Shimano stella fi the stella fi spinning reels are more powerful & durable than ever before with a whole new level of smoothness & balance you have to feel to believe. -coreprotect -x-ship -sr-concept -g-free body -s ar-b -propulsion line management system -hagane body -cf aluminum cold forge spool -aero wrap ii -hagane gear -paladin -micro-module gear -dyna-balance -super stopper ii -fluidrive ii packed with the latest & most advanced technologies shimano offers, power & torque far beyond what was previously thought possible with a spinning reel, & incredible durability, the shimano stella delivers next generation performance & stays at the top of the class. The micromodule gear system provides improved gear alignment, as well as more power & torque thanks to the use of micro-teeth on the main gear & pinion gear. The s-direct drive system picks up from there, allowing the handle to screw directly into the drive gear, for a pure transfer of power that makes it ounce-for-ounce one of the most powerful spinning reel ever created. The s-direct drive system also eliminates all back play. Core protect delivers a major upgrade in durability by keeping water out of the reel’s inner workings & thus greatly increasing its life.