Question of which Stella SW to get

Discussion in 'Reels' started by AndyP, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. AndyP

    AndyP Member

    I have a Shimano Stella SW 18000 HG for my popping setup and will get a second Stella for popping (have a Saltiga Z6500 Expedition for jigging). Aside from retrieve speed, slightly less weight and line capacity what is the difference between the 18000 and the 20000?
  2. rtran

    rtran Senior Member


  3. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

    The main difference is the gear ratio.
    18K = 5.7:1
    20K = 4.4:1

    The 20K holds 40 more yds of 30# mono.
    Line retrieve is 50" per crank on 18K
    Line retrieve in 41" per crank on 20K

    Gear ratio is the big thing between these reels.