Stradic versus Stradic CI4

Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on whether the Stradic CI4 reels are worth the extra coin over the regular Stradic reels & what the reasons for that opinion might be? 

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Stradic ci4s are for more

Wed, 2011-08-10 05:14

Stradic ci4s are for more finesse. Normal stradics are built stronger.

So depends on what your doing.

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I have both the FI and the

Wed, 2011-08-10 07:22

I have both the FI and the ci4, they will both do the same exact job, Just the ci4 does it 50 grams lighter, but is that worth an extra $70? And do you mind giving up the spare spool? That's what you have to ask yourself.

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As mentioned finesse

Wed, 2011-08-10 07:59

Lighter, faster, stronger. You will always pay more as the technology increases. Is it worth it? I think so. Just last week got the CI4, and I can feel the difference between the 2. It just feels more finesse, and if you catch a fish with a lighter rod/reel it just feels better.

Plus it looks better. Like a Fireblood off steroids.



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Have done

Wed, 2011-08-10 09:17

Have done around 700hrs of demersal jigging with the C14 since December. I have landed over 500 fish including 30kg Sambos, 15kg Spanish Mack, 15kg Mahi, 10kg Tuna, 12kg Pink snapper and plenty of Dhueys to 17kg, far more than just a finesse reel, well worth the coin.


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Whitey what line do you run

Wed, 2011-08-10 14:55

Whitey what line do you run on your ci4? It's a 4000 isn't it? I have one aswell but didn't consider it for jigging until recently


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