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Shimano Stella SWB Saltwater Spinning Reels

Shimano Stella SWB Saltwater Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
WeightGear
Ratio
Line Retrieve Per CrankMono Capacity
(lb/yds)
PowerPro Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max DragBearingsPrice
STL5000SWBXG
SHM-2542
15.3oz.6.2:141in10/240
12/195
14/165
20/245
30/225
40/175
28.7lbs.14+1$1,059.99 USD
STL5000SWBHG
SHM-2543
15.3oz.5.7:138in10/240
12/195
14/165
20/245
30/225
40/175
28.7lbs.14+1$1,059.99 USD
STL5000SWBPG
SHM-2544
15.3oz.4.6:131in10/240
12/195
14/165
20/245
30/225
40/175
28.7lbs.14+1$1,059.99 USD
STL6000SWBHG
SHM-2545
15.5oz.5.7:141in12/265
16/170
20/120
30/290
50/240
65/155
28.7lbs.14+1$1,059.99 USD
STL6000SWBPG
SHM-2546
15.5oz.4.6:133in12/265
16/170
20/120
30/290
50/240
65/155
28.7lbs.14+1$1,059.99 USD
STL8000SWBHG
SHM-2547
23.8oz.5.6:142in12/325
16/235
20/185
40/340
50/265
65/215
61.7lbs.14+1$1,159.99 USD
STL8000SWBPG
SHM-2548
23.8oz.4.9:137in12/325
16/235
20/185
40/340
50/265
65/215
61.7lbs.14+1$1,159.99 USD
STL10000SWBPG
SHM-2549
24.2oz.4.9:140in12/500
16/320
20/220
50/360
65/290
80/215
55.1lbs.14+1$1,159.99 USD
STL14000SWBXG
SHM-2550
24.3oz.6.2:153in12/555
16/360
20/260
50/400
65/315
80/240
55.1lbs.14+1$1,159.99 USD
STL18000SWBHG
SHM-2551
30.9oz.5.7:151in20/415
25/340
30/280
50/600
65/440
80/360
55.1lbs.14+1$1,259.99 USD
STL20000SWBPG
SHM-2552
31.2oz.4.4:141in20/460
25/380
30/320
65/525
80/445
100/305
55.1lbs.14+1$1,259.99 USD
STL30000SWB
SHM-2553
34.9oz4.4:152in40/370
50/300
60/250
65/900
80/700
100/570
44.1lbs14+1$1,419.99 USD
Shimano announces its new showcase spinning reel series Ė the Stella SW, offered in sizes and construction features to handle nearly any game fish found in the worldís oceans The 12 models include the STL-SW5000XG, 5000HG, 6000HG, 6000PG, 8000HG, 8000PG, 10000PG, the ĎCape Cod Canal jigging special 14000XG, 18000HG, 20000PG, and a true spinning reel built to tackle Bluefin tuna Ė the STL-SW30000. Shimanoís SW-X Concept brings together power, rigidity, toughness, drag performance and water resistance, focusing on retrieving power, strength and durability.

Features:
  • X-Tough Drag, with its dramatically enhanced smoothness, control and toughness anticipates the vigorous speed of Blue-Fin Tuna and Giant Tuna
  • X-SHIP enhances power transmission through the gear. This results in increased cranking power with extremely smooth feel
  • X-Shield and X-Protect combine to provide extreme water resistance in the harshest conditions
  • The Power Aluminum Body, X-Rigid Rotor, X-Rigid Body and X-Rigid Handle combine to provide ultimate rigidity & eliminate loss of power caused by reel flex
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller IV Oversized Roller with Overflange for the Ultimate in Line Protection, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
  • Septon Handle Grip - On models 10,000 and up
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In Handle Attachment)
  • Approved for saltwater use & Rated for use with PowerPro, Fluorocarbon and Mono lines
  • Aero Wrap II Oscillation
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement with Low Wear Rate Pinion Gear
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Spool: Proprietary Coating on Spool Lip is harder than a Ti coated Stainless Steel Spool Lip, Ceramic Coating on entire spool for extreme corrosion resistance
  • Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating on Line Roller
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB
  • Super Stopper II
  • Stopperless Design (No Anti-Reverse Switch
  • Fluidrive II & Dyna-Balance
5 Stars based on 33 reviews
By Darin Wilkes
Jacksonville, FL
August 8, 2017
Best Reel Ever Created.
I bought the 30000 series. LIterally a beast and comparable to some 50w conventional reels. This is perfect for what I do. SHARK FISHING. Haven't caught anything yet with it so hopefully my review can be better after I catch an 8fter on this reel.
ProsLight Weight Line capacity Bearings
ConsNONE
By Manuel
Reston, Virginia
February 25, 2017
Powerful Stella 10000
Best reel I ever owned! Not only a beautiful reel all around but build with the latest Shimano improvements / technology that makes the Stella a most have. I have the 10000 model and put it to the test last year fishing yellowfin tunas in the 60-100 # class. Incredible power for such compact reel. I am already saving to add the 18000 into my arsenal, more line capacity.
ProsBack up by Shimano customer service pricy but you are paying for a reel for life with 55lbs of drag (10000 model) it can handle big fish Engineering marvel in your hands Lightweight
By Jeremy
California
August 1, 2016
Best Spinning Reel I have ever owned
Love this reel. Best Spinning Reel I have ever owned
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Best on the market!
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you ! Worth every damn penny
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
So worth it
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you ! Worth every damn penny
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Super reel
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you !
ProsSmooth,strong,durable,relieable and gorgeous!
ConsNone
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
MOst have !
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you !
ConsNone
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Amazing reel
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Best reel i have ever used
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Best out there
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Best out there
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you !
ConsNone what so ever
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Best on the market!
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
The best reel on the market
Shimano has allways delivered high quality tackle and this is the best they have! The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel. They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price! If you are lookingto get the best reel out there and have it last forever this is the reel for you !
ProsPerfection
ConsNone
By Bajito
baltimore,MD
March 10, 2016
ūŸ‘ūŸ‘ūŸ‘ūŸ‘ūŸ‘
I have couple different reels .. penn , daiwa, .. but since i try the stella instantly i can feel the difference .. reels so smooth.. cast a mile .. handle feels perfect on hand .. not too small .not too big..tons of drag.. i paired mine with a 11ft st croix surf rod .. perfect Highly recommended..ūŸ˜Ž
ProsTons of drag...super smooth..looks great on general
Cons1st thing ... price to high..not fully sealed [ not water proof]
By Ty
San Antonio, TX
November 29, 2015
Very functional reel
I splurged on this reel and my buddy told me they were worth it. I paired it with a 10'6" st croix legend surf rod for a long distance, surf/jetty lure rod. I used it this weekend and man this thing cast like a dream. I think I found my perfect combo. I threw lures a mile for a couple hours and never got tired. Using 30lb sufix 832 line, i was casting very far and able to work lure efficiently. Very comfortable reeling. Didnt catch a fish yet on it but i Know the drag is the best in the business
By ducnhonguyen
California
September 20, 2015
excellent spinning reel
easily to cast , strong enough for big game fishes
By Bart
Henderson, Nevada
September 10, 2015
Simply perfect!
Best spinning reel I have ever used and I have used a bunch. Caught three yellow fin tuna in the 20+ range the first time out with this reel and could not be happier with its performance.
ProsPerfect casting, excellent drag control and ultra smooth winding.
ConsNo cons I can see, except it is expensive
By cary
Roseville, CA
July 12, 2015
Stellar
Very happy with the reel, I've had it for two years now. It is a huge advantage to be able cast live sardines 30 to 40 yards off the boat for Tuna. This reel is also handy with ability to use 14000 spool as well. Plenty of drag to pull up to 100 pounders all day. Very easy to jig for tuna as well, damn near reels itself it's so smooth. Best day was 5 40 pound tuna in an hour. You can really turn the fish around and put the hammer to the fish head.
ProsEasy to maintain, power, big drag, easy to cast far, amity to change spools
ConsPrice only
By Eugenia
Pozzuoli, Italy
May 18, 2015
very smooth, very powerful
it is very smooth, very light and very strong. I use it from the beach and it is my favorite reel i have.
By JS
PR
March 23, 2015
Smooth as silk
This reel is the apex of my arsenal. I have several Shimano, Daiwa, and VS, reels. The 18000 SW is my go to in many situations! A monster crusher!
ProsDRAG, RETRIEVE, CASTABILITY, WEIGHT... ALL ARE A#1
ConsEXPENSIVE... BUT WORTH IT.
By cristian
, boynton beach, florida
February 9, 2015
Great investment
Had a big snook dropped the reel in the water and got it back, perfectly good shape
By Michael
,
February 2, 2015
Awesome reel
Great for casting to yellowfins and putting the heat on em
By Cristian
Lake worth, florida
January 27, 2015
Great
Love this reel very smoothe and very light
By Brian
lake worth , florida
January 26, 2015
WORTH EVERY PENNY!
The man who coined the phrase "money can not buy happiness" hasn't bought himself a Stella! Amazing gears and there isn't a better drag system out there. Mine has lasted me about 5 years and counting.
Prosdrag system
By richard or (rip)
jacksonville, North Carolina
January 12, 2015
fantastic reel
Everything about this reel is phenomenal, and the purchase thru Tackle direct is fantastic.
ProsThe smoothest reel ever.
ConsThere is no cons. You pay for what you get.
By Tony
Hawaii
January 10, 2015
Stella swb 6000
Awesome reel but then again for the price it better be. Lightest 6000 I could find very smooth retrieve very precise product. Best reel I've ever used.
ProsQuality looks light weight
ConsHigh price? No oil port
By David
Rishon Le Zion, Israel
October 2, 2014
Best reel ever made for SW
Best reel ever made for SW
By Gustavo
S„o Paulo - Brasil
April 24, 2014
Fantastic!
FantŠstic!
ProsVery Professional
ConsAll perfect
By chris
NY
February 9, 2014
best spinner on the market
this is the ferrari of fishing reels. although very expensive, you will not be disappointed in its performance.
By Moreno
Lagos
December 20, 2013
Fantastic
Make bringing up fish from 100+ meters childs play.
ProsPower full and light weight!
By Marc
Tarpon Springs, FL
September 13, 2013
Nice reel all around
Excellent line lay massive capacity however it only gets 4 stars because the are some tolerance issues with the fitting of the rotor and shaft that allow for a little play. Still a very strong reel but could have been tighter with the tolerances.
Prosmassive capacity i got 550 yd of 150lb test power pro on it. Very smooth for a big reel.
Consexpensive and not quite as rigid as the company claims.
By wongkd
79,Market Road,95000,Sri Aman,Sarawak,Malaysia
August 2, 2013
Excellent Spinning Reel
I tried out this reels during a few past seafishing recently.It's very smooth and light and powerful.I can fight and bring in fishes easily with this reel ,like giant trevale and red snapper weight 3-4-5kg.
Prospowerful,smooth,and light for its size,cast easily.
Consa bit expensive
By Ben
Staten Island, NY
March 8, 2013
As smooth as silk ahhh...
After owning many of the 2008 stella's and now owning the new 2013 Stella. Shimano has proven the old saying, "If it's not broke don't fix it" dead wrong!
ProsTank strong, silky smooth ahhh...
ConsNothing
13 Questions & 13 Answers
lucy vizcaino
from Massachusetts asked:
September 23, 2017
es en dolares o en peso
1 Answers
El peso de los carretes est√° en el lado izquierdo mientras que el precio se enumera a la derecha.
Bernie
on September 25, 2017

Marc Shelstead
from Colima mexico asked:
January 22, 2017
Where are the shimano reels made
1 Answers
Shimano reels are manufactured in either Malaysia or Japan. The Stella is manufactured in Japan.
Devon
on January 24, 2017

Mohamed Mostafa
from Cairo Egypt asked:
October 4, 2015
I've got the shimano Stella 18000sw ( the old model ) Is it ok for jigging ?
1 Answers
That is a little big, it would depend what you are jigging for. It is also a little heavy, so it comes down to preference and whether or not you would want to stand there and jig with the weight of that reel all day. But, as far as performance goes.... Than it is a great reel for fighting fish you would be jigging for.
Kaitryn
on October 5, 2015

udon
from Providence, RI asked:
June 7, 2015
Is it fully sealed like the van staal?
1 Answers
Hello Udon. The drag system on the Stella is fully sealed. However the rest of the reel is not sealed like a VS is. Please feel free to contact s if you have any more questions!
Brandon
on June 12, 2015

ben
from clearwater, fl asked:
May 9, 2015
Are the spools interchangeable on the 5000 and 6000? Would the spool from a 6000 fit on the 5000 xg?
1 Answers
Ben, The 6000 spool will fit on the 5000, but we don not have any information on how the reel will perform or any problems that can occur when swapping spools.
Frank
on May 11, 2015

john
from clearwater, fl asked:
May 7, 2015
would the handle for the 5000xhg fit on the 6000hg
1 Answers
John, Looking at both reels the handles look to be the exact same. For any further question or to help us better answer your question please call in at 1-888-354-7335 or email us at sales@tackledirect.com.
Frank
on May 11, 2015

Ken
from Florida asked:
May 6, 2015
What the best rod for stella sw 5000 ?
1 Answers
Ken, I would recommend you take a look at the Tallus blue water rods, or the Terez spinning rods.
Frank
on May 7, 2015

John
from Clearwater, FL asked:
May 4, 2015
Do all Stella swb models have the twin drag system?
1 Answers
John, All the Stella SWB's are twin drag reels.
Frank
on May 4, 2015

Scott
from Lake Orion, Michigan asked:
April 27, 2015
I would like to know which size STL-SWBHG reel is best fishing for permit, bonefish, redfish, and/or steelhead. I will travel with this reel between Michigan and the Keys.
1 Answers
Scott, the 5000swbhg would be to heavy for your application but the (SHM-2811) Stella 4000 FI filled with 10 lbs bread would be excellent.
Frank
on April 28, 2015

Mark
from New York, NY asked:
January 17, 2015
I recently got a 10000 PG, it seems a little rough, when placed horizontally, the weight of the handle does not even move the roller. Is that normal?
1 Answers
Hello Mark. Yes this is normal. We just took one here in house and gave it the same test with the same results. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Customer Service
on January 19, 2015

Scott
from Los Angeles CA asked:
August 31, 2014
Where is this reel manufactured? Scott
1 Answers
The Stella is manufactured in Japan.
Customer Service
on September 1, 2014

Shiraz Arsiwala
from India asked:
September 14, 2013
can the handle be interchanged from left to right without compromising waterproofing ,
1 Answers
Yes the reel handle can be exchanged without compromising waterproofing.
Customer Service
on September 17, 2013

GRaeme Blem
from South Africa asked:
September 9, 2013
What do all the letters stand for in the new range of Stella reels, i.e. "SWB" and "XG", "HG" and "PG"? I presume HG is high gear!? The other elude me though and I cant seem to find anything online. Thanks, Graeme
1 Answers
The letters describe the gear ratio XG = 6.2:1 HG = 5.7:1 PG = 4.4:1 The SW is the Saltwater model
Customer Service
on September 9, 2013

 
 
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