CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION. The latest evolution in the Stradic range brings anglers into the next generation of fishing. This evolution brings with it improved casting, smoother reeling and increased durability. The newest addition is the Micromodule Gear II, an upgrade on the surfaces of the drive and pinion gear means that reel noise is reduced as the gears work in a much smoother way, and the SilentDrive technology, which reduces the smallest of clearance gaps and wobbles within the gearing system. Along with the Hagane Gear, this means that winding is silky smooth and pristine silence has been achieved. X-Protect has also been added to the Stradic FL giving the reel a superior level of waterproofing performance without impeding the rotation or lightness of the reel.