The totally renewed Stradic CI4+ can be considered to be a real treat for the enthusiastic angler. With a striking design and ultra smooth reeling experience, combined with its light weight properties the reel is designed to win the hearts of many anglers around the globe. Build with exciting technologies like HAGANE gear, G Free Body, CI4+, X-SHIP, Core Protect, as well as the totally new Magnum Lite Rotor the new Stradic CI4+ is build to last.
The HAGANE Drive Gear is produced by Shimano's coldforging technology, without the need for additional machining. This delivers a longlasting smoothness, strength, lightness and power at the very heart of the reel. Traditional diecast, machined gears are less durable under heavy loads.
XShip is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano ARB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
The new design of the Magnumlite Rotor produces unprecedented light rotation. The rotor profile, which was previously symmetrical, is now asymmetrical. The bail arm mechanism, which was previously situated on the same side as the line roller, has been moved to the opposite side. This improves balance and combined with a lightweight line roller, titan bail and optimum arrangement of rotor thickness, a 14% saving in rotation inertia has been achieved increasing sensitivity to previously unreached levels.
CoreProtect prevents water entering the body, from under the rotor at the front of the body, and also into the Roller Bearing unit.
G Free Body
G Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's centre of gravity closer to the rod. This has been achieved by moving the oscillation mechanism 19mm from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the centre of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
Shimano ARC Spool is a patented spool design with an angled spool lip. This design enables the line to leave the spool with less friction and in smaller coils resulting in longer more accurate casts. ARC spools are proven to reduce backlash and wind knots when using braid.
CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4. This highly technical material is 2.5 times stiffer than CI4 and is used on many highend Shimano reels to increase weight savings. Use of CI4+ for the body and rotor also delivers remarkable stiffness for better reel efficiency.
S ARB Shimano
S ARB bearings are high corrosion resistant ARB ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust.
One Piece Bail
The onepiece bail wire has no gap for line to snag on during normal operation. Made of Stainless Steel, it reduces friction and allows the line to get onto the line roller quicker.
Superb line lay is a Shimano reels hallmark. Fed by Power Roller, the Aero system lays close, parallel coils (Aero Wrap) so line builds evenly on the spool and exits cleanly with minimum friction for longer, more accurate casts.
- Concept Hagane
- Family Type Spinning
- Models 1000FB, 1000FB HG, 2500FB, 2500FB HG, 3000FB, 3000FB HG, 4000FB, 4000FB XG
- Bearings 6 Shielded A-RB & 1 roller bearing
- Line lay Aero Wrap II
- Extra spool 0
- Handle Single machined aluminium
- Body material CI4+
- Spool material Cold forged aluminium
- Maintenance port No
- Waterproof drag Yes
Spare spool RD17665
Weight (g) 190
Gear ratio 6,0:1
Line capacity (mm/m) 0.18-290/0.20-240/0.25-160
Line capacity (lb/yds) 6-200/8-140/10-120
Bearings 6 S-ARB & 1 RB
Line retrieve per crank (cm) 88
Max drag (kg) 9