I own calcuttas, curados, a calais, and two older white stradics. For freshwater finesse bass fishing, the Stradic CI4 2500 is the
best reel money can buy, period. I plan on getting at least 3 more of them, they're that
good. They are light as hell, they manage line as good as any spinning reel out there, they look cooler than any reel out there, and are extremely powerful with a high max drag spec. No doubt the stradic ci4 4000 would handle light musky applications (everything but the big resistance baits). The 2500f with light braid is the best skipping setup one could possibly own, you can skip weightless baits under docks at any angle, in between docks and boatlifts, getting it into those tight spaces that no one else fishes.
Cannot wait until shimano brings their CI4 technology to a baitcasting model