Product Comparison: Shimano Stradic Ci4+ (STCI42500FB) vs Shimano Stradic Ci4+ (STCI4C3000FB)


General Specifications
About the Product
Striking good looks, light weight with a solid feel, and an ultra smooth reeling experience combine to win the hearts of anglers around the globe.
Striking good looks, light weight with a solid feel, and an ultra smooth reeling experience combine to win the hearts of anglers around the globe.
Brand
Shimano
Shimano
Model
Stradic Ci4+ (STCI42500FB)
Stradic Ci4+ (STCI4C3000FB)
Origin
Japan
Japan
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
150/10, 145/15, 100/30
Type
Spinning
Spinning
Reel Size
2500
3000
Bearings
6 + 1
6 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
200/6, 140/8, 120/10
265/4, 200/6, 140/8, 120/10
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shimano Stradic Ci4+ (STCI42500FB) Spinning Fishing Reel With Front Drag
  • These are my favorite reels for largemouth bass and popping corks in saltwater. I have a bunch and couldn’t live without them.
  • Totally awesome reel, this is my third Stradic and the first one that is a Ci4 and it was well worth the extra.
  • Not a cheap reel but you get what you pay for. It is without a doubt the smoothest reel I have ever owned.
  • This is a seamless reel. It is very light and is great!
  • Very smoothe.
Shimano Stradic Ci4+ (STCI4C3000FB) Spinning reel with front drag
  • This reel is smooth as silk and a dream to use in almost every respect.
  • The retrieve is effortless and the bail as close to effortless as I have experienced.
  • Mine, the 3000, weighs a scant 6.7 oz and has more smoothly and easily adjustable drag available than I'll ever need for bass.
  • I highly recommend this reel to any serious angler.
  • Outstanding feel and balance.
Size & Weight
Height
6 in.
6.2 in.
Weight
6.7 oz.
6.7 oz.
Width
4.8 in.
5 in.
Depth
3.2 in.
3.5 in.
Drag
Max Drag
20 lb.
20 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Lever
Lever
Drag Material
Carbon Fiber
Carbon Fiber
What customers say about "Drag"
Shimano Stradic Ci4+ (STCI42500FB) Spinning Fishing Reel With Front Drag
  • An excellent reel, already got some bass!
  • Casts a very long distance, buttery smooth for reel and drag.
  • Lightweight and quiet with a great drag. Fought deep water snags on lindy rigs in strong current and drag never wavered.
  • Very smooth and strong drag.
  • Great feel with superior drag! You will not be disappointed.
Shimano Stradic Ci4+ (STCI4C3000FB) Spinning reel with front drag
  • The drag system works extremely well for the fish I catch, which are mainly bass.
  • I tested the drag system and still love the front drag system, it works like a dream whether you need to tighten it a smidge or back it off real quick, so easy to get to.
  • Tons of drag for a reel this small and compact, very light.
  • It would probably be a good reel for inshore fishing for specs or even redfish.
  • Drag is completely messed up after minimal use.
Features
Gear Ratio
6.0 : 1
5.0 : 1
Retrieve Rate
35 in.
29 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Yes
Yes
Type Of Crank
Single-grip
Single-grip
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
Extras
G Free Body, Magnumlite Rotor, Hagane Gear, X-Ship, Core Protect
G Free Body, Magnumlite Rotor, Hagane Gear, X-Ship, Core Protect
What customers say about "Features"
Shimano Stradic Ci4+ (STCI42500FB) Spinning Fishing Reel With Front Drag
  • It's holding up really well and handling heavy use without any change in performance.
  • The handle is a grippy rubber, which I really like since you can get a good grip with dry or wet hands.
  • First of all, I like the reel doesn't have EVA round handle knob,which soaks water and damp.
  • WOW, lite weight and strong.
  • My first copy was terrible; lots of plays in the handle, sticky, sloppy, noisy gears, unlike the one I played with at a local store.
Shimano Stradic Ci4+ (STCI4C3000FB) Spinning reel with front drag
  • Handles large mouth bass, trout, and any pan fish like a champ.
  • I have 4 of these. It’s a very smooth reel, extremely light, a strong drag and holds a 150 yd spool of braid perfectly.
  • Best spinning reel you can get! the Ci4 never fails to impress!
  • I love the reel. Minimal line twist. Fished hard for 5 days in Canada and did not have any isues with twist.
  • Smooth casting and drag worked perfectly with heavy fish.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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