The totally re-vamped Stradic CI4+FB is a significant improvement over the previous range. Weight has been reduced by 5 grams or more, while other operational features have been improved to further reduce the feel of weight.
This model has been developed around Shimano's G-Free Body, where the oscillating system and worm drive have been moved closer to the stem of the reel. This lowers the reel's centre of gravity and makes it feel lighter in the hand.
To enhance the feeling of lightness and feather touch rotation, the new CI4+ FB model comes with the latest Magnumlite rotor. The bail trip mechanism has been moved to the opposite side of the line roller, negating the need for a heavy bail hold support. Consequently, both sides of the rotor are now 22% lighter, but the balance and rotation is improved with 22% less inertia.
The next upgrade was the inclusion of Coreprotect, which is a protective water-repellent coating placed in the roller clutch and the line roller to prevent water and small debris entering.
Finally, this series comes with Hagane Gear. Shimano's cold forged gears are smoother, stronger and more durable than any others on the market. This gives the reel a much smoother gear transition, but also plenty of pulling power.
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Item Type For Shipping
10lb/95yd, 15lb/85yd, 20lb/65yd
2lb/270yd, 4lb/140yd, 6lb/110yd
10lb/170yd, 15lb/145yd, 30lb/95yd
6lb/200yd, 8lb/140yd, 10lb/120yd
10lb/235yd, 20lb/145yd, 40lb/110yd
6lb/230yd, 8lb/170yd, 10lb/140yd
15lb/265yd, 30lb/175yd, 50lb/145yd
8lb/240yd, 10lb/200yd, 12lb/160yd
Each item in our online store is marked as either a 'Standard Item', 'Large Item', 'Oversized Item' or an 'In-store Only Item', each of which have their own shipping and delivery costs and characteristics.
Orders over $60 - FREE standard shipping, $6 express shipping (excludes large & oversized items)
Orders under $60 - $8.99 standard shipping, $12.99 express shipping (excludes large & oversized items)
Store pickup - FREE
Orders containing large items - $14.99 standard shipping, express shipping unavailable
Orders containing oversized items - custom shipping cost required. After you place your order online as an 'in-store pickup', we will contact you regarding a customised shipping fee (minimum $14.99). Sometimes this fee is low, but if it's too high you can request a full refund.
Orders placed before 9:30am that contain standard items only will be sent the same day if all items are in stock.
Orders containing large or oversized items are sent with a courier and picked up from our store one business day after we process them.
For orders with missing items, we may be able to transfer them from our second store location which can take between 1-3 days. If this happens with your order, we will contact you asap to let you know of the delay.
We do not send items on weekends or public holidays, an exception being the weeks leading up to Christmas. Thus, items ordered on Friday after 9:30am will be sent Monday.
Standard shipping - 1-6 business days
Express shipping - 1-4 business days
Large/oversized item standard shipping - 2-10 business days
NOTE: Delivery times may vary depending on your location, availability of items in your order, or during peak order periods.
Available up to 3 days after receiving your order provided that all products are unused and they're still in their original condition and packaging.