Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels - $789.99 to $819.99

The best just got better. Introducing the newest incarnation of Shimano’s iconic flagship spinning reel - the Shimano Stella FI Series.

Packed with the latest and most advanced technologies Shimano has at its disposal, Shimano was able to do the impossible - make the smoothest most balanced reel in the world even more so. The Shimano engineers also increased new Stella FI’s power and torque far beyond what was previously thought possible with a spinning reel. And if that wasn’t enough, they stepped up its durability as well by virtually eliminating water from entering the reel.

Its new G-Free Body moves the oscillation system from where it is traditionally housed - below the drive gear - and places it closer to the center of the reel. This greatly enhances the reel’s balance by moving weight closer to your hands, eliminating any hint of wobble. The new Micro Module Gear System also provides improved gear alignment, as well as, more power and torque thanks to the use of more micro teeth on the main gear and pinion gear.

The new S-Direct Drive System picks up from there, allowing the handle to screw directly into the drive gear - for a pure transfer of power that makes it ounce-for-ounce one of the most powerful spinning reel ever created. The new S-Direct Drive System also eliminates all back play, and Shimano’s Core Protect delivers a major upgrade in durability by keeping water out of the reel’s inner workings and thus greatly increasing its life. Precision-engineered to the smallest tolerances possible, the Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reel delivers next generation performance and stays at the top of the class.


Shimano's iconic Stella Spinning Reel has returned. The Stella FI Spinning Reels are more powerful and durable than ever before with a whole new level of smoothness and balance you have to feel to believe.

-G-Free Body
-Propulsion Line Management System
-Hagane Body
-CF Aluminum Cold Forge Spool
-Aero Wrap II
-Hagane Gear
-Micro-Module Gear
-Super Stopper II
-Fluidrive II


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Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Capacity (Test/Yd.) Price Stock Qty
STLC2000SFI Right/Left 5.1:1 6.3 13A-RB + 1A-RB 4/109, 5/82 $789.99
STL2500HGSFI Right/Left 6.0:1 7.7 13A-RB + 1A-RB 6/104, 8/77 $799.99
STLC3000XGFI Right/Left 6.4:1 7.9 13A-RB + 1A-RB 8/197, 10/164 $799.99
STL4000XGFI Right/Left 6.2:1 9.3 13A-RB + 1A-RB 10/186, 12/164 $819.99

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Comments: I'm not sure any reel is worth the retail price of this Stella, however it's incredible. I have had mine for a few months and it makes everything else feel silly. I have the 3000 size and it's super fast when I need to pick up line quick to set the hook. I hope to add a couple more....they will last a lifetime if half way taken care of....

From: RangerZ518: USA 8/1/15

Comments: Awesome reel have had it for a few months now and have caugh lots of fish worth every penny will be buying another one a 4000 i have the 3000 right now. Lol all my stradics ci4+ and sustain fg will be collecting dust.

From: Snooker: Tampa, FL 12/19/14

Comments: I own the Stella Fi 3000. I never thought I would spend this kind of money on a reel, not gunna lie I had the feeling of 'what the hell am I doing'. But after you feel this reel, you'll justify every cent spent on this reel. Its butter smooth, to the point that grinning when you reel in, or even better when you feel that drag. Would I buy it again? Without a doubt!! I use this for jigs and crankbait on a Phenix med/heavy rod. I do plan on getting a 2000 for a finesse setup. I love it that much. My only complaint is that spools are not interchangable. I spoke with a Shimano rep who informed that this series (FI) cannot have spools interchanged. I was contemplating between the 2500 and 3000. I went with the 3000 for the spool size difference.

From: Ed: San Jose, CA 6/30/14

Comments: One word. Smooth. Lightweight and powerful, the new design of the body feels more "natural" in the hand. I own the Sustain 3000 FE; and Ci4. both are amazing reels, but if you want to pamper yourself and experience "better than best". get the Stella.

From: Fishingdude888: Canada 4/26/14

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