Shimano Stella SWB STL18000SWBHG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Shimano Stella SWB STL18000SWBHG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Reg Price $1,259.99
Our Price $879.99
TD Code
Line Retrieve Per CrankMono Capacity
PowerPro Capacity
Max DragBearingsPrice
55.1lbs.14+1Reg Price $1,259.99Our Price $879.99
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 47 reviews
By Jorge f.
215 Manchester New Hampshire
Shimano Stella
January 16, 2020
Shimano Stella the best reel that I’ve ever owned tough as nails incredible smooth drag
ProsDurable great drag
By Juan D.
Very Smooth and powerful
January 16, 2020
Great pieces of gear to add to my fishing arsenal.
By Eric
Great quality!
January 15, 2020
Feels as it should, super smooth. Can’t wait to use it on bft!
By Jim
Orleans, MA
Best Blue Fin Reel out there
December 17, 2019
The Stella 18k is by far the best spinning reel on the market right now. The weight, spool size, and smooth drag are perfect for fighting tuna from 50" to over 100".
ProsSmooth Great drag nice weight
By Daniel
Best Spinning reel on the market for inshore and light offshore fishing
December 16, 2019
I am impressed. The reel balances on my 7'2" Terez perfectly, and does not feel nearly as heavy as I imagined a 15.6 oz reel would feel like. The reel cranks as smoothly as I have ever seen, and the gears are smooth and powerful. This reel looks good, feels good, handles good, and is nothing short of the perfect inshore/light offshore spinning reel. The drag is perfect for a reel this size, and is easily adjusted.
ProsSmooth action, very beautiful lines/design, power handle
ConsThe bale is not a true automatic flip, I find it best to flip it manually, like larger saltewater reels
By Chio P.
California (CA)
Awesome, top of line spinning reel.
February 6, 2019
Awesome, top of line spinning reel. I absolutely love this reel.
By Moto
Upstate NY
I wish I could wait for 2019 Stella SW 14000PG........
January 16, 2019
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 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
Excellent Reel
June 3, 2018
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
Great reel!
April 18, 2018
14k handles Hawaii jacks np, saving up for smaller 5k high gear
ProsQuality, smooth and big game np
By SoCal F.
Long Beach, CA
Great Offshore Spinning Reel
April 10, 2018
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
Awesome product
March 31, 2018
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
Great Reel
February 22, 2018
Currently fishing a 14k and an 8k. Wonderful reels.
By Ulysis
Yigo, GU
Great reel
February 5, 2018
Super smooth real. Define type top notch quality!
By Christopher
St Cloud, FL
Simply The Best
November 30, 2017
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
1 Question & 1 Answer
Mona Issa Abdulsalam
from BAHRAIN asked:
September 5, 2018
1 Answer
The stella18000 is a spinning reel that can be casted, jigging is a style of fishing that can be done with the Stella.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 10, 2018


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