The Baitrunner Ci4+ XTB-LC is claimed by many to be Shimano’s ultimate Baitrunner reel. The legendary name, easy to use rear operation Freespool facility, large ultra long casting spool with superb line lay, and weight saving Ci4+ construction, all combined perfectly into one stunning reel.
If you are looking for an ultra long range reel with an easy to use Shimano freespool facility, the Baitrunner LC is the reel to choose, and this version is made from Shimano’s exclusive ultra light Ci4+ composite. The weight saving is remarkable for such a big reel and helps you maximise rod speed when casting, which ultimately results in more distance. The stealth graphics and refined slim body profile look fantastic and in use the freespool facility is faultless. If you fish medium and smaller waters, a ‘medium’ sized version is also available.
In the hand Shimano’s biggest Baitrunner feels impossibly lightweight. But there is so much more to this stunning reel than just the remarkable lightness. Internally HAGANE Gear and X-SHIP deliver smooth, powerful rotation with enormous cranking power. The huge aluminium AR-C spool compares in size to a ‘Big Pit’ reel and benefits from Slow Speed oscillation combined with Aero Wrap, delivering stunning line lay. There’s Shimano’s best X-Protect water protection and Instant Drag makes adjusting the drag whilst fish-playing easy and precise. In fact, it is remarkable that so many features have been combined so well into one reel. And if that isn’t enough, the reel is supplied with a spare spool and a complete set of line reducers.