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Is Shimano Spinning Ci4+ Doable In Saltwater?

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Hi all,

 

I recently got a Shimano CI4+ Spinning 2500 mostly for bass. I was wondering if I could use it to fish in saltwater? I live in South Florida so plenty of saltwater species nearby without going off shore on a boat. Is it a bad idea? Thoughts appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Not a bad ideal.. Carbon doesn't corrode

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It should be fine, I use mine for inshore saltwater. Just rinse it thouroghly with tapwater every after use.

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It should be fine, I use mine for inshore saltwater. Just rinse it thouroghly with tapwater every after use.

This!

I used a stradic FI in salt for many many days...several hundred...and i still use it today for bass

Just rinse it after every trip...EVERY TRIP

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I fish a lot of saltwater/inshore and personally after having fished both the CI4 and the FJ, I'd go with the FJ.  The extra weight savings of the CI4 didn't really make much of a difference for me.

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I fish a lot of saltwater/inshore and personally after haven't fished both the CI4 and the FJ, I'd go with the FJ. The extra weight savings of the CI4 didn't really make much of a difference for me.

Have you used the CI4+? I'm a fan of all 3, and love the FJ, but the CI4+ is a huge improvement, in my opinion.

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Have you used the CI4+? I'm a fan of all 3, and love the FJ, but the CI4+ is a huge improvement, in my opinion.

I actually haven't used the CI4+ personally.  Was it that much of a difference over the CI4?  *Doh, just noticed the OP mentioned between the CI4+ and the FJ so my assessment is probably not fair.

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I actually haven't used the CI4+ personally. Was it that much of a difference over the CI4? *Doh, just noticed the OP mentioned between the CI4+ and the FJ so my assessment is probably not fair.

I think the CI4+ is a huge improvement over the CI4. Feels slightly smoother, and far more solid.

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It's doable and will be fine for occasional use.  

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I think the CI4+ is a huge improvement over the CI4. Feels slightly smoother, and far more solid.

 

I think that was my biggest qualm about the CI4.  It didn't feel "solid".  I'll have to go try out the CI4+ sometime later this month.

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I think that was my biggest qualm about the CI4.  It didn't feel "solid".  I'll have to go try out the CI4+ sometime later this month.

 

For bass, the CI4 will be fine, but for the bigger salt species there's been enough complaints about the body 'flexing', since the x-ship was introduced in the plus model this issue is gone.

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