

Which is better Shimano ballistics or sustain FG?

The ballistics are really nice reels, I have 2 of the 3000 size that have been solid. The Sustain is simply outdated at this point. If you want a light weight reel go with a Ci4+ FB if you want a bullet proof machine go with the FK.

Is the stradic FJ the same as the sustain?

Nope, same bearings as the stradic fj and the ci4+ fa. The Sustain is simply outdated at this point. If you want a light weight reel go with a Ci4+ FB if you want a bullet proof machine go with the FK.

Which is better stradic FG or sustain FG?

Sustains are smooth, but some have with the Stradic. So take that for what it’s worth…. The Sustain fg is overpriced. It’s a stradic fj with the rotor from the ci4+. It’s no better performance wise than those 2 reels. It does have a fancy aluminum drag knob though. People will still say how much smoother it is than those two reels though.