Great pictures and a smashing season opener, Binu! To catch 100 trout is something.
I see that you caught a good mix of both brown and rainbows, at least one of them on what appears to be a Rebel Crawdad?
Nice light gear, happy with the CI4 ? I use the same reel in the 4000 size for barramundi fishing and find it to be light but strong. One can cast all day and not be fatigued.
Thank you. Sorry the 100+ trout was for the whole season from April till Mid May, I didnt say that clearly. I love the Stradic Ci4 1000. I bought it in 2010, and have used it very well for light freshwater fishing, and its been great so far. I clean the outside once every few trips, and lightly oil it, and it has performed well. I don't know how it performs in Saltwater. Have you used your Ci4 4k in saltwater as well? As you mentioned its very light and strong. I recently bought a Shimano nexave 1000 (weighs 7.6oz, about 2oz heavier than the Ci4 5.6oz), because I got it real cheap and fished it over the weekend, and I could tell the difference in weight was not balancing well with my trout rod.
You are right about the rebel crawdad this is the Rebel Teeny Wee Crawfish, its one of my favorite lures for fishing small shallow streams.