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Shimano "Stradic CI4+"

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Shimano Stradic CI4+

Reel Make & Model

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MSRP ($):
219.99

The Shimano "Stradic CI4+" now has a lightweight, durable Magnumlite CI4+ rotor—a material that is more than 245% stronger than previous versions, giving you a super-comfortable, super-durable reel you can count on. The Propulsion line management system, composed of Propulsion spool lip, SR 1-piece bail wire, Power Roller III, redesigned bail trip, and S-Arm cam, makes casting and retrieving smoother and more consistent that ever before. Aero Wrap II Oscillation. The other incredible advantages given to you by the Stradic include the SR-Concept system, S A-RB Ball Bearings, aluminum spool; machined aluminum handle; Direct Drive Mechanism; maintenance port; Fluidrive II; floating shaft; Dyna-Balance; Super Stopper II; maintenance port; Super Stopper II; and a repairable clicker. Approved for use in saltwater. Rated for use with mono, fluoro, and braided lines.

STCI41000FAML is built for spectra and other micro lines, great for finesses fishing applications.

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1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.5
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0  (1)
Durability 
 
5.0  (1)
Versatility 
 
4.0  (1)
Value 
 
4.0  (1)
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Versatility 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0

They made a great reel better.

Last year shortly after the new Ci4+ hit the market I decided to pick one. I knew when the reel was released with the upgrades that Shimano had made to the Ci4 that this was going to be an inshore fishing machine. I bought the reel and took it the owner of Cavitt Custom Rods Ernie Cavitt to have an outstanding rod made for sight fishing on the flats. This reel packs an outstanding punch with its great drag system thanks to the x-ship upgrade that Shimano gave this reel. I spooled it up with 10lb Suffix 832 and put it on my new rod and they fish slaying began. The Ci4+ has been very durable but I have not given it any hard abuse like bull red fishing even though it has dragged in its fair share of over slot red fish it has not begun to show any sign of wear in the last six months that I have been using it. The Ci4+ still reels as smooth as it did on day 1 and the fit in finish has not shown any signs of wear. As with any reel from any price range I always give my equipment a thorough wash down after any day on the water. I marked the Price rating and versatility rating down from 5.0 to 4.0 because spending $220.00 on a reel is a lot of money and there are reels on the market that can do the job for less and still get it done. Over all this is my favorite reel and I plan to use it for many years to come. I highly recommend this to anyone freshwater or saltwater who is looking for a durable light weight reel to be paired up with that high end light weight rod.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Super light, Smooth drag, Well made, holds up to saltwater well
Cons:
Expensive

Equipment Model

Model:
Shimano Ci4+ 2500
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