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Shimano Stradic Ci4

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Rod Bender, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    So...does anyone have one? If so, what do you think of it? If one waits for an Anaconda 20% off sale, the Ci4 1000 drops to around $230. It seems to me as though it may be a great, lightweight finesse fishing reel, especially when paired to a Samurai rod...apparently...cos I don't need any more gear but was just wondering!
    cheers
    Team Bender
    Asking for a friend!:cool:
     
  2. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I do have one, but it's a 4000 and I would rate it as one of the best Stradics made. When I finally make up my mind on an ultra light spin rod I will most likely buy a 1000 CI4 to go with it. Tell your 'friend' to go for it, they need it.
     
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  3. DeeBeeKay

    DeeBeeKay Well-Known Member

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    Your friend has way to much gear that he doesn't use now,:rolleyes: cheers davo
     
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  4. Dickson

    Dickson Active Member

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    A friend in need is a friend indeed! Especially when it comes to fishing gear;)
     
  5. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Another option from the same store is the FK for $200. Guess it is worth the extra $$$ for the Ci4?
    Spoke to my mate. He said he is fast losing interest in everything and is even having trouble now attending fishing conferences or sitting on a bank...not fishing. Buying sh!t still makes him happy and he is not far off clearing his debt. He may have one last splurge before turning his attention to spending dollars on his house.

    Besides, he said looking at all his unused sh!t may be the only thing that turns the tide and resurrects him. Between you and me, I think he is a bit of a wanker!:cool:
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Backstabs friends!
     
  6. Dickson

    Dickson Active Member

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    I have a stradic 1000 with 3lb braid. I haven't used it much and it's about 8 years old now. They are a nice reel but not a high end reel and I wouldn't buy another as I think there are better value reels 50% cheaper on the market that are just as good as the stradic.
     
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  7. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Is it the current or previous model? Anyway, I think you posted this about the same time I came out of Anaconda and sent a pic of my new reel to Dave!

    On another note, Anaconda have a deal curently on some reels, including the Ci4's...a $50 gift vouchier. And the reel price is not too bad eirher.
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Giving the gift vouchier to himself!
    Cheers
    Team Bender
     
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  8. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 Rareium 3000, 2 ci4 fa 3000 2 ci4 fa 2500 2 ci4 fa 1000 and a newer fb 2500. Oh and 2 FK 4000 for the beach. I have the 1000 reels on slingshot 1 to 3 kg 7' rods. If I could go back, I would get 2500 instead . Faster retrieve, larger spool = More distance . Howard. PS My wife fishes too !!!! so 2 of everything !!
     
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  9. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    As much as I like the Stradics, I agree with you Dickson. I bought a Nasci 2500 earlier this year and it has performed faultlessly for the past couple of months. I think I only paid a bit more than $100 for it and for what was intended to be a cheap sacrificial reel for saltwater fishing, it has turned out to be a damn good purchase.

    Jeff
     
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  10. blair

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    I have a stradic ci4 , haven't used it much yet but seems good. Will issue a report when I have given it a good flogging.
     
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  11. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    oh it is a 3000, I recommend that that you tell your "friend" to buy it, you cant I mean he cant have too many reels.
     
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  12. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    Why do I have so many Stradic ? Obviously I like them, There Light. They have more than 2 kg of drag,(Daiwa Aegis)
    and talking to the local guide, He finds They outlast the others, Daiwa and Abu! I have no complaints !
    The Daiwa Capricorn Has lasted me well also, The Aegis is Superb, But max of 2kg drag even with Carbon upgrade, The Capricorn and Aegis Do feel Different to the Stradic, A fraction Smoother ? more refined ? But Im being really picky !!!! Howard.
     
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  13. Tackleberry

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    Has anyone like me tried to lift a 2lt milk jug full of water with their rod I think you are in for a surprise 2kg of drag is a hell of a lot on a reel 3000 and under even my 14.5' shark rods struggle with 3kg (3lt milk jug) next time you have nothing to do try and lift 10oz with a so called 2-4 kg rod .
     
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  14. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    No, But I have a Wicked Weasel matched with a 3000 Stradic fa as my Jewfish rod, with the drag set at around 2kg. And it sings sweetly, But not as often as I would like.
    My fun sticks, 1 to 3 kg, and the small hooks on the Atomic Crank Bait 38's and the singles on the Vibes would straighten under anything near 2kg of drag .
     
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  15. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    There are times when a locked drag comes in handy. My 2 to 5 kg tk3g is used to flick little creatures riged weedlessly into fallen trees. This type of fishing is similar to fishing Oyster racks. Locked drag and wind like hell. Sometimes you win, mostly you loose. I often wonder what Im hooking up on !!!:mad:
     
  16. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I think the problem there Tac is that by trying to lift a 2kg weight at an acute angle is not what the rod was designed to do, so it becomes a struggle. By setting the drag using an obtuse angle with balance scales, it is quite possible to load the rod correctly and exceed 2kgs and do it easily without putting excessive pressure on the rod, the reel or the line.

    With my 2500's, I set my drag about half the breaking strain of the line which is usually 10lb, so I'm looking at roughly 2.5kg of set drag and I've still got plenty to play with if needed. Of course, the rod action plays a big part in how the drag performs, but all my spin rods are fast action and can handle a heavy drag when needed. A mate I have fished with for many years prefers a slow action rod and it almost turns tip to butt if he tightens his drag too much.

    Jeff
     
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  17. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    I just hang a 2 or 3kg fish off my rod now and again:)
     
  18. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    I think I now know why I get 10+ years out of a modern reel ......
     
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