The Hagane design concept boasts performance and durability, with the Hagane Gear providing power from a cold-forged drive gear, X-Ship packing power and smooth rotation from large precision-cut gears, and the Hagane Body enhancing reel rigidity and impact resistance.

Further, the company’s CoreProtect provides water resistance by sealing key areas without affecting rotation feeling.

Addressing freshwater and inshore saltwater needs, the Stradic FK reels are available in five sizes.

The Stradic 1000HG and 2500HG have 6.0:1 gear ratios, with the 1000 taking in 31 inches of line per crank while the 2500 takes in 35 inches.

With 6.2:1 gear ratios, the C3000 reels in 35 inches of line per crank, the 4000 pulls in 39 inches and the C5000 takes in 41 inches.

MSRP: $199.99 to $229.99

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