2019 Shimano Stradic FL IS HERE!  Up Close
2019 Shimano Stradic FL IS HERE! Up Close

gentlemen ladies in anyone in between I
welcome you all and today I’ll be getting up close and personal with the
latest and greatest iteration of Shimano’s well known been around forever
Shimano static and this my friends is quite possibly the most important
spinning real release that Shimano’s come out with in a long time damn at now
this was ordered off of the eBay’s shipped direct from malaysia i ordered
it on saturday it’s now wednesday and when I receive the tracking it said like
within minutes of ordering it’ll be here but you know 10:30 in the morning on
Wednesday and here we are at exactly 10:30 it came into male 1022 and here we
have the 2500 sized 5.3 to 1 gear ratio Shimano static F l have the schematic
more bubble wrap on the interior to protect it in the shipping we have some
shimming washers and you have some tape usually this tape is used to protect the
real foot although this may actually be better suited to keep the line on the
spoiler I’m slipping a fuse and braid and that’s it nothing else on the inside
at all whatsoever and of course the handle so this is gonna be a quick
unboxing and analysis I’m not going to do a teardown in this video but I’m
gonna follow this one up shortly oh that’s nice with a direct comparison to
the FK and we’re gonna compare it also to the ballistic and whatnot all right
so this this plunger slides and if you kind of reverse thread it
see how you can remove that if you ever need to clean out over there well one
thing I notice right away one piece there’s no hinge something that died Oh
has been doing for a while there’s no need for it to really
collapse to be honest but you just take the handle off genuine that’s a new
sticker that’s pretty nice way the mic to it so you guys can hear when
I’m killing buttery smooth nice and slow oscillation stroke and it
has a very tall this again 2500 size one of the selling features of the new fk-ik
sorry the new FL versus the FK is the taller long strokes pool that was found
on the older Stella’s I suspect the 4k was the the taller spool version let me
grab the 4k so this was the taller spool this is almost I don’t want say long
cast but essentially that’s what it was it was a super tall spool for a 4k size
reel and what that allows for is when you make a cast as a lines being peeled
off the spool it changes direction off as it comes up the spool fewer times per
inch of line and that that allows for less turbulence going through the
long-delayed line guides and longer casts how about that and know on and off
and to reverse switch so there’s a one less point for water to get in or debris
to get in what a nice real house the drag clicker sound looks familiar down here police in this
area you have a rubber lips seal on the main shaft here now alcoholically on
stripers online he had received his two days ago and he already submerged it in
the fish tank for 60 seconds and found out just how not waterproof this reel is
water got inside the body so this is not a real it can be submerged in any size
but what it will do is assuming it’s like the FK it’ll hold up a little bit
to exposure to salt splashes and just that kind of external water but you
high-pressure submersions so theoretically haven’t tested it haven’t
put any time on it it should hold up as you would expect a ballistic with the
mag seal and yeah this is a a nice real has a long cast pool it’s a 5.3 to 1
gear ratio which is only available unfortunately overseas and I’m glad it
is I mean I wish of all things if Shimano would offer multiple gear
ratios in the 2500 or 3000 sighs I wish they offered to I’ve been fishing at
3,000 Stella for a long time it’s got the higher gear ratio I find that the
lower gear ratio for my fishing since I’m not using it as a drop shot reel I
prefer the lower gear unfortunately with the largemouth bass market pretty much
driving all import decisions for most reels
most people want that higher gear ratio so they can reel back up real quick and
get pitch out another cast with the drop shot whereas the foam fish and jerk
baits or from dragon bottom I want the slower gear ratio and
everybody that I have talked to everybody I know personally they prefer
the lower gear ratio so or Trinity if you want the 5.30 one you got to get
it from overseas which has pretty much always been a case so yeah it’s a really
nice real super smooth out of the box it’s brand new I know it hasn’t put
any time on it and you know I’m curious I’m a big fan of double paddle handles
as you can see here this handle here costs the same amount as this reel just
to give you an idea this is a you Maya magnesium double paddle handle designed
for this Stella F I and it looks like it threads on mm-hmm
as it can hit the frame oh yeah oh yeah and if you look closely here I look at
the center screw see how it stays perfectly centered there’s no drift that
Center axis stays perfect they’ll let you know that everything throughout the
center axis is in line I’ve seen reels in the past where you can see that kind
of wobble around a little bit so we have a carbon fiber direct stack which I
believe is also found in the 2500 I’m not gonna really do a full teardown but
I do want to inspect that to see if that’s the case nope felt on the 2500 and is felt yeah
well all right it will CFD 3000 still a high school if it’s just for gits and
shiggles looks like it does so far wow that’s neat we turned it as quickly as possible I
wanted to see if this fits on the Stella it looks like it fits it doesn’t bump
doesn’t rub I’ll have to split some lines see if it works
the reason why I did that is because alcoholically on strippers on line
pointed out that it does indeed fit and I’m not taking anything away from him
I’m not doubting him at all anyway just wants to find out firsthand because I
have the two reels side-by-side so why not beautiful real a lot of Stella
technology found its way into a $200 form factor and from what I understand
this reel is not going to see an increase in price in the US market which
is nice I made the comment on one of the message boards stating that if this reel
found its way up into the $250 price which if you use currency conversions
compared to what the Australian market selling this thing for it would come out
to around 229 to 250 that would be absolute travesty well yeah so the rotor
design has changed a little bit versus the FK and we’ll see how solid it is oh
wow that’s a strong rotor and when we do the teardown we’re gonna weigh the
rotors compared to the other one with a 5.3 to 1 gear ratio there really isn’t
any startup nurse that I can find which I would assume would also be the case
for the six point two to one cosmetically has a rash guard that comes
around and follows the entire base of the reel look at that so you have this
darker gunmetal it’s a beautiful reel like this reel it
is one of the best-looking reels that I’ve ever really come across very
reminiscent of my old strat ik mg where the original the original magnesium
strategy only difference is I think this silver is a little bit lighter but has
the same kind of metallic a gunmetal nice and clicky bail everything about it seems very nice very
smooth finish beautiful so when we do just tear this
down we’re tear it down next to either a ballistic or tattoo Allah we’re going to
compare it to the FK and we’re a compared to the Abu Garcia premier
spinning real all around $200 reals it goes without saying honestly guys does
anybody else out there make a spinning reel equal to that of Iowa and Shimano
for freshwater applications I don’t think so
I mean baitcasting reels are a lot simpler so you have tons of competition
out there but when you handle a Shimano add Iowa and you compare to any other
Abu Garcia pen it’s they’re just not even in the same ballpark so I’m just
gonna bring keep it simple I’m just going to bring in the dial WA and I’m
gonna bring in one outside or if the Abu because we did the three the $300 13
fishing reel that thing was a complete pile I mean for $300 so we’ll just do a
quick basic teardown and comparison between these and then we’re gonna go
out and fish and see how it handles I mean it’s a strata guys Shimano wouldn’t
put this reel out if there any issues with it some stones with the bail
opening and stolen from Alan Hawks and washers sliding out but until then thank
you guys for showing up and checking out this video I hope you guys enjoyed this
one keep this as quick and simple as possible and yeah lovely real really is
nice sweet shimmed very nicely a little bit of play
it’s just a little bit handle knob pretty darn good works for me take care guys
tight lines I’ll see you soon

100 thoughts on “2019 Shimano Stradic FL IS HERE! Up Close”

  1. Brandon Lundo says:

    Wow thanks youtube for recomending this.❤❤❤

  2. John Sorrentino says:

    Out of all the reels Ive purchased, sold, etc…I never knew what the hell that screen protector-like tape was for

  3. black tortoise says:

    Didnt know daiwa made stradics now

  4. Adam TheStig says:

    Looks great…..gonna snag one since daiwa is very hesitant on giving us any kind of pro discount.

  5. mylovebugcat says:

    Does it have THE CHEAP FEELING?
    I experienced that feeling with 19 Vanquish.
    I can't wait to see your $200 reel comp.
    Thanks, and keep making good videos!

  6. Andrei M says:

    Do a review on a comparable series/price point for a D. A. M. reel and you might switch brands after that 😉

  7. Dat Boi says:

    When will this release in the us? Also have you tried any of the phenix rods? They’re some of the lightest I’ve ever felt.

  8. LAWRENCE VAZ says:

    nice video and information..

  9. Austin Prosser says:

    9:38 durable!😂

  10. NFiltr8Red says:

    I have the FJ 3000 and Exist 3000

    I will have to say Daiwa is the #1, and Shimano #2. Don’t get me wrong, I would easily fish the FJ all day any day.

  11. Ferdinand Luis Suarez says:

    How about the stella fj? Is it still interchangeable?

  12. Troy Cote says:

    Just to let you know there's a breakdown and cleaning of the diawa phantom spinning reel on YouTube by Hsiu fishing.

  13. Rojo Mack says:

    Can you please take it apart? I can't wait for the tear down video.

  14. iratherbefishing says:

    Nice looking! I know this kinda out of nowhere but do you know how durable g loomis IMX salmon steelhead rods are with saltwater? I had been searching everywhere on the internet but seem cant find any reviews nor experience using them.

  15. Michele says:

    Are they put xprotect on the line roller?

  16. DJ Allen says:

    I fish with Penn reels but these really are great reels…

  17. mike woo says:

    how do you use the clear tape i just got a new shamano with the tape , can't find anything online.? it gos on the reel foot so it dont mark it or something

  18. kime hunt says:

    I ordered my Stradic Ci4 from the European market to the the 5.1 ratio. No one ever talks about the lower gear ratios especially with spinners. Another great video.

  19. Жора Черный says:

    Хочу 19 страдик 😁

  20. M Aldi says:

    Did you know stradic comes also in SW version a year ago? How does it differ with this FL?

  21. Joseph Venezia says:

    I know I'm not on subject here but i remember when did that video on Suffix advance . I wonder if you could give an opinion on what 12lb advance would really break at,I've been looking at sun line Defier mono 17lb its diameter is .34mm and it breaks pretty close to label about 17.8,but it costs $33 for 300yds.i think advance diameter is .356 . Thanks

  22. Average Joe says:

    Imo this is just another money grab by shimano. There’s barely any difference. Good for me cause now I can pick up an FK cheap.

  23. bro musha says:

    Please.. this stradic or sustain?

  24. pink JAM。 says:


  25. Woody Stemms says:

    Since you ( and Elias ) have had nice things to say about the low cost Okuma Epixor spinner, why not tear down and compare their higher price reels? The Helios reels appear to be the top of the line for fresh water, though I've used an older model inshore, as well as a slightly less expensive Inspira. The new Azores Blue 40 is intended for Salt, and the only difference between it and the lower cost older silver colored ones is the line capacity. Both come with carbon fiber drags.

  26. chp chanel says:


  27. jt bass gambler says:

    It a juke box ding ding ding pop

  28. Tacklecentral Fishing says:

    Thoughts on the 5000 Certate LT?

  29. Andy Michael Madrona says:

    That reel’s body might not be water resistant, but that bubble wrapping on that box is “X-Shield” worthy.

  30. hmongwild says:

    Check out the diawa ballistic FW. Had mines for a bit now. Compared it with my buddys stratics and ballistic lt. They are no comparison to it. Just thought i would share.

  31. Regz Fishing Tv says:

    cant wait to have this on my tackle….

  32. HuynhDan 84 says:

    My dream

  33. TheeKingJamesL says:

    I need help! Do I go with a CI4+ or the FL? Can anyone link me a legit FL seller on eBay? Or what Daiwa LT would be better?

  34. iratherbefishing says:

    When will these be release in us market?

  35. tiDEHUNter says:

    Is it ok to put 30 lbs mono and 40 lbs braid in that reel?

  36. bamdizzle08 says:

    Any word on the 4000+ sizes?

  37. josh rogers says:

    When will the tear down video be out mate. ?

  38. Alex Trice says:

    Is there a replacement for the felt in the drag? Iv completely worn out the felt in an FK in only 6 months and don’t really want to keep ordering felts. I know the FJ has carbon fiber disks.

  39. Rojo Mack says:

    I've been a Shimano fan for many many years., however I got to admit that lately was kind of leaning towards midranged Daiwa reels, just because they seemed to get it right with this new tech.
    In my opinion Shimano's midranged reels are not as smooth as Daiwa's, plus that big main gear that got implemented in their affordable reels ( not to mention the BG). I mean when I turn the handle, these Daiwa reels are so smooth, and when I pick up a Shimano reel in the same category, it feels kind of geary. Bottom line is, Shimano finally responded with the Stradic FL, giving it a bigger main gear, one piece handle, longcast spool, better smoothness, etc. Finally!!!

  40. AVID Fishing says:

    How does it compare to the Stradic Ci4+?

  41. Eugene Johnson says:

    2500HGFL is it the same size as the 3000XGFL what’s the difference between stradic ci4 what is the best to you

  42. Jorge says:

    What’s the name of the double handle.. so many for the Stella yumeha what 😂

  43. Phantom Fisherman says:

    Can u compare the stradic FK vs the new stradic FL ? would live to see a comparison I just got a FK 4000

  44. gloving3 says:

    I'm with you on low gear ratio when I trout fish but high gear when I bass fish

  45. david shelton says:

    @tackleadvisors is this the same version as the reel being launched at ICAST?

  46. johnb258 says:

    Stradic fl vs daiwa saltist backbay. What is your preference?

  47. MT Fishing says:

    $289.99 Canadian up here with our CI4 selling at $319.99! Regardless sales are good hard to keep Stradic in stock the shop I'm at!

  48. Neyaz Alam says:

    How much

  49. Van Saukam says:

    Sorry if I missed this…what material is the main drive gear?

  50. Bass Nazi says:

    That Gomexus aluminum double paddle actually looks pretty good with its cut outs, though it's a bit heavier than the carbon fiber one.

  51. Tony Gruber says:

    Hi, could you please tell me if the Shimano Stradic FL has a louder clicker then the previous model of Stradic in the same size?
    Thanks, Tony

  52. Richard Ataman says:

    Would you recommend the 5k for this for some basic beach fishing or would it be better to spend a little extra and get a gosa?

  53. ToyoL Fishing says:


  54. MD Rakib says:

    Hello bro. Who much this one????

  55. frank santillan says:

    Just caught your Videos today Sunday , I was wondering if you'll do a view on the SixGill any time soon THANK YOU

  56. titinarcis says:

    Can you tell me if all Stradic FL models has hagane?, or only models with HG marked on them ?

  57. frank santillan says:

    Ok guy love your videos

  58. liliklusi liliklusi says:

    Sekarang di kisaran harga berap yang c14

  59. EYAL PEREZ says:

    just received the 1000 , waiting nano line 6 lb…and start bream targeting ul.

  60. TheMass33 says:

    It’s easy to get the carbon drag washers in the new FL for the 2500.

  61. Zero One * says:

    are they going to come out with bigger versions of this reel above 5000? It would be a much better version of the Penn 5500 LC which has a similar sized spool

  62. Tuyền Thanh says:

    Em này giá cả thế nào đấy các bác, nhìn kết em này quá.

  63. ryan wasielewski says:

    1. why arent more people subscribed to this channel?
    2. awesome vids!

  64. aLLsTaR*617* says:

    I won my 3000HG on the JandH giveaway!! Can’t wait to use it for albie season!!! Great review as always 👍🏽

  65. SEAN DWYER says:

    How would you clean a shimano Stradic after saltwater fishing

  66. Gheorghe Semlecan says:

    the 3000 MHG model is available somewhere on the market ?

  67. fish in says:

    I feel like theres no difference between my fk is there?

  68. Anthony Delanzo says:

    Right no cheep ass handle

  69. empirestatebullies says:

    Which one do you recommend , ballistic or stradic ?

  70. John Rich says:

    Is the 2500 size ok for bass fishing or should I get the 3000?

  71. Craig Gilcrest says:

    what is a real skucom tuchem ? i'm thinking northeastern qulokelisem ……..

  72. ew ur ugly says:

    Is this a good reel for bass fishing?

  73. Victor Banta says:

    Hi,,,there is a bunch of stradic,,which 1 is the better for you? I am planing to buy 1 stradic a better stradic

  74. Adam Ally says:

    Where did you buy this reel in Malaysia

  75. Eugene Johnson says:

    Are they going to bring this reel in the states 5:3-1

  76. lynoj777 says:

    How is it compared to Okuma helios HSX

  77. Ado Adic says:

    Hi, thank you for speaking clear English, for those of us who do not have English for mother case languages,
    it is gratifying for someone to speak up as you do. Good Video. Thank.

  78. Kristie Vanthul says:

    Ass whipped by packaging,lol

  79. דיג-ליאור בן חיים fishing video's -lior ben-haiim says:

    What do you think is better than the ci4



  80. Eugene Johnson says:

    Where did you buy that double handled at for Stella

  81. Aleks Chew says:

    Is this a better reel than the Stradic CI4+?

  82. kim ferreira says:

    Hi tackle advisors! I just wantet to thank you for your reviews! just got my shimano stradic ordered of ebay and so far i absolutely love the reel! super smooth. It was an upgrade to my daiwa bg(well worth the money), witch has started to fail on me. i paired it up with an okuma expinor 10' travel rod and the combination is a perfect inshore combination for trout and pike. love your content and thank you for existing and helping me out! keep making awesome content! All the best!

  83. Hieu Tran says:

    Đẹp quá

  84. pop hector says:

    oh nice how much price please and how bring on

  85. Ludovic Lou says:

    hello would you buy a stradic fl 5000 or a biomaster sw 6000 for offshore ?

  86. 401 Angler says:

    Would you recommend the 4000 for targeting Albies/Bonito/Spanish?

  87. SEAN DWYER says:

    This is a great reel I have caught lots of fish on it already

  88. Steven Mcfarland says:

    Which reel do you recommend
    Static FL or Stratocaster ci4??
    For Hawaii ocean water

  89. พงษ์พันธุ์ โปรณะ says:

    SW or not ?

  90. Architeuthis Dux says:

    Can you please do a review of the Daiwa Phantom Hyper LT and compare it to a Stradic FL? I'm thinking of buying either in the 5000 size.

  91. TEXAS RIGGED says:

    Hey bro I just ordered this reel because of the reviews and this one so thanks and I can't wait to get it on THURSDAYYYYY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEEE LOL I subbed btw. Awesome review and breakdown man

  92. Tackle Advisors says:

    Here's the Full review and comparison between This reel and it's Predecessor the Shimano Stradic FK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kQ3lcs0A_8&t=153s

  93. TEXAS RIGGED says:

    Had mine couple weeks now and I caught a 6.8 lber largie and it handles amazingggggg. The drag is the smoothest sounding drag as well. You can't compare anything to shimano in my opinion.

  94. lan nguyen says:

    How monney

  95. 6atlantis says:

    Sorry I think I asked you in another video but I broke my Ci4 3000, I have a protection plan so when I go to exchange it should I take a serious look at the FL and save a few bucks or jus get another Ci4? If I get the fl am I only sacrificing weight and water sealing?

  96. BB O says:

    Can anyone please help:
    What is the best buy:
    Shimano sustain 5000FI C5000X
    Shimano Stradic FL C500XG

    (Use: Salmon fishing in saltwater with throwing spoon lure)

  97. VJTrey1 says:

    Hi sir Tackle Advisor thanks for always reviewing reels. I follow your recommendation and Bought Saragosa SW 6000 I love it!! Planning to get my 2nd shimano reel. I need it for speckled trout, flounder, slot red, sheepshead and drum but I’m not sure if which stradic size should I get. For your recommendation again, i really trust you. Thanks and God Bless!

  98. Neil Smith says:

    Great review! Could you please share the details about the double handle that you used in this video. Thanks!

  99. Khair New Fishing says:


  100. Adam Austin says:

    Bought two of these in 3000 size. The 2500 has felt drag, the 3000 and up has carbon fiber drag. Love these reels. Have caught big redfish, big bluefish, trout, flounder etc on these. They are fantastic. Best reel I've owned yet.

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