Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ XTC

The Ultegra Ci4+ XTC is the pinnacle of surf casting spin reels from Shimano. Unrivaled strength and saltwater durability. It comes with three spool reducers and a spare spool so you can easily swap from braid to monofilament when abrasion resistance matters. Drawing upon the weight saving advantages of a CI4+ body construction, the cold forged Hagane Gear and X-Ship combine to produce powerful winding performance, while 5+1 S-A-RB bearings deliver supreme smoothness. To provide the highest level of saltwater resistance, X-Protect has been incorporated and is proven to guard the reels’ internals from the intrusion of salt and sand. The Aerowrap II oscillation system makes distance casting even easier thanks to the uniform line lay on the big pit AR-C spool.

$579.99

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Features

  • Ci4+
  • Hagane Gear
  • S-A-RB
  • X-Ship
  • AR-C Spool
  • G-Free Body

Ci4+
Update from the light-weight carbon material Ci4. Keeping it light weight, rigidity and durability of the material under fishing conditions is highly improved. From this characteristic, we were able to reduce the volume and weight of the rotor and the body.

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.

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

X-Ship
X-Ship stands for Extra, Smooth and High Power. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with SA-RB bearings (on Stella models) and introducing a bigger drive gear, Shimano increased gearing efficiency and higher power. This results in a fishing reel with ultra-light handle rotation for less effort, even under heavy loads. This increases the efficiency of the reel, meaning it will stay smoother and perform at its peak for much longer

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.

G-Free Body
G Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel’s centre of gravity closer to the rod. This has been achieved by moving the worm shaft oscillation mechanism 19mm up from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the centre of gravity closer to the angler’s hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhances casting comfort.

Specifications:

Model: ULCI414000XTC
Retrieve per crank: 103cm
Gear ratio: 4.3:1
Braid Line Capacity: 50lb /540m
Mono Capacity: 22lb /300m
Max drag: 20kg
Drag type: Front
Ball bearings: 5+1
Weight: 540 g

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