Shimano® Chronarch® CI4+ Baitcasting Reels
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- X-Ship for efficient gear engagement
- SVS Braking System with inner and outer pin force adjustments
- Rigid, yet lightweight CI frame construction
- High Efficiency Gearing (HEG®)
- Super Free Bearing Supported Pinion Gear System
- A7075 aluminum Magnumlite™ spool
- Dartainium® 2 drag washer
- 8 bearing system (7SARB bearings + 1 ARB roller bearing)
- Super Stopper® II anti-reverse with Assist Stopper
- Septon PV power grips
- Titanium IP line guides
- Double-anodized spool and handle
- Disengaging Levelwind System
- QuickFire II® clutch bar
Built to last, engineered to perform, the newest version of the legendary Shimano Chronarch baitcasting reel takes performance to even higher levels. The SVS Infinity Braking System exerts gentle braking force in two directions: centrifugal outward force from adjustable inner pins, and internal friction force in the concave raceway housing the external pins. With the addition of X-Ship for incredibly precise gear engagement and a positively rigid retrieve, plus an advanced a CI4+ frame that's lighter than and stronger than aluminum, you've got a super-powered low-profile baitcaster unlike any other you've ever palmed. They match up perfectly to Shimano's Crucial rods, just in case you're looking for a perfect pairing. Other benefits that come standard are High Efficiency Gearing (HEG); Super Free bearing supported pinion gear system; A7075 aluminum Magnumlite™ spool; Dartainium® 2 drag washer; 8 bearing system (7SARB bearings + 1 ARB roller bearing); Super Stopper® II anti-reverse with Assist Stopper; Septon PV power grips; titanium IP line guides; double-anodized spool and handle; Disengaging Levelwind System; and QuickFire II® clutch bar.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5 out of 5 by FloridaRob First Baitcaster reel x2
After many years of fishing salt water I moved to Central Florida. I really like Shimano Stradic reels so much I have 5, (one even being dumped over the side and submerged in salt water for 20 minutes and still working like new!) so it was easy to look to the Chronarch line for my new bass rigs. I picked up two of the Chronarch CI4 reels having never used a baitcast reel before. I used PowerPro Super8 20# line and took them out to try. The first time out was getting the brakes and spool tension right, but by my second time out I was casting just as far as my my old spinning rigs with much more accuracy and finesse. I've been using these reels now for about 2 months and for bass fishing I really wouldn't think of using a spinning rig again. Lighter, more accurate and easier to drop on a target than a spinning rig. Works well for top water plugs, worm rigs, crank baits and frogs. I would (and probably will) buy another again in a New York minute. They come in both standard and HG or high gear versions, which gives a faster retrieve. I like the standard retrieve because it is almost as fast and a bit smoother with a fish on. Very smooth, well made reel with no downside.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by forge35 Great reel!
I love this reel! This reel has everything I could ever ask for in a reel. I've used Curado's and a Diawa for years, but once I picked up this reel, I don't think I'll ever go back. Heck, I even picked up a second one of these reels because I was so impressed. The size of this reel is great. It looks good. It casts really far, and far surpasses my old Curado's. It can even handle lighter weight lures much better than other reels I have used. I love the new braking system. Thumbs up to Shimano for this new design. I love being able to adjust on the fly with the click of a wheel. If you're on the fence about whether to spend the money on this reel or not, just do it. You won't be disappointed!
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RhythmAndStyle top of the line
i usually have problems with backlash, and decided to give baitcasting another try..with this reel..i havent had much problems with backlash at all..only a couple of times as i was setting up my gears and drag..but once i found it all, but fishing all day..nice and light, reels very very smooth..if this came out yrs ago when i first started i would havent never switched back to spinning..but now i have a combo of both casting and spinning..and both reels are Shimano and love em both..i wanna try other reels out, but Shimano has got me hook that if hard to try since these ones work GREAT..def a must buy for the price.
May 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by allaboutfishing1 excellent
excellent reel.casts almost like the core but not quit. i use it to throw top water plugs, jerk baits and 3/16 drop shot weights and i was very impressed with the distance casting a drop shot weight. so now i got it paired with a loomis glx jig and worm 7'1. its well worth the money. if you can spend an extra 100 by the core you will be fully blown away, i 'm. happy fishing every one.
April 26, 2014
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