Shimano Thunnus Ci4 8000 Baitrunner Reel

Built tough for larger saltwater species, the Shimano Thunnus range fields four sizes from 4000 to 12000, which covers every inshore and light-medium offshore application imaginable. After free-spooling your offering down the water column to your target species, the Baitrunner function is switched on. The spool turns slowly, as a fish is fooled into taking your bait under what seems like near zero tension, you turn the handle and engage the main drag system – hooked up!


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  • Ci4+ Body
  • Hagane Gear
  • S A-RB
  • AR-C Spool
  • One Piece Bail
  • Cross Carbon Drag

Light-weight carbon material with improved rigidity for stronger, but lighter reel components

Hagane Gear
Hagane Gear is at the very heart of the reel and creates strength and durability. The entire cold-forging process is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and the result is precision durability.

AR-C Spool
Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations, it has been determined that the AR-C spool lip design produces longer casting distances than a standard spool lip, while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off the spool in smaller loops during the cast, which means less slap on the stripper guide. This results in longer casts with less friction. A spool designed with a V-shape spool lip ensures the line comes off the reel in smaller loops, for longer, more accurate casting.

Shielded Anti-Rust Bearings are similar to A-RB, but feature additional shields for the ultimate in protection

One-Piece Bail
One Piece Bail allows the line to travel unimpeded to the line roller. Its seamless design reduces friction and the chance of tangles or cuts to the bail arm.

Cross Carbon Drag
The drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.



Model: TRTU108 - Thunnus Ci4 8000
Retrieve per crank: 91cm
Bearings: 6+1
Max drag:  10kg
Mono capacity: 8kg/230m
Drag type: Cross Carbon Drag
Weight:  550g
Powerpro braid capacity:  40 lbs / 270 yds
Gear ratio: 4.8:1