Shimano Stella SW

Spinning reels updated with new drive and drag technologies.

Shimano Stella SW reels add new Infinity Drive technology.Courtesy Shimano

Shimano has redesigned its Stella SW 8000PG, 8000HG, 10000PG and 14000XG spinning reels, adding new Infinity Drive technology, and employing HeatSink Drag in the larger two models. Infinity Drive uses a new main-shaft supporting structure to eliminate friction within the pinion gear for smoother, stronger winding. HeatSink dissipates heat buildup when fighting a big fish due to a special insulation sheet. The 8000-size reels, built specifically for braid, feature Cross Carbon Drag. All offer 55 pounds of max drag pressure and cost $999.99.