August 25, 2009

The New Stradic CI4

I have been a huge fan of the Stradic for years, even back when they had the wooden handle, white frame and gold spool. I have at least every generation reel they have came out with in the last ten years, and now I have another one on my wishlist. The Stradic CI4!

"CI4 stands for Carbon Interfusion with the 4 referring to the number of electrons in the Carbon atom. Ultimately, this means CI4 is reinforced Carbon Fiber.

It is over one and a half times stronger than our normal XT-7 graphite and is over 20% lighter. Because it does not contain metal, it is impervious to rust.

So, as a result of its strength and weight, we can create an extremely lightweight reel with very precise tolerances."

You can see more about it here. This award winning reel retails for $199.99 and can be found at Cabelas.com.
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