SHIMANO STELLA 18000 SWB HG SPIN FISHING REEL
The Shimano Stella SWB is the next generation of fishing reels, available today! There are twelve reels in the Shimano Stella SWB range, reels that will cover everything from snapper and barramundi, to tuna and marlin.
The Shimano Stella SWB is the leader in saltwater spin fishing reels and is now available to Aussie anglers. There aren’t enough words to describe how good the Shimano Stella SWB reels are, phenomenal, unreal, amazing, out of this world these are just some of the superlatives used by anglers to describe the Shimano Stella SWB
As we move forward, technology is changing the face of everything and fishing is no exception the technological advancements of the Shimano Stella SWB is beyond belief. With technological advancements in gear design and production, drag technology and power and Shimano’s brand new X-Technology, the Shimano Stella SWB is in a category of its own when it comes to spinning reels. It’s scary!
There is nothing a Shimano Stella SWB can’t handle
The HG in the name stands for “High Gear” and with a 5.7 : 1 Gear Ratio cranking a whopping 129cm of line per handle crank your jig or lure will move fast the faster gear ratio (high gear) helps to move your lure to entice big hard fighting fish to munch down on them before thet get away. Add to this a whopping 25kg of fish punishing drag and line capacity of 295m of 65lb braid and there aren’t to many fish in the sea you cant catch.
Depending on your fishing scenario? The Shimano Stella 18000SWB HG Fishing Reel will match to any rod capable of handling heavy line class, one option is the Shimano Ocea Rods some of the rods in this range are the perfect companion to this reel.
|Model||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve||SMax Drag||Capacity Braid||Capacity Mono||Weight||Bearings|
|18000 SWB HG||5.7 : 1||129cm||25kg||80lb / 345yds Power Pro||approx 256yds /14kg||875g||14 S A-RB Bearings, 1 roller bearing (all models)|
- X Ship
- X Rigid Gear
- X Rigid Handle
- X Rigid Rotor
- X Protect
- X Rigid Bail
- X Shield
- X Tough Drag
- Aero Wrap
- One Piece Bail
- S A-RB
- X Protect
- SW Concept
- AL Aircraft grade aluminium
- Cold Forged Spool
- AR-C Spool
- Aero Wrap II
- E.I Anti-Corrosion
- Super Stopper II
- Power Handle
Aircraft Aluminium Frame – The frame of the Shimano Stella SWB is constructed from Aircraft Grade Aluminium, so you know its going to be tough enough to handle the rigors of big fish and the harsh saltwater environment.
X Protect – There is a three tiered rubber seal system in the Stella SWB, the first lip in is designed to keep low pressure water out. the second and third lips are designed to resists high pressure water intrusion while enhancing a smooth rotor rotation. By sealing the roller clutch Shimano have eliminated the main cause of the water incursion.
X-Rigid Rotor, X-Rigid Bail and X-Rigid Handle – All three combine producing rigidity while eliminating power loss caused by flexing of the reel.
X Ship – Supports the pinion gear on both load bearing ends using Shimano’s S-ARB bearings this integrated with a larger drive gear, The design team at Shimano improved gearing efficiency and power. Final result a fishing reel with a light handle rotation; giving a flawless rotation even under extreme loads.
EI Anti Corrosion- Once the anodisation process is completed, a secondary layer of surface treatment is added. This treatment gives salt no place to hide resulting in an extremely smooth glass like finish. Any reel that has the E.I. treatment has over double the corrosion resistance of a standard one process anodised reel.
One Piece Bail – A one-piece bail wire, that has no gap for line to snag on during normal operation. Made from super tough stainless steel, the one piece bail reduces friction allowing the line to flow to the line roller quicker.
AR-C Spool Management System – The new AR-C spool lip design provides greater casting distances than the normal spool lip design, all the while virtually eliminating backlashes and wind knots. It allows the line to leave the spool in smaller loops during casting, reducing line slap on the stripper guide which restricts casting distance. Effectively this design helps you cast a country mile ( well a lot further then before).
Aerowrap – Aerowrap is a two-speed oscillation system that layers line onto the spool in a criss-cross or X style pattern. This pattern reduces line-to-line friction allowing longer casts to be madfe. Aerowrap reels use a worm gear design to oscillate the spool quickly upward and slowly downward which winds the line in a precise cross pattern.
Tough Drag – The Stella SWB reels feature a new Coil Wave Spring feature that provides consistent elasticity at any compression level. This spring results in extremely precise drag adjustments throughout the curve, giving more control at the high end of the drag curve. The end result is the toughest, most durable drag system Shimano has ever produced in a spinning reel.
X-Shield – 12 sealing gaskets are placed the critical locations of the rigid aluminum body, Shimano have created a water resistant structure that can hold up to the toughest of conditions.
S A-RB Bearings – Shimano’s Anti Rust design bearings are fully shielded, eliminating the chances of corrosion while minimizing the chance of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
If you’re after a quality reel that can catch big fish, then the pinnacle in Japanese engineering the new Stella SWB 18000 HG is definately the one to join your tackle arsenal!