Shimano Ultegra CI4+ Spinning Surf Reel

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  • CI4+
  • G-Free Body
  • HAGANE Gear
  • Propulsion Line Management System
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The Shimano Ultegra CI4+ Spinning Surf Reel is the pinnacle of surf fishing technology designed to meet the demands of avid surf anglers. Engineered with Shimano's renowned craftsmanship and cutting-edge materials, this reel offers unrivaled performance and durability in the challenging surfcasting environment.

The Shimano Ultegra CI4+ Spinning Surf Reel features a lightweight and rigid CI4+ carbon-infused body construction, providing exceptional strength and rigidity while keeping weight to a minimum. This advanced material not only reduces fatigue during long casting sessions but also offers excellent corrosion resistance, ensuring the reel can withstand the harsh saltwater conditions.

Equipped with Shimano's X-Ship technology, the Ultegra CI4+ delivers improved gear durability and efficiency. The combination of X-Ship and a high-quality cold-forged Hagane Gear ensures smooth and powerful retrieves, allowing you to cast long distances with ease and control.

Featuring Shimano's Super Slow Oscillation (SSO) system, this reel provides optimal line lay for improved casting distance and accuracy. The SSO system ensures that line is distributed evenly across the spool, reducing friction and enabling longer, more precise casts. Combined with the AR-C spool design, which minimizes line twist and improves line management, the Ultegra CI4+ offers superior casting performance.

The reel's X-Protect technology provides enhanced water resistance, making it ideal for surf fishing. This feature incorporates a labyrinth structure and a waterproof coating, ensuring that water and debris are kept out of the reel's key components, resulting in longer-lasting performance and reliability.

The Shimano Ultegra CI4+ Spinning Surf Reel is equipped with a smooth and powerful drag system, allowing you to confidently battle hard-fighting surf species. With its efficient drag performance and precise adjustment capabilities, this reel provides the control needed to handle everything from trophy-sized stripers to feisty surf perch.

Designed for comfort and ease of use, the Ultegra CI4+ features a comfortable ergonomic handle and a large, ergonomic grip knob that allows for extended casting sessions without fatigue. The reel's G Free Body design shifts the center of gravity closer to the rod, providing a well-balanced setup that reduces angler fatigue during long days on the beach.

The Shimano Ultegra CI4+ Spinning Surf Reel is the ultimate choice for surfcasting enthusiasts looking to push their limits and maximize their casting distance and accuracy. With its advanced features, lightweight design, and unrivaled performance, this reel sets a new standard in surf fishing excellence. Elevate your surfcasting experience and achieve new angling heights with the Shimano Ultegra CI4+ Spinning Surf Reel.



CI4 is a Shimano original material reinforced with carbon fiber that is lighter and has a higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material and is 2.5x more rigid than its predecessor. While improving lightness and rigidity, reel bodies and rotors built with CI4+ are further reduced in size and weight.

G-Free Body

G-Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the angler’s hand, the G-Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.


With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of most Shimano reels. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives anglers the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that is felt when anglers first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear during fabrication, instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D-design and then formed by Shimano's cold-forging technology. The result is assured resilience. HAGANE Gear is the fruit of Shimano's inexhaustible pursuit for durability — the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.

Propulsion Line Management System

The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion Spool Lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations, Shimano’s new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while also preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.

Hi-Speed Drag

Hi-Speed Drag is the fastest drag function ever featured on a Shimano reel. Only a very small turn on the drag knob will transition the drag settings from free-spool mode to fight mode.

Super Slow Oscillation system

Slower spool oscillation reduces the speed the line travels up and down the spool on the cast. This results in less friction as the line leaves the spool, improving casting distance and accuracy. Shimano’s Standard Oscillation — up to 20 wraps per cycle — outperforms the industry standard. Shimano’s Slow Oscillation tops that with up to 40 wraps per cycle and exceeds almost any other reel on the market. Shimano now offers two Super Slow Oscillation systems: Super Slow 5 (55 wraps) and Super Slow 10 (105 wraps).


Model Mono Cap Weight Bearings Ratio Retrieve Braid Cap Max Drag
ULTCI414000XTC 12/600, 16/440, 20/330 19 5+1 4.3:1 41 40/550, 50/460, 65/335 44
ULTCI45500XTC 10/425, 12/315, 16/230 15.5 5+1 5.3:1 41 30/360, 40/270, 50/220 33

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