Shimano Stella FK Spinning Fishing Reels 2022
The Shimano Stella, a long time pinacle of Shimano's fishing reel inovation is now better than ever with all of Shimanos latest technology cramed into these beautiful reels, they are not the dream reel for no reason and when fished with you will understand why. We have analised the reel at Otto's and we were very impressed. The the key points listed below will highlight this, but overall with the new Infinity loop, anti twist fin and X-Cross drag make an already superb reel to fish with second to none. But must really make a point here of noting the Anti Twist fin his that maintains line tension to reduce sagging and prevents the line from falling off the bottom of the spool or wrapping around the spool in an uneven manner that will have you forgetting what Birds nests and line twists are and the Drua Cross drag that gives the Shimano Stella 22 FK a smoother and longer lasting drag than ever before.
Advancements in manufacturing technology and gear tooth design improve the surface contact and meshing between the drive gear and pinion gear. This revolutionary design efficiently distributes the load placed on the gear tooth surface across a wider area to prevent damage from stress points while significantly improving overall gear durability.
Advancements in the internal structure and design extend the spool's oscillation to enable the spool to move up and down at an extremely low speed. This technology creates a precise winding pattern with less overlap that significantly reduces friction as the line leaves the spool during a cast. The result is smooth and exceptional casting performance, especially of light lures.
The Infinity Drive structure is a more advanced version of the conventional X-SHIP structure that created exceptionally light winding. The main shaft, which had previously been supported by the pinion gear, is now supported by a new and unique low-friction bushing that significantly decreases frictional resistance. In addition, the main shaft has undergone a proprietary surface treatment and special processing to drastically reduce rotational torque, constructing a reel that can actively wind even under heavy loads.
ANTI TWIST FIN
The flexible polymer fin is installed near the line roller. This maintains line tension to reduce sagging and prevents the line from falling off the bottom of the spool or wrapping around the spool in an uneven manner.
DURA CROSS DRAG
Constructed to enhance overall durability, this revolutionary drag washer incorporates cutting-edge materials woven in a unique pattern compared to conventional drag washers. Without sacrificing a smooth drag feel, this new material is greater than 10x more durable for improved drag performance.
PROPULSION LINE MANAGMENT SYSTEM
The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion Spool Lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations, Shimano’s new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while also preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.