When you combine a wealth of new technology with the tried and true components, you get the reliable Stradic FI. Built with an aluminum spool on an aluminum frame with graphite sideplate and rotor, this reel has a sturdy base to work off of. Inside, you'll find new features like the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement. It uses a cold-forged aluminum drive gear and special hardened brass pinion gear that's more durable than all-stainless-steel drivetrains with a smoothness that will last longer. The all-new Propulsion Line Management System uses a propulsion spool, SR one-piece bail wire, Power Roller III, redesigned bail trip mechanism and S-arm cam. Those five components work together to provide longer, more accurate casts with less effort while drastically reducing the chance of backlash, wind knots or tangles. The Aerowrap II Oscillation worm gear system plays into that by reducing friction and increasing efficiency for longer, more accurate casts. Shielded Anti-Rust Bearings (S A-RB) use either rubber or stainless steel shields to keep water and dirt from building up. The machined-aluminum handle with Septon handle grips has a direct-drive mechanism (threaded directly into the drive gear) to eliminate play and increase transmission of power. A waterproof drag prevents dirt and water intrusion. Maintenance port allows for easy lubrication of the drivetrain. Stopperless design on the 6000 and 8000 models only. Spare aluminum spool included.
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