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Shimano Thunnus CI4 Spinning Reels

Item ID: 2171


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  • Fantastic

    By Dean M on 4/13/2022

    This reel is Well Made, Very Light for it's size, Well Balanced, the bait drag system works fantastic, the only thing holding it back a little is the 20 lb. drag limit. I kayak fish in Hawaii and it's the best bait spinner I've used so far. Shimano is the best. The drag on live bait can be adjusted on the fly it's not pre-set, so you can adjust it for any size bait, large, or small. The drag knob on the bottom of the reel makes it easy. This feature is a must for varied sizes and types of live bait. I used to use the OC 6000 model and it still works fine, but decided to move up and get the best and the THUNNUS 8000 IS IT. I love that it's a spinner so I don't have to adjust my style of fishing. I Just like Spinners. I would also like to add that J&H Tackle has a very good customer service department.

The Shimano Thunnus CI4 Spinning Reels are Baitrunners taken to the next level! While the Thunnus and the Baitrunner share the same platform, the Thunnus CI4 is a significantly better reel. The Thunnus body is constructed of Shimano's carbon fiber material, and the spool is aluminum making them very light. These reels feature the Paladin Gear System and seven ball bearings making them extremely smooth. The baitrunner feature works extremely well and combined with the main drag, offers you an unlimited number of potential drag settings. That means you can more efficiently fish a wide variety of baits. The Thunnus CI4 is extremely powerful from its strong internals and drag system, so when you hook a fish, you can be certain that you will be able to successfully land it. If you are fishing with live bait and you want the best possible fishing experience then go with a Shimano Thunnus CI4 Spinning Reel. You won't be disappointed!

The Shimano Thunnus CI4 Spinning Reels are available in several sizes.

Models: TU4000CI4, TU6000CI4, TU8000CI4, TU12000CI4


Body Material - CI4

Max Drag (lbs) - 20

Line Capacity Braid (yds/lb) - 245/30 • 210/50 • 130/65

Weight (oz) - 18.0

Bearings - 7

Gear Ratio - 4.8:1

Retrieve - Right and left

Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb) - 265/10 • 170/16 • 120/20

Line Retrieve Per Crank (in) - 35

Spool Material - Aluminum

Handle Shape - Small egg

Color - Blue/Gold