SHIMANO’S durable and award-winning Stradic CI4+ series of spin reels has been given a total revamp for the upcoming season.
Packed with the sort of features discerning light line anglers get excited about, the 2500CI4+ FB model won the Best New Reel Category at the recent Australian Fishing Trade Show on the Gold Coast.
This reel series is all about a lighter feel in the hand. Made from Shimano’s exclusive CI4+ material – an interfusion of carbon and polyamide – the 2500CI4+ FB, like its brothers, is lighter than its predecessor.
The G-Free Body has the oscillating system and worm drive moved closer to the rod for a lower centre of gravity to give a lighter feel. Given that this reel may be used in salt water, Coreprotect water-repellent coating in the roller clutch and line roller will keep gremlins at bay and the new Magnumlite rotor design is substantially lighter, providing better balance.
Of course, a reel this sophisticated cannot do without the X-Ship bearing supported pinion gear and cold-forged Hagane drive gear. All while providing plenty of pulling power, this reel is smoother, stronger and much more durable than its predecessor.
Stradic CI4+ FB spinning reels are now available nationally. For more information on the Stradic CI4+ series, visit shimanofish.com.au