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Shimano STCI42500HGFB Stradic CI4 Plus Spinning Reel

Shimano STCI42500HGFB Stradic CI4 Plus Spinning Reel

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Model
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line
Capacity
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Price
STCI42500HGFB
SHM-3201
356.0:16/200
8/140
10/120
10/150
15/145
30/100
206 S A-RB+1RB6.7$229.99 USD

Back and updated with some of Shimano’s newest technologies, the Shimano STCI42500HGFB Stradic CI4 Plus Spinning Reel delivers top-level performance in a lighter and more durable platform than ever before. By decreasing overall weight, adding the new lightweight MGL Rotor, and incorporating G-Free Body, the Shimano Stradic Ci4+ is the lightest and most comfortable Stradic ever made. Don’t let this reel’s light weight fool you however; the use of cold-forged Hagane Gearing, CoreProtect, and X-Ship technology ensures the Stradic Ci4+ is up to taking the abuse for years of dependable operation.

From Largemouth Bass and Walleye to Striped Bass and Snook, Shimano’s Stradic Ci4+ Spinning Reels delivers all the features and power needed to tame a wide variety of freshwater and inshore species.



Shimano Technology Found In Stradic Ci4+ Reels :
  • Aero Wrap II - Utilizing a patented worm gear design, this two-speed oscillation system lays the line onto the spool in a X pattern that reduces line-on-line friction and helps to increase casting distance.
  • CoreProtect - The concept of CoreProtect is simple – to provide exceptional water resistance without creating any additional rotational resistance on the retrieve. The reel is treated at key areas such as the roller clutch, body, and line roller to resist water intrusion.
  • Hagane Gear - Boasting amazing strength and durability, Hagane Gear is a process in which the gearing is calculated in minute detail and cold forged instead of being cut. This application of state-of-the-art technologies gives the angler reel smoothness from the first use through years of enjoyment.
  • MGL Rotor - The Magnumlight Rotor is 25% lighter and allows for better balance and requires 22% less inertia, which makes it easier to start and stop the retrieve for a smoother feel.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
  • Super Stopper - Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way stainless steel roller bearing to eliminate back-play in the reel and provide the angler with instant power when setting the hook.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
4.5 Stars based on 35 reviews
By Kenneth
Cary, IL
Stradic's do it again!!!
September 15, 2017
I have many Shimano Stradic reels. Why, because they never fail me. This new C-14 is no exception. The main reasons have to do with castability. They cast like a dream and lay line like a smooth sheet w/o digging in and a great retrieve ratio. My friends think I'm crazy to use them in saltwater but I recently wrestled a nice snook from the mangroves as well as caught bluefish and spanish mackerel from the surf in Florida with these reels. I have several sizes, and each is soooo balanced by the incredible lightness per size ratio, making it effortless to cast endlessly w/o fatigue or reel/rod balance issues. Love these guys, and just gifted one to a friend!!!
ConsUnsealed bearings.
By Christopher
,
Great Reel
September 30, 2019
I have the 3500 series I love the reel does well in fresh and saltwater, great for bass fishing. I have no bad things to say about the reel.
By James
Great Neck, NY
Probably the best inshore fishing reel money can buy
May 22, 2019
The drag is butter smooth and the crank is so easy flowing. Also feels like a super premium product and very very lightweight
By Philthy
Staten Island, New York
Mini me of a classic
May 10, 2019
I bought this reel to pair up with my light st.croix 7 rod throwing small jigs and Gulp from the shore. Awesome combo.
ProsKiller reel, smooth cast and retrieve
ConsPricey for a small reel
By Aldis
,latvia
Great Reel!!
April 2, 2019
This is really nice reel. This is really nice reel.
ProsFantastic light and powerful!
Consprice😏
By Dave
Ohio
Nice !
March 23, 2019
Very lightweight, smooth cranking spinning reel.... compliments my Ultralight perfectly !
By Thomas
Lumberton, NC
Great lightweight reel!
March 18, 2019
This reel performs great! It is very smooth and lightweight. Highly recommended.
ProsLight Smooth
ConsNone
By Dob
Lagrange
Shimanos best reel in that price range. Diawa ballistic man but this reel is hard to beat
February 11, 2019
Great shimano reel and have used stradic reels from the fi,fj etc. ci4+ is the best bet to throw lures all day. The fk series is nice as well n prob would go to it on reels above 3000.
By Joe g.
Nj
Super light reel
February 7, 2019
Fantastically light and powerful
By jon
oceanport, NJ
CI4 is the best
January 30, 2019
super light and still has a ton of power. By far my favorite reel for inshore fishing.
Prosextremely light
Conshaven't had any!
By Charles P.
Gulf Breeze, FL
Smooth and light
January 30, 2019
Super smooth light weight reel. The 2500 is the perfect flats trout and redfish reel. Super smooth drag.
ProsSmooth, light,
ConsNone
By Casper P.
Upper Chichester PA
Great Reel
January 27, 2019
So far I love this reel super smooth drag.
By Gerry
Edison
Not so great
January 19, 2019
Although very smooth, lightweight and powerful I’ve had several issues with this reel the one year I’ve owned it... I use is pretty much exclusively in salt water for jigging blackfish. Anti reverse fails under load fairly frequently, chrome bail spring covers are corroding, reel handle stem is rusting out at the knuckle. I spray this reel each time after use with freshwater.

This is something you might expect if you were using a freshwater reel in the salt or if it were one of Shimanos less expensive reel lines but @ $239 I expect more...

I’m also not the only one with the anti reverse issue either... I know 3 people who had to have their reels repaired for the same reason...

Shipped it back to Shimano and hope they can fix or make good on it..
ProsLightweight year vert powerful
ConsAnti reverse fails under load and does not seem to hold up too well in saltwater
By Don
Goldsboro
Like the 1000 ci4 a lot . Good reel
December 30, 2018
Well built reel and like a 1000 on 6'6 star seagis for using plastics.
By Jerry
Shalimar Fl
C4I 1000 get real at a great price
November 8, 2018
Awesome reel second C4I I own.
ProsLight weight great drag.
ConsNone
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Pete Smith
from North Carolina asked:
June 24, 2018
does this model Stradic incorporate the Hagane engineering ?
1 Answers
This reel does incorperate Hagane engineering(Japanese Steel)
Bernie
on June 25, 2018

karina
from chicago asked:
November 14, 2016
What series is this?
1 Answers
Karina, Hello this reel is the newest model they make. 2016
Tyler
on November 15, 2016

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