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The Shimano® Stella Freshwater I Series Spinning Reel was created using the most efficient drivetrain in a spinning reel technology to date. The X-Ship gear support system gives this lightweight reel more internal cranking power to boot!

The Stella uses 13 shielded S-ARB® ball bearings plus 1 roller bearing to achieve remarkable precision and ultra smoothness. Top-of-the-line features include: magnesium frame and sideplate, a propulsion spool for longer casts with fewer backlashes and wind knots, convenient front drag, and Paladin gear durability. All these features make this a reel built with no compromises. Stella truly represents a benchmark in Shimano spinning reels.

  • 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.

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.

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.

Model Mono Capacity (Test/Yds) Bearings Retrieve Gear Ratio Max Drag
STL2500HGSFI 5/120
13 +1 34.6 in. 6.0:1 8.8 lb
STLC3000XGFI 8/197
13 +1 36.6 in. 6.4:1 19.8 lb
STL4000XGFI 10/186
13 +1 37.4 in. 6.2:1 24.2 lb