Shimano Stella SW C
Stella SW has always lead the fishing world in durability, power and operability. The new Stella SW builds on that tradition and brings unmatched strength, reliability and ease of use to serious saltwater anglers. Featuring a HAGANE Body, Stella SW boasts a highly rigid metal construction for improved impact resistance and less body flex. At the heart of the reel, state of the art HAGANE Gears are cold-forged for lasting durability and smoothness. Infinity Drive Technology offers an improved winding experience, optimizing winding torque by 26%. SilentDrive further improves smoothness by eliminating worm shaft and drive gear play. Stella SW incorporates a new Shimano Heatsink Drag that improves performance by transferring heat away from the spool, reducing the spool-surface temperature by up to 100 degrees. X-Protect and X-Shield ensure your investment is guarded against the harsh elements of a saltwater environment so you can fish with confidence. The new Stella SW is lighter, more powerful and more reliable than ever before.
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The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body rigidity and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.
The shape and thickness of the aluminum rotor creates high rigidity that results in more fish fighting power. Increased mass of the aluminum rotor generates more inertia resulting in easier fishing of heavy jigs and high resistance lures.
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.
A revolutionary structure located at the bottom of the spool, achieving overwhelming drag performance and improved durability. The heat sink generated by the drag section dissipates the heat generated outside the spool by about 50% to reduce the drag force drop due to heat. In addition, the "heat insulation sheet" which shuts off the heat flowing to the line on the spool, reducing spool line temperature by 30%.
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 bearing's rotation.
AERO WRAP II
This two-speed oscillation system layers the line onto the spool in a crisscross pattern that reduces line-to-line friction for longer casts. Aero Wrap reels utilize a patented worm gear design to move the spool upward quickly and downward slowly to wind the line in a precise pattern, reducing friction, and giving smoother, longer casting ability.
By combining our water repellent coating and our specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation.
The use of a large diameter titanium alloy wire loop increases the overall hardness. In addition to excellent toughness and impact resistance, titanium alloy materials bring unparalleled lightweight and corrosion resistance.
With the use of rubber gaskets the drag is sealed against intrusion of the elements such as water and dust.
X-Tough Drag with its dramatically enhanced smoothness, control and toughness anticipates the vigorous speed of Bluefin Tuna and Giant Tuna. By utilizing drag washers composed only of metal and carbon, while also supporting the spool from both top and bottom, has further improved heat resistance and durability.
The new main shaft supporting structure improves winding torque by 30% while allowing incredibly smooth and light rotation. This essentially means having the benefit of a quick line retrieve HG ratio reel but with the power and winding torque similar to that of a PG.
New cold forged aluminum handle has a 35% increase in rigidity vs. previous resulting in more power under heavy load. The new one-piece shaft cover incorporates an aluminum outer shell and stainless steel core. This new configuration allows the shaft casing to thoroughly and accurately encase the top of the handle shank, resulting in increased rigidity of the entire handle.
One-Piece Bail allows the line to travel unimpeded to the line roller. Its seamless design reduces friction and the change of tangles or cuts to the bail arm
With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano's cold forging technology. The result is assured resilience. It's the fruit of Shimano's inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
The thickness and rigidity of the reborn main gear are obvious to the naked eye with a 20% increase in thickness. In addition, a special surface treatment is applied to achieve a durability of up to 138% compared to conventional products. It is a strong gear that was born to win the big game against Saltwater, which is the heart of Stella SW.
CROSS CARBON DRAG
This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
RIGID SUPPORT DRAG
By strengthening the spool support of the main shaft, the play and fluctuation of the spool during drag operation are suppressed, allowing smooth drag delivery even under high load.
PLATINUM PREMIER SERVICE PLAN
With the Platinum Service Plan, when submitting your Warranty Registration card points, you will receive coupons for discounts on clean and lubes (from half off to free!) Also included are Priority Shipping labels guaranteeing 48-hour turn around time from Shimano or participating Shimano Authorized Warranty Centers.
PROPULSION LINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.
From the fundamental, whole body design to the most intricate parts of the drive train, including the drive gear, wormshaft, wormshaft pin and wormshaft gear, every piece has been carefully reviewed, and the smallest clearance gaps and wobbles have been eliminated to the highest tolerances.