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The Shimano Stradic CI4 2500 is one of the smoothest reels I have used. I’ve used this reel in some tough environments here in Western Pa., from harsh winters to humid hot summers. This reel holds up well. The 2500 model is the one that I prefer on wading rivers because of line capacity. The 1000 model is much lighter but the line capacity falls short on longer wades. Another thing about the 2500 model is that the handle is bigger for cranking and in swift current it sure helps having that as you fight a 20 inch bronzeback. This is a mid-range reel that works better than the price. I own the first model that came out and still use it. This reel could last a lifetime, if cared for properly. If you are planning to wade rivers this reel is for you. Wade Guide Pete Cartwright