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Shimano Stradic Ci4

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Rod Bender, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:04 PM.

  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
     
  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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