The latest launch of the Shimano® Stella® SW Spinning Reel features a major redesign. Despite its well-earned reputation as the toughest, smoothest, most durable spinning reel in saltwater, the Stella SW now moves even further ahead of the pack.
Exciting innovations include a fully IPX8-rated waterproof body to go along with the X-Protect roller and X-Shield roller bearing protection systems; improved X-Rigid Rotor design that greatly reduces inertia, for outstanding precision and control; Infinity Drive Technology, which optimizes the winding torque by 26%, plus Silent Drive internal meshing for complete winding noise elimination; and Shimano’s advanced HeatSink Drag that actively transfers heat away from the spool during heavy runs, reducing surface temps by as much as 100°F and allowing the X-Tough carbon drag washers to function flawlessly. In addition, Shimano has upgraded the Stella SW with the proven all-metal HAGANE® Body and cold-forged HAGANE Gears for incredible strength and durability all around.
Meanwhile, the design elements that have set the Stella SW apart from lesser saltwater reels still play a major part in this reel’s unprecedented performance. The premium feature set includes an X-Rigid 1-Piece Bail; Propulsion Line Management; upsized gears with X-Ship bearing-enhanced gear support for maximum cranking power and transmission despite the butter-smooth feel; an awesome 13+1 bearing system with S-ARB stainless steel ball bearings; ultra-smooth X-Tough Rigid Support Drag system with up to 55 lbs. of max drag; X-Rigid handle design, and more. For the ultimate in saltwater spinning reel performance, the Stella SW represents the true state of the art in design, comfort, power, and handling.
Toughest, smoothest, most durable spinning reel in saltwater