135 lb Bluefin Tuna on a Spinning Reel

It takes a really tough and powerful spinning reel to beat a 135 lb Bluefin Tuna.

So what kind of spinning reel is up to this challenge?

….the Shimano Twinpower SW 14000 – Buy One Now

The Shimano Twinpower SW spinning reel is the little brother of the magnificent Shimano Stella SW. The Stella is the largest spinning reel for saltwater big game fish. However the Twinpower is also a heavy weight contender that can tackle tuna, sailfish, marlin and sharks. The Twinpower SW can hold 400 yards of 50 lb braided line and has a maximum drag of 55 lbs. The Twinpower is quite a bit less expensive than a Stella SW. It’s a great compromise.

Bluefin Tuna with Shimano Stella SW Spinning Reel

72″ Bluefin Tuna caught with the awesome Shimano Stella SW SLT 18000 spinning reel off of the Outer Banks, North Carolina. 

The Shimano Stella SW is the biggest spinning reel available and is designed for battling the largest saltwater fish including Bluefin Tuna, Black Marlin and Tiger Sharks. It a super strong and well designed spinning reel. It the best spinning reel for big game fish. Buy the Shimano Stella SW Spinning Reel at Amazon.com

Shimano Stella SW Features

  • X-Touch Drag to handle big, fast, fish
  • X-Ship enhances power transmission through the gear
  • X-Shield & X-Protect combine to provide extreme water resistance
  • Power aluminum body, X-Rigid rotor, X-Rigid body and X-Rigid handle
  • Propulsion® line management system
  • Propulsion spool lip
  • SR one-piece bail wire
    Power Roller IV over sized roller with overflange
  • Redesigned bail trip
  • S-Arm cam
  • Aero Wrap® II oscillation
  • Paladin® gear durability enhancement
  • Low wear rate pinion gear
  • Cold forged aluminum spool
  • Ceramic Coating on entire spool
  • Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) line roller coating
  • S A-RB® bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • Super Stopper® II
  • Stopperless Design (no anti-reverse witch)
  • Septon®; handle grip – models 10,000 and up
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (thread-in handle attachment)
  • Fluidrive® II
  • Dyna-Balance®
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with PowerPro, Fluorocarbon and Mono lines