NEW Shimano Stella FJ

The new Shimano Stella FJ has the smoothest, most efficient drive train Shimano has ever engineered with unprecedented durability. The Introduction of the newly engineered Micro Module II with unique gear teeth and surface design delivers amazing smoothness and durability above the more already unmatched Hagane gear quality.

X-Protect makes the new Stella up to five times more resistant to the long term damaging effects of water than the previous model, which won't effect the reels smoothness and operation after years of use. Silent Drive further enhances Shimano's engineering in the pursuit of perfection, almost every tolerance aspect of the reel that could be improved to reduce wobble and play has been completely overhauled. Creating an ultimate feeling and silence of operation not felt in any reel before the Stella FJ.

Hagane Gear, Hagane Body, X-Ship, G-Free Body, Anti-Tangle Rotor long stroke spool and a host of other key Shimano technologies round out what is evidently the new benchmark in spinning reels, the Stella FJ.


State-of-the-art, gear tooth surface design and MicroModule Gear II, are further advanced through Shimano's exclusive manufacturing technology.

The surfaces of the drive gear and pinion gear have been analysed and updated from the ground up in pursuit of perfection.

Starting from an already industry leading standard, reduced reel noise and even smoother gear feeling have been realised.


From the fundamental, whole body design to the most intricate parts of the drive train, including the drive gear, wormshaft, wormshaft pin and wormshaft gear, every piece has been carefully reviewed, and the smallest clearance gaps and wobbles have been eliminated to the highest tolerances.

A new generation of silky smooth reeling performance and pristine silence has been achieved.


HAGANE Gear has become the cornerstone of many of  Shimano's finest spinning reels.

While the Shimano-owned, precision, cold-forging technology used to produce this gear has proven itself to be durable enough to best the strongest fish, the HAGANE gear in this new Stella, has evolved even further.

By analysing the design, without changing material or overall gear size, the HAGANE Gear in each new Stella model matches the strength ratings of the Hagane Gear one full model size larger in the previous Stella models.


New STELLA incorporates non-contact X-PROTECT

The combination of water resistance and labryinth structure provides performance that resists hydraulic pressure without impairing smooth reeling.

X-PROTECT utilised on the line roller and roller clutch, improving line roller durability five times over the existing model.