Product Comparison: Shimano Twin Power SW (TP8000SWBPG) vs Shimano Stella SW (STL8000SWBHG)

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General Specifications
About the Product
For serious saltwater fishing action, the all-new Twin Power SW spinning reels fuse Shimano technology for a reel with overwhelming power, durability and reliability to tackle any situation in any condition.
"Absolute power" is the aim of New Stella SW. We are using our latest and most innovative technologies to complete the "SW-X Concept" which takes this new generation Stella SW to an all new level for Anglers.
Twin Power SW (TP8000SWBPG)
Stella SW (STL8000SWBHG)
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
340/40, 265/50, 215/65
340/40, 265/50, 215/65
Reel Size
10 + 1
14 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
345/12, 250/16, 185/20
345/12, 250/16, 185/20
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shimano Twin Power SW (TP8000SWBPG) Saltwater fishing reel
  • It is very nice to retrieve the line so quickly. I have used nothing better than this reel.
  • Used the new twin power with braid and loved it. Great Reel.
  • These reels are used hard, and have continued to preform at the highest level. My absolute favorite for everyday fishing. From speckled trout to tarpon its my favorite.
  • This product is strong and durable with Stella SW features at half the price. Very impressed with the product after first use in Captiva, Florida.
Shimano Stella SW (STL8000SWBHG) Saltwater Spinning Reels
  • I have 80# of PP MaxC and pair it with a 8'3 popping rod.
  • This is the ferrari of fishing reels. although very expensive, you will not be disappointed in its performance.
  • I could find very smooth retrieve very precise product. Best reel I've ever used.
  • it is very smooth, very light and very strong. I use it from the beach and it is my favorite reel i have.
Size & Weight
8.62 in.
6.6 in.
22.4 oz.
23.8 oz.
7.25 in.
5.3 in.
4.72 in.
3.8 in.
Max Drag
62 lb.
62 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
What customers say about "Drag"
Shimano Twin Power SW (TP8000SWBPG) Saltwater fishing reel
  • Landed a few 20 lb stripers at the Cape Cod Canal. Super smooth retrieve. Awesome drag. Still waiting for the ultimate test of a 40+ lb fish.
  • Very few reels have the ability to put 50 pounds of drag pressure on a fish. This reel is half the price of a Stella but still does a great job.
  • A well-built reel boasting a whopping 62 pounds of drag, there is no reason why you could not land a large triple digit tarpon or a decent size reef shark.
  • The Twin Power is extremely smooth as well as having a very smooth drag system to allow you to dial in the correct drag easily.
  • This reel does look like a monster though with 62 lbs of drag.....are you kidding me. You could probably tow a small car with that.
Shimano Stella SW (STL8000SWBHG) Saltwater Spinning Reels
  • This reel is like butter! It is light enough to cast all day yet strong enough to land 200+ pound tarpon.
  • I spooled it wit 50# Power Pro Super Slick. The drag is extremely smooth and allows for really putting the heat on fish.
  • Not only that it has a lot of drag, but the drag is really smooth.
  • The stella series are a masterpiece the drag is supoer smooth and has never failed me on any size of reel.
Gear Ratio
4.9 : 1
5.6 : 1
Retrieve Rate
37 in.
42 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
Hagane Body, X-Ship, Hagane Gear, X-Tough Drag, X-Shield, AeroWrap II, Fluidrive II, Propulsion Line Management System, X-Rigid Gear, X-Rigid Rotor
Hagane Gear, Hagane Body, X-Ship, X-Shield, X-Protect, X-Tough Drag, CF Aluminum Cold Forge Spool, Platinum Premier Service Plan, Super Stopper II, X-Rigid Bail, X-Rigid Gear, X-Rigid Rotor
What customers say about "Features"
Shimano Twin Power SW (TP8000SWBPG) Saltwater fishing reel
  • Very smooth and light, excellent for popping for big fish. The price for this quality reel is good.
  • Quite simply the best reel that has ever been put into my hands for the exception of the flagship of the Shimano reels, the Stella.
  • I got the Twin Power TP8000SWBPG and I can tell you that this reel is a TANK!
  • Also having a power knob crank handle allows you to haul in the catch quickly.
  • The Twin Power is a great choice for those who what top notch quality and is very much comparable to the Shimano Stella.
Shimano Stella SW (STL8000SWBHG) Saltwater Spinning Reels
  • I have this model and put it to the test last year fishing yellowfin tunas in the 60-100# class. Incredible power for such compact reel.
  • They will probably out live you with proper maintance, which they should for the price!
  • Had a big snook dropped the reel in the water and got it back, perfectly good shape.
  • The free service coupons and the lube port are gone but otherwise same top quality.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
10 year(s)
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