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Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels

Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels

Stella FI has the most efficient drivetrain in a spinning reel, thanks to Shimano's X-Ship feature and Micromodule gear technology.

$789.99 - $819.99
TD Code
Line Retrieve Per CrankMax
Mono Line Capacity (lb/yds)S A-RB BearingsGear
27 in.6.6 lbs.3/136
13 +15.1:16.3 oz.$789.99 USD
34.6 in.8.8 lbs.5/120
13 +16.0:17.7 oz.$799.99 USD
36.6 in.19.8 lbs.8/197
13 +16.4:17.9 oz.$799.99 USD
37.4 in.24.2 lbs.10/186
13 +16.2:19.3 oz.$819.99 USD
With the Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reel the best in spinning just got better. Shimano aimed to make the most efficient Drivetrain in a spinning reel; they achieved their goal by using their new X-Ship feature. The result of using X-Ship makes the handle easier to turn with or without load. This makes the most important thing in fishing, the bite, easier to feel. Because less effort goes into turning the handle you can detect even the lightest ''tick'' bites.
Shimano Stella FI Features
  • Micromodule Gear
  • X-Ship - Double Bearing Supported Pinion Gear • Ultra-Light Handle Rotation • Increased Gearing Efficiency and Power
  • G Free Body
  • E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme corrosion protection on Spool
  • Aerowrap II Oscillation
  • Super Mg
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • One-Piece Bail
  • AR-C Light Spool
  • Coreprotect
  • Rigid Support System: Rigid Support Drag
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Septon Handle Grips
  • S-Direct Gear
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Fluidrive II
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Titanium Bail Wire
  • Improved Line Clip
  • Super Stopper II
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
G Free Body
G Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel’s center of gravity closer to the rod. This has been achieved by moving the worm shaft oscillation mechanism 19mm from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the center of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.

S-Direct Gear
S-Direct Gear technology improves gear component alignment within the reel itself. By reducing any movement of critical parts within the reel, Shimano has eliminated microscopic amounts of handle play that existed in previous models. The result is an incredible solid feeling that maximizes the power and energy transfer when fishing.

Incredible Smoothness: The addition of MICROMODULE gear technology to Stella provides an incredible breakthrough in gear design and alignment that delivers a new level smoothness without sacrificing strength or durability. The reduced vibration and enhanced smoothness result in greater sensitivity transmitted from your rod, line and lure to your hand.

Total Protection: The concept of COREPROTECT is simple... to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.
Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels
5 Stars based on 5 Review(s)
California, MD
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Unbelievable reel
April 25, 2015
I was iffy about buying such an expensive reel for freshwater fishing when I have a a few high end saltwater reels already, but this is the smoothest reel I have ever felt. The Shimano Stella is worth every penny!

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Amazing Reel, Not amazing price
April 23, 2015
This reel was by far the best reel that I have ever owned. However, the price was something that made me cringe.
Great quality

Bradenton, FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

September 24, 2014
This reel is everything i had hoped it would be given its high price tag. When you truly take fishing as a passion its good to have something in your hands built by people with your passion in mind. This reel is everything i could ask for. I fish the 4000 for redfish and snook, throwing both live bait under a cork and topwaters/twitchbaits. The reel truly shines when under pressure of a nice fish!! Drag is amazingly adjustable at both very low drag settings and very high drag settings... I love this reel so much my next purchase will be a 2500 or 3000.
All your friends will want to touch it!

Melbourne, Victoria
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

July 29, 2014
If you want perfection here it is. I have a Shimano Stella and although it is pricy in my opinion it is the smoothest, ultra refined eggbeater style reel I have ever owned. I have used mine on GT's while casting poppers it is more responsive than me! Super Awesome drag and super stoper just a joy to use, not a burden to use all day long casting poppers or sight fishing with lures.

Northern California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Shimano STLC2000SFI Stella FI Spinning Reel Review
May 20, 2014
I bought this reel for an ultra-light setup specifically for catching trout and saltwater fish such as surf perch, shiner perch and jacksmelt. I paired up the reel with a 7' ultra-light St. Croix Legend Elite spinner. Man, what a combo! The combo feels like a feather and the reel is as smooth as butter. So far, this has been a very good year to catch California halibut and striped bass from the shore in Northern California, but I have been stuck at my local lake and pond with my ultra-light setup throwing miniature lures for skunks. Guess what? I have never had more fun fishing! I finally hooked into my first fish the other day at the local lake. Something slammed my 1/12 oz. kastmaster, the rod loaded up, some line peeled out, I didn't set the hook because I was caught off-guard and the fish came unbuttoned in less than 3 seconds... I really have to get back to saltwater fishing...
Shiny, pretty, light, smooth and casts like a dream.


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