I was using my oldest Shimano Stella at the weekend for wrasse fishing and it was as trouble free as ever. My 2007 Stella 2500 FD has seen a lot of lure fishing, from catching tiny Perch on the canal to taming large specimens from the boat, and even conquering the odd speed-demon abroad. It’s never been professionally serviced and other than the odd tickle of the line roller or a drop of oil here and there, it just keeps on giving. It has to be the best value fishing reel I have ever owned. Still one of the very best drags available in a spinning reel. Long live the FD!