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The Shimano Stella 4000 FE is a high-end spinning reel.

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Pros

maintenance port is built in for easy access to the interior

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built durably to handle heavy use for a long time

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handles the line well so that it never tangles

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drag system is smooth, avoids too much slack or sudden jerks

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casting works as expected, nice and easy with the release just where you need it

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reeling action is very smooth, don't end up fighting the reel while you fight the fish

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grease isn't provided in the FD series, and can't be ordered separately

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The Shimano Stella 4000 FE is a high-end spinning reel. This rod's Propulsion Line Management System includes a spool lip design. This design helps you to make long casts with little friction, and 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 E.I. Surface Treatment that covers the Stella 4000 FE increases its corrosion resistance. This rod 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 4000 FE is made with Dyna-Balance, which helps to make the feel of this rod comfortable. This rod's Aerowrap II Oscillation system provides uniform line lay and winding shape, which helps to prevent the loss of energy during casting. This model differs from the slightly lower cost Stella 4000 FE in that it 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 spinning reel model won the 2010 ICAST Best Freshwater Reel award.

Features
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
  • X-Ship Double Bearing Supported Pinion Gear
  • Ultra-light handle rotation
  • 1 roller bearing
  • Weight: 9.5oz.
  • 8/240, 10/200, 12/160 line capacity      
  • 15/280,30/170,50/150 power pro line capacity
  • 6.2:1 gear ratio
  • SW T type grip shape
  • 38" 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)
  • 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
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