Friday, October 10, 2008

Shimano Stella 5000 SW

"New for 2009, the Stella Saltwater range has been awarded ICAST and AFTA's best saltwater reel category. The culmination of years of research and Shimano’s latest in advanced reel technology - the Stella Saltwater (SW) series raises and once again sets the benchmark for quality in the high end spinning reel market." - extract from Shimano Fishing.
Finally a new addition to the Stella Family!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!! One of the definite improvements of the 2008 lineups is definitely the reduction in weight, and another being the Propulsion Spool Lip; which is a common feature in all new Shimano lineups. Another obvious change is the carbon grip, which is supposedly ultra light.
Here's a list of the features that most of which, I don't really understand... :-p
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement with Low Wear Rate Pinion Gear
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller IV Oversized Roller with Overflange for the Ultimate in Line Protection, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
  • Aero Wrap II Oscillation
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Spool: Proprietary Coating on Spool Lip is harder than a Ti coated Stainless Steel Spool Lip, Ceramic Coating on entire spool for extreme corrosion resistance
  • Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating on Line Roller
  • SW Concept: Sw-Water Resistant Body, SW-Hyper Disk Drag, SW-Water Proof Drag, SW-Lightweight Ergonomic Handle Grips prevent premature bail trip
  • SR Concept: SR-Balanced Body, SR-Slider, SR-3BB Oscillation, SR-Handle, SR-3-D Gear Design, SR-Floating Shaft, SR-Rigid Support System
  • S Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Shield Roller Clutch, S-Arm Cam
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • Twin Bearing Drag
  • Super Stopper II
  • Stopperless Design (No Anti-Reverse Switch)
  • Ultra light carbon grip
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In Handle Attachment)
  • Fluidrive II
  • Maintenance Port
  • Aluminum Frame, Sideplate & Rotor
  • Dyna-Balance

There's a nice pictorial description for these features at Anglers Pro. And here's the official page from Shimano.


Improved pouch with multiple openings.

Propulsion Spool Lip
Ultra Light Carbon Grip


brewsterazi said...

what an excellent choice of reel! paired with your poseidon... immaculate!

Anonymous said...

It's a lovely reel, would love to have one myself..My question is...
any one had problem with the Drags with these reel????? i heard 10000PG drag is only 3kg even after replacing new drag washer? and i saw with my own eyes that 20000SW model, after tighening the drag knob full, and having problem with 2kg fish......