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Shimano Popper Fishing Combo (T-Curve GT Special & Stella 18000)

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Product Description

Shimano GT Special Fishing Rod with Shimano Stella 18000 Fishing Reel Combo

This latest combo matchup has been created to help you win epic angling battles with heavyweight opponents, specifically GT Giant trevally and kingfish. We gave a lot of thought before settling on this combination of Shimano Stella 18000 reel and Shimano TCurve GT special rod. Here at the Fishing Tackle Shop, we pride ourselves in guiding you toward the perfect setup.

The Shimano Stella 18000 is a reel with so many features that you could literally categorize them from A to Z. There is an exhaustive selection of features that will help to improve your angling experience. The technological quality if this spinning reel cannot be understated. Shimano has done an outstanding job to create one of the best spinning reels to ever exist.

To perfectly complement the Stella 18000, you need a heavy popper fishing rod capable of bringing in monsters from the oceans great reefs. We feel that the Shimano TCurve GT Special fishing rod is precisely the option to choose. Ian Miller is the legendary master craftsman responsible for designing this tremendous creation.

We recommend this out for anglers who pursue seriously big fish. The 5.7:1 gear ratio is capable of reeling in an amazing 129cm for every crank of the handle. When you factor in the brutal performance of the rod’s TC3 graphite blank, few fish will be able to escape your lure.

Features and Specifications

Fishing Reel

  • 14 + 1 bearings
  • 5.7:1 gear ratio
  • Capacity braid – 65lbs/295m power pro
  • Capacity mono – 25lbs/ 320m
  • Line retrieve – 129cm
  • Max drag – 25kg
  • Model – Stella 18000 SWB HG
  • Weight – 875g
  • Aero Wrap
  • Aero Wrap II
  • AL aircraft grade aluminium
  • AR-C Spool
  • Cold forged spool
  • EI Anti-Corrosion
  • HD-Gear
  • One-piece bail
  • Power Handle
  • S A-RB
  • Super Stopper II
  • SW Concept
  • X Protect
  • X Protect
  • X Rigid Bail
  • X Rigid Gear
  • X Rigid Handle
  • X Rigid Rotor
  • X Shield
  • X Ship
  • X Tough Drag

Fishing Rod

  • Model – TCURVEGT (T-Curve GT Special)
  • Compatible with spinning fishing reels
  • Decorative metal trimmings
  • Firm EVA gripsm
  • Fuji Fossil Wood reel seat
  • Fuji SIC K Series guides
  • Fuji soft rubber gimbal
  • Length of 2.44m
  • Popping lure weight 100-250 grams
  • Rod rating – PE3-8 (approximately 30-80lb braid fishing line)
  • TC3 Graphite blank
  • Two-piece rod detachable at grip

Fishing Applications

As well as excelling at catching grand trevally and kingfish, this combo outfit can catch species like mackerel, Samson fish, sailfish and tuna with popper lures of 100g to 250g.



  • A three-ply graphite weave has been used by Shimano to craft a heavy-duty blank that doesn’t carry unnecessary weight and is also highly durable.
  • Aircraft grade aluminium has been used to build the frame of the reel, thereby ensuring that saltwater won’t cause corrosive damage. An EI treatment then provides a second level of surface protection against saltwater.
  • Fuji components are present throughout the Shimano GT Special rod, including a Fossil Wood reel seat, SIC K Series guides and soft rubber gimbal. These components contribute to elevate the performance further.
  • X series features Rigid Bail, Rigid Handle and Rigid Roto have been utilised to create stiff rigidity that won’t lose power from reel flexing.
  • The casting distance of the reel is increased dramatically by the inclusion of the AR-C spool design. Basically, the line leaves the spool in smaller loops in order to minimize line slap.

Welcome to the GT popping outfit that will offer you unwavering power in your pursuit of monstrous fish. The Shimano GT Special rod and Shimano Stella 18000 reel form a robust partnership that few heavyweight partnerships can rival. Place your order today from the Fishing Tackle Shop.



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