Shimano Thunnus CI4 Spinning Reels
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|Line Capacity (Test/Yards)||Power Pro Capacity (est/Yards)||Line Retrieve Per Crank||Max Drag||S SUS Bearings||Roler Clutch||Gear Ratio||Grip||Weight||Price|
|30 in||15 lbs.||6||1||4.8||Small Egg||12.7 oz||$269.99 USD|
|35 in||20 lbs.||6||1||4.8||Small Egg||18 oz||$279.99 USD|
|36 in||20 lbs.||6||1||4.8||Small Egg||19.4 oz||$289.99 USD|
|37 in||25 lbs.||6||1||4.4||Large Egg||27.7 oz||$309.99 USD|
Lightweight and the power to stop big fish. Not a sentence you are used to hearing! Seemingly against the laws of nature. Thunnus takes a page from our Bicycle division using Carbon materials in high impact situations. Thunnus CI4 is a response to all the anglers out there in love with the ease of use and functionality that wanted the reel to shed some weight. Thunnus CI4 is up to 7 ounces lighter than its predecessor without sacrificing any power. Quite the opposite!! Due to new drag systems for the Main Drag and the Baitrunner drag 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.
- Lightweight CI4 Frame and Rotor (AL on 12000)
- 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
- Floating Shaft
- Fluidrive II Gearing
- Approved for use in Saltwater
- Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
5 Stars based on 4 reviews
Boynton Beach, FL
awesome live bait reel
April 28, 2015
Really good drag overall solid reel
November 5, 2014
I have the 4000 on the Shimano TVS66M Trevala Jigging Spinning Rod. This setup is awesome, light enough to fish all day and powerful enough to bring in a rockfish.
west covina, ca
great reel. made in Malaysia.
December 13, 2012
i have the 8000 with 40lb braid. i had fun last summer hooking up barracuda and rock fish this fall.
Proslight but not very light stronger/good drag great retrieve
Consexpensive theres some roughness on the finish around the surface of the spool. i just rubbed it with rubbing compound used for auto paint. it went away,
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
October 17, 2012
I use the 8000 on my surf rod. Have used the baitrunner a couple times but mostly use it casting plugs. I live the weight of this thing and I've never had any issue with sand or anything getting where it shouldn't
ProsLightweight Good drag Stays clean
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from Abingdon, Maryland asked:
September 13, 2015
Does the Thunnus C14 have sealed bearings?
From the information that I have been able to find, the only sealed part of this reel is the drag system.
on September 16, 2015
from New Jersey asked:
August 4, 2015
Would this reel be capable of handling tuna in 35-50 lb class?
The larger sizes of this reel would handle tuna in that weight class very well.
on August 6, 2015
from NewYork asked:
March 20, 2015
Would the Thunnus 8000 model be a good reel for a 10'6 st croix mojo surf 2-6 oz fishing bait
Hello Pat. Yes the Thunnus 8000 would suit you perfect in that application. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on March 21, 2015
from Gainesville, FL asked:
December 31, 2014
What would be the best rod for the 4000 model ?
A medium to medium heavy rod in the 7'-8' range would fit that reel very well. The "best rod" depends on what you are fishing for and what method you use.
on January 5, 2015
from Cypress, TX asked:
October 27, 2012
Is this reel made in Japan?
Product of Malaysia. I have been fishing the 8000 and 12000's for a year now for white marlin and sail fish. the quality has done nothing but astonish me. they are ultra light with very smooth drags. What i like most is how quickly and securely it will shift from bait mode to your primary drag, a big improvement from the last generation.
on October 29, 2012
from Archer fl asked:
August 4, 2012
What is the difference between this reel and the bait runner other than $100.00 I need to buy (4)
The Thunnus CI4 reels are lighter than the Baitrunners, since the frame and rotor on the Thunnus reels are made of CI4 material and the Baitrunner's frame is made of graphite. The Thunnus is a lighter, stronger version of the Baitrunner.
on August 5, 2012
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