Shimano® Stradic® CI4F Spinning Reels
Today’s angler wants reels that are lighter and stronger. That’s why Shimano's Stradic CI4F does away with the original XT-7 graphite components and replaces them with an advanced reinforced carbon fiber frame, sideplate, and rotor. This material is more than 50% stronger and 20% lighter, giving you a super-comfortable, super-durable reel you can count on. Beyond that, it has all the performance features you’d expect: lightweight aluminum spool; Paladin® Gear Durability Enhancement; Propulsion® Line Management System; Aero Wrap® II; SR®-Concept balancing; Fluidrive® II; Dyna-Balance®; Floating Shaft®; Super Stopper® II; waterproof drag; maintenance port.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 95 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JmFaith55 Another win for Shimano! Got the new stradic ci4 last Friday in the 4000 series. I had used the reel a few times before but didn't get to really experience it from a full day of fishing. After my first day on the water with it, The reel is everything it's hyped up to be. The price is on the high end but you definetly get what you pay for. It's incredibly light and performs super super smooth. You can cast it mile and throw it all day with out getting wore out. The drag is really easy to set up on the fly and it has a really nice, smooth retrieve. It's the nicest reel I've ever bought and I couldn't be happier. If your looking for a nice comfortable, easy to use reel then this is a great example. Spend the money and you won't be disappointed shimano did a great job! May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BIGb3206 Perfect Flawless, smooth, very strong, catches monsters... You can't ask for any more May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by USNavyAngler Excellent high-end reel! Great reel, light weight, powerful and great looking! This was my first Shimano reel after numerous bad experiences with Penn Battle's. I quickly whooped a 30" slot Snook after a solid battle in a South Florida canal system. I've attached the image of the fish. Since then I've caught countless Peacock's, Jack Crevalles, Ladyfish, and a few snook, oh and of course Largemouths. All in all, it's proven to be a quality product from Shimano! Feels incredibly smooth, and the aesthetics of it also cannot be beat! It's really lightweight and you can cast it all day without ever getting fatigued. Highly recommend it! April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaddySlacks maintenance port .. awesome feature Picked up a C14 4000F reel with 20lbs drag for medium fishing. What a Superior Reel with great crank strength, light weight, super smooth and casts well. Maintenance port is a "must have" feature. The foam knob .... Not sure I like it . Pleased I bought this reel. Somewhat high priced but worth it. I teamed this reel up with a St. Croix Avid 7 foot AVS70MF2 - 2 piece rod. What a great light weight, strong, and balanced combination. Bass, Walleye and Pike are a pleasure to catch now ... Wow!. 5 Stars. April 17, 2013
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A:a Shimano Teramar Inshore rod with a medium-fast action tip
A:I put mine on a St. Croix Rage rod 7'1" medium power fast action.
Also the color on the reel matches the rod perfectly!
A:Spend the money and get a St. Croix. You will not be disappointed and they do have some rods that are reasonably priced but there performance is the best.
A:St. Croix Premier. It's what I use and Ive got no complaints
Top 25 Contributor
A:What are you fishing for? You should get a rod for the type of fishing you will be doing and then get a reel to balance it out. I have 2500 series matched to 6'6" or 7' ml or m loomis or st croix rods. The rod should be light and high quality to pair with this light reel to take advantage of it qualities.
Details:Can't decide between the stradic ci4 and the pflueger patriarch. HELP!!!!
A:They're both good reels. Pflueger has been around a long time. However, Shimano is far from being considered the "new kid on the block," when it comes to fishing equipment. The Ci4 will give you exceptional strength with a minimal amount of weight. Their Ci4's also come with their handy maintenance port. That makes lubricating the gears exceptionally easy.
A:Depends on what kind of fishing you do. CI4 is more saltwater friendly but has a weak frame and a less heat tolerant drag system. Patriarch being magnesium is of course stronger and it also has a carbon drag system. But saltwater is not a good friend of magnesium although patriarach is coated very well.
A:I have a pflueger and a shimano. Pflueger is quality but shimano, in my opinion is better.
A:Personally, I think Shimano is extremely overrated. No one else hits people up for 200-300 bucks and passes off a graphite rotor in the deal. The Pfluegers are smooth, and a much better value. I despise the gimmick of "carbon fiber" reel parts. I build custom rods, trust me, carbon fiber is what graphite is composed of. It's just the use of a popular name for something presented to a technologically expectant consumer market. Pfleuger, hands down!
Top 1000 Contributor
A:I've used both and while I'll like the stradic only slightly better, it's hard to justify the difference in price
Details:I was wondering if the 1000FML and 1000F spools are interchangeable. In othe words, would it be possible to but a Stradic Ci4 1000F and buy a 1000FML spool as a spare spool?
A:It's intended for saltwater, which obviously means it can be used for freshwater as well!
A:It is made of fused carbon, there is no steel. YES!
A:You can use it in both fresh and saltwater. I use it in saltwater and was concerned about that issue. I read up before buying and felt satisfied that it's capable of withstanding the elements and avoiding corrosion. Now that I've fished with it, I can personally attest to that fact.
Top 10 Contributor
A:Lite salt water use.. But make sure to clean it with fresh water
Details:Is there a 2200 series?
A:You need to look at the line capacity information, the drag specifications, and then determine whether it's suitable for the type of fishing you plan to do.
A:no there is no 2200 series. both 2500 and 3000 are very nice reels. i person own the 3000 series. the reason i choose the 3000's over the 2500 is you get a little more room with the 3000 while holding the reel under the rod seats. some people have complained about the finger room while reeling in the 2500 getting a finger rub. also i like the 3000 handle over the 2500. the 3000 is bigger and more comfortable to me. i dont think they show the handles at basspro.com but they show the handles in the bass pro catalog on the shimano spinning reel page.
Top 500 Contributor
A:I know the new website doesn't show the reel size. So I guess you have to know the spool capacity of the 2500 and the 3000.
Details:Is this reel - Shimano Stradic CI4F - made in Japan or China? I have the same question about reel Shimano Stradic Fj.
A:i almost 100 percent that these reels are made in Malaysia
A:I believe Shimano reels are made in Malaysia.
Details:i am looking to get a 1000f or fml and wondering if it can handle a big bass and a rod that will match the reel...
A:I would go with the Shimano Cumara or the St Croix Legends Tournament rod which I have. Shimano makes a lighter Rod than that but its like 400.00. There are a lot of other companys that make light rods. You just have to experiment with them. To me St Croix seems to be the strongest.
Top 25 Contributor
A:I would have gone for the 2500 for bass. The 1000 will do, but is kind of small and won't hold much line above 6lb test. That said, I beleive you can't beat a shimano compre for the value and a 6'6" ML is the perfect match for that reel.
Details:Will the 3000 model work well with 30 pound powerpro braid ?
A:i also live in concord nh and have four ci4 3000 reels all with 30 lb powerpro braid on them. i fish small heavy covered ponds/lakes with these reels and have no problem with the line. it really depends on the rod and were you are fishing. if your fishing clear water with no millfoil/lily pads i would size the line down. also if you are using a rod less then medium power i would also go with a lighter line. i also wrap my spool 3 times with electrical tape before i put on the 30 lb powerpro so im not wasting so much line. once i have used this line over time i will also flip the line on the spool by reeling onto another spool so that the fished line is now the backing line on the new spool. it is cost effective.
A:I think 30 LBS is to much I would go with 15 or 20 LBS Power Pro Braid. 15 LBS preferably. Better for casting long distances.
A:I use Power Pro 40# on both of my Stradic 3000 with the BPS Carbonlite rods. no problems.
A:My 3000 says it holds 110 yards of 40 lb. PowerPro and 145 yards of 20 lb., so it should fit about 127 yards of 30 lb. It really depends on the type of fishing you'll be doing. For bass fishing you'll be good with 127 yards.
A:Yes - works great. The 3000 has a 40 lb max braid at 110 yards. Power Pro is a good choice and is the standard for reel comparisons.
A:Its an ultra light reel, you would be not be doing it justice with a heavy rod. i suggest either the 7'6'' Cumara or 7'6'' Seagis. I line my rods w/ 20 lb Samurai braid b/c its ultra premium braid. If you dont want to spend the $$, use 12-15lb suffix 832, Diamond braid or Power Pro.
A:line always depends on what your going for. which is directly proportional to the size of the rod and reel combo. but with what you got i would say your goin for big boys, try 17lb berkley xt if your going for anything bigger than 20 lbs i would go with the 25 lb test
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Details:Best rod to fit the 4300 ? Looking for something in the 80-120 $ range .
A:shimano compre med - heavy
A:I have two BPS Carbonlite MH rods. I love them. They seem to have good back bone. I bank fish all the time and besides pulling in lots of 2-3lb catfish, the biggest catfish I pulled in was 11.1 pounds. That rod and my Stradic 3000 held up great! Based on that I would recommend the BPS Carbonlite MH rod.