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Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ Surf Spinning Reels

Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ Surf Spinning Reel
Price: $319.99
- Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ Surf Spinning Reel
- Size: 5500
- Line Capacity: 16lb/230yd
- Gear Ratio: 5.3:1

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Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ Surf Spinning Reels

The Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ is a saltwater surf fishing spinning reel offering anglers a lightweight, yet strong tool to haul in monster fishing from the ocean whitewater breaks. Shimano's use of CI4+ delivers a substantial weight saving on the compact Ultegra body making rod speed easier to generate when distance casting. To further increase casting performance the Ultegra uses 2 Speed Slow Oscillation line lay and an AR-C spool fitted with Instant Drag for simple, ultra fast adjustment. Cold Forged gearing and X-Ship produce powerful winding performance and 5 Stainless A-RB bearings plus a Shimano Roller bearing deliver supreme smoothness.

The Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ is a saltwater spinning reel that is part of Shimano's long cast surf system designed to get anglers the most distance and accuracy when surf fishing. Surf fishermen are always seeking out new gear to increase casting distance to help them reach past the white wash and out to the first break lines. When designing the Ultegra Ci4+ Spinning Reels, Shimano consulted with many east coast striper fishermen to aid them in their engineering. They found commonly desired traits from anglers responses and went to work to improve smoothness and power while increasing casting distance and ease. The new Ultegra Ci4+ does just that - a supremely smooth reel that, when paired with the right equipment, will offer anglers extremely long casting distance. X-Ship gearing is the main technological upgrade in these surf fishing reels - the technology focuses the power of the anglers reeling more precisely due to upgrades in the way the gear teeth mesh. The Ultegra Ci4+ Surf Spinning Reels are very rigid and strong, yet lightweight due to the Ci4+ material.

We offer the Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ Surf Spinning Reel in a single 5500 size. Please see chart below for reel specs.

Ultegra Ci4+ Reel Technology


The X-SHIP gear system achieves greater power transmission efficiency by minimizing the rotational resistance through a larger gear, optimum positioning and improved tooth face accuracy and bearing capacity. The rigidity of components such as the handle, rotor and bail are enhanced to eliminate power loss resulting from flexing and distortion. The synergy generated by X-SHIP and rigidity of components allows more direct cranking without loss of power at the handle, providing great advantages for extreme saltwater fishing.

Aero Wrap II

Aero Wrap II: is a worm gear oscillation system with specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides great uniform line lay to reduce loss of eneergy during the cast.

Instant Drag

Shimano Instant Drag allows a quick adjustment of the front drag knob to take the reel from your current drag setting to free spool in just half a turn.

Ultegra CI4
Model Line Retrieve Mono Line Capacity PowerPro Line Capacity Bearings Gear Ratio Weight
ULCI45500XSB 41 10-425/12-315/16-230 30-360/40-270/50-220 5 5.3:1 15.9

Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ Spinning Reel Features

  • Ci4+ Frame
  • X–Ship
  • Super Slow 5
  • Aero Wrap II
  • Shimano Instant Drag
  • Cold Forged Gear
  • S A-RB Bearings
  • (2) Spare Spools
  • S Concept
  • One Piece Bail
  • Gear Ratio - 5.3:1

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