Shimano Advances Spinning Reel Technology With New Features Now Offered In Upgraded Stella Fe Reels
IRVINE, Calif. – ICAST 2010 INTRODUCTION – As its showcase spinning reel series for more than 15 years, when it develops its latest, industry-leading technology, Shimano offers it first in its Stella series. The next version of Stella is now available, the STL1000FE, 2500FE, 3000FE and 4000FE, featuring Shimano’s X-Ship double bearing supported pinion gear and E.I. surface treatment on the spool.
“For anglers looking for the best in spinning reels, be it for panfish and trout, bass and walleye, or inshore saltwater use for bonefish, redfish and permit, our Stella reels have always been the top choice,” said Robby Gant, product manager at Shimano. “With these new features, we’ve taken Stella to another level, continuing our goal of enhancing the overall fishing experience.”
With X-Ship, Shimano has increased the gearing efficiency and power, providing anglers with ultra-light handle rotation. “When you combine this with our Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement, anglers will notice out-of-the-box smoothness year-after-year of use,” Gant said. “Along with gearing that just continues to be extra smooth season after fishing season, we include our E.I. surface treatment on the cold forged aluminum spool to resist corrosion. This provides key protection to reel when used for any saltwater action.”
The new Stella FE reels include a long-list of proven Shimano features, from Propulsion Line Management System to virtually eliminate any line twist and increase casting distance, SR Concept, Rigid Support System, Aerowrap II, Dyna-Balance and Super Stopper II, and a long list of others. “As anglers would expect, any Shimano reel technology we have it our disposable to make these the best spinning reels we have is featured in the Stella FE series,” said Gant.
All four Stella reels have 14 S A-RB shielded anti-rust ball bearings, lightweight magnesium frames and sideplate, waterproof drag, and Septon handle grips (paddle grip on the 1000, flat T on the 2500, and saltwater T type on the 3000 and 4000).
The Stella 1000FE has a 5.0:1 gear ratio, will retrieve in 25-inches of line per crank, and has the spool capacity to handle 6- to 12-pound mono or 10- to 20-pound PowerPro braid. Both with a 6.0:1 gear ratios retrieving in 35-inches of line per crank, the Stella 2500FE holds 8- to 12-pound test mono, or 10- to 30-pound PowerPro, while the 3000FE can handle from 8- to 16-pound mono or 10- to 40-pound PowerPro. The 4000FE as a 6.2:1 gear ratio, retrieves 38-inches of line per cranks, and has the capacity for 12- to 20-pound test mono or 15- to 50-pound test PowerPro.
All the Stella F# reels are back by Shimano’s Platinum Service Program, available by completing the on-line warranty registration on Shimano’s web site. With this program, Stella FD owners receive an extended two-year warranty, coupons for discounted maintenance fees ranging from half price to free, and guaranteed 48-hour service turnaround.
For more information on the new Stella 1000FE, 2500FE, 3000FE and 4000FE spinning reels, visit the Shimano web site – http://www.shimano.com/ – call Shimano’s product support team at 877/577-0600 (6 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time) – or visit your local tackle dealer.
Suggested Retail: STL1000FE – $699.99; STL2500FE/3000FE – $729.99; STL 4000FE – $749.99
John Mazurkiewicz/ Catalyst Marketing- 574/289-1331• firstname.lastname@example.org