The Stella SW (salt water) is the pinnacle of saltwater fishing reels. Combining over 80 years of engineering research and technological advances this range of offshore fishing reels set the benchmark for the top of the line, saltwater reels.
There are seven models to the range and are perfectly suited for everything from popping and saltwater jigging to game fishing or offshore fishing. So what is that makes the Stella SW so stella? Precision engineering excellence and a lifetime worth of experience in producing the most state of the art fishing equipment. There are no many threadline reels that can produce drag pressures in excess of 20kg with enough low-down torque to hustle massive gamefish….and still maintain an inexplicably smooth, fluid-like operation.
Shimano engineers also managed to masterfully maintain the trademark operational smoothness of each reel yet still gain a significant increase in gear durability. This enhancement was to be called Paladin – featuring a cold-forged main gear and stainless steel pinion. Even more impressive is the fact that each model has received a decrease in overall weight which equals greater and more comfortable fishability.
Another essential component of the Stella SW is the Propulsion Line Management system, putting an end to virtually all line twist and wind knot issues – Propulsion Spool Lip with exclusive anti-scratch coating, ultra tough SR One-Piece Bail system, SR Arm Cam, redesigned Bail Trip and Power Roller IV with over-flange for the ultimate in line protection.
SW Concept provides a water resistant body and hyper disk drag (twin disk on 18000 & 20000), Assist Stopper (except 5000) and light-weight ergonomic handles. All models feature a stopperless design, Fluidrive II, Dyna-Balance and aluminium frame, rotor and sideplate.
- SW Concept
- AL Aircraft grade aluminium
- Cold Forged Spool
- AR-C Spool
- Aero Wrap II
- E.I Anti-Corrosion
- Super Stopper II
- Power Handle