Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reel
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  • Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reel
  • Shimano Stradic FI
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Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reel

The Shimano Stradic FI is a perfect example of an old favorite made better with innovative upgrades and premium components. The FI was redesigned around Shimano's renowned S-concept design for smooth, silent, and strong operation, with a waterproof drag system.

Equipped with new features like the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement, Propulsion Line Management System, and Aero Wrap II, the Stradic FI brings a new meaning to the word durability.

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  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
  • Aero Wrap II Oscillation
  • SR-Concept: SR-3D Gear, SR Handle, SR One-Piece Bail Wire
  • S A-RB Ball Bearings
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Graphite Sideplate
  • Graphite Rotor
  • Aluminum Spool
  • Spare Aluminum Spool
  • S-Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Arm Cam
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread In Handle Attachment)
  • Septon Handle Grips
  • WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
  • Maintenance Port
  • Fluidrive II
  • Floating Shaft
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Super Stopper II
  • Repairable Clicker
  • Stopperless Design (6000 & 8000 only)
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines


Model   Line Retrieve Per Crank(in.)  Line Capacity (lb/yds)  Power Pro Line Capacity ( Test/Yards)  Max Drag (lb)  Ball / Roller Bearings 
SHM-ST5000FI  37  10/240 12/195 14/165   20/220 30/200 40/160 50/155   25  5/1 
SHM-ST6000FI   42  12/265 16/170 20/120   30/290 50/240 65/155  29  5/1 
Model   Gear Ratio  Weight (oz) 
SHM-ST5000FI  5.7:1   14.1  
SHM-ST6000FI   5.7:1  21  
BRAND: Shimano
Type: Spinning Reels
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Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reel

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Girl Offshore

By esd

from Buzzards Bay, MA

About Me Avid Fisher

Staff Reviewer


  • Durable
  • Easy Casting
  • Line Doesn't Tangle
  • Reliable
  • Smooth Drag System
  • Smooth Reeling


    Best Uses

    • Ocean Fishing
    • Shore Casting

    Comments about Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reel:

    Gordon's Gully is about 15 miles south of the Hooter, the outermost southern bouy at bottom of Muskeget Channel. We ran offshore here because the day inside at bonito bar was slow, at best. As we arrived at bonito bar that morning via inside Nantucket Sound we opted to take the offshore route home. At least this way we could still have shot at seeing tuna.

    And we did. And I hooked up. At Gordon's Gully. To a monster.

    After a very focused 35 minute fight I had my first bluefin less than 3ft from our starboard rail. Gaff in hand Scott leaned over to grab my leader and help me land this sucker when all of a sudden my plug pulled and we were left with nothing more than a final look at my very first tuna swimming herself back to life and away from us forever.

    I was not a happy camper. And Scott and I were both shocked. At first I thought my knot failed; if not that then my gear must have failed; and if not either those then my hook must have straightened; or did my line snap? All these scenarios ran through my mind immediately as I fell backwards, down and hard when the tension of my fish let up in an instant. But nothing- no knot failed, no gear failed, no hooks had straightened, no line snapped.

    This fish beat me outright. As for my gear, it rocked. Scott and I were both impressed, thank you JD.

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