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Jay Burgess

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 31, 2008, 11:25:38 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

no you didn't, and that's just being greedy  ;D lol

any noticeable differents between the 8000PG and 8000FA?

ps.. thought you were a saltiga man anyway honsu?  :P
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 31, 2008, 11:29:54 PM
........ 8)

mmm... I wonder why that's blurred  ;) ;)

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 01, 2008, 08:12:26 AM
Luke! stop teasing :-\ ;)

hon-su, thumbs up, love them 8000 Stellas ;D
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 01, 2008, 09:55:44 AM

any noticeable differents between the 8000PG and 8000FA?

ps.. thought you were a saltiga man anyway honsu?  :P

nope, absolutely no difference at all, apart from the black main spool and a spare spool.
I am still.....got 3 of them. I have 2 luvias and a certate hyper 4k coming.

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 01, 2008, 04:54:49 PM
Here's a 3D animation of one of the new Stella SW series, from the Japanese Shimano site.

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/3d/top.html

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 01, 2008, 11:16:22 PM
about time they make it official 

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 02, 2008, 08:35:30 AM
While on this topic has anyone come across any more "Saltiga" problems. You know the early ones with broken reel stems and bail arms coming off the rotor. If not than I suppose Shimano has its work cut out with the growing number of Saltigas (especially Dogfights) I tend to see in the popper fishing articles in magazines and videos. I have 3 Stellas myself (SW) but just find the Saltiga to feel that much more solid.

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 02, 2008, 09:20:13 AM
They are more solid, I have 3 myself but it just seems they have the upper hand with the better drag system.

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 02, 2008, 12:49:28 PM
I'm sorry, I couldnt help but laugh at luke's (deleted) comments about a more 'solid feeling' saltiga being a better mallet too ;D ;D ;D
I know I'd prefer the (old) Stella's on any trip, but not too extended... and its always safer to pack a spare one too...

Maybe reasons why the DF is getting popular includes to its huge line cap, and (in most parts of the world) cheaper price than a stella?
Anyway the new stella addresses this with the whopping 18000HG from what I can see, which has line cap close to the (old) 20000. Yay for those PE10 and above lines!

But with the (new) 10000 at 625 grams, with a higher line cap than the (old) 10000... I'ma gonna be soo broke...
Will be good to see who would rather the 18000 over the 10000 and vice versa. 300g difference is 3kg in 10 casts, or 30kg in 100 casts!!! (easily done in 1 day)
exciting stuff
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 02, 2008, 01:15:33 PM
gotta love the ol' Saltiga vs Stella debate.

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 02, 2008, 08:01:53 PM
U think you're broke KC....Ive got 5 stellas now and the new ones look tempting. Now all my fishing gear takes up a good part of my house content insurance...  ::)

Jay, dont make your choice hard.....get BOTH!!! lol

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 02, 2008, 09:24:25 PM
5 stellas = roughly the price of a New Cal trip for slightly over a week  ;D ;D ;D

i think u chose the wrong option!  :P
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 03, 2008, 01:40:54 AM
lol......well I need it for other trips. Like to get that 24.5kg dhuie thats still out there.   ;D
As well as that elusive 100lb Ambo, 200lb Sambo and possibly 100lb YFT. All within 2hrs boat ride.  :P

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
February 03, 2008, 01:50:13 PM
Jay, dont make your choice hard.....get BOTH!!! lol

I think I'll do just that, gotta finish paying off Rowley Shoals trip first though!