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Old 12-01-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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I'm trying to decide between the new stradics or the sustain for inshore/offshore. Anyone use both and think one is better than the other?

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Old 12-01-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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I'm trying to decide between the new stradics or the sustain for inshore/offshore. Would get the 4000 size sustain or comparable stradic. Anyone use both and think one is better than the other?
Its funny that you mention these reels because I was just looking at them today. If it were me I would put my money in the Stradic CI4. That sucker looks sweet !!
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:06 PM   #3
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I just replaced 5 sustain 3000's with 3 3000 and 2 4000 ci4's. The ci4 is lighter, smoother and I like the handle better.
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I recently got a Stradic CI4 3000 and it is a BAD little reel!!! Carbonfiber construction has 2 primary advantages: (1) super lightweight and (2) except for a couple small metal parts, this reel CANNOT corrode!

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Thanks! What rod would be suggested for throwing anything from a 1oz pomp jig to a max 3oz jig? planning on going with the 4000 with 15lb braid. Any rod that would fit the bill?
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The cumara rod is the way to go with the ci4. it's perfect but a little pricey. Worth every penny I think.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:26 AM   #7
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Thanks. I was looking at those. Quite a bit more than what I was wanting to spend, but will keep an eye on them.
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #8
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would go all the way with a ci4
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:59 PM   #9
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If you want to save money on the rod and still get top quality get a Shimano Clarus. Lifetime warranty and a great feeling rod.

The Ci4 is a much better value than a sustain IMO. The high density carbon body is just as rigid and the weight difference between the regular stradics/sustains in comparison with the Ci4 is like day and night.
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Go down to Outcast and get you a 6' something Calcutta. That combo would be the poop.
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