Question of which Stella SW to get

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

  1. AndyP

    AndyP Member

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    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

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  3. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    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.