Never satisfied with “good enough”, Shimano always finds another way to improve your fishing experience. Introducing the new Shimano Stradic FL, the product of CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION. Now with Shimano’s MicroModule II cold forged gear you’ll experience a rotational smoothness and power transfer, never before achieved in a reel at this price point. Couple MicroModule II with Silent Drive, which fine tunes internal components to the highest tolerances possible, and you’ll agree the new Stradic approaches flagship level performance. Plus, Shimano’s X Protect water-repellent coating and specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction ensure a lifetime of top level performance by stopping water penetration in key areas without adding a heavy rotational feel. The C3000, 4000 and C5000 models come equipped with Shimano’s Cross Carbon Drag system, designed to endure and conquer the most blistering runs and the most powerful fish.