Stella 4000SW

Stella 4000SW

4/10/12 - Author: admin

If you’re a connoisseur of fine fishing equipment, then you’ll be familiar with the Shimano Stella range of spin reels. With the recent introduction of the ‘kid brother’ of the existing Stellas — the 4000SW — the range is pretty much complete.

Despite its size though, it would be a mistake to dismiss the 4000SW as being for small fish. It has all the big-fish stopping features of the rest of its family.

No fewer than 14 SA-RB bearings, Dyna-Balance and Paladin Gear Treatment means that winding performance is unparalleled, while the gear ratio is a rocket-like 6.2:1 and will rip in an amazing 95 centimetres of line with each turn of the handle.

Line capacity is in keeping with a reel of this size, being 220 metres of four kilo monofilament, or 250 metres of 15 pound Power Pro. As you can get 11 kilos of drag out of the waterproof, micro-click Hyper Disc drag, it’s fair to say that most users will be taking the braid option and looking to pit it against snapper, hot-running pelagics and barra. With such a distinctive pedigree though, almost anything is possible.

Casting distance and line control is managed by the Aero Wrap II line lay system, AR-C spool lip design, and a Power Roller bail arm roller to eliminate friction at a key flash point.


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