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.
|Line Retrieve Per Crank||Max|
|Mono Line Capacity (lb/yds)||S A-RB Bearings||Gear|
|27 in.||6.6 lbs.||3/136|
|13 +1||5.1:1||6.3 oz.||$789.99 USD|
|34.6 in.||8.8 lbs.||5/120|
|13 +1||6.0:1||7.7 oz.||$799.99 USD|
|36.6 in.||19.8 lbs.||8/197|
|13 +1||6.4:1||7.9 oz.||$799.99 USD|
|37.4 in.||24.2 lbs.||10/186|
|13 +1||6.2:1||9.3 oz.||$819.99 USD|
- 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
- Rigid Support System: Rigid Support Drag
- Machined Aluminum Handle
- Septon Handle Grips
- S-Direct Gear
- Easy Maintenance
- Fluidrive II
- 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 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 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.
They both have slimy retrieve (in good way) but Stella FI has better slimy retrieve...
the big difference is when you flip the bail. Stella FI does not have cheap toy feeling and sound when you flip the bail. Also, Stella FI Hagane Gear must be better than Stradic FK Hagane Gear...
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
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