Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
SR-Concept: SR 3D Gear, SR One-Piece Bail Wire
S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball Bearings
Aluminum Frame (GR on 1000)
Spare Aluminum Spool
S-Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Arm Cam
Machined Aluminum Handle
Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread In Handle Attachment)
Septon Handle Grips
WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
Super Stopper II
Approved for use in Saltwater
Rated for use with mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
Line Retrieve Per Crank (in.)
Power Pro Line Capacity
Max Drag (lbs.)
S A-RB Ball Bearings
2/270, 4/140, 6/110
6/200, 8/140, 10/120
6/230, 8/170, 10/140
8/240, 10/200, 12/160
Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement Spinning Using a special cold forged aluminum drive gear and a hardened brass pinion gear (Stainless Steel pinion gear on Stella SW), reels equipped with the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement will retain their out-of-the-box smoothness much longer than before. In fact, testing has shown that this combination of metals is more durable than an all-stainless steel drivetrain while maintaining the smoothness that Shimano is famous for.
Aero Wrap II Oscillation System
Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds for the Propulsion Spool Lip design. It provides uniform line lay and winding shape to prevent loss of energy during the cast while providing longer casts than other oscillation systems. So, casting distance increases with less effort required. (Aero Wrap II is not available on Saros reels, which are equipped with Slow Oscillation.)
This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations caused by the reel.
Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, which provides extremely tight tolerances and control in the cutting process, Fluidrive II polishes the gear surface to maximize tooth contact. This increases the efficiency of the retrieve for more power with less effort.
Super Stopper II
Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way bearing that eliminates backplay.This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power. In some reels, the Super Stopper II can be turned off to allow backreeling for special techniques and situations.
Propulsion Line Management System
The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots