To be honest, i dont think i have a competitor to the Stella 1000 FJ for my LRF fishing. But a really nice runner up is the Daiwa Presso 14 1025, another really nice reel from Japan. This one comes in a sort of "matched" set with rod and other accessories.
This is a really nice little LRF reel from Daiwa. It was originally made for Trout UL-fishing but evolved in the 3:rd gen more towards LRF.
Line Retrieve per crank: 60cm
Gear Ratio: 4.8
Max Drag: 2.0kg
Line Capacity (Nylon): 2.5lb - 100m / 3lb - 90m
Ball Bearings: 10
Roller Bearings: 1
Magsealed, 10 bearings, sexy colors... Nice little reel, smooth as silk..
Whats fun with this reel is the availability of custom parts, theres alot of replacement carbon parts that makes the reel even lighter.
A beautiful little reel with alot of the latest Daiwa goodies as this is the 3:rd gen.
Supernice reel for someone looking for a good LRF reel, i run it with the travel rod from the presso lineup :)
Nice little reel with a nice matching 4-piece travelrod. Perfect for those vacations to the Canaries :)
Supernice little set, but... No match for the Shore Gun Evolv Twitcher and Stella combo when it comes to fishing.... But they dont fit in a cabinbag, the Presso does :)