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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
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Model
TD Code
Line Retrieve Per CrankMax
Drag
Mono Line Capacity (lb/yds)S A-RB BearingsGear
Ratio
WeightPrice
STLC2000SFI
SHM-2808
27 in.6.6 lbs.3/136
4/109
5/82
13 +15.1:16.3 oz.$789.99 USD
STL2500HGSFI
SHM-2809
34.6 in.8.8 lbs.5/120
6/104
8/77
13 +16.0:17.7 oz.$799.99 USD
STLC3000XGFI
SHM-2810
36.6 in.19.8 lbs.8/197
10/164
12/109
13 +16.4:17.9 oz.$799.99 USD
STL4000XGFI
SHM-2811
37.4 in.24.2 lbs.10/186
12/164
14/136
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.

Micromodule
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.

Coreprotect
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.
5 Stars based on 17 reviews
By Jimjam
New Roads La.
Only the best !!
May 7, 2017
Smooth as silk, with a comparable rod , pure heaven.
ConsIf you can't pay the price, get a better job.
By John
Magnolia, Texas
Best reel I have ever used
March 9, 2017
While this reel is obviously expensive, I contend it is worth it for the serious fisherman. The build quality is absolutely top of the line, as is the performance and overall feel. For those looking for the best freshwater spinning reel on the market, this is it. With proper care and maintenance, this reel should last many many years. Assuming parts remain available, it should easily last decades.
ProsQuality, reliability, performance
ConsPrice
By Billy
Concord, California
I'm Cheating on my Wife with Stella
April 2, 2016
The Stella is an amazing reel. I caught my first fish ever on a plug with this reel a couple of weeks ago. The reel is lightweight, but has a strong, smooth drag. Plugging has never been more fun. I am in love.
By samuel
Ventura, CA
Smooth action, tight workmanship
February 19, 2016
Very nice reel for saltwater fishing.
By Marc
Tarpon Springs, FL
smooth silent strong
August 17, 2015
great reel very pricey but it handles large snook no problem. drag is incredible for a reel its size.
By Thomas
Lavallette, NJ
Powerful and awesome
July 20, 2015
Bought the 4000 and I have to say, this reel is the bomb! The smoothness is just unbelievable and it can handle big fish. I use this reel for saltwater only and it is a solid performer. Shimanos recommends no servicing or lube should be done by the owner. Just send it in to them for full service. We will see over the long term if this reel stays smooth. Price is steep but this is a winner
By Owen
Hawaii
Great Reel
July 9, 2015
Reel shipped quickly and has performed magnificently. Smooth drag and used in both fresh and inshore applications.
By david
Miami
great bass reel
May 5, 2015
this reel is great for bass and even small inshore snook fishing i love the really great drag and is very smooth
By Alex
California, MD
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!
By Drew
,
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.
ProsGreat quality
ConsPrice
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
one of the best
April 23, 2015
this is honesyl one of the best reels i have ever used my friend let me catch a fish on it and i caught a 43 inch snook on it it had a very strong drag
By george kishida
calif
quality
March 18, 2015
smooth strong reel
By Joe Raimondo
Valrico, Florida
super smooth
October 4, 2014
great drag/strong and super smooth
Consprice
By Jared
Bradenton, FL
STELLA FI4000
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.
ConsAll your friends will want to touch it!
By Henry Wolski
Northern Ontario
Shimano STLC2000SFI Outperforms
September 17, 2014
Phenomenal reel.
By Steven
Melbourne, Victoria
Perfection
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.
By Bill
Northern California
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...
ProsShiny, pretty, light, smooth and casts like a dream.
ConsPrice...
5 Questions & 5 Answers
derek
from st louis marco island asked:
April 11, 2017
I have two questions, what size do you recommend for inshore fishing in marco island 10,000 island in the back country on a bay boat? And what size would you recommend at the lake of the ozarks missouri for bass fishing thanks.
The Shimano Stella STL4000XGFI or SWB 5000 or 6000 for inshore fishing in Marco Island. The Shimano Stella FI 2500 or 3000 would be a suitable size reel for fishing at Lake Ozarks.
Donald
on April 12, 2017

George Stumpf
from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin asked:
January 4, 2017
Is the SHM 2811 tough enough for Muski fishing? I want to pair it with a 7'9" heavy spinning rod and I am through ink 3-5 oz. lures.
This reel would be good for fishing for musky using 3 - 5 oz lures.
Donald
on January 4, 2017

Bman
from Philippines asked:
October 18, 2015
I am thinking of getting a stella 2500 or 3000 F1 are they saltwater rated?
You can use this in saltwater, although I would avoid getting them very wet or sandy.
David
on October 19, 2015

Keith
from GA asked:
June 11, 2015
Can the Stella FI be used in saltwater (inshore) for trout and reds?
Hello Keith. Yes, the Stella FI would be perfect for that application! Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
Brandon
on June 11, 2015

Timothy
from Raleigh, NC, United States asked:
August 15, 2014
Can this reel handle big bass?
With light line, yes this reel can easily handle big bass for a fun fight.
Customer Service
on August 17, 2014

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