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#11752125 - 07/31/16 07:23 PM 2016 Shimano Stradic CI4+ FB vs Daiwa Ballistic EX
BSully1983 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 26
Loc: Austin, TX
Has anyone picked up one of the new CI4+ reels? Looking at getting a 2500-3000 for artificial setups on a 7' St. Croix Mojo Inshore ML/F. Someone turned me on to the Ballistic because of it's magsealed bearings. Repairs and maintenance on the Daiwa would have to be shipped off. The Shimano I could maintain at home. I don't fish much- I don't own a boat or kayak so I don't enjoy freshwater fishing. I get down to Port A for 3 weeks a year or so but I fish 16-18 hours a day when I'm there. Any input on which reel and why?

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#11752222 - 07/31/16 08:07 PM Re: 2016 Shimano Stradic CI4+ FB vs Daiwa Ballistic EX [Re: BSully1983]
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Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6413
Loc: Fulton, Texas
Ci-4. wash it when you get done like every other reel you've fished the salt with.
Stay away from that magseal garbage.
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#11756448 - 08/03/16 09:17 AM Re: 2016 Shimano Stradic CI4+ FB vs Daiwa Ballistic EX [Re: BSully1983]
BSully1983 Offline
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Shimano said the same thing. As popular as this reel is (there are multiple guides in TX and FL I know of that exclusively use these for themselves as well as their clients), I'll stick with it and stay away from the Daiwa. I've used a friend's 2014 model CI4+ and it was great. Just wasn't sure if anyone had picked up the new 2016 model yet.

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#11759099 - 08/04/16 05:30 PM Re: 2016 Shimano Stradic CI4+ FB vs Daiwa Ballistic EX [Re: BSully1983]
ccoker Offline
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Registered: 07/25/16
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I bought a Stradic C3000HG yesterday along with a Loomis E6X 7ft inshore rod.
The guy recommended the C3000HG over the Ci4 as it had magnesium parts which salt is corrosive to.
I rinse everything off with fresh water of course.. I just took his word for it, he had plenty of both so I doubt he was trying to steer me for personal gain.


Edited by ccoker (08/04/16 05:42 PM)

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#11760091 - 08/05/16 10:20 AM Re: 2016 Shimano Stradic CI4+ FB vs Daiwa Ballistic EX [Re: ccoker]
BSully1983 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 26
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: ccoker
I bought a Stradic C3000HG yesterday along with a Loomis E6X 7ft inshore rod.
The guy recommended the C3000HG over the Ci4 as it had magnesium parts which salt is corrosive to.
I rinse everything off with fresh water of course.. I just took his word for it, he had plenty of both so I doubt he was trying to steer me for personal gain.


I'll probably stick with the CI4. Do you have experience with that specific model GLoomis rod? Which power/action did you get and what do you plan on using the setup for?

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#11760407 - 08/05/16 01:44 PM Re: 2016 Shimano Stradic CI4+ FB vs Daiwa Ballistic EX [Re: BSully1983]
ccoker Offline
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Registered: 07/25/16
Posts: 40
Loc: Austin
Sure.. No experience with it, just spent about 2 weeks going around checking out rods
Trout and redfish mainly
This rod just felt "right"
http://www.gloomis.com/content/g-loomis/us/en/home/conventional/rods1/saltwater/E6X_INSHORE.html#

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