Stella SW vs Saltiga 2010

It appears Stella SW still reigns supreme!

 

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A very informative read, and

Mon, 2010-11-22 15:31

A very informative read, and being a Holden and Stella man am quietly satisfied .

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Shimano for life.

Mon, 2010-11-22 15:47

Shimano for life.

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 .. but now owns a certate ;)

Fri, 2011-05-20 20:40

 .. but now owns a certate ;)

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A lot of bugs for a new reel.

Mon, 2010-11-22 15:49

A lot of bugs for a new reel.

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Interesting.Played with a

Mon, 2010-11-22 16:24

Interesting.Played with a new saltiga 5000h on friday and pretty much feel in love pick one up this week.Just felt better in my hands than a stella in my opinion.

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stella vs saltiga

Mon, 2010-11-22 16:39

i sold my saltigas a year or so ago and replaced them with stellas and couldn't be happier (except for the one thats now in 100m of water behind rotto Cry lol!!

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I knew that this was going

Mon, 2010-11-22 16:47

I knew that this was going to be the case a long time ago.

 

Stella FTW

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Hey Sammy, thanks for the

Mon, 2010-11-22 22:38

Hey Sammy, thanks for the Stella 20,000.....but I still like my Daiwa Tierra better....hahaha!

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Stella's put a spell on ya

Mon, 2010-11-22 22:46

Stella's put a spell on ya

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Stella OWNS Saltiga...

Tue, 2010-11-23 00:08

Stella OWNS Saltiga... haha.

I had a feeling this was going to be the outcome.

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Shimano

Tue, 2010-11-23 06:43

Hey Buddy... Go Stella :D

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stella v saltiga

Tue, 2010-11-23 07:25

i love how all the people saying stela all the way have not even fished the new saltigas yet so how bout hearing from some one who has . personally i have owned both and the saltigas have stood up well above the stellas hence why i got rid of the stellas. just another ford vs holden style debate .

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How can you say the new

Tue, 2010-11-23 09:33

How can you say the new Saltigas have 'stood up' when they've only just been released?

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i meant the old saltigas not

Tue, 2010-11-23 13:07

i meant the old saltigas not current sorry mate should have worded it better

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did you read that review brenz

Tue, 2010-11-23 12:53

and see the metal shavings from the drag nut or the waering on the housing from the line laying gear or the oil from the magnetic clutch that got into the anti reverse bearing  or the fact that it has a plastic rotor  or that the shaft bearing spins in the housing , think i will stick with stella thanks 

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If I had the need for a PE8-10

Tue, 2010-11-23 08:19

which I dont at the moment I would get a "dogfight". I think both are supreme reels but a pansy name like Stella vs a Dogfight. No contest IMO. But having said that LOL.

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i think people are

Tue, 2010-11-23 11:37

i think people are overlooking the fact that he still rates them(saltigas) in his top 5 reels. plus with the stellas most people upgrade the knob so theres extra money to be spent.  the saltigas do look a hell of a lot better but sounds like they cut corners to save $$$ so its a tough one. I own a stella and was looking at getting the new saltiga but will have to go back to the drawing board!

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comparing saltiga and

Tue, 2010-11-23 12:39

comparing saltiga and stellas its like spliting hairs when your paying over $1000 the reels gotta be good

 

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they both catch fish of a 

Tue, 2010-11-23 15:42

they both catch fish of a  life time both quality reels

each anglers individual preference

saltigas look way better

stellas feel smoother

but really who cares about looks and feel

they will both catch the same fish regardless

i have 2 saltigas and wouldnt trade them for nothing 4500h maverick and Expedtion havent seen the new ones but coming over next mont with the owner of Ray and annes Tackle marine and he wil be bringing over a new 5000

they will be gettin a hard work out next month with shikari on the samsons that for sure.

hoping and praying the water will be goo on the 11th and 12 tht isInnocent

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I think it's funny the

Tue, 2010-11-23 21:18

I think it's funny the dogfight is a high geared model!!

Read the review and glad I own 2 Stella SWs. I have the expedition (now older model) and love it to death so have had the opportunity to use both reels. I'm glad they upgraded the drag as that was a genuine problem but looks like they fell short a little and may have even taken a backward step in parts.

 

I doubt most of us would notice these issues as we wouldn't fish them enough or to their limits.

 

Also I actually prefer the asthetics of the Stella over a Saltiga.

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Looks are too subjective, I

Tue, 2010-11-23 22:44

Looks are too subjective, I actually prefer the look of the Stella... but you can't really argue with the 'facts'.

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I'm with jay here, and think

Tue, 2010-11-23 23:17

I'm with jay here, and think the Stellas are way more sexy.

 

The facts agree and i drive a holden  

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STELLA VS SALTIGA

Thu, 2010-11-25 14:11

I have just ordered my new combo to replace the one lost behind rotto and went for a stella 20k again and a new model jigwrex(love the contoured finger grips!!) and although a stella man i got the new saltigas out (several models) of the case and played with them and although they feel a shit load better than the 4500/6500,3500 big game i used to have since swapping to stellas (3 sizes) i have never looked back and that article above just cemented it in my mind!!! roll on the insurance cheque!!!

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So Ryan, standard boat

Thu, 2010-11-25 14:17

So Ryan, standard boat insurance covered the cost of the Stella sinker?

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stella sinker

Thu, 2010-11-25 14:26

hey John , as it turns out i have apretty comprehensive package with club marine so all indications on speaking with them are good, but regardless i need to replace my favorite outfit so i have ordered it anyway!!!!!!!(brother in law has offerred to pay , but i expect clkub marine to come to the party!.   cheers

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Now thats interesting

Thu, 2010-11-25 16:00

I have the top Insurance Policy with CM. Last week I accidently broke a rod when something from the boat fell on it. Well it was a tackle box from the seat onto the Dropshot Pro 6-10 which was not in the rod holder, but ready for action as I was playing with Mantas. Had the rod propped up in the cab, box fell and its your uncle.

Might just give them a buzz. Certainly doesnt look like a fishing accident as it only snapped the ouside fibres on the opposite side a fishing high sticking etc would snap it.

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Which reel was better out of

Fri, 2010-11-26 20:04

Which reel was better out of the older models may I ask?

 

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older models

Sat, 2010-11-27 15:47

imo the stellas were better then (i had 3 of the older model saltigas,3500 big game,4500,6500exp) then swapped to 3 stellas and was happy (i broke the 3500 twice ) but this topic could go on forever, after having both they are both awesome but i prefer the stella!!!!

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it dont think its so much

Sat, 2010-11-27 15:50

it dont think its so much which ones better they both catch the same fish

each indivdual anglers preference

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stella vs saltiga

Sat, 2010-11-27 15:53

thats what i was saying imo stella was and still is better but thats my "opinion" both are awesome but after having and fishing hard with 3 of each i can say i've tried them both sufficiently to have an informed opinion.

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saltiga was designed more

Sat, 2010-11-27 15:59

saltiga was designed more for a jigging reel the design has lesser moving and lesser parts .

the high gear ratioe like the dogfight was made to compete in the market with stellas high ratio range.

but saltigas were invented specifically for jigging being a slimmer reel and hard cranking reel

hence why the stellas crap all over the smootheness compared to the saltigas.

daiwa has now made them smoother

but no way as smooth a stella

their is no number 1 place there both equal in the range

its jst indviduals choice which we liek better.

 

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ahh......dont forget.....

Sun, 2010-11-28 07:39

Before the Dogfight there was Z6000GT.....

The Stellas actually was first released back in 97 with the first Stella F series.

The Saltiga was released in 2000...and like the new ones, they only released the 4000/4500 models first and it'll be like a year later before they decide to make it bigger.

Before the Saltiga, Daiwa's top end large spin reel was the TD-X 6000HIA which was designed purely for spinning. They never had jigging in mind until Shimano released the Stella.

Really, who's following who??

It'll be interesting to see how the new Saltigas hold up. The Stella SW are now well and trully proven.

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For the fellow Blingers!!

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Sexy! You manage to find a

Sun, 2010-11-28 07:52

Sexy! You manage to find a RH conversion for the SOM handle?

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SOM handle....

Sun, 2010-11-28 18:02

No I bought the only right hand wind (in the world possibly!!)

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lol why the hell would you

Sun, 2010-11-28 21:15

lol why the hell would you do that to a stella?? It's like pimpin up a Porsche with clear tail lights and neons.. 

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I strongly disagree with

Tue, 2010-11-30 04:39

I strongly disagree with that analogy, it is very offensive to fellow blingers. Please retract itTongue out

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Didn't know you owned any

Wed, 2010-12-01 18:17

Didn't know you owned any bling

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JW water rats arent bling?

Wed, 2010-12-01 18:41

JW water rats arent bling?

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Haha As bling as an

Wed, 2010-12-01 18:44

Haha As bling as an aboriginals Gold plated trolley :P

No credit btw, At tafe.

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Gold plated goon bags, unna.

Wed, 2010-12-01 18:47

Gold plated goon bags, unna.

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Not just looks...

Tue, 2010-11-30 17:08

The spool is nothing like the original spool. This spool can hold upto 500m of PE4 where as the original holds 300m. It also has a different spool lip setup.

The handle itself also is longer than the stock one and the knob is round EVA with an ally cap. Comfortable and grippy handle.

So yeh....I wouldnt do it if it doesnt change the performance.

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Fair enough so its not just

Tue, 2010-11-30 17:14

Fair enough so its not just to make you look good ay... Tongue out

hehe ignorant analogy retracted...

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Pimping Porshce

Tue, 2010-11-30 21:00

I know a few guys that pimp up their Porsche, usable pimp ups, no neons and clear tailights.

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i had a play with the new

Wed, 2010-12-01 17:49

i had a play with the new daiwa saltiga 5000 today, one of our customers brang one in. in my honest opinion, the reel itself looks amazing, it looks like its built strong, but in saying that the smoothness isnt up to the stellas level...the only fault i could see with this reel was that the drag knob feels a bit plastically when your fiddling with it. personally, i would not pay the extra $250 or so on top of the stella...if the new saltiga was smoother then yes i would, but its not....i guess only time will tell.