Shimano STCI4C3000HGFB Stradic CI4 Plus Spinning Reel

Shimano STCI4C3000HGFB Stradic CI4 Plus Spinning Reel

Price: $229.99
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Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Price
206 S A-RB+1RB6.7$229.99 USD

Back and updated with some of Shimano’s newest technologies, the Shimano STCI4C3000HGFB 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 43 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!!!
  • Unsealed bearings.
By Philthy
New York
I love this reel
June 22, 2020
i use this reel on a 7ft. St Croix for fluke off the surf, spooled with 15lb J Braid, throwing small jigs with gulp, and small bucktails lightweight, smooth, great casting.....A bit pricey but well made. I love it
  • everything is great a little tank of a reel
  • a bit pricey, but all my older stradics are still 100% up to par.
By Joe
newark, de
awesome reel
May 30, 2020
super light reel looks small but its got great power to reel the fish in
  • light,compact
By Manuel
Reston, VA
Unmatched reel
May 4, 2020
This reel is an engineering accomplishment.
  • Lightweight, precise, long and smooth cast, powerful drag
  • none
By Matthew
Ventura, CA
Strange noise and not very smooth
February 13, 2020
The reel makes a strange noise when you're reeling and it is not smooth feels rough. Very dissappointed with the reel.
By Reese
Great smooth reel
January 31, 2020
I've had this reel for about 3 years now paired with a gloomis e6x inshore. This thing is a workhorse. I have the 3000 series and I've caught redfish upwards of 10 pounds no problems at all
  • Very smooth and cast well nice drag system. Also really lightweight compared to competitors
  • Nothing really
By Brad
great light weight
December 27, 2019
i have the 3000 and 4000 CI4 reels. Great reels and light weight. I have caught 40 inch plus redfish on my paddleboard with these reels. Fishing on a paddleboard all day is quite a workout and having a good light setup is key.
  • good drag and light weight
  • cost more than the Stradic
By Dan
Manchester, CT
Great Reels, Lightweight and durable
November 20, 2019
I have 5 Stradic Ci4's, 1 gen 1, 2 gen 2's and 2 gen 3's. I am tough on my gear and they get a lot of use and have never let me down. Super light and durable. I've caught 15 pound bluefish and 20 pound stripers on the 3000's and use use them for albies as well. I will say that I wish they kept the foam grip handle on the gen 3's. That's the only reason I'm not giving this reel a 5 star ratings.
By Kenny
one of the lightest reels out there
November 17, 2019
The CI4 version is so light but still packs a punch as its sibling the stradic FK, I use these for freshwater applications because I baby this reel so much I don't want to put it on saltwater
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.
  • Killer reel, smooth cast and retrieve
  • Pricey for a small reel
By Aldis
Great Reel!!
April 2, 2019
This is really nice reel. This is really nice reel.
  • Fantastic light and powerful!
  • price😏
By Dave
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.
  • Light
  • Smooth
  • None
4 Questions & 4 Answers
Oscar Javier
from El Paso asked:
November 19, 2019
Would the G Loomis Conquest CNQ 843C MBR work well with this reel?
1 Answer
No, that rod is meant to be paired with a baitcasting reel. However, they do make a number of spinning models which can be found here:
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 20, 2019

Robert Reuther
from asked:
January 14, 2018
How does this reel compare to the CI4+? I really like that reel and don't want to change unless there is a compelling reason.
1 Answer
Hello Robert, I don't see the reel your trying to compare to the Stradic Ci4 plus but if you would like please give us a call @1-888-354-7335 to discuss the differences.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 15, 2018

from Goldsboro nc asked:
August 5, 2017
Do the 3000s have the same handle as the 2500s now? Last year they had paddle vs knob handles.
1 Answer
They do not. The 3000 size still has a paddle handle and the 2500 has the smaller knob that is featured in the picture.
Submitted by: Devon on August 7, 2017

charles omalley
from cranston r. i. asked:
March 20, 2017
what rods would you pair with this reel for all around use
1 Answer
The St Croix Avid Inshore series are great rods that would pair well with the Shimano Stradic Series. The 7 ft ML St Croix inshore rod and the Shimano Stradic 3000 would make a great combo. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 21, 2017


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