Shimano Stella Spin Reels
Shimano’s Stella spin reels now updated
In the 26 years since Shimano’s first Stella spin reels hit the market they’ve seen regular improvements as new technology advanced the capabilities of these premium-quality reels.
The smaller reels in the series have now undergone another technical makeover, resulting in five new models in the FJ series. Ranging from the 1000 FJ to the C5000XG FJ (pictured), they feature 12 SA-RB bearings and one roller bearing housed in a Hagane body and produce up to 11kg of drag pressure, ideal for fishing with braid.
Their new technology includes the MicroModule II, offering a unique gear tooth surface design that makes the FJ Stellas even smoother and quieter than their predecessors. Together with their improved Hagane gears, they are now twice as strong and durable as the previous FI models.
The new Long Stroke AR-C spool increases casting distance, and the Tangle-Proof Rotor design means errant strands of braid can’t get caught up anywhere. SilentDrive reduces handle play and eliminates the clicking noise and feeling from the worm shaft when winding, delivering a silky-smooth experience.
Stella reels feature exceptional saltwater protection, with EI Surface Treatment protecting the exterior and the X Protect labyrinth system keeping water and dirt out of the line roller and roller clutch.
Shimano’s Stella reels are available from premium tackle stores throughout Australia.