Stradic FK/Ci4+FB Line Roller

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Stradic FK/Ci4+FB Line Roller

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:38 am

Do both of these reels share the same line roller??? I have heard it is some kind of pressure fitted bearing that can be a problem if failure ensues. My older Ci4+ FA has been through years and many battles and NEVER had a single issue with basic lubrication and maintenance. I am considering replacing my Revo STX20 (even though it is fine) with a new Shimano or Daiwa spinning for my ML setup and moving the Revo to a Light powered rod for super finesse/panfishing. I might instead go for a 1000 sized Shimano/Daiwa though and just use it on the Light rod and let the Revo stay.

Just some preliminary questions though, should I worry about the new Stradic's line roller? And if it does fail how hard or expensive is it to change? I am leaning toward Shimano for now, the new Daiwa's are nice, but that extreme light weight just spooks me a bit and I really like that the useless anti-reverse is gone on the Stradic's.

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