The Ci4+ Stradic from Shimano is a beautiful piece of fishing equipment. Light, smooth and stunning good looks make this reel the complete package.
Striking good looks, light weight with a solid feel, and an ultra-smooth reeling experience combine to win the hearts of fishermen around the world. Incorporating exciting concepts like HAGANE gear, G Free Body, CI4+, X-SHIP, Core Protect, and the totally new Magnumlite Rotor which allows a super light feel when you turn the handle, the new Shimano Stradic CI4+ is built to last.
The Totally Renewed Stradic Ci4+ Can Be Considered to Be A Treat for The Enthusiastic Angler’s Senses. With A Striking Design and An Ultra Smooth Reeling Experience Combined with Its Light Weight Properties the Reel Is Designed The Win The Hearts Of Many Anglers Around The Globe.
The Shimano Stradic CI4+FB model has been significantly improved on the previous FA model. The weight has been reduced by 5 grams, while other operational features and design have been improved to further reduce the feel of weight in the reel.
This model has been developed with Shimano’s G Free Body where the oscillating system and worm have been moved to the top of the reel. This presents a lower center of gravity and makes the reel feel lighter in the angler’s hand. To further enhance the feeling of lightness and light rotation, the new CI4FB model comes with the latest designed Magnumlite rotor. The new design the bail trip mechanism has been moved to the opposite side as the line roller, negating the need for a heavy bail hold support. The result was both sides of the rotor not only being lighter, but it also the balance and rotation is improved with a maximum 14% less inertia than previous FA model in 2500 size. This leads to a new rotor design that has extremely light rotation and yet is still 30% more rigid than the older model.
The next major upgrade is the inclusion of Core Protect. Core protect is a protective water repellent coating that is placed in the roller clutch and the line roller. This prevents water entering the reel in the two most critical areas. Finally, this series also comes with Hagane Gear, Shimano’s cold forged gears, that are smoother, stronger and more durable than any other gears on the market. This not only give the reel a much smoother gear transition but also has the pulling power to handle larger predatory species.
A patented spool design with a V-shape spool lip means line peels off the reel in smaller loops, resulting in longer and more accurate casts. The AR-C spool also minimises the risk of backlash.
Aero Wrap II
This two-speed oscillation system layers the line onto the spool in a crisscross pattern that reduces line-to-line friction for longer casts. AeroWrap reels utilize a patented worm gear design to move the spool upward quickly and downward slowly to wind the line in a precise pattern, reducing friction, and giving smoother, longer casting ability.
CI4+ is the ultimate in lightweight
Total Protection: The concept of COREPROTECT is simple... to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.
With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano’s cold forging technology. The result is assured resilience. It’s the fruit of Shimano’s inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
Line twist arising from repeated casting and retrieving is reduced by as much as 50% on reels equipped with the Power Roller line twist reduction system. Power Roller's special grooved design assures the line will be wrapped on the spool to minimize unwanted loops and twists during the cast.
These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
Super Stopper II
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way roller bearing that eliminates back-play. This provides the angler with instant hook setting power.
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.