The extremely durable Hagane gear in the Shimano Stradic 5000 FK provides excellent efficiency and strength. The stiff hybrid XGT-7 and aluminum body create the perfect protection and support for the X-Ship system and shielded A-RB bearings to work to their maximum effect and efficiency. The waterproof front drag has fine, controlled adjustment and the Rigid Support Drag eliminates any deviation of the spool when set to minimum drag. The screw in handle minimizes the play and loss of energy, because it’s in direct contact with the gears. The Stradic FK has stepped away from its iconic white color and been reborn as a completely new reel, both technically and cosmetically.