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Shimano info #13465454 03/09/20 04:52 PM
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Looking to upgrade my spinning reel. I'm a Revo guy normally but I had an old Shimano Stradic (it's on the bottom of Cedar Creek) that I really liked. Wondering about the differences between the Stradic FL and the Stradic CI4? The FL is slightly lower priced and you can get it in a faster gear ratio. Can you Shimano guys educate me please? And before you suggest it, my budget does not reach the Stella...


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Re: Shimano info [Re: SoCal Tom] #13465558 03/09/20 05:38 PM
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I have been using Shimano spinning reels for the past 20+ years . Switched from being a Daiwa guy when those reels started having quality issues .
I have a few Stradic's and really like them ---- but for the money , I love the new Nasci . I have two of them and I think for $100 bucks , they are the best bang for the buck .

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Ci4 is much lighter if that matters to you.

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I've had the frame on the Ci4 break and went back with the regular Stradic this last time and am very happy with it.



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Re: Shimano info [Re: SoCal Tom] #13465725 03/09/20 08:24 PM
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My wife doesn’t even use a spinning reel

Re: Shimano info [Re: SoCal Tom] #13465801 03/09/20 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
My wife doesn’t even use a spinning reel


Pipe down. They're fun.


Originally Posted by SoCal Tom
Looking to upgrade my spinning reel. I'm a Revo guy normally but I had an old Shimano Stradic (it's on the bottom of Cedar Creek) that I really liked. Wondering about the differences between the Stradic FL and the Stradic CI4? The FL is slightly lower priced and you can get it in a faster gear ratio. Can you Shimano guys educate me please? And before you suggest it, my budget does not reach the Stella...


I've got two Ci4's and love them. Never had an issue with either.


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Tom, you have to trust me on this. Go to Academy and get a Lews Laser G speed spin reel for $40. I PROMISE you will not be sad you bought it. I was a Stradic guy and never looked back after my first one. If you don’t like it, I’ll buy it from you.


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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Tom, you have to trust me on this. Go to Academy and get a Lews Laser G speed spin reel for $40. I PROMISE you will not be sad you bought it. I was a Stradic guy and never looked back after my first one. If you don’t like it, I’ll buy it from you.

Just don’t use light line on that Lews, the cheap drag will let ya down when you need it most! It’s “herky jerky” at best.


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Re: Shimano info [Re: SoCal Tom] #13465873 03/09/20 11:13 PM
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I’ve had ZERO issues with the drag and fish it year round up to 8.5 lb fish on it. Had several over 3 years and still going strong. They’re beasts.


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Re: Shimano info [Re: 1oldbassguy] #13466022 03/10/20 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by 1oldbassguy
but for the money , I love the new Nasci . I have two of them and I think for $100 bucks , they are the best bang for the buck .

I agree. I have the 2500 model.

SoCal, you can borrow mine and see if you like it. Now that the Fork tournament is over I won't be using it.




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Does the new Nasci have the anti-reverse switch or is it continuous?


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Originally Posted by Capt BB
Does the new Nasci have the anti-reverse switch or is it continuous?


Does not have the anti Revers switch.


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The CI4 is a great reel. That being said, the only advantage it has over the FL is the lite weight. The FL has the overall advantage in terms of Features and specs over the CI4. I have a couple of the FL's (2500 & 1000) and have fished with the CI4's.


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Tom, where are you going crappie fishing at. We have a tournament this weekend.😆


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but for the money , I love the new Nasci . I have two of them and I think for $100 bucks , they are the best bang for the buck .

I agree. I have the 2500 model.

SoCal, you can borrow mine and see if you like it. Now that the Fork tournament is over I won't be using it.



The Nasci is definitely a great option! Some of the best gears in a spinning reel at that price point. If you have the money to splurge, get the FL. If not, get the NASCI.


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