Shimano Stella SWB STL5000SWBPG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Shimano Stella SWB STL5000SWBPG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Reg Price $1,059.99
Our Price $739.99
TD Code
Line Retrieve Per CrankMono Capacity
PowerPro Capacity
Max DragBearingsPrice
28.7lbs.14+1Reg Price $1,059.99Our Price $739.99
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 59 reviews
By Eddy
Waxhaw, NC
Love it!
June 13, 2021
I know is top of the line, but it behaves like top of the line! I will buy some more soon again and again. Best all around reel for anything and everything in my opinion.
  • Smooth and dependable, best reel I ever owned.
  • None
By Kevin
Bayamon, PR
Best of the Best
May 16, 2020
Legendary reel, smoothness second to none, and pleasant to fish with.
By Richard
Myrtle Beach, SC
awesome reel
May 4, 2020
Smooth as butter. Love the way it feels. Simply incredible to fish with.
By vang
sacramento, CA
top end reel
April 7, 2020
have this reel over a month now and been using it for sturgeon I can say that this reel really holds up. one of the best reels I've ever used, you won't regret it after you use it.
  • well balanced, super tight water proof, and great drag system
  • none
By Greg
Eden, UT
Not the Bulky Beast I Expected
April 1, 2020
Bought this because of the sale but expected it to be a heavy bulky beast. Come to find out it balances on my popping rod quite nicely and doesn't seem that heavy. It ergonomically much nicer than my Penn Torque 9s. Can't wait to start poppin'
By Matt
Beast of a reel
March 13, 2020
Excellent quality, this thing is probably the biggest. Spinning reel made. Will be a first for me to land a marlin on spinning gear.
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Size
By Han
Los angeles, california
Awesome power
March 12, 2020
Havent caught tuna on it yet.
But pulling on powerful California yellowtail was smooth as it can get.
Did not fall behind my ususal go to Avet conventional reel.
Cant wait to get my 1st decent size Tuna this october on my 8 day trip.
  • Smooth drag and powerful !!!
  • None so far.
By Han
Los Angles, CA
Great reel.
March 10, 2020
I am usually conventional reel guy in west coast. Wasnt sure about spinning reel. But contrary to my initial bias, it had more than ebough stopping power for yellowtail and smooth drag all the way through.
Very impressed.
Given less hassel of casting and with better casting distance with my older version of terez, i would highly recommend this reel.
  • Easy casting and amazing smoothness
  • None so far
By Ribton
Palm Springs, CA
Watch out Blue Fin!
March 9, 2020
The line capacity is amazing. I have paired this baby with a Super Seeker 7ft. and this combo is deadly. This reel is worth every penny!
By Ribton
Palm Springs, CA
Awesome reel!
March 9, 2020
I already had the 30000, so when I saw the sale, I could not pass up the savings. Very smooth drag was thankful for the little extras that come with the reel. Has to be one of my best buys. Fun little reel!
By Ronnie
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Solid reel
March 3, 2020
Already have 2 Spinfisher V 10500’s and one 9500. They’re built like tanks and very reliable but definitely heavy. I ended up getting a Stella 30000 and it’s a quite a bit lighter than the penns. So far I’ve used it a couple times and it gets smoother and smoother the more I use it. So far a 80+ lb amberjack and it never broke a sweat.
By Jeffery G.
Mandeville LA
Best in Class!!!
January 23, 2020
I paired this reel with a Terez 7’2” and it became my go to rod went fishing for tuna with a live blue runner.
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
  • Durable 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!
5 Questions & 5 Answers
victor jankowski
from asked:
October 30, 2018
Internally are the smaller reels made of the same materials (gears and other key components) as the larger models?
1 Answer
Yes, same materials but just on a smaller scale
Submitted by: Bernie on October 31, 2018

from Texas asked:
April 14, 2020
Where is the shimano stella STL5000 SW made?
1 Answer
It is made in Japan.
Submitted by: Brian on April 14, 2020

from Mexico Beach Florida asked:
March 10, 2020
Looking for a rod I can free line bait; as well as fish top water with matching it to this Stella. Thoughts? 
1 Answer
Check out one of the new Terez Spinning Rods, the 7'2" Medium Light would pair up really well.

Submitted by: Brian on March 18, 2020

from Fremont, Ca asked:
February 28, 2020
I have a ST CROIX LEGEND EXTREME INSHORE MH rated at 10-20# line. How would the 5000 Stella pair with that rod? Looking for a do-all inshore setup. I have the Med power Extreme Inshore paired to a 3000 Stella and it works out great,.
1 Answer
This Stella 5000 is on the heavier offshore/nearshore minded series of Stella reels, so it will be a little heavy for most applications with your rod. A 4000 or 5000 Stella FJ would balance out much better.

Submitted by: Brian on March 9, 2020

from Marco Island Florida asked:
February 13, 2018
I primarily fish in Southwest Florida but occasionally go to the Atlantic side. I currently have Stella 5000 and Stella 8000 reels. I would like to expand my range for smaller fish and very large fish. Smaller fish would include silver trout, small snapper, speckled trout, pompano etc. Larger fish might include large amberjack, sharks, Goliath grouper, etc. What Stella reels would you recommend, and what accompanying Rods? In addition, what line strength would you recommend respectively?
1 Answer
A 5000SW with 30 lb power pro braided line and a St Croix Avid Inshore 7'6'' M or MH would fair well using it for trout, pompano and snapper. A 14000SW with 80 lb power pro and a Shimano Terez 7'2'' H would be a good combo for amberjacks, grouper and sharks.
Submitted by: Donald on February 15, 2018


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