Shimano 2023 Stradic FM 2500 HG Spinning Fishing Reel

Introducing the revolutionary 2023 Shimano Stradic FM Spin Reel, a pinnacle of fishing technology that's set to transform your angling experience. With its advanced features and meticulous craftsmanship, the Stradic FM series is designed to elevate your fishing endeavors to new heights.

At the core of this series lies the ANTI TWIST FIN line management system, a game-changing innovation that ensures a hassle-free fishing experience. Say goodbye to frustrating tangles and knots as you cast with confidence, knowing that the ANTI TWIST FIN system keeps your line in perfect order. Paired with the Shimano DURACROSS high-density felt washer, this reel delivers unrivaled smoothness and durability, making each retrieve a joyous moment.

Enhancing your casting performance, the INFINITYDRIVE technology takes center stage, delivering precise line lay and extended casting distances. The Shimano Stradic FM series isn't just a fishing reel – it's a gateway to exceptional angling adventures that await you. Discover the future of fishing with the 2023 Shimano Stradic FM Spin Reel and redefine the way you approach the water.


HAGANE is a Shimano reel design concept created to withstand continual use and extreme abuse. HAGANE is an innovation with built-in toughness and durability that works alongside Shimano's precision engineering. HAGANE is for all anglers.

Hagane Gear
With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of most Shimano reels. 
Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives anglers the long-lasting smoothness and enjoyment that is felt when anglers first use a reel, repeatedly. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear during fabrication; instead, the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by a special 3D design and then formed by Shimano's cold-forging technology. The result is assured resilience. HAGANE Gear is the result of Shimano's endless pursuit for durability — this strength and power of forged metal continue to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.

Micromodule II
The MICROMODULE Gear II has evolved with Shimano's unique manufacturing technology and a state-of-the-art gear-tooth surface design. The drive and pinion gear surfaces have been analyzed and updated from the ground up in Shimano's pursuit of perfection to further improve the smooth gear feeling and reduce sound.

X Ship
X SHIP provides improved gear performance. Large diameter drive gear optimally positioned pinion gear and drive gear, and two points bearings supported pinion gear produce light reeling under load.

Hagane Body
The use of lightweight and rigid metals such as aluminum and magnesium firmly suppresses deflection, distortion, and torsion of the reel. This protects delicate gear meshing and enables smooth reeling.

Infinity Xross
INFINITYXROSS provides superior gear durability through industry-leading design and cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Advancements in the gear tooth design improve the surface contact and meshing between the drive gear and pinion gear. This revolutionary design efficiently distributes the load placed on the gear tooth surface across a wider area to prevent damage from stress points while significantly improving overall gear durability.

INFINITYDRIVE is a new main shaft supporting structure that improves winding torque and allows for incredibly smooth and light rotation.

DURACROSS provides smooth, reliable drag performance and incredible durability. The material is reinforced by weaving in new fibers in a manner orthogonal to the direction of the fibers that make up conventional drag washers. We have succeeded in increasing abrasion resistance more than 10 times while maintaining smooth drag performance.

The basic design of the entire body and drive-related parts were reviewed one by one to reduce minute rattles, gaps, and shaking between parts down to the smallest detail. It provides smooth and quiet reel rotation.

Anti Twist Fin
Elastic fins are installed near the line roller section. By suppressing line slack, the fins reduce the phenomenon of line dropping out of the lower part of the spool and line wrapping around the spool while the line is still twisted.

X Protect
For medium and small general-purpose spinning reels, which require lighter spinning, we focused on a non-contact structure that does not compromise the lightness of the spinning. In addition to conventional water-repellent treatment, a labyrinth structure that suppresses water penetration is combined to achieve high water-resistant performance despite the non-contact nature of the structure. It is used in the stopper bearing section and line roller section.

G Free Body
G FREE BODY technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the angler’s hand, the G FREE BODY helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.

AR-C Spool
The spool has a special spool ring shape. This creates a rectifying effect on the line and realizes both suppression of line trouble and long casting performance.

Long Stroke Spool
The LONG STROKE SPOOL has a longer stroke compared to conventional spool designs. It contributes to improved casting feel and distance.

S A-RB bearings are put through the same process as Shimano’s A-RB bearings but feature shields on both sides of the bearings. These shields reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the rotation of the bearing.

One-Piece Bail
One-Piece Bail allows the line to travel unimpeded to the line roller. The seamless design reduces friction and decreases the chance of tangles or the line catching on the bail arm.

Product Code Braid Cap. Gear Ratio Bearings Drag Power Weight
ST1000HGFM 10lb/95yds 6.0:1 (75cm) 6+1 3kg 185g
STC2000HGFM 10lb/140yds 6.0:1 (81cm) 6+1 3kg 185g
ST2500HGFM 10lb/150yds 5.8:1 (86cm) 6+1 9kg 220g
STC3000HGFM 10lb/200yds 5.8:1 (86cm) 6+1 9kg 225g
ST4000XGFM 15lb/230yds 6.2:1 (101cm) 6+1 11kg 275g
STC5000XGFM 20lb/260yds 6.2:1 (101cm) 6+1 11kg 290g

Barcode # 022255275859
Brand Shimano

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