STELLA 18000 BRAID CAPACITY

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by scup, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. scup

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    Would anyone know the 50 lb. and 65 lb. Tufline or Sufix line capacities for the Shimano 18000 Stella spinning reel? Fishing wise what would be the pros and cons for green or yellow? Also would anyone know of a source for an extra spool for this reel? Thanks guys!:)
     
  2. gman

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    If you dont mind me making a suggestion ...

    I would use minimum of 65# braid if not 80#. I would not recommend using 50# braid on this reel, you will end up with like 650 yards of which you will only ever see the first 200 yards of which is a waste of line. In addition your drag is capable of big numbers, with a smaller line class you will never harness that power.

    Go with 65 or 80. You should get at least 500 yards at 65 and 400 of 80 if I was to give an estimate on proffesional winding
     

  3. kidflex

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  4. lordhell

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    I would definitely spool up with 80lb line on the 18000SW as suggested.
     
  5. SSFIREMSN

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    What is the difference in the 18000 and 20000???
     
  6. lordhell

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    What is the difference in the 18000 and 20000???

    18000SW - 5.7:1 gear ratio ideal for casting/popping
    20000SW - 4.4:1 gear ratio ideal for jigging/bottom fishing

    18000SW line capacity for 80lb braid is approx 50 yards less than 20000SW, 18000SW is also about 20g lighter than the 20000SW in weight.

    Hope that helps!
     
  7. SSFIREMSN

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    Thanks Is there a price difference?
     
  8. Jefisherman

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    Is the 18000 Stella good for Jigging also? I have one and know the ratio is a little faster,but should i slow the retrieve when jigging?thanks for any advice
     
  9. lordhell

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    Thanks Is there a price difference?

    No, the pricing of both reels should be very similar if not the exact same.
     
  10. lordhell

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    Is the 18000 Stella good for Jigging also? I have one and know the ratio is a little faster,but should i slow the retrieve when jigging?thanks for any advice

    I would not recommend you use it for all-day jigging as it will definitely be tough working heavier jigs from very deep holes, unless you're the increadible hulk or something with incredible stamina.. :p The higher gear ratio is really more suited for top water luring than jigging.
     
  11. Jefisherman

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    I went jigging for the first time tues.with the 18000, the water was only about 140 feet,it was a lot of fun,caught some bluefin and bonita and false albies..im hooked! i burnt some calories jigging i can tell you that,,lot a fun...I already bought the 18000 stella so i gotta use that..
     
  12. BretABaker

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    ive jigged with a 10000FA which is a higher gear as well. is it as nice and easy as a 20k (lower ratio)? no. can you do it? yes.
     
  13. scup

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    Thanks gman. I went with Sufix 65lb.(breaking strength around 80). Yes the bassing is absolutely awesome in Sept. and Oct. in Montauk. Thanks to all you guys for giving me feedback on this topic.