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Andy Rowe

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 03, 2013, 12:04:49 PM
Aluminium rotor is good news indeed!  And a 14000 size....... fantastic news for GT Popping anglers.

Thought you'd like that mate, then we wait for SOM to build an 18k spool for it. Question in my mind is will they actually build a new reel body in between the 10k and 18k or will they work off the 10k and just add the 14k spool up-size...
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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 03, 2013, 01:06:38 PM
Apart from the natural inclination to want the latest and (hopefully) greatest, I really don't see what they are going to do with the reel that is going to result in any discernible improvements. The 08 Stella bought in a significant change more because it bought the smaller 10000 into play which resulted in a significant weight saving if you felt you could get away with the smaller reel.. In a direct comparison between the 10000 FA Stella and the 08 18000 SW Stella, I can't really say there has been a particularly discernible performance difference. I do like the line lay system on the 08 Stella but that has been about it. I am still pretty convinced that line came off my 12000 and 16000 Yumeya spools that I had on my FA reels every bit as fast as they it does off my 18000s.

All I know is that when I am fighting a fish, the last thing I am thinking off is what reel I have on. The fact that I don't even think of the reel though is testament to my trust that it will do the job. I don't feel any different about the FA and the 08 in this regard.

On the X-Ship issue, I know some people claim they feel a significant difference but I had every model in the FD Stella and they have all been replaced by FEs. I simply don't think there is much of a noticeable difference.
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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 03, 2013, 01:13:22 PM
Aluminium rotor is good news indeed!  And a 14000 size....... fantastic news for GT Popping anglers.

Thought you'd like that mate, then we wait for SOM to build an 18k spool for it. Question in my mind is will they actually build a new reel body in between the 10k and 18k or will they work off the 10k and just add the 14k spool up-size...

:)

Might not need an aftermarket spool.  A 14000 will hold about 220-230 m of PE8 I reckon.

I wonder if it would be too much to expect a solid, one piece handle as well?
Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 01:43:34 PM by Mark Harris

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 07, 2013, 03:23:13 PM
Can someone please bring me up to speed with what is happening with the "Stella" family.
For example what's happening with what models??How many new models are there.Mark mentioned a 14000size reel.I've heard of a 25000 brute.
I was about to buy a new18000 and smarten it up with SOM or similar.Maybe I should wait.
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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 09, 2013, 01:59:15 PM
Can someone please bring me up to speed with what is happening with the "Stella" family.
For example what's happening with what models??How many new models are there.Mark mentioned a 14000size reel.I've heard of a 25000 brute.
I was about to buy a new18000 and smarten it up with SOM or similar.Maybe I should wait.

I don't think anyone can say for sure. Only rumours and speculation at this point.

Mark Harris

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 09, 2013, 02:47:17 PM
I would just say that when I mentioned a 14000, I was only quoting what came from Alan Hawk in the 360Tuna thread.

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 12, 2013, 01:31:33 AM
New pics in Japanese catalog. Maybe some of our Japanese members could provide us with better photos. Apart from the color, it looks pretty much like the '08/'09 models. Internally there will be some improvements according to mr. Hawk:
http://jignpopforum.com/topic/715-here-is-the-new-stella-sw/page__pid__4682#entry4682
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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 12, 2013, 06:17:11 AM
Nice - confirms the 30K size then!

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 12, 2013, 06:53:56 AM
It's the 14000 I'm interested in

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 12, 2013, 11:14:42 AM
Folding handle and an egg knob :( .

Great aesthetics though.

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 12, 2013, 11:42:03 AM
So we are all getting hyped about the new 2013 Stella.  Anybody know when these are supposed to start hitting the market?

Mark Harris

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 13, 2013, 11:15:33 AM
Here we go, compliments of Mr Hawk:

(from: http://jignpopforum.com/topic/715-updated-here-is-the-new-stella-sw/page__pid__4682#entry4682)





The VERY good news seems to be that the spools are interchangeable with existing Stella SW models. All those existing aftermarket spools will fit!

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 13, 2013, 11:38:37 AM
Here we go, compliments of Mr Hawk:

(from: http://jignpopforum.com/topic/715-updated-here-is-the-new-stella-sw/page__pid__4682#entry4682)



Breathtaking! Is this to catch fish or to raise sunken ships? Do you know the weight or capacity of the 30K?

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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 13, 2013, 02:05:13 PM
In the fine print under the picture the pricing is from Y85,000-Y135,000 or $1000 to just under $1600


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Re: New Stella SW 2013 video
January 13, 2013, 02:07:34 PM
Don't forget those are Japanese domestic prices. They will surely be higher priced if purchased outside Japan, especially with the inevitable hype and supply shortage.
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