Stella is SHIMANO’s ultimate spinning reel – evolved. Featuring a remarkable amount of new technology, the Stella reaches new heights of excellence and offers unparalleled performance for anglers wanting the very best.
Building on its iconic status, Stella has been through an evolutionary re-design with a new range of technologies. These developments are a work of engineering genius and touch just about every part of the reel including the gearing, line management and drag. They are developments that will make fishing more efficient, more effective and ultimately more enjoyable. SHIMANO calls it ‘Infinity Evolution’… but to anglers across the world, it will be known simply as Stella.Go to Product page
Fishing with the Stella is an unforgettable experience, enhanced by the introduction of three ‘Infinity’ technologies.
INFINITYXROSS delivers a more durable gear construction than the highly acclaimed HAGANE GEAR. This offers more durability, especially when under extreme pressure, resulting in increased lifespan of the reel.
INFINITYLOOP is ultra slow spool oscillation, with improved line lay. This measurably reduces line friction when casting, giving better casting performance.
INFINITYDRIVE produces powerful yet lightweight rotation, especially under heavy loads. In extreme situations, you can still maintain constant, consistent cranking pressure.
The revolutionary Stella also benefits from Shimano’s trusted HAGANE technology: HAGANE GEAR, MICRO MODULE GEAR II, X-SHIP and HAGANE BODY, which combine to deliver optimum smoothness and reassuringly powerful rotation.
Additional features including G-FREE BODY, X PROTECT, LONG STROKE SPOOL, SILENT DRIVE, and RIGID SUPPORT DRAG further enhance the performance and angler experience.
Advancements in the internal structure and design extend the spool's oscillation to enable the spool to move up and down at an extremely low speed. This technology creates a precise winding pattern with less overlap that significantly reduces friction as the line leaves the spool during a cast. The result is smooth and exceptional casting performance, especially of light lures.
Advancements in manufacturing technology and gear tooth design improve the surface contact and meshing between the drive gear and pinion gear. This revolutionary design efficiently distributes the load placed on the gear tooth surface across a wider area to prevent damage from stress points while significantly improving overall gear durability.
The Infinity Drive structure is a more advanced version of the conventional X-SHIP structure that created exceptionally light winding. The main shaft, which had previously been supported by the pinion gear, is now supported by a new and unique low-friction bushing that significantly decreases frictional resistance. In addition, the main shaft has undergone a proprietary surface treatment and special processing to drastically reduce rotational torque, constructing a reel that can actively wind even under heavy loads.
Constructed to enhance overall durability, this revolutionary drag washer incorporates cutting-edge materials woven in a unique pattern compared to conventional drag washers. Without sacrificing a smooth drag feel, this new material is greater than 10x more durable for improved drag performance.
New AR-C Spool Shape
The new AR-C spool shape improves line management by modifying both the shape and angle of the spool ring as well as the drag knob to significantly lessen the risk of line looping or fouling. Utilizing technology with a proven track record in Stella SW, a proprietary barrier coat is applied to the spool ring for strong abrasion resistance to maintain its original smooth condition.
For trouble-free line management, a completely new feature called ANTI-TWIST FIN has been developed that controls the pressure on the line that goes through the line roller onto the spool. And if all of that isn’t enough, there is a new drag system called DURACROSS which offers improved drag smoothness, durability and hooking power. Finally, the drag control knob and the front of the AR-C spool have been slightly modified in shape to provide a smoother profile.
When the original Stella was first launched over a generation ago, it dramatically changed the history of spinning reels and continues as the all-time star that leads other models. The exquisite new Stella upholds this tradition and certainly doesn’t disappoint with its ‘Infinity Evolution’ tag line.
The Stella is available in 12 models to cover all uses and preferences and is also saltwater safe.