2009 ICAST Winner for the Best of Show – Freshwater Reel Category
Featuring Shimano’s revolutionary CI4 material technology, the Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reel delivers unrivaled strength and lightweight precision. Ultimately reinforced carbon fiber, the CI stands for “Carbon Infusion” and the 4 refers to the number of electrons in the Carbon atom. Over one and a half times stronger than Shimano’s normal graphite and more than 20% lighter as well, the advanced reinforced carbon fiber is used in the Stradic CI4’s Frame, Sideplate and Rotor construction. This, in addition to providing strength and reducing weight, creates a solid base of operations and helps ensure all moving parts are in line and functioning smoothly. Because it does not contain metal, the reinforced carbon fiber is also impervious to rust providing anglers with maximum durability.
All of the Stradic CI4 Spinning Reel’s internal systems and components also feature Shimano’s latest designs, including the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement for retaining that out-of-the-box smoothness. In addition, the Fluidrive II system enhances the extremely tight gear tolerances, maximizing tooth contact and thus increasing the efficiency of retrieves. The reel also makes use of the complete spectrum of features within Shimano’s Propulsion Line Management System, as well as, the Aerowrap II Oscillation system for preventing line twists, backlash and wind knots from forming. Approved for use in saltwater, the Stradic CI4 features a Waterproof Drag for consistently hefty stopping power regardless of where you are fishing. Perfect for light-line and finesse fishing applications, the Stradic CI4 Spinning Reel provides the ultimate in spinning reel performance.
**Stadic CI4 Microline 1000FML – Specialized for use with very small diameter braided lines. The spool is optimized to hold 150-yds of 4lb braid.
*SR-Concept: SR 3D Gear, SR Handle, SR One-Piece Bail Wire
*S A-RB Ball Bearings
*S-Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Arm Cam
*Machined Aluminum Handle
*Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread In Handle Attachment)
*Round EVA Handle Grip
*Super Stopper II