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Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reels

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The Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reels feature Shimano's CI4 material for construction of the frame, sideplate and rotor. CI4 stands for Carbon Interfusion with the 4 referring to the number of electrons in the carbon atom. This carbon fiber reinforced graphite material is over one and a half times stronger than Shimano's normal XT-7 graphite and is over 20 percent lighter. And because the frame, sideplate and rotor does not contain metal, these components are impervious to rust and corrosion. As a result of the materials strength and weight, Shimano has created an extremely lightweight reel with very precise tolerances.

The Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reels also feature Shimano's Paladin gear durability enhancement in which machined, cold forged aluminum and brass gearing is used over the standard die-cast gearing. This system produces much smoother and incredibly durable reel gearing. Shimano's Propulsion line management system features a special spool and component design which helps line come off the spool more efficiently. This means smoother and longer casts, less line twist and no more wind knots, birdsnets or backlashes. The system also helps line lay on the spool more evenly so repetitive casting always has the same performance.

The Stradic CI4 was designed with lightweight, finesse style fishing in mind. These reels are perfect for drop-shots, shaky heads and small texas rigs for bass and are also perfect for ultralight and light trout fishing situations.

The Stradic CI4 model STCI4 1000FML (Microline) was created for ultralight use with light 3, 4 and 5 lb. test PowerPro braided lines. The STCI4 1000FML (Microline) features a special drag designed to protect light braided lines from big fish and abrasion.

The Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reels have the following features:


  • CI4 frame, sideplate and rotor construction
  • Paladin gear durability enhancement
  • Propulsion line management system
  • Aero wrap II oscillation
  • 1-piece SR bail wire
  • Waterproof drag
  • Aluminum spool
  • Machined aluminum handle/Eva foam grip
  • Shielded AR-B bearings
  • Fluidrive II
  • Super stopper II
  • Maintenance port
  • Approved for saltwater use
  • Rated for use with monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided lines



All Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reel models have six Shielded AR-B ball bearings and one roller bearing.

Additional specifications for these reels are provided in the table below.



CI4 Specifications
ModelLine Retrieve
Mono. Capacity
PowerPro Capacity
Max Drag
Gear RatioWeight
STCI4 1000F292/270
STCI4 2500F346/200
STCI4 3000F356/230
STCI4 4000F378/240


CI4 (Microline) Specifications
ModelLine Retrieve
PowerPro Capacity
Max Drag
Gear RatioWeight

Please select the model from the list above.


Review Summary
(13 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (6), Casual/ Recreational (4)
Easy Casting (11)
Smooth Reeling (11)
Smooth Drag System (10)
Reliable (10)
Line Doesn't Tangle (9)
Best Uses
River Fishing (8)
Shore Casting (6)
Jigging (5)
Trolling (2)
Ocean Fishing (2)

Customer Reviews
 great reel ! value for money
Pros: very light weight, waterproof
Best Uses: pike
Comments: high quality
 very high quality spinning reel
Pros: very light
Best Uses: pike
Comments: really waterproof excellent product
Toledo, Ohio
 Great gear
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Reliable
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing
Comments: Legendary Shimano quality and design.Matched this reel with the St. Croix rod. Great combo.
Winston Salem, NC
Wonderful Reel.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Comments: I love this reel. I paired it up with the 7'2 Shimano Crucial and I think it's a great combo. I'm glad they came out with the extra two sizes too. I loved this reel so much I featured it on my blog.
Norwalk, CT
 Cast after trouble-free cast.
Pros: Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: After a series of hand-me-down reels that seemed to always need adjusting (maybe that's why they were hand-me-downs!), my son is very happy with this reel because he now can cast repeatedly without interruption.
Bettendorf, IA
 Nice Reel
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Jigging, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing
Comments: Bought it mainly due to light weight so that I can cast and retrieve all day. It is the best reel that I have owned so far.
detroit dave
 not your 90's stradic
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Casting from boat
Comments: replacing an ole stand by my stradic 2000 and what an upgrade (in price too). it's lighter and casts very smoothly which is great for all day casting on lake st. clair.
Bulverde, Texas
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, LIGHTWEIGHT, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting, River Fishing
Comments: Extremely light weight, great casting distance, awesome drag system, easy maintenance, compact size......the best spinning reel I've ever owned!
washington state
 stradic ci4 2500
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, LIGHTWEIGHT
Cons: Na
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I was very impressed how smooth and lightweight the reel was. I own two now, a 2500, and a 3000. both reels perform flawlesly. I personally don't see the need to own any other kind of reel.
Ben the fishman
Los Angeles, CA
 Stradic CI4 2500
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle
Cons: Had to buy spare spool
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: Nice and smooth light reel. Would give 5 star if includes a spare spool.
best reel ever owned
Pros: This reel weighs only 71, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: io use this river fishing for smallmouth bass it works great best reel ive ever owned
Iowa Fisherman
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable, Reliable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Trolling, Jigging, Freshwater spin-fishing
Comments: I'm a big Shimano fan, so I expected this to be a good reel. I had NO idea how good it would be! I've never owned a Stella--I see no reason to spend that much for a reel. I have, however, USED a Stella, and I can report that the CI4 is the Stella's equal, if not its better. Casts and retrieves are flawless, effortless, and smooth almost beyond belief. The reel is also amazingly light in weight. Does that couple of ounces make a difference when you're on the water in northern Ontario and casting for 10 hours a day? It sure does! It's almost as if the reel isn't even there. It's that good. Kudos also to FishUSA for GETTING this reel to me at a time when nobody else in the country could get one. Am I a satisfied customer? OH, yeah!
Oakland, CA
Stradic 2500 ci4
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Perfect for fishing Senko, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Everyone is out of stock, Hard to find everyone so, No extra spool
Best Uses: Bass fishing from boat, Trolling, Shore Casting, Jigging, River Fishing
Comments: Best reel I have had so far. Smooth and easy to cast. Can feel the structure as you drag your Senko across the bottom. I have had the Stradic FH and MGFA, Daiwa Z and this reel is the best yet.
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