New 2019 Stella SW

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New 2019 Stella SW

Post by Bantam1 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:48 am

I'll post more detailed info soon. For now here's a link to our website:

http://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/no ... _BACK.html

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by nolegsinmiami » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:10 am

thanks Dan! Are additional models (meaning sizes) coming in the future or is it scaled down permanently?

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by Bantam1 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:51 pm

Additional sizes will be later, possibly next year.

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by Bantam1 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:52 am

The 8000 size now has a smaller rotor. This means the spools will not interchange between the 8000, 10000 and 14000 sizes. The 8000 size reel is for braided line only. It is not designed for use with mono line.

Infinity Drive is a friction reducing design for the spool shaft. This eliminates the spool shaft from touching the pinion gear under heavy loads. The result is a handle that is much easier to turn under a load.

Heat Sink drag utilizes a heat sink plate and some other components to pull heat away from the spool. The result is less drag fade with temperature and reduced damage to line. Braided line and 212 degree heat do not get along. In a long battle the spool temps can peak close to that which causes the line to lose strength. The end result is about a 30% reduction in heat on the spool near the drag surfaces.

Silent Tune reduces play in some small parts to eliminate the clicks and other noises that can be present in a spinning reel. The drive gear was also redesigned to make less noise and improve the durability slightly.

X Protect line roller is a new high water resistant design which makes the line roller bearings last 10 times longer. The line roller bearings are the first to take punishment of the salt.

The rotor weights and designs have been changed to reduce inertia. This means easier start and stop of the rotor while working lures.

The handles have changed slightly to make it easier to convey power.

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by bbates3 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:05 pm

Just booked the keys for July.


Was hoping to have a new 6000 by then.

Oh well might go 14000 first


Thanks

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by Strewth » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:05 pm

Bantam1 wrote:The 8000 size now has a smaller rotor. This means the spools will not interchange between the 8000, 10000 and 14000 sizes. The 8000 size reel is for braided line only. It is not designed for use with mono line.

Infinity Drive is a friction reducing design for the spool shaft. This eliminates the spool shaft from touching the pinion gear under heavy loads. The result is a handle that is much easier to turn under a load.

Heat Sink drag utilizes a heat sink plate and some other components to pull heat away from the spool. The result is less drag fade with temperature and reduced damage to line. Braided line and 212 degree heat do not get along. In a long battle the spool temps can peak close to that which causes the line to lose strength. The end result is about a 30% reduction in heat on the spool near the drag surfaces.

Silent Tune reduces play in some small parts to eliminate the clicks and other noises that can be present in a spinning reel. The drive gear was also redesigned to make less noise and improve the durability slightly.

X Protect line roller is a new high water resistant design which makes the line roller bearings last 10 times longer. The line roller bearings are the first to take punishment of the salt.

The rotor weights and designs have been changed to reduce inertia. This means easier start and stop of the rotor while working lures.

The handles have changed slightly to make it easier to convey power.
Great summary of the new features. I have 3 non-saltwater Stellas, one C2000C and two 4000XG models, and they have all been super performers in the salt over many years. The heat sink and improved roller bearing design are very welcome developments, especially for larger fish.

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by Bantam1 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:04 am

The line roller is always an issue with the spinning reels. The engineers have been working with many designs for a few years now before finally getting it right with the SW. I hope to see this design trickle down to other models in the future.

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by Impreza619 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:06 am

Can the line roller be upgraded on the previous SW?

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by Bantam1 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:14 am

It will not fit due to changes int he dimensions and design.

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Re: New 2019 Stella SW

Post by Impreza619 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:47 pm

Thanks for the reply. I guess a new stella is on the xmas list for me.

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