Shimano Thunnus C14 Model# TU8000C14 Reel
•Lightweight CI4 Frame and Rotor
(AL on 12000)
•Paladin Gear Durability
•Propulsion Line Management
System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR
One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III.
Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
•S-Concept, S-Rotor, S-Arm Cam,
Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In
Handle Attachment), Oversized
Septon Grips for Power and Comfort,
WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
•Machined Aluminum Handle
•Dartainium II Drag Washers (Cross
•S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball
•Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse
•Fluidrive II Gearing
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono,
Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
Super lightweight CI4 frame and rotor (aluminum on 12000
model) makes the Thunnus 7–10 ounces lighter than
previous models! Baitrunner technology lets you feed line
with the bail closed. Other features: Paladin Gears,
Propulsion Line Management System, SR one-piece bail
wire, Power Roller III, Direct Drive Mechanism, oversized
Septon Grips, waterproof drag with Dartainium II cross
carbon washers, and six shielded A-RB ball bearings plus
Super Stopper II. For mono, fluorocarbon, or braid.
The Shimano Thunnus C14 is lightweight and the
capability to stop big fish. Not a sentence you are used to
hearing! Seemingly against the laws of nature. Thunnus
takes a page from our Bicycle division using Carbon
materials in high impact situations. Thunnus CI4 is a
response to all the anglers out there in love with the ease
of use and functionality that wanted the reel to shed some
weight. Thunnus CI4 is up to 7 ounces lighter than its
predecessor without sacrificing any power. Quite the
opposite!! Due to new drag systems for the Main Drag and
the Baitrunner drag Thunnus CI4 is the most efficient live
bait spinning reel on the market with unmatched
adjustability for fishing any bait in any condition as well as
the smooth stopping power that this generation of Thunnus
will be known for.
These reels let you control delicate live bait more
precisely. Feed line with the bail closed, allowing your bait
to move naturally with the current, or the fish to run without
resistance on the pickup. Then, slam the hook home!
Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
•Retrieve Range 30-37 (in)
•12.7-27.7 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Front & Rear Baitrunner Drag
•15-25 (lb) Drag Power Range
•High Crank Power
•High Cast Rating
Series : Thunnus CI4
Family Type : Saltwater
Models Offered : 4
Key Feature : Baitrunner system
Ball Bearings : 6
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 15-25 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) :
Max Drag:20 Lbs.
Reel Weight (oz):19.4
This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by
counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and
smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach
similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the
rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate
vibrations caused by the reel.
Super Stopper II
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that
eliminates backplay.This provides the angler with instant
hooksetting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can
be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques
Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, which provides
extremely tight tolerances and control in the cutting
process, Fluidrive II polishes the gear surface to maximize
tooth contact. This increases the efficiency of the retrieve
for more power with less effort.
S-Concept represents Shimano's initial philosophy on which
many of our spinning reel have been designed. The three
basic ideas that are inherent in the S-Concept are Smooth,
Silent and Strong.
•Smooth rotation and comfortable retrieve, coupled with
excellent drag performance and longer casting distance,
leads to our smooth, flawless operation.
•Silent operation of parts within the reel's construction
represents the attention to tight tolerances, reducing
excessive noise and resulting in the silent operation of our
•Strong, solid and functional construction leads to powerful
torque and durable drivetrains. This gives anglers the
strength and confidence they need to battle elusive
•The new sizing of our S-Concept reels offers anglers a
bigger spool and smaller body, resulting in a lighter, more
comfortable fishing experience without sacrificing line
The end result are reels offering anglers smooth, silent and
strong reels that are designed for years of fishing use. The
knowledge of fishing and the minds of Shimano's engineers
have given today's angler state-of-the-art reels that are
ready for any challenge.
A-RB bearings are stainless steel ball bearings that have
been through the A-RB treatment process which makes
them at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than
standard stainless steel ball bearings.
•A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) are made of Stainless Steel that
has been through the A-RB process.
• At least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard
Stainless Steel ball bearings.
• Easy Maintenance-no shield design allows for easy
flushing of debris and easy lubrication.
•Increased Bearing Speed-no shield design and lighter
viscosity lubrication reduce friction and allow the bearing to
spin faster and longer.
The SR-Concept combines the new
concept of Reliance with all aspects of
the S-Concept: Smooth, Silent and
Strong. The Reliance Concept, or
R-Concept, means that dreams in reel
design are now evolving into reality.
The result of the use of the new S-R
Concept in design is the development
of many exciting new features.
Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
Spinning Using a special cold forged
aluminum drive gear and a hardened
brass pinion gear (Stainless Steel
pinion gear on Stella SW), reels
equipped with the Paladin Gear
Durability Enhancement will retain
their out-of-the-box smoothness much
longer than before. In fact, testing has
shown that this combination of metals
is more durable than an all-stainless
steel drivetrain while maintaining the
smoothness that Shimano is famous
Propulsion Line Management System
The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip
design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that
this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while
preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off of the spool in smaller
loops during the cast which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means longer casts with less
friction. The Propulsion spool also utilizes a long stroke design to further enhance the casting distance.
Furthermore, there is less bouncing of the line on the spool lip like on a standard spinning spool. Because of
the unique shape of the Propulsion spool, the line flows consistently off of the spool. So, with a standard
spool, friction alternates from heavy to light as the line slaps the spool lip. This causes backlash and
inconsistent line speeds. The Propulsion spool lip provides consistently light friction to overcome these