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?