Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shimano Stradic CI4 1000

pics of reel taken some time back

i had this reel paired up with a gloomis imx 2-6lb rod

field tested in on 4 august 2010

CI4 stands for Carbon Interfusion with the 4 referring to the number of electrons in the Carbon atom. Ultimately, this means CI4 is reinforced Carbon Fiber.

It is over one and a half times stronger than shimano's normal XT-7 graphite and is over 20% lighter. Because it does not contain metal, it is impervious to rust.

initial finding,reel really light as what shimano had claimed

however this is where the problem starts..

a reel being too light while in hand might be good for long term fishing especially if you are luring and will be casting hundreds of time in a session,but for somebody who does not do luring often,this could be a problem

i find the reel too light that while cranking in a fish fight,so much so that i would feel that the reel has got no power

personally i would feel that this is a must have reel for those who are into light weight stuff but for me,sad to say i prefer a little more weight

specs for 1000 size

max 7lb drag
6+1 ball bearings
6:1 gear ratio
6.2oz in weight


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