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Shimano STL2500HGSFI Stella FI Spinning Reel

Shimano STL2500HGSFI Stella FI Spinning Reel

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Model
TD Code
Line Retrieve Per CrankMax
Drag
Mono Line Capacity (lb/yds)S A-RB BearingsGear
Ratio
WeightPrice
STL2500HGSFI
SHM-2809
34.6 in.8.8 lbs.5/120
6/104
8/77
13 +16.0:17.7 oz.$799.99 USD
With the Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reel the best in spinning just got better. Shimano aimed to make the most efficient Drivetrain in a spinning reel; they achieved their goal by using their new X-Ship feature. The result of using X-Ship makes the handle easier to turn with or without load. This makes the most important thing in fishing, the bite, easier to feel. Because less effort goes into turning the handle you can detect even the lightest ''tick'' bites.
Shimano Stella FI Features
  • Micromodule Gear
  • X-Ship - Double Bearing Supported Pinion Gear • Ultra-Light Handle Rotation • Increased Gearing Efficiency and Power
  • G Free Body
  • E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme corrosion protection on Spool
  • Aerowrap II Oscillation
  • Super Mg
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • One-Piece Bail
  • AR-C Light Spool
  • Coreprotect
  • Rigid Support System: Rigid Support Drag
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Septon Handle Grips
  • S-Direct Gear
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Fluidrive II
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Titanium Bail Wire
  • Improved Line Clip
  • Super Stopper II
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
G Free Body
G Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel’s center of gravity closer to the rod. This has been achieved by moving the worm shaft oscillation mechanism 19mm from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the center of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.

S-Direct Gear
S-Direct Gear technology improves gear component alignment within the reel itself. By reducing any movement of critical parts within the reel, Shimano has eliminated microscopic amounts of handle play that existed in previous models. The result is an incredible solid feeling that maximizes the power and energy transfer when fishing.

Micromodule
Incredible Smoothness: The addition of MICROMODULE gear technology to Stella provides an incredible breakthrough in gear design and alignment that delivers a new level smoothness without sacrificing strength or durability. The reduced vibration and enhanced smoothness result in greater sensitivity transmitted from your rod, line and lure to your hand.

Coreprotect
Total Protection: The concept of COREPROTECT is simple... to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.
5 Stars based on 17 reviews
By Jimjam
New Roads La.
May 7, 2017
Only the best !!
Smooth as silk, with a comparable rod , pure heaven.
ConsIf you can't pay the price, get a better job.
By John
Magnolia, Texas
March 9, 2017
Best reel I have ever used
While this reel is obviously expensive, I contend it is worth it for the serious fisherman. The build quality is absolutely top of the line, as is the performance and overall feel. For those looking for the best freshwater spinning reel on the market, this is it. With proper care and maintenance, this reel should last many many years. Assuming parts remain available, it should easily last decades.
ProsQuality, reliability, performance
ConsPrice
By Billy
Concord, California
April 2, 2016
I'm Cheating on my Wife with Stella
The Stella is an amazing reel. I caught my first fish ever on a plug with this reel a couple of weeks ago. The reel is lightweight, but has a strong, smooth drag. Plugging has never been more fun. I am in love.
By samuel
Ventura, CA
February 19, 2016
Smooth action, tight workmanship
Very nice reel for saltwater fishing.
By Marc
Tarpon Springs, FL
August 17, 2015
smooth silent strong
great reel very pricey but it handles large snook no problem. drag is incredible for a reel its size.
By Thomas
Lavallette, NJ
July 20, 2015
Powerful and awesome
Bought the 4000 and I have to say, this reel is the bomb! The smoothness is just unbelievable and it can handle big fish. I use this reel for saltwater only and it is a solid performer. Shimanos recommends no servicing or lube should be done by the owner. Just send it in to them for full service. We will see over the long term if this reel stays smooth. Price is steep but this is a winner
By Owen
Hawaii
July 9, 2015
Great Reel
Reel shipped quickly and has performed magnificently. Smooth drag and used in both fresh and inshore applications.
By david
Miami
May 5, 2015
great bass reel
this reel is great for bass and even small inshore snook fishing i love the really great drag and is very smooth
By Alex
California, MD
April 25, 2015
Unbelievable reel
I was iffy about buying such an expensive reel for freshwater fishing when I have a a few high end saltwater reels already, but this is the smoothest reel I have ever felt. The Shimano Stella is worth every penny!
By Drew
,
April 23, 2015
Amazing Reel, Not amazing price
This reel was by far the best reel that I have ever owned. However, the price was something that made me cringe.
ProsGreat quality
ConsPrice
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
April 23, 2015
one of the best
this is honesyl one of the best reels i have ever used my friend let me catch a fish on it and i caught a 43 inch snook on it it had a very strong drag
By george kishida
calif
March 18, 2015
quality
smooth strong reel
By Joe Raimondo
Valrico, Florida
October 4, 2014
super smooth
great drag/strong and super smooth
Consprice
By Jared
Bradenton, FL
September 24, 2014
STELLA FI4000
This reel is everything i had hoped it would be given its high price tag. When you truly take fishing as a passion its good to have something in your hands built by people with your passion in mind. This reel is everything i could ask for. I fish the 4000 for redfish and snook, throwing both live bait under a cork and topwaters/twitchbaits. The reel truly shines when under pressure of a nice fish!! Drag is amazingly adjustable at both very low drag settings and very high drag settings... I love this reel so much my next purchase will be a 2500 or 3000.
ConsAll your friends will want to touch it!
By Henry Wolski
Northern Ontario
September 17, 2014
Shimano STLC2000SFI Outperforms
Phenomenal reel.
By Steven
Melbourne, Victoria
July 29, 2014
Perfection
If you want perfection here it is. I have a Shimano Stella and although it is pricy in my opinion it is the smoothest, ultra refined eggbeater style reel I have ever owned. I have used mine on GT's while casting poppers it is more responsive than me! Super Awesome drag and super stoper just a joy to use, not a burden to use all day long casting poppers or sight fishing with lures.
By Bill
Northern California
May 20, 2014
Shimano STLC2000SFI Stella FI Spinning Reel Review
I bought this reel for an ultra-light setup specifically for catching trout and saltwater fish such as surf perch, shiner perch and jacksmelt. I paired up the reel with a 7' ultra-light St. Croix Legend Elite spinner. Man, what a combo! The combo feels like a feather and the reel is as smooth as butter. So far, this has been a very good year to catch California halibut and striped bass from the shore in Northern California, but I have been stuck at my local lake and pond with my ultra-light setup throwing miniature lures for skunks. Guess what? I have never had more fun fishing! I finally hooked into my first fish the other day at the local lake. Something slammed my 1/12 oz. kastmaster, the rod loaded up, some line peeled out, I didn't set the hook because I was caught off-guard and the fish came unbuttoned in less than 3 seconds... I really have to get back to saltwater fishing...
ProsShiny, pretty, light, smooth and casts like a dream.
ConsPrice...
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