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Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels
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Starting at $789.99
- Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reel
- Models (4): 2000SFI, 2500HGSFI, 3000XGFI & 4000XGFI
- 3000 & 4000 models have gold color handles

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Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels

Perfection has been achieved with the Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reel - an updated model of their immensely popular flagship series of spinning reels. A name that has become synonymous with high quality spinning reels, the Stella FI builds upon the reel's reputation by delivering the latest in performance features and technology. Easily the top of the line premium spinning reel from Shimano and perhaps the new standard by which all other reels are judged. Carrying on the tradition of excellence established by Shimano, the Stella FI Spinning Reel is the most complete spinning reel ever made. This reel possesses all of the most technologically advanced features available to Shimano.

The new G-Free Body relocates the reel's oscillation system from under the drive gear (where it has traditionally been housed) to a pointer closer to the center of the reel. Logically, this improves the balance of the reel as it is now more in line with the hands and center of the rod keeping all the weight in one place making the reeling process more efficient and eliminating wobble. Shimano's Micro Module Gear System is another important factor in the reel's performance as it utilizes more and smaller gear teeth to increase power and torque throughout the reel. Speaking of power, the new S-Direct Drive System is essential when it comes to power. The basic idea is that the handle now screws in directly to the drive gear focusing all of the power where it actually turns the reel and decreasing any loss caused by unneeded components.

We offer the Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reel in four models: 2000SFI, 2500HGSFI, 3000XGFI and 4000XGFI. Models are in stock and shipping.

Shimano Stella FI Technology


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.

S A-RB Bearings

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.

Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement

Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement Spinning Using a special cold forged aluminum drive gear and a hardened brass pinion gear (Stainless Steel pinion gear on Stella SW), reels equipped with the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement will retain their out-of-the-box smoothness much longer than before. In fact, testing has shown that this combination of metals is more durable than an all-stainless steel drivetrain while maintaining the smoothness that Shimano is famous for.


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.

Fluid Drive II

Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, Fluidrive II features a large master gear polished using a wrapping process, increasing the efficiency of the retrieve.

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. It also allows the line to flow off of the spool in smaller loops during the cast which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means longer casts with less friction. The Propulsion spool also utilizes a long stroke design to further enhance the casting distance. Furthermore, there is less bouncing of the line on the spool lip like on a standard spinning spool. Because of the unique shape of the Propulsion spool, the line flows consistently off of the spool. So, with a standard spool, friction alternates from heavy to light as the line slaps the spool lip. This causes backlash and inconsistent line speeds. The Propulsion spool lip provides consistently light friction to overcome these situations

Aero Wrap II

Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds for the Propulsion Spool Lip design. It provides uniform line lay and winding shape to prevent loss of energy during the cast while providing longer casts than other oscillation systems. So, casting distance increases with less effort required. (Aero Wrap II is not available on Saros reels, which are equipped with Slow Oscillation.)

Product Code Line Retrieve Per Crank (in) Mono Line Capacity (#Test/yd) PowerPro Line Capacity (# Test/yd) Max Drag (lb) S-ARB Ball Bearings Roller Bearing Gear Ratio Weight (oz) Retrieve
STLC2000SFI 27 3/136,4/109,5/82 3/125,4/105,5/90 6.6 13 1 5.1:1 6.3 Reversible
STL2500HGSFI 34.6 5/120, 6/104, 8/77 5/140, 8/120, 10/85 8.8 13 1 6.0:1 7.7 Reversible
STLC3000XGFI 36.6 8/197,10/164,12/109 10/200,20/140,40/105 36.6 13 1 6.4:1 7.9 Reversible
STL4000XGFI 37.4 10/186,12/164,14/136 15/280,30/170,50/150 24.2 13 1 6.2:1 9.3 Reversible
Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reel Features
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
  • X-Ship Double Bearing Supported Pinion Gear
  • Ultra-Light Handle Rotation
  • Increased Gearing Efficiency and Power
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) Coating, S-Arm Cam
  • E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme corrosion protection on Spool
  • Aerowrap II Oscillation
  • SR-Concept: SR 3D Gear, SR Handle, SR 3BB Oscillation, SR Balanced Body, SR Floating Shaft, SR Boltless Mg Body, SR One Piece Bail Wire, SR Slider
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • Magnesium Frame & Sideplate
  • Aluminum Rotor
  • Cold Forged and Machined Aluminum Spool with Titanium Lip
  • S-Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Shield Roller Clutch, S-Arm Cam
  • Rigid Support System: Rigid Support Drag, SR Slider
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread In Handle Attachment)
  • Septon Handle Grips
  • WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
  • Maintenance Port
  • Fluidrive II
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Super Stopper II
  • Repairable Clicker
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Click here to write a review

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Stella 3000FE January 7, 2013
Reviewer: John Hall from Cairns Queensland Australia  
Seriously capable reel. The 3000 size is the perfect size for inshore and lake fishing. I have caught 35lb saltwater barramundi on this reel teamed with a Samaki C-12 701SM rod. Like silk.

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