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Shimano Stella SWB STL14000SWBXG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Shimano Stella SWB STL14000SWBXG Saltwater Spinning Reel

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55.1lbs.14+1$1,159.99 USD
Shimano announces its new showcase spinning reel series – the Stella SW, offered in sizes and construction features to handle nearly any game fish found in the world’s oceans The 12 models include the STL-SW5000XG, 5000HG, 6000HG, 6000PG, 8000HG, 8000PG, 10000PG, the ‘Cape Cod Canal jigging special 14000XG, 18000HG, 20000PG, and a true spinning reel built to tackle Bluefin tuna – the STL-SW30000. Shimano’s SW-X Concept brings together power, rigidity, toughness, drag performance and water resistance, focusing on retrieving power, strength and durability.

  • 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 43 reviews
By Chio P.
California (CA)
February 6, 2019
Awesome, top of line spinning reel.
Awesome, top of line spinning reel. I absolutely love this reel.
By Moto
Upstate NY
January 16, 2019
I wish I could wait for 2019 Stella SW 14000PG........
I am fine with 2013 Stella SW 8000PG.
strong drag power, smooth retrieve, strong body
I love it.
But, I should have waited for 2019 Stella SW 14000PG...
Consneed better (X Protect) for line roller like 2019 model need Heat SINK drag system spool like 2019 model
By Josh
Nova scotia
August 15, 2018
Absolute nightmare!!
So I finally broke down and bought a Stella 30000 while on vacation to the US, wanted one since they were released.

Got it home and went out on a charter after some bluefish, about an hour in i hooked up on a nice blue and got it about half way into the boat when my new reel came loose and fetched up in the eye of my rod for a split second before the line snapped and down goes the reel never to be seen again, I feel stupid thinking that I must not have had the rod seat screwed down, then I look at my rod and the foot of the reel IS STILL ATTACHED!!

So before I get into the conversation I just had with Shimano I feel I should give you some details regarding my setup, so I’m using an ugly stick medium heavy casting rod and 25lb seaguar tatsu fluorocarbon mainline.

So I call shimano, explain what just happened and the rep was like, nope this doesn’t happen to Stella’s, nothing we can do... I asked to speak with a supervisor and was informed that none were available but he had been working there for 6 years and he could tell me with 100% confidence that it’s not a warranty issue and they would not be able to help...

I asked him how this was not a warranty issue? How this couldn’t be considered a defect in the reel? He said that for it to be a warranty issue the entire product needs to be returned so this could never be considered as a warranty claim. Then told me I must have overstressed the reel and it would not be covered ( how could I possibly have overstressed the reel with a bluefish on 25lb test Fluro )...

I asked if they would at least look at the reel foot to see if they can find any flaws in the material, to which he kind of laughed and said “That makes no sense, why would we do that? What can we tell from a reel foot...â€

So it looks like I have learned a very expensive lesson today, I will never buy another Shimano product again, if a company does not stand behind their products when something goes wrong then why waste your money with them...

Absolutely disgusted with Shimano, can’t believe the arrogance of their customer support reps!
By Tony
Boca Grande, FL
June 16, 2018
This reel is like butter! The 6000 is light enough to cast all day yet strong enough to land 200+ pound tarpon. I spooled it wit 50# Power Pro Super Slick. The drag is extremely smooth and allows for really putting the heat on fish. Love this reel. Just bought another one!
ProsTo many list
ConsPrice. This reel is expensive, but you get what you pay for.
By Chris
June 3, 2018
Excellent Reel
Bought the 20000 and 14000 just uesed them for the first time in Panama for yellow fin tuna

the 20000 landed Tuna to 100lb+ yellow fin no problem, and a 70lb Cubera Snapper along with other fish.

Look, feel, drag gearing, durability all top class
Proslook and feel, smoothness of the drag, durability and power of the reel
Consnon - get what you pay for a top class reel
By Philippe
April 18, 2018
Great reel!
14k handles Hawaii jacks np, saving up for smaller 5k high gear
ProsQuality, smooth and big game np
By SoCal F.
Long Beach, CA
April 10, 2018
Great Offshore Spinning Reel
One of the things I love about this reel is how powerful it is for a spinning reel. Not only that it has a lot of drag, but the drag is really smooth. I have 80# of PP MaxC and pair it with a 8'3 popping rod.
By Dean F.
Bradenton, FL United States
March 31, 2018
Awesome product
Probably the best reels out there,one of mine recently spent five days at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico before I got it back.It just needed a quick rinse and was as good as new.Unfortunately I had already bought this one to replace the one I thought I would never see again.
By Doug
Ocean City, NJ
February 22, 2018
Great Reel
Currently fishing a 14k and an 8k. Wonderful reels.
By Ulysis
Yigo, GU
February 5, 2018
Great reel
Super smooth real. Define type top notch quality!
By Christopher
St Cloud, FL
November 30, 2017
Simply The Best
This is the daddy of spinning reels, I have the 20000 for popping, and the 14000 for jigging

smooth as butter, and as strong as an ox
Prosbeautiful designed reel. top of the range engineering, look after it and will last for a long, long time
By Darin W.
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
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
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
8 Questions & 9 Answers
from Ft. Worth TX asked:
January 19, 2019
What are some rod pairings for this reel? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
2 Answers
This reel is used for many different fishing applications. Knowing information like what you are fishing for, how you are fishing, and what you are using, etc. will help us better recommend what rod would be best to pair with the Stella. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-354-7335 and speak with one of our call center agents, we will be more than happy to pair a rod for you. You can also Chat Us!
Submitted by: Rebecca on January 25, 2019
It would depend on how you're fishing it. A 7 foot Terez mh or H or the Proteus-WN Saltwater Spinning Rod heavy fast action
Submitted by: Bernie on January 25, 2019

from Alexandria, Virginia asked:
November 29, 2018
Would the 14000 Stella be good for Sharks, Barracudas, and amber Jacks? Would a different size be better? What rod would you pair with it? I'd be fishing from a boat.
1 Answer
At 55 pounds of drag that size would be perfect added with a good line capacity and paired with Shimano terez heavy or extra heavy.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 5, 2018

from Lewes asked:
February 27, 2018
Would this reel be suitable for casting to tuna? I'd like to stick with this size if i can, instead of going to the more obvious 18000 or 20000.
1 Answer
Depends on the size Tuna but the 14000 Stella does have over 55 lbs of drag which would handle most Tuna.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 28, 2018

from San Diego, CA asked:
July 21, 2018
Would the Stella 14000 be suitable for tuna in the 69 to 120 lb range running 80lb braid on it?
1 Answer
Yes, the reel can hold 240 yards of 80lb test. The Stella 14000 will be a perfect reel.
Submitted by: Rebecca on July 21, 2018

Max chronister
from Floral park, New York asked:
March 15, 2018
Would the 14000 size Stella be good for surf fishing for striped bass?
1 Answer
Depending on which rod you would use will determine the size reel. if you plan on using a 11' or 12' rod the Stella 14000 would be suitable for that.
Submitted by: Donald on March 16, 2018

from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico asked:
January 26, 2018
Would this pair well with a St.Croix LGSS110MHMF2?
1 Answer
The Shimano Stella SWB STL14000SWBXG Saltwater Spinning Reel would pair nicely with the St.Croix LGSS110MHMF2. The two would make for a great surf casting experience.
Submitted by: Donald on January 27, 2018

from Florida asked:
March 1, 2014
I purchased the Stella 14000 reel with 60lb line for snapper and grouper fishing. Wanted some information on a appropriate fishing rod to go with the reel?
1 Answer
I would have to recommend either the Shimano Terez Spinning rods or the Shimano Tallus Blue Water Spinning rods that would match this reel very well. Depending on the fishing you are going to be doing either a 6'6" or the 7' models in the heavy to xtra heavy would make a good pair for some heavy fish.
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 2, 2014

from Florida asked:
March 1, 2014
what rod would you recommend for Stella 14000? Snapper and grouper fishing
1 Answer
This reel would be fine for bringing in Snapper and Grouper. It features plenty of drag and torque to be able to handle heavy fish from deeper depths. It can also hold 240yds of 80lb which will be more than enough line for the fishing you are looking to do.
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 1, 2014


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