Shimano Ultegra CI4+ Surf Reels
March 8, 2018
Shimano’s new Ultegra CI4+ reels are built to handle big fish in demanding surf-fishing conditions. Both models offer CI4+ bodies, X-Protect and Shimano’s Hagane gearing. The CI4+ material is light and rigid, while X-Protect involves a 3-lipped rubber seal system that offers exceptional water resistance. Shimano’s cold-forged aluminum Hagane gears offer both strength and smoothness, providing power for subduing big fish in the surf.
Both the Ultegra CI4+ 5500 XTC and 14000 XTC feature large-diameter, long-stroke spools to retrieve up to 41” of line per crank. The larger 14000 also includes the Super Slow 5 oscillation system, creating perfect line lay during the retrieve.
With a 5.3:1 gear ratio, the Ultegra CI4+ 5500 has the spool capacity to handle up to 270 yards of 40-pound-test braid or 315 yards of 12-pound mono. The 4.3:1 gear ratio 14000 size can pack on 460 yards of 50-pound braid, or 440 yards of 16-pound mono.
Ultregra CI4+ 5500 XTD: $320
Ultegra CI4+ 14000 XTC: $340
For more information check out the Shimano website.
|Product Code||Inches Per Crank||Gear Ratio||Mono/Fluoro Line Cap. (lb test/yds)||PowerPro Line Cap. (lb test/yds)||Max Drag (lb)||Ball Bearings||Weight (oz)||UPC Code||MSRP|
|ULTCI45500XTC||41||4.3:1||12/600, 16/440, 20/330||44||5+1||19||$319.99|
|ULTCI414000XTC||41||5.3:1||10/425, 12/315, 16/230||33||5+1||15.5||$339.99|