2012-2016 Cardiff CI4+

Refreshed in 2012, the new Cardiff is only available in one size with two gear ratio options.  The C2000SS model is specially tuned for the Area Game with a low retrieve speed, extra shallow spool, and a specially tuned Area Drag.  The Area Drag, while still having the same max drag setting as the non Area Drag, has a lesser practical drag strength allowing for fine tuning on the water with light lines.  The C2000HGS model is designed to handle both the Area and Native trout games.  It features a slightly deeper spool and harsher drag curve for fighting fish in current and a higher gear ratio for varied retrieve speeds.  The C2000SS features a grey handle and the C2000HGS features a gold handle.


2012-2016 Features
The 2012-2016 Cardiff CI4+ features Shimano's X-Ship for improved gear durability, MagnumLite Rotor, CI4+, Rigid Support Drag, S A-RB, One-Piece Bail, AR-C Spool, AR-C Light Spool, Easy Maintenance, X Aero Wrap, AR-C Light Spool, CF Gear, Easy Maintenance, X Aero Wrap, and is Saltwater Safe.

MSRP Order

Reel Name Gear Ratio Weight Bearing Count Maximum Drag Line Retrieve per Turn (IPT) Line Capacity
Fluoro (lb-m)
PE (No.-m)
Handle Length MSRP
C2000SS 5.0:1 5.8oz 8+1 6.6 Pounds 26.0 Inches 2lb-170m / 3lb-95m / 4lb-75m
0.6-140 / 0.8-100 / 1-70
40mm 31,000¥
C2000 HGS 6.0:1 5.8oz 8+1 6.6 Pounds 31.1 Inches 3lb-110m / 4lb-85m / 5lb-65m
0.6-150 / 0.8-110 / 1-80
45mm 31,000¥

Cardiff Cork Knob

Easy Maintenance System


Drag Curve Specification.  Bottom line represents “Area Drag”