Shimano Stella SW family of reels are the premier big fish spin configuration on the market, whether you are targeting huge hapuka and bass on jigs, using top water lures for hard fighting kingfish or tease and switching massive striped marlin then the Shimano Stella SW range of reels are for you,

Shimano Stella SW reels are packed full of features including Shimano's proprietary propulsion systems, Paladin gears, S-ARB, Fluid Drive II and Aerowrap making them an S-Concept (smooth, silent and strong) reel. Shimano S-Concept reels include the latest high-end features and are of the highest standards when it comes to engineering and builds. The Shimano Stella SW reels also features; Cold Forged Aluminium Spool, a diamond-like carbon coating on line roller for smooth operation, SW waterproof drag, twin bearing drags, stopperless design (no anti-reverse switch) and aluminium porting.

Cosmetically the Shimano Stella SW series are stunning and are part of the Shimano Metal Series and are available in 6 models to suit your exact angling requirements and give you confidence next time you are hooked up to a fish of a life time.

Anti-Rust Bearings are made of Stainless Steel that has been through the A-RB process. At least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard Stainless Steel ball bearings. Easy Maintenance-no shield design allows for easy flushing of debris and easy lubrication. Increased Bearing Speed-no shield design and lighter viscosity lubrication reduce friction and allow the bearing to spin faster and lo...
These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates backplay.This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques and situations.
This is an oversized line roller that reduces twist from casting and retrieving and is enhanced with a tapered area on the support to help line get onto the roller quicker.
This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.
S-Concept represents Shimanos initial philosophy on which many of our spinning reel have been designed. The three basic ideas that are inherent in the S-Concept are Smooth, Silent and Strong. Smooth rotation and comfortable retrieve, coupled with excellent drag performance and longer casting distance, leads to our smooth, flawless operation.b Silent operation of parts within the reels construction...
Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, which provides extremely tight tolerances and control in the cutting process, Fluidrive II polishes the gear surface to maximize tooth contact. This increases the efficiency of the retrieve for more power with less effort.
These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearings rotation.
Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new AR-C spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off the spool in smaller loops during the cast, which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means longer casts ...

Shimano New Zealand provides a TEN YEAR WARRANTY on all Shimano fishing reels, against defects in materials and/or faulty workmanship.