Shimano Stella SW Saltwater Spinning Reel Review

Shimano-saltwater-spinning-reels From the house of Shimano comes this new line of spinning reels called the Shimano Stella SW Saltwater Spinning Reels. This reel has a high line capacity of 500 yards. It is smooth, durable and has drag. It is a favourite with high stake saltwater anglers.

It is inclusive of Propulsion, Aerowrap and Paladin features. The S-concept spinning reel uses a high end Shimano Technology that ensures you land your catch once you are all hooked up. With all this and more it is no surprise that the Shimano Stella SW Saltwater Spinning Reels was the winner of the 2008 ICAST New Product Showcase Award in the Best Saltwater Reel category. This reel uses Shielded A-RB ball bearings and Twin Bearing drag.

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It also has Dyna-Balance and a maintenance port. It comes with a Septon Handle grip and Stopperless Design. It is built with a Direct Drive Mechanism and Super Stopper II.

This series has 6 models under it which follow:
1. Shimano Stella STL5000SW Spinning Reel – This model has a line capacity of 170 yards of 12 lb of fishing line. It has 14 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. With a gear ratio of 6.2:1 this reel has a line retrieve of 40 inches per crank. It weighs a small 14.3 oz only.

2. Shimano Stella STL8000SW Spinning Reel – This model of the series has a line capacity of 325 yards of 12 lb of fishing line. It has 14 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. It has a ratio of 5.6:1 as well. The STL8000SW weighs 22.1 oz and has a line retrieve of 42 inches per crank.

3. Shimano Stella STL8000SW-PG Spinning Reel – This model has a line capacity of 325 yards of 12 lb of fishing line. With 14 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing this reel has a gear ratio of 4.9:1. It weighs 22.1 oz and allows a line retrieve of 36 inches per crank.

4. Shimano Stella STL10000SW Spinning Reel – This model comes with a line capacity of 500 yards of 12 lb of fishing line. It has 14 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. It has a gear ratio of 5.8:1. The STL10000SW weighs 22.5 oz and allows a line retrieve of 47 inches per crank.

5. Shimano Stella STL18000SW Spinning Reel – This model of the SW series has a line capacity of 415 yards of 20 lb of fishing line. Again, this model too has 14 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. It has a gear ratio of 5.7:1. And with a weight of 29.5 oz it allows a line retrieve of 50 inches per crank.

6. Shimano Stella STL20000SW Spinning Reel – This model has a line capacity of 460 yards of 20 lb of fishing line. Like the rest it has 14 ball bearings of stainless steel and 1 roller bearing. It has a gear ratio of 4.4:1. With a weight of 30.2 oz the STL20000SW allows a line retrieve of 41 inches per crank.

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