Shimano Ultegra CI4+ XTC Spinning Surf Reel

The Shimano Ultegra CI4+ XTC Surf Spinning Reels are the ultimate surf reel to have in your arsenal. The Ultegra CI4+ is the lightest, best casting, and best preforming reel in its class. This reel will not only bring satisfaction, but will also put a smile on ur face, fore it is just so much fun to slay fish with! The use of CI4+ delivers a substantial weight saving on the compact Ultegra reel body, making rod speed easier to generate when distance casting. To further increase casting performance, the Ultegra CI4+ uses Super Slow Oscillation line lay and Shimano's Propulsion Line Management System fitted with a Hi-Speed Drag for increased casting performance and simple, ultra-fast drag adjustment. HAGANE Gear and X-Ship produce powerful winding performance and S A-RB bearings combined with a Shimano roller bearing deliver supreme smoothness. Therefore making the Ultegra CI4+ XTC the most capable surf fishing reel that is available.

 

  • CI4+
CI4 is a Shimano original material reinforced with carbon fiber that is lighter and has a higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material and is 2.5x more rigid than its predecessor. While improving lightness and rigidity, reel bodies and rotors built with CI4+ are further reduced in size and weight.
  • SUPER SLOW OSCILLATION 5
Slower spool oscillation reduces the speed the line travels up and down the spool on the cast. This results in less friction as the line leaves the spool, improving casting distance and accuracy. Shimano’s Standard Oscillation — up to 20 wraps per cycle — outperforms the industry standard. Shimano’s Slow Oscillation tops that with up to 40 wraps per cycle and exceeds almost any other reel on the market. Shimano now offers two Super Slow Oscillation systems: Super Slow 5 (55 wraps) and Super Slow 10 (105 wraps).
  • X-PROTECT
X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation. By combining Shimano’s water-repellent coating with a water-channeling labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides added durability in tough conditions.
  • WATER RESISTANT DRAG
With the use of rubber gaskets the drag is sealed against intrusion of the elements such as water and dust.
  • PARALLEL BODY
Parallel Body is designed to improve dynamic line flow from the reel to the first guide. On many reels the spool is aligned slightly upwards towards the rod blank, but reels with Parallel Body have the spool located at exactly 90° to the blank. The result: less line slapping on the blank as it travels towards the first guide during the cast, ultimately increasing performance.
  • X-SHIP
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This allows the gears to stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit of X-Ship technology is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This further benefits anglers with enhanced casting performance and casting distance of lighter lures.
  • HI-SPEED DRAG
Hi-Speed Drag is the fastest drag function ever featured on a Shimano reel. Only a very small turn on the drag knob will transition the drag settings from free-spool mode to fight mode.
  • HAGANE GEAR
With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of most Shimano reels. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives anglers the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that is felt when anglers first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear during fabrication, instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D-design and then formed by Shimano's cold-forging technology. The result is assured resilience. HAGANE Gear is the fruit of Shimano's inexhaustible pursuit for durability — the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
  • S A-RB
S A-RB bearings are put through the same process as Shimano’s A-RB bearings but feature shields on both sides of the bearings. These shields reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting rotation of the bearing.
  • G-FREE BODY
G-Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the angler’s hand, the G-Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
  • PROPULSION LINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion Spool Lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations, Shimano’s new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while also preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.

SPECIFICATIONS

Models MONO LINE CAPACITY GEAR RATIO MAX DRAG BEARINGS POWERPRO LINE CAPACITY LINE RETRIEVE PER CRANK WEIGHT
ULCI45500XSB
10/425,12/315,16/230
5.3:1
33
5
30/360,40/270,50/220
41
15.9
ULTCI45500XTC
10/425, 12/315, 16/230
5.3:1
33
5+1
30/360, 40/270, 50/220
41
15.5
ULTCI414000XTC
12/600, 16/440, 20/330
4.3:1
44
5+1
40/550, 50/460, 65/335
41
19