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Shimano Stella SWB STL18000SWBHG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Shimano Stella SWB STL18000SWBHG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Price: $1,259.99
Model
TD Code
WeightGear
Ratio
Line Retrieve Per CrankMono Capacity
(lb/yds)
PowerPro Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max DragBearingsPrice
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
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
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