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Greg Burt

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 28, 2008, 08:19:54 AM
Reportedly available in Japan in April, they will come here but it may be the end of the year :-\.
I have noticed the FA model prices have already dropped $150-200 over the last 12 months. ;D
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 28, 2008, 05:39:27 PM
Mick
Those specs show LESS drag than the old models, seems strange  ???

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 28, 2008, 07:46:08 PM
Chris, where have you seen details of the drag levels of the new reels?
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 28, 2008, 07:53:18 PM
Previous page Brandon.

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 28, 2008, 08:52:31 PM
I am comfortable with those drag ratings ! Never had to go beyond 15 kg drag set and beside my physique won't allow me to do beyond it or otherwise it is no longer enjoyable but rather punishment .

Jon .
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 28, 2008, 09:22:55 PM
The 20000FA drag is rated at 58lb= 26kg which is only 1kg more than Micks 'stated' rating of the new SW, well beyond my 15kg any way, I'm with you Jon. ;)

PS: How the hell do they test that anyway??
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 28, 2008, 11:48:09 PM
a very strong man.... ;D

or a machine???

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 29, 2008, 02:50:04 PM
the way I read things,  and I may be mistaken, is that reels like these have the drags tested by a machine, and the resultant drag ratings disclosed in marketing.........20kg.....25kg..whatever.  This not to say that we (mug holding it!) should use or can handle that rating but really goes to highlight that if the capacity is 25kg then the settings we would use, 12-16kg, for example, are well within the tollerances of the reel........that's the way I read it anyway.......

if Shimano can produce a 610g 10000..........then I'm sold already.........

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 29, 2008, 05:25:45 PM
My shopping list for 2008 :

1. Metanium MG-DC Left hand .
2. New 2008 Stella 10000 .
3. ........
4. ........

And it's only the end of Jan. 2008 , wonder how long the list will end up ?

Jon .
Last Edit: January 29, 2008, 06:01:18 PM by Jon Li
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 29, 2008, 05:53:51 PM
does anyone know whether the 10000, 18000 and 20000 are the same size with the only difference being the gear ratio and spool or will this change with the new model?
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 29, 2008, 07:06:30 PM
brandon that is a good question ..

i was thinking the same thing ..  ;D ;D

and i would like those new stella 10000  with 20000 spool . would be so nice ...   ;) ;)

that will be my next shoppping list for sure ... i can,t wait for them to come out ..  ;D ;D

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 30, 2008, 07:42:12 AM
Chris - good point
I removed my post and yours lest I start another battle!   ;D
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 31, 2008, 09:15:04 PM
SW models will be available in Australia.




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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 31, 2008, 09:55:54 PM
SW models will be available in Australia.

read my mind, was just about to ask that. Any idea on the release date in OZ?

already saving, a SW10000 2008 will be on the cards  ;D

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 31, 2008, 10:58:56 PM
wicked.....wouldnt mind another one to the collection.....and yeah same as you Jay, SW 10000HG, the XG reels will be interesting.  Me thinks fishing is starting to be an expensive hobby... :-\

Oh did I tell ya I got myself another 8k Stella....this time a SW 8000PG for a very very good price.  ;D
Last Edit: January 31, 2008, 11:05:34 PM by hon-su