The Stella SW represents the pinnacle of Shimano technology and innovation in the pursuit of creating the ultimate spinning reel. The new Stella SWC has been released with a number of significant upgrades that deliver Infinite Power across a full range of nine sizes – 4000, 5000, 6000, 8000, 10000, 14000, 18000, 20000 and 30000.
Additionally, there are multiple gearing options in specific sizes to suit different fishing styles. The HG gearing is designed for both casting and jigging, whereas PG gearing is designed for jigging applications and XG gearing for dedicated saltwater casting applications.
Infinity Drive has been introduced to complement the existing X-Ship system to deliver light and powerful winding. This development removes any contact the inner part of the pinion gear has with the main shaft, as a high-sliding bushing supports it. A special skid coating has been incorporated to further reduce sliding resistance. As a result, handle rotation torque is reduced by 26% when compared to the conventional system, so winding, even under extreme load, is now even easier.
The introduction of Heat Sink Drag in the 10000 to 30000 sizes enhances the existing X-Tough Drag and Rigid Support Drag system, where a Heat Sink Panel dissipates heat build-up by approximately 50% to maintain consistent and smooth drag pressure during the fight. An exclusive Insulation Sheet also blocks heat transfer to the spool, preventing spool temperatures from increasing up to 30%.
To provide the ultimate in saltwater durability and water resistance to an IPX8 standard, the X-Protect seal and labyrinth structure has been employed throughout the reel to repel water intrusion. This now features in the line roller, making this mechanism ten times more durable than the previous.
The Stella has retained the famous cosmetics but has had some functional feature upgrades with a newly designed rotor that has reduced rotational inertia by 23%, making winding effortless and ideal for extended fishing sessions.
Features still built-in from the previous Stella SWB include: Hagane Body, Hagane Gear, X-Rigid Rotor, AR-C spool, EI Surface Treatment, and 12+ 1 to 13+1 SA-RB bearings and up to 28kg of drag power.
The Stella SW is a proven saltwater performer for anglers that demand the most from their tackle.
8000, 10000 and 14000 size available now in stores.
4000, 5000, 6000, 18000, 20000 and 30000 sizes available from March 2020. RRP: From $1,319.95 to $1999.95