quantum smoke inshore verses Shimano CI 4

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  • crushercrusher Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    I have 2 ci4 3000's and a smoke pti 25, they are both very nice reels, I have had no trouble with the handle on the smoke. The ci4's are 2 yo now and still perform like new. I picked up the smoke last February it still feels like new.

    The biggest concern with both reels is keeping them clean and maintained. There are many sand traps in both reels.

    The ci4 is a little smoother and lighter but also costs more. I recently picked up a sustain 2500, it blows both of them out of the water.

    One last thing, I fish a lot, about 30 hours on the water just this week,
    my gear gets very little rest and sees a great deal of salt and sand so a sound maintenance program is a must, C.
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