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vjstroud
03-29-2010, 09:35 PM
Im talking about this bad boy, the Shimano Stella SW5000.

Costing somewhere around $700, what would make a reel that expensive. I mean C'mon! I know it has no virtual line tangle and twist system going on, and a scratch proof coating and all but $700!!!

For $700 i could feed the hungry, i could buy a dog, I could skydive, I CAN EVEN go to Vegas and still have enough money to do ALL I LISTED BEFORE!!!

This thing better have some GPS satellite system, and better be made out of gold. Does it have a v8 supercharger or something?

Okay, enough of me ragging, What do you feller Fish Sniffers think?

BIG_ONE
03-29-2010, 10:39 PM
If I got the money, I would get that sweet baby! I will get that baby someday...:yahoo:

Trout Tracker
03-30-2010, 06:22 AM
For $700.00 it would have to guarentee me fish each and every time.
I do good with my Shimanos and couldn't see spending that kind of money for a reel.
Thier is alot more i could spend $700.00 on.
TT

BIG_ONE
03-30-2010, 10:51 AM
For $700.00 it would have to guarentee me fish each and every time.
I do good with my Shimanos and couldn't see spending that kind of money for a reel.
Thier is alot more i could spend $700.00 on.
TT

I agree, but this reel is meant for heavy salt water fishing where fish would take a tremendous and very high speed run. This is what this reel is built for.

Lisa Jean
03-30-2010, 11:28 AM
If I had the money and lived in an area of the world where I could use this reel regularly, I would buy it.

SalmonHunter
03-30-2010, 12:35 PM
i would buy if i had the money shoot i spent 450.00 on a japanese calcutta and i love it every bit

FishnBeer
03-30-2010, 06:30 PM
you know, this is one of those things like the ferrari enzo. its not a who would its a who can buy it thing. that reel does the same thing as a lot of other reels, but it is straight blingin. same thing as ferrari enzo. its just a car, but that thing is just badass. they both get from A to B, but I would take an enzo over a civic any day!

can i afford that reel? not yet, but when my time comes, price will just be a minor detail :laugh:

vjstroud
03-30-2010, 07:43 PM
you know, this is one of those things like the ferrari enzo. its not a who would its a who can buy it thing. that reel does the same thing as a lot of other reels, but it is straight blingin. same thing as ferrari enzo. its just a car, but that thing is just badass. they both get from A to B, but I would take an enzo over a civic any day!

can i afford that reel? not yet, but when my time comes, price will just be a minor detail :laugh:

lol very true. i cant disagree with that one.

B-RAN
03-30-2010, 09:27 PM
I'd rather spend the money on a guided trip to Lake El Salto:D

Denny1969
04-01-2010, 06:41 PM
I agree, but this reel is meant for heavy salt water fishing where fish would take a tremendous and very high speed run. This is what this reel is built for.

The person who uses this reel for its intended purpose doesn't make compromises. He won't use anything but the best tool for the job because if it isn't the best tool, he feels that the chance for failure is great. When he is fishing in the middle of nowhere, the thought in the back in his head that isn't wanted is the thought whether the equipment is going to fail.

I used to lead fly fishing trips to Loreto, Mexico. Some of my clients would arrive with heavy freshwater reels that would do the job on freshwater fish, but not on saltwater fish. Some time during the middle of these trips, someone's reel would fail (drags seize, drags exlode, spool arbors would get crushed under intense pressure). They would end up using someone else's spare (usually mine).

Denny

bassrook
04-01-2010, 08:02 PM
Shoot!! I looked it up and the spare spool is $149!! And its a spin reel.. I could buy 3 new rod and reels for the price of 1 reel? Well I bought my Super Lotto ticket tonight.. Good luck to me..

Ictalurus
04-02-2010, 10:39 AM
I fish with the lower end Shimano reels such as the Sahara and Sedona, and I love them. I can't imagine how the Stella reels must feel and perform. If I had the moneys I would buy one!

ReelJerks
04-05-2010, 01:01 PM
The guy (or gal) that buys this reel does NOT shop at Harbor Freight.

:baghead:

FishItswuts4dinner
04-06-2010, 11:28 PM
Not me, WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY OVER PRICED IMO:yikes:.....That reel ISN'T going to Guaranttee a(any) fish everytime you hit the water. I'd rather spend on other things like a boat, fishfinder, multiple rods and reels.