has closed and has nothing left to sell, other than a few used books. I have decided to leave the website up as a resource for people interested in fishing with light rods, light lines and light lures - true finesse fishing.

Finesse Spinning Reels Shop


Shimano spinning reelCardiff CI4+ 1000SHG

Gear ratio - 6
Retrieve per handle turn - 79 cm (31 in)
    Practical - 1.0 kg (2.2 lb)
    Maximum - 3.0 kg (6.6 lb)
Weight - 170 g (6.0 oz)
Line capacity
    Nylon 2.5 lb - 140 m (153 yds)
               3 lb -     100 m (109 yds)
               4 lb -       90 m (98 yds)
              2 lb - 170 m (186 yds)
              3 lb -   95 m (104 yds)
              4 lb -   75 m (82 yds)
    Braid (Japanese line size)
             .3  - 140 m (153 yds)
             .8  - 100 m (109 yds)
             1  -    80 m (87 yds)
Handle length 45 mm (1.8 in)
Bearings - 9/1
Price - $340

Made in Malaysia

Please note: for this reel the antireverse cannot be switched off.

Shimano Cardiff CI4+ 1000SHG


Domestic shipping is $12.50 for three-piece or four-piece rods, via USPS Priority Mail. Domestic shipping for two-piece rods is $15.50, via UPS ground. The shipping charge will be added to your order automatically.

Please note: UPS will not deliver to a PO Box. If you order a two-piece rod please provide a street address rather than a PO Box address.

International shipping is by USPS First Class Mail International if the value of the order is under $400 AND the package is shorter than 24". If the value is over $400 OR the package is longer than 24", shipping is by USPS Priority Mail International. The shipping charge depends on the destination, weight, length and value of the package.

Import Duties and Taxes

International purchases may be subject to import duties and taxes. I cannot keep track of all import regulations in all countries written in all languages. Understanding and paying import duties and taxes is the responsibility of the buyer.

Russia no longer ships to Russia.

UK no longer ships to the UK.
The new VAT regulations are too onerous for a one-man shop that rarely ships anything to the UK anyway. I apologize.


The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.