SHIMANO STELLA 20000 & GRAPPLER ROD REVIEW – The Fisherman

SHIMANO STELLA 20000 & GRAPPLER ROD REVIEW

Shimano made a big splash at the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo in Suffern, NY in late February with the introduction of its Infinity Drive and HeatSink drag innovations to the redesigned Stella SW 4000XG, 5000HG, 6000HG, 18000HG, 20000PG and 30000. “These new Stella SW reels offer the right model sizes and performance features to re-write the book on fighting trophy gamefish,” said Captain Jack Sprengel with East Coast Charters, one of the Northeast’s premier guided sportfishing operations. “By adding Infinity Drive, HeatSink Drag and its X-Protect water resistance and intrusion feature, these new Stella SW reels are one of the greatest examples in sportfishing evolution I’ve witnessed in the last two decades as a professional waterman, field test and freestyle fishing enthusiast.” Hit the Suffern floor with Capt. Jack for a tour of the new Shimano Stella & Grappler rod.