Shimano Stradic CI4+ Spinning Reel

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  • The stradic spinning reel utilizes shimano’s latest technology while also drawing on ways of the past and every part has been designed to improve the angler’s experience on the water
  • X-ship technology provides improved gear durability and eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear enhancing the casting performance and allowing for longer casts
  • Incorporates shimano’s flagship hagane gearing and hagane body that provides long-lasting; strong; and durable performance and smoothness giving anglers the strength for both inshore and offshore action
  • The built-in dyna-balance rotor and fluidrive ii system accompanied by shimano’s propulsion line management system offers exceptional smoothness and casting capabilities while mitigating line management issues
  • Max drag: 24 lbs. / gear ratio: 6.2:1. / weight: 8.1 oz. / line retrieve: 39″ / bearings: 6bb + 1rb – powerpro line cap: 15/280; 30/170; 50/150 – mono line cap: 8/240; 10/200; 12/160
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The Pflueger Monarch Low Profile Reel is a four-bearing, baitcast reel.

This reel features three ball bearings, a one-way clutch instant anti-reverse bearing, machined and anodized aluminum spool, reinforced graphite frame and more.

Specification: Shimano Stradic CI4+ Spinning Reel

Product Dimensions

6.6 x 5.2 x 3.6 inches, 10.4 ounces

Shipping Weight

10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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15 reviews for Shimano Stradic CI4+ Spinning Reel

4.3 out of 5
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  1. mike

    I have been a loyal Shimano customer for decades but I am getting fed up with the garbage they have been making. I received this reel(Stradic CI4+C3000) as a Christmas present from my wife. It was purchased from Amazon and It stayed in the box brand new until April. It had under five hours on it and less than 5 fish when it broke while fighting a little five pound fish(Striped Bass). This is a clear design flaw. I should have learned my lesson when the bail spring blew and bail spring cover broke on my Stella 3000FD and I could not find replacement parts. I think I’m about done with Shimano.

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  2. Cory

    haven’t used it yet. Seems nice I’ve used the non CI4+ version so I assume this will be just as good if not better. That being said whoever thought it would be good to put a piece of plastic or whatever behind the spool line holder is a complete moron. I’ve never seen that before and when I tried to take it off it took me about 45 mins and ended up scratching the spool. I have to admit after spending this amount of money I’m a bit disappointed in this design flaw. They didn’t have it on the non CI version.EDIT: Apparently my other c3000 came with this as well but it’s much smaller and less noticeable. Still seems ridiculous to me. Overall the rest of the reel is solid so far.Updated: the cloth washers burned out after less than a year. Would not ever buy this reel again…it’s awesome when it works but for the $ I would never buy it again. It’s basically not functional after they burn out because you can’t put new line on it.updated 9/18 – My reel sat at the Shimano repair center for a week already. I reached out to them for an update and they said it’s not being processed because they don’t have a credit card on file. Well, I just lost a week because no one told me. Now my fishing season is over with that reel and and their customer service is absolute crap. By the way, they also expect you to send the reel back every year to them for servicing…what a waste of money.Update 9/28: Got the reel back and it needed all new drag washers and line roller. So, lesson if you are using it for really tough inshore fishing likes albies, bonito, etc then look elsewhere but for freshwater and stripers I think you are OK. Their customer service is a joke they have 0 understanding of their reels and tried to charge me even though it’s under warranty and a clear manufacturing issue. Lesson…don’t use cloth drag washers or just replace them with carbon.

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  3. Amazon Customer

    Purchased in June 2017 for strictly inshore saltwater striped bass fishing. (4000 size) this is on my light tackle setup ( 7’ St Croix) mainly for schoolie size fish. It is extremely smooth and powerful for the size. Have caught keeper size on this reel with no problem.I have also fully submerged it in salt water for about 5 mins. (Long story and not on purpose) The reel was completely fine. Cant say enough good things about this reel after heavy use over the last year. 🤘🏼

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  4. R

    The lightness of this reel is really something to behold along with the fine mechanical workings makes it worth the money in my opinion. On the the down side I’m having a lot of difficulty getting used to not having an anti-reverse switch. No anti-reverse, really? Why? This is an expensive reel at least give me an anti-reverse switch. A few years ago reel manufacturers started to not include an extra spool, now the anti-reverse has gone by the wayside yet reel prices continue to rise while customers get less. On a $25 reel getting rid on the anti-reverse switch may be understandable but it is inexcusable on a reel that costs $225. I expected more from Shamano. Sad!

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  5. Dr. R

    After researching what was the best Spinning Reel for 2018 specifically for Trout fishing, the Shimano Stradic C14 is hands down the best reel that I have bought. You will not be disappointed, The casting and retrieve rate is awesome! Went fishing yesterday and no problem on hauling in 20″+ Texas Sea Trout!Well worth the money spent! You will NOT be disappointed…… Would recommend to a friend.

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  6. Thomas F. Ogle

    I love this reel. I have five of them and a Stradic 2500. I never have line twist! Very smooth and strong drag. I’ve landed a number of bass in the 4-5 pound class, some even wrapped in weeds, no problem. I use on ultralight, light and even medium rods for bass fishing. I’m mostly fineness fishing, so line capacity is not an issue. If it is I switch to the 2500. I’m 74 and really appreciate their weight at 5.4 oz for all-day fishing. You might find a quality reel for less than $220 but you won’t find one weighing 5.4 oz—at least I haven’t.

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  7. DLoc

    Used this reel for a week straight in Ontario. 46 degree temps with wind and rain and reel performed flawlessly. Lightweight and quiet with a great drag. Fought deep water snags on lindy rigs in strong current and drag never wavered. Even left it in the boat every day and the only reel that dried out was my $500 Stella. I highly recommend this reel to any serious angler.

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  8. D. Mackie

    Casts a mile (Well not really a mile, but a very long distance…), buttery smooth for reel and drag. Yes they are not cheap, but this is a really nice reel. I have two (2500s) and they are both on St. Croix Legend Bass rods (Plastic & Ned Rig). Also used for skipping docks on occasion on . I have a lot of Abu and Shimano spinning reels and this is by far my favorite to use.

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    very good . fishing

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  10. Cliente Amazon

    Though I initially had to return the product because I received the wrong one, once I had the actual reel in my hands, it has performed very well. Running very smoothly with braid.

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  11. Mahmut ayaz

    It is very nice thanks

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  12. Amazon Customer

    All was ok

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  13. Amazon Customer

    Excellent! I bought this as a present for my boyfriend and he is very satisfy.

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  14. Arshak

    The first product that was shipped was not this reel, after they reshipped the product and I had a chance to use it, I liked it. This is my 3rd Shimano Stradic CI4+ so I knew what I was buying. Very smooth reel with 20Lbs of drag. The form of this reel is the same size as the 2500, but the spool is deeper and therefore it fits more line. There is no back-reel switch, but I prefer it that way.The reason why I don’t love it is the price, you get a really great reel for the money, but I feel like it could be 50$ cheaper.

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  15. Brento

    I don’t get the positive reviews? This is the most uncomfortable reel I have ever used. One hour of fishing and my finger was bruised and swollen. If you have standard size man hands, you may experience this. The distance between the curve and where you attach it to the rod is smaller than any other reel… your fingers can get mangled bad. surprised this hasn’t been mentioned before.

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