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#12567408 - 01/07/18 10:19 AM New spinning reel: Stradic Ci4+ or ???
Davis Speed Shop Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/31/17
Posts: 7
My dad had a custom dropshot spinning rod made for me by Ron at Reel Time Rods. It’s red and black which are my favorite colors. Most of my experience is with Bait casters but he convinced me to start fishing finesse. So now I have this beautiful rod and need a new spinning reel.

My first “want” is the Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 2500. But I wanted some opinions on some less expensive reels and how they compare. One in particular is the Abu Garcia Revo SX.

Just ordered a new Xpress X21 Pro from Billy at Sartin Marine so every penny saved helps but I’m not willing to sacrifice quality.

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#12568817 - 01/08/18 11:01 AM Re: New spinning reel: Stradic Ci4+ or ??? [Re: Davis Speed Shop]
MinMirny Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/21/17
Posts: 10
Loc: Austin, TX
1) There is no way you can go wrong with Stradic!
2) I personally would never try to compare it to Abu Garcia products, my alternative would be Daiwa. I have older Daiwa Sol 2500, and real happy, don't see myself looking for another for at least 5 years smile ..... but Sol is discontinued now (((
3) I can not point you to any currently made Daiwa product I have first hand experience, sorry.
4) A year ago I was trying to solve almost identical equation only in class UL, "1000". And I ended up with Stradic 1000FAML (boy, it is THE REEL!! I still envy to myself! smile )
Good luck!
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Light tackle carp fishing veteran, new to Texas.
My texas PB so far 18.5 lb common.

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#12569041 - 01/08/18 12:55 PM Re: New spinning reel: Stradic Ci4+ or ??? [Re: Davis Speed Shop]
Samarai Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 428
Loc: houston, TX
once u fish with that stradic ci4, you will not want to pickup any other spinning reel. personally i have 4 ci4 3000 fishing exclusively in saltwater.

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#12569190 - 01/08/18 02:38 PM Re: New spinning reel: Stradic Ci4+ or ??? [Re: Davis Speed Shop]
Davis Speed Shop Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/31/17
Posts: 7
Looks like y’all confirmed what I was already thinking! Ci4 it is!

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#12569562 - 01/08/18 06:57 PM Re: New spinning reel: Stradic Ci4+ or ??? [Re: Davis Speed Shop]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 2165
Loc: Arlington TX
i have 2 of them . they are sweet reels!

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#12569577 - 01/08/18 07:05 PM Re: New spinning reel: Stradic Ci4+ or ??? [Re: Davis Speed Shop]
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TFF Guru

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17275
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Shimano Sustain F1

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