•13+1 Bearings
•Retrieve Range 27-37 (in)
•27-37.4 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Front Drag
•6.6-24.2 (lb) Drag Power Range
•Extra High Crank Power
•Extra High Cast Rating
We aimed to make the most efficient Drivetrain in a
spinning reel. We achieved our goal by using our new
X-Ship feature. The result of using X-Ship makes the
handle easier to turn with or without load. This makes
the most important thing in fishing easier to feel the
bite. Because less effort goes into turning the handle
you can detect even the lightest "tick" bites.
Shimano Stella FI Model STL2500HGSFI Reel
Series : Stella
Family Type : Freshwater
Models Offered : 4
Key Feature : X-Ship
Ball Bearings : 14
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 6.6-24.2 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) : 25-38
Stella is known throughout the world. It is one of
angling's most iconic reels, the flagship of Shimano. But
Stella is so much more than just engineering excellence.
Stella has a history and it has soul. It delivers enjoyment
on so many levels. To some just owning a Stella is
enough. The pride, the passion, it defines you as an
angler in more ways than words ever could, and to use
Stella delivers unrivaled pleasure. The new Stella is
now ready for the next generation. Own it with pride and
use it with joy... after all you deserve it!
•Micromodule Gear
•X-Ship - Double Bearing Supported
Pinion Gear • Ultra-Light Handle Rotation
• Increased Gearing Efficiency and Power
•G Free Body
•E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme
corrosion protection on Spool
•Aerowrap II Oscillation
•Super Mg
•S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
•One-Piece Bail
•AR-C Light Spool
•Rigid Support System: Rigid Support
•Machined Aluminum Handle
•Septon Handle Grips
•S-Direct Gear
•Easy Maintenance
•Fluidrive II
•Titanium Bail Wire
•Improved Line Clip
•Super Stopper II
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon
and PowerPro lines
G Free Body technology has been developed to shift
the reel’s center of gravity closer to the rod. This has
been achieved by moving the worm shaft oscillation
mechanism 19mm from the bottom of the reel to the
top. By moving the center of gravity closer to the
anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to
reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
S-Direct Gear technology improves gear
component alignment within the reel itself. By
reducing any movement of critical parts within the
reel, Shimano has eliminated microscopic amounts
of handle play that existed in previous models. The
result is an incredible solid feeling that maximizes
the power and energy transfer when fishing.
Incredible Smoothness: The addition of
MICROMODULE gear technology to Stella
provides an incredible breakthrough in gear design
and alignment that delivers a new level
smoothness without sacrificing strength or
durability. The reduced vibration and enhanced
smoothness result in greater sensitivity transmitted
from your rod, line and lure to your hand.
Total Protection: The concept of COREPROTECT
is simple... to provide water resistance without
creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three
key areas of the reel that require protection; the
roller clutch, the body and the line roller
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By
supporting the pinion gear on both ends with
bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise
alignment with the drive gear. This means the
gears will stay in the same position under the
heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction
between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated.
This will enhance the casting performance of the
reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.
A-RB bearings are stainless steel ball
bearings that have been through the A-
RB treatment process which makes them
at least 10 times more corrosion resistant
than standard stainless steel ball bearings.

•A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) are made of
Stainless Steel that has been through the
A-RB process.
• At least 10 times more corrosion
resistant than standard Stainless Steel
ball bearings.
• Easy Maintenance-no shield design
allows for easy flushing of debris and
easy lubrication.
•Increased Bearing Speed-no shield
design and lighter viscosity lubrication
reduce friction and allow the bearing to
spin faster and longer.
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way
bearing that eliminates backplay.This provides
the angler with instant hooksetting power. In
some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned
off to allow backreeling for special techniques
and situations.
Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, which
provides extremely tight tolerances and control
in the cutting process, Fluidrive II polishes the
gear surface to maximize tooth contact. This
increases the efficiency of the retrieve for more
power with less effort.

This feature eliminates wobble
during the retrieve by counter
balancing the rotor to enhance
sensitivity and smoothness. By
using computer balancing, an
approach similar to car tire
balancing, we are able to
redistribute the rotor weight to
create smooth rotation and
eliminate vibrations caused by
the reel.
With E.I., after the anodization process is finished, a
second layer of surface treatment is added.
This Treatment is forced into the remaining surface
This gives salt no hideout, and also results in an extremely
smooth-to-the-touch finish.
(So don?t forget to back your spool with tape or a few
wraps of mono before installing your PowerPro￿!)
A reel with the E.I. Surface treatment has more than
double the corrosion resistance of a standard anodized