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Super lightweight CI4 frame and rotor (aluminum on 12000 model) makes the Shimano® Thunnus® 7–10 ounces lighter than previous models! Baitrunner technology lets you feed line with the bail closed. Other features: Paladin® Gears, Propulsion® Line Management System, SR® one-piece bail wire, Power Roller® III, Direct Drive Mechanism, oversized Septon® Grips, waterproof drag with Dartainium® II cross carbon washers, and six shielded A-RB® ball bearings plus Super Stopper® II. For mono, fluorocarbon, or braid.
Super lightweight CI4 frame and rotor
Paladin® Gears, Propulsion® Line Management System
SR® one-piece bail wire
Power Roller® III
Direct Drive Mechanism
Oversized Septon® Grips
Waterproof drag with Dartainium® II cross carbon washers
Six shielded A-RB® ball bearings plus Super Stopper® II
For mono, fluorocarbon, or braid
These reels let you control delicate live bait more precisely. Feed line with the bail closed, allowing your bait to move naturally with the current, or the fish to run without resistance on the pickup. Then, slam the hook home!
I used the 8000 size on some large fish and it handled them no problem. The drag is smooth and it's very lightweight. I used the baitrunner and that too worked great.
September 28, 2011
Very Smooth Reel
Purchased the 8000 Ci4. Very good reel, excellent fishability. Just returned from Mexico, I used the reel for surf fishing with no luck; however it cast very well. I will likely purchase the 12,000 for surf fishing because after fishing from boat with this reel I believe a large fish might spool ya. The bait running function worked flawlessly caught at number of Serria Mackerel and couple of Cabria using live bait from the boat. Both the main drag and bait running drags worked very well in my opinion. My only concern is line twisting. Had to cut off about 20 yards after 3 days of fishing.
April 23, 2011
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