The Shimano Stella SW 18000 SW is a high-end spinning reel, a flagship offering.

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The Shimano Stella SW 18000 SW is a high-end spinning reel, a flagship offering. As with most of Shimano's spinning reel lines, the 18000 SW differs from other reels in the Stella SW line in terms of inches of line retrieve per crank, pounds of maximum drag, line capacity, gear ratio and weight. Other features are shared throughout the line, including the Aero Wrap II worm gear oscillation system, which utilizes a specially designed pitch to optimize oscillation speeds. This system creates a uniform line lay, which helps to prevent energy loss during casting, for more distance with less effort. The Fluidrive II feature, a gear surface polishing that maximizes tooth contact, also helps to prevent energy loss in your cast. The Stella SW line's increased emphasis on durability (as evidenced by ceramic and carbon coated parts, as well as an array of aluminum parts) as well as ergonomics (as evidenced by the lightweight hand grip design) are what set it apart from other Stella spinning reel lines.

  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement w/ Low Wear Rate Pinion Gear
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller IV Oversized Roller w/ Overflange for the Ultimate in Line Protection, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
  • Aero Wrap II Oscillation
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Spool: Proprietary Coating on Spool Lip, Ceramic Coating on entire spool
  • Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating on Line Roller
  • SW Concept: Sw-Water Resistant Body, SW-Twin Disk Drag, SW-Assist Stopper, SW-Water Proof Drag, SW-Lightweight Ergonomic Handle Grips SR Concept: SR-Balanced Body, SR-Slider, SR-3BB Oscillation, SR-Handle, SR-3-D Gear Design, SR-Floating Shaft, SR-Rigid Support System
  • S Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Shield Roller Clutch, S-Arm Cam
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • Twin Bearing Drag
  • Super Stopper II
  • Stopperless Design (No Anti-Reverse Switch)
  • Septon Handle Grip
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In Handle Attachment)
  • Fluidrive II
  • Maintenance Port
  • Aluminum Frame, Sideplate & Rotor
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Manual Bail Trip
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use w/ Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
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