View Poll Results: Which Stradic?

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    Re: Which Shimano Stradic?

    The Ci4+ is great - until it's not. Took it to Alaska this year and the cheap cloth drag disk exploded. Put that reel to the test and it will fail you. Apparently I need to purchase Carbontex replacement washers. Very disappointing that Shimano decided to put such a poor quality part in a reel of that caliber. I'm not alone- lots of similar stories on the web.

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    Re: Which Shimano Stradic?

    I like all Shimano reels, even the low end ones. Own a couple Ci4+s, Stradic FK and a few Sedonas.



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    Re: Which Shimano Stradic?

    I have 3 Stradic reels and 2 Pfluger Presidents, like them both. Two of my Stradic's are larger and I use them for casting at Pyramid from shore.....Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: Which Shimano Stradic?

    Save the cash and buy the ultegra. You're welcome

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    Re: Which Shimano Stradic?

    Got the Cl4+. Worth every penny.

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    Which Shimano Stradic?

    Title says it all, looking for opinions from people that have used both the CI4+ and the new FL models and would like to know which you prefer. The new Stradic FL is lighter than the older FK models and is only .3oz heavier than the Pflueger President I have been using for years and the CI4+ is .9oz lighter than the FL. I don't know if .9oz is even that noticeable in hand and worth the extra $30 the CI4+ demands. If you feel that one is significantly better than the other please let me know why.

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