Shimano STLSW8000HGC Stella SW C Spinning Reel

Shimano STLSW8000HGC Stella SW C Spinning Reel

The 2019 Stella SW C Spinning Reels are the latest edition to the legacy of Stella Spinning Reels that have led the fishing world in durability, power and operability.

Price: $999.99
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13+155lb22oz$999.99 USD

The Shimano Stella SW C Spinning Reels are the latest edition to the legacy of Stella Spinning Reels that have led the fishing world in durability, power and operability. Shimano builds on that tradition with cutting edge technologies bringing further unmatched strength, reliability and ease of use to serious saltwater anglers.

Featuring Shimano's signature HAGANE Body, Stella SW C boasts a highly rigid metal construction. This means exceptional impact resistance and less body flex under the pressure of heavy loads, keeping the internal gears and components properly aligned for continued flawless performance. At the heart of the reel, Shimano-proven HAGANE Gears are cold forged for lasting durability and smoothness.

With the introduction of X-Ship in the 2013 Stella SWB, the Stella changed the way anglers look at targeting giant fish on spinning gear. This dual-bearing supported pinion gear system allowed for easier and smoother winding under enormous pressure, allowing anglers to use spinning reels to target bigger fish than ever before. While X-Ship has since become a standard feature among many Shimano reels, the 2019 Stella SW C features Shimano's new Infinity Drive Technology that offers an even further improved winding experience, optimizing winding torque by an additional 26%. SilentDrive further improves smoothness by eliminating worm shaft and drive gear play, along with any sound or clicking from all functional parts.

For even better drag performance, Shimano’s new HeatSink Drag transfers heat away from the spool, reducing spool surface temperature by up to 100 degrees. Stella SW's IPX8 waterproof body along with X-Protect and X-Shield's water resistant construction in the line roller and roller bearing guard your investment against the harsh elements of a saltwater environment so you can fish with confidence.

The Stella SW C is available in 10 different models that offer varying line capacities and gear ratios to cover a wide array of saltwater fishing techniques. The models cover an extremely wide range of sizes, from a 4000 size for inshore use with lighter tackle, all the way up to a powerhouse 30000 size for use with the heaviest of lines for targeting the largest species imaginable. HG or "High Gear" models feature a mid-range gear ratio that offers an ideal balance of speed and power for a number of common techniques, while the PG and XG models are more technique specific. PG or "Power Gear" models feature lower gear ratios to provide increased power and torque for jigging and bottom fishing applications, while XG Models utilize a high gear ratio for faster retrieval rates for casting lures. For 2019, Stella SW C takes another step up in powerful, reliable performance.

5 Stars based on 43 reviews
By Tony
Incredible Reel
January 17, 2022
Amazingly smooth reeling and drag... masterpiece.
By James
Great Reel
December 23, 2021
This is a phenomenal reel. I have this paired with my ODM Jiggster rod. Has not disappointed me yet!
By Jason
san jose, CA
Super Smooth
November 13, 2021
I owned 2 of this reel, must say it’s super smooth, and strong
By Christopher
Homosassa, FL
Out performed my expectations!
October 25, 2021
I paired my Stella 5000HGC with the NRX 921S MR. We were catching some nice reds near Clearwater. After releasing a 35 in red a bull shark bit it in two! Following that, twice I hooked into what I believe were sharks due to the head shaking I could feel and my line ended up cut. One of them stripped out half of my line before I managed to turn it. The drag worked flawlessly on the long runs. After about 10 minutes of fighting it, we never saw it, the braid was cut. Both the reel and rod greatly exceeded my expectations.
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth
  • Powerful Drag
  • Price
By Cgar13
First defective one I ever got
October 13, 2021
Love my Stella's. Received my 8000 HGC. When I get a new Stella, I will sit and crank it while watching TV to let in seat its self, Like a break in period. This one felt different and had a kind of clunk when the spool shaft would change directions from from up and down. I gave it a couple weeks and still did not feel right. Checked it against my other Stella's and found the end play of the spool shaft was quit a bit more than my other ones. Contacted TD and as always they were great to deal with. They sent me a return label and set up the exchange. I feel this reel did not get the correct shims and was just to loose. I'm sure the new one will be the usual Stella quality. Thx TD
  • It's a Stella
  • TD was great to deal with as always
  • The one I received was a factory defect.
By Rick
Great Flagship Shimano reel
September 19, 2021
Shimano’s flagship reel, its super smooth and can handle the toughest of fish. It’s a great reel and it’s great for all offshore and inshore applications.
By Jose p.
Very smooth and strong
September 15, 2021
Very smooth and light perfect for popping and jigging. Paired to grappler you can cast all day.
  • Almost perfect spinning reel. Its so worth it!
  • No regrets.
By aaron
carlsbad, NM
what can i say
September 11, 2021
what can i say that you havent read or already know about shimano stella if you are reading this you have done your research... its the holly grail in reels enough said
By Tom
Sneads Ferry, NC
Great reel
August 15, 2021
Great Saltwater reels
By Darren
North Carolina
It's worth everything penny.
August 11, 2021
When comparing other high end spinning reels, nothing beats a Stella in my opinion. Smooth as butter. Super super smooth. When reeling in rigs/lures whatever it might be, heavy or light. Piece of cake. So much easier on your hands and arms so you are not getting worn out as easy. You get what you pay for. I have 2 5000 1 8000 2 1400 1 18000 and 1 20000. Why do I have all of these? I don't even use all of them. I use my 5000 and my 14000 majority of the time. I'll tell you why I have so many, my friend told me be careful buying such a nice reel. Once you buy a Stella, your going to buy another one and another one and another one. And that's what's happened to me. I got addicted to how nice they are. Sold all my penn reels. Stellas for the win. Nothing else compares. It's also the confidence in your gear while fishing. You don't have to worry about things breaking or messing up. After using rinse them down. Grease them up properly and pass em down.
  • Smooooooooooth soooooo smoooooth
  • Once you buy 1 you might get addicted to how nice they are and buy more
By Chris
New Jersey
Best big game spinning reel
July 7, 2021
Best big game spinning reel in the business. Smooth and powerful handled tuna up to 95” this spring. Both the 18k and 20k spools are compatible with this reel body which is an added bonus.
By John
Rye, NH
June 16, 2021
So smooth
By Ernie
Wildwood nj
June 4, 2021
Best drag in the game for light tackle tuna popping
By Ernie
Wildwood nj
Best reel in the business
June 4, 2021
Best reel for offshore
By Adam L.
Tampa bay
Can't get any better!
April 28, 2021
Doesn't get any better than a Shimano Stella and the shopping experience from Tackle Direct. Received the reel in 2 days
  • Perfect reel for casting to shallow water grouper. Paired with a Phenix Titan spooled with 80lbs maxcuatro that I received from Tackle Direct free with my points.. High drag low gear ratio, doesn't get better
  • Other reels will collect dust

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