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Shimano Thunnus CI4 Saltwater Spinning Reels

$259.99 - $299.99

Shimano Thunnus CI4 Saltwater Spinning Reels are lightweight and have the power to stop big fish. Thunnus takes a page from Shimano's Bicycle Division using Carbon materials in high impact situations. The Thunnus CI4 is a response to all the anglers out there who wanted ease of use and functionality in a lighter weight reel. The Thunnus CI4 weighs up to 7 ounces lighter than the original Thunnus reels without sacrificing any power. Due to new drag systems for the main drag and the baitrunner drag, the Thunnus CI4 is the most efficient live bait spinning reel on the market with unmatched adjustability for fishing any bait in any condition as well as the smooth stopping power that this generation of Thunnus will be known for.

Versatility is the hallmark of Thunnus CI4 reels. Casting plugs, drifting live bait, slow trolling and more the Thunnus CI4 can do it all. This reel features a baitrunner feature which when engaged allows fish to run with the bait freely, without drag. When you want to set the hook flip down the switch and the main drag takes over.

Features of the Shimano Thunnus CI4 Saltwater Spinning Reels include:

  • Lightweight CI4 Frame and Rotor (Aluminum on TU12000 CI4 models)
  • Aluminum sideplate
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III. Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
  • Varispeed Oscillation
  • S-Concept, S-Rotor, S-Arm Cam, Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In Handle Attachment), Oversized Septon Grips for Power and Comfort, WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Dartainium II Drag Washers (Cross Carbon)
  • Repairable Clicker
  • S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball Bearings
  • Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Floating Shaft
  • Fluidrive II Gearing
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro line
  • Approved for use in Saltwate

Specifications for the Shimano Thunnus CI4 Saltwater Spinning Reels can be seen in the Specifications tab above.

Shimano Thunnus CI4 Saltwater Spinning Reel
Specifications
ModelBearingsGear
Ratio
Weight
(oz.)
Mono
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Braid
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
(in.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
TU4000 CI46 + 14.8:112.78/240
10/200
12/160
15/270
20/190
40/145
3015
TU6000 CI46 + 14.8:11810/300
12/265
16/170
30/245
50/210
65/130
3520
TU8000 CI46 + 14.8:119.414/295
17/250
20/195
40/295
50/290
65/180
3620
TU12000 CI46 + 14.8:127.712/550
16/350
20/265
50/505
65/310
80/230
3725
Review Summary
5
( 3 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (3)
Pros
Reliable (3)
Line Doesn't Tangle (3)
Smooth Reeling (3)
Easy Casting (3)
Smooth Drag System (3)
Cons
Best Uses
Shore Casting (2)
Ocean Fishing (2)

Great reeel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Abu Dhabi, UAE

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I mainly use this reel for inshore fishing. Along with the St. Croix Mojo Surf rod I get further distance casting which allows me to get my bait out in the channels where the big game fish are. The reel is easy to adjust to your comfort likings and balances the St, Croix MOJO rod out perfect. Defintely a great combo to have. I see better casting results as far as accuracy and distance with no tangle ups.

Pros: Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System

Cons: none

Best Uses: Shore Casting, Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Personal results
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Woodland, WA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Having (2) Shimano 3000 @ 8 years old and working great, figure a 4000 will hold more line. Fishing the Columbia River for Salmon, this Salt Water Tund Rig meets the needs for the River just fine. Easy and light weight Thunnis is an pleasure to fish with on a 13' Noodle type rod.

Pros: Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
South Florida

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great weight, reeling and drag

Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Durable, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: Shore Casting, Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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