Shimano, established in 1921, is a Japanese based company with strong environmental ethics. For the first 50 years of the company’s life, it created cycling equipment but diversified into the production of top quality fishing reels in 1970. Its product range is comprehensive, with everything from luggage to line in its portfolio. However, it is the reels that make up the majority of the catalogue and the brand has a fantastic range of both Match reels and Carp reels.
Whether it is freshwater or saltwater fishing, the Shimano Stella FJ Reel is the flagship in front drag Core Solid spinning reels for Shimano spinning reels. The Stella FJ reel includes all of Shimano’s latest and very best technologies to ensure maximum strength and durability at minimum weight. The reel sports Micro Module II gearing and Silent Drive technology for a super smooth retrieve at an incredibly quiet level. Not only is the reel unparalleled in its smoothness but it also sports a waterproof drag protected to prevent erosion.
There are three reel size options. the first size if the 2500 FJ which has a line capacity of 0.18mm/290m and gear ratio of 5:3:1, the 4000 FJ size has a line capacity of 0.25mm/260m and gear ratio of 5:3:1 and the C3000 FJ sports a line capacity of 0.25mm/210m and again 5:3:1 ratio. The smaller models are ideal for targeting Perch, Zander and light rock fishing. Medium for all-round predator angling, whilst the larger sizes are well suited to larger predators, both in rivers and lakes or for inshore fishing.
All the reel sizes can easily handle the biggest fish and the most though conditions in both fresh and saltwater thanks to its aluminium cold forged spool with Aero Wrap II Oscillation. This makes the reeling in of line controlled with fewer tangles.
The Stella FJ is the ultimate spinning reel for the angler who wants to use the very best.