Shimano Baitrunner ci4+ XTA
Shimano Baitrunner ci4+ XTA: The Big (14000 spool) and Medium (5500 spool) Baitrunner CI4+ XT-B reels are replacing the old XT-A series. The reels come with a big list of features, containing Hagane Gearing, X-SHIP, Hi Speed Drag, X Protect, CI4+ body and rotor and of course the Baitrunner system for free spool properties.
This reel is most popular for carp fishing (specimen carp) all over Europe. The Baitrunner system is ideal in use when the angler is fishing on the bottom with lead and he needs the free spool facilities of Baitrunner. Size advice: SIZE MEDIUM (5500): all-round size, perfect for fishing up to 120 meters distance (casting), to fish from a boat, to fish on smaller venues, to fish with lighter rods (2,75/3,00lb) SIZE BIG (14000): size for distance fishing/distance casting, using with heavier rods (3,25, INT), perfect for when big line capacity is necessary.
The ‘CI4+’ version of the Shimano Baitrunner offers mind-blowing performance for carp anglers wanting the ultimate long-distance carp reel, combined with stunning cosmetics. Built using the very latest CI4+ (Carbon Interfusion) composite, the weight reduction of this range is remarkable and almost defies logic. New for 2013/14 is a Medium-sized version that is perfect for medium and long-range fishing.
Claimed by some to be the best Baitrunner ever, the Baitrunner CI4+ features Shimano X-ship engineering technology and 6 Shielded AR-C bearings for maximum smoothness and efficiency. Aero Wrap II, plus 2-speed slow oscillation ensures superb line lay, which in turn improves distance casting by reducing line friction to a minimum. The large aluminium handle, powerful gear ratio and multidisc front drag all combine to deliver prestigious winding power and brilliant fish-playing control both at distance and close to the net.
|Bearings||6 S A-RB + 1 Roller Bearing|
|Line lay||Aerowrap II + 2-speed|
|Handle||Single machined aluminium|
|Spool material||Cold forged aluminium|
|Maintenance port||Yes (body)|
- Line lay – 2-speed, aero wrap ii
- Body material – ci4+
- Bearings – 6+1
- Family type – freespool / baitrunner®
- Extra spool – yes
- Models – big, medium
- Spool material – cold forged aluminium
- Waterproof drag – yes
- Handle – screw in, machined alu single handle