Reel Name Gear Ratio Weight Bearing Count Maximum Drag Line Retrieve per Turn (IPT) Line Capacity
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
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
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.
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.