Winner of American Sportfishing Associations, ICAST New Product Showcase Award for Best in Category Freshwater Reels Equipped with the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement, Propulsion Line Management System and Aero Wrap® II, the Stradic® FI brings a new standard to the word durability. Featuring a Waterproof Drag system, Shielded A-RB® Bearings, and sizes up to 8000, there aren’t many fish the Shimano Stradic® FI can’t handle. And to prolong the life of your reel, the Stradic® is equipped with a repairable drag clicker and maintenance port that make it easier to take care of your investment.