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The Shimano Stella 2500 FE is a high-end spinning reel.

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Pros

maintenance port makes it easy to top up the oil as needed

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durable design retains value for many years

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works well with all kinds of lines, good flexibility

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great resistance to tangles even on a worn line

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reeling is very smooth, lets you drag a bit and reel without any sudden jerks to the line

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smooth action during casting, lets the line out just right

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easy to set up, can be using it the same day you get it

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oil is no longer included, needs to be purchased separately when the time comes

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The Shimano Stella 2500 FE is a high-end spinning reel. This model won the 2010 ICAST Best Freshwater Reel award. The E.I. Surface Treatment that covers this rod drastically increases its corrosion resistance. The Stella 2500 FE has an X-Ship Double Bearing Supported Pinion Gearing system, which helps with gearing efficiency and power. This rod has an ultra-light handle rotation, which makes it easy to handle. The Stella 2500 FE's Propulsion Line Management System includes a spool lip design, which helps you to make long casts with little friction. This design also makes you less vulnerable to wind backlash. This Propulsion Line Management System also includes an oversized roller (the Power Roller III), which helps to cut down on line twisting. The Stella 2500 FE's Aerowrap II Oscillation system provides uniform line lay and winding shape to prevent loss of energy during the cast while providing longer casts than other oscillation systems. This model differs from the slightly higher cost Stella 4000 FE in that the Stella 4000 FE has thirty-eight inches of line retrieve per crank (as opposed to the Stella 2500 FE's thirty-five inches), has a higher line capacity and power pro line capacity, has twenty-four pounds of maximum drag (as opposed to the Stella 2500 FE's twenty pounds), a 6.2:1 gear ratio (as opposed to the Stella 2500 FE's 6.0:1 ratio), has a SW T type grip shape (as opposed to the Stella 2500's Flat T type), and weighs more (9.5 ounces as opposed to 8 ounces). The Shimano Stella 2500 FE spinning reel is made with a combination of aluminum and titanium components, which helps to make it durable.

Features
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
  • X-Ship Double Bearing Supported Pinion Gear
  • Ultra-light handle rotation
  • 1 roller bearing
  • 6/200, 8/140, 10/120 line capacity      
  • 10/150,15/145,30/100 power pro line capacity
  • 35" line retrieve per crank
  • 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
  • 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 (1000 size is Magnesium)
  • 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)
  • Flat T type grip shape
  • Maintenance Port
  • Fluidrive II
  • Weight: 8oz.
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Super Stopper II
  • Repairable Clicker
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
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