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Shimano Tekota Levelwind Reels feature a wide range of sizes and line capacities, rock solid construction and advanced features. These reels are a great solution for anglers who troll for both fresh and saltwater species. Great Lakes anglers and saltwater enthusiasts will love the durability and strength.

The Shimano Tekota is the end result of research, feedback, and time spent on the water. These reels are engineered for the long run with die-cast aluminum frames, smooth and strong drags, sturdy power handles with comfortable Septon grips, oversized clickers and cross-bar forward designs for easy access to the spool. The Tekota is great for use with all trolling techniques including downriggers, divers, planer boards, leadcore and wirelines.

Features of the Shimano Tekota Levelwind Reels include:

  • Diecast Aluminum Frames
  • Stamped Aluminum Right Sideplate
  • Aluminum Braced Graphite Non-Handle Sideplate
  • Machined/Anodized Aluminum Spools
  • Optional Rod Clamp Includes
  • Manual Clutch
  • 3+1 A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
  • Super Stopper
  • Assist Stopper
  • Dartainium Drag
  • Oversized Cast Control Knob
  • Clicker
  • Septon Handle Grips
  • Oversized Clicker Button
  • Adjustable Handle Shank (700 and 800 only)
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
  • Crossbar Forward Design
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and Braided lines

Specifications for the Shimano Tekota Levelwind Reels can be seen in the Specifications tab above.

Shimano Tekota Levelwind Reel
Specifications
ModelRetrieval
Hand
Gear
Ratio
Weight
(oz.)
Mono
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Braid
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
(in.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
TEK300Right4.2:113.312/275
14/220
16/185
30/255
40/210
5/205
2512
TEK500Right4.2:115.312/440
14/340
16/285
40/390
50/385
65/365
2518
TEK600Right4.2:116.016/390
20/300
25/240
40/515
50/510
65/325
2518
TEK700Right4.2:128.825/410
30/350
40/290
50/735
65/570
80/430
3324
TEK800Right4.2:129.825/530
30/450
40/370
50/820
65/780
80/640
3324
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Great for pulling 400+ feet of copper in the Great Lakes for salmon. Drags tend to become sticky before they should but work great after upgrading to the aftermarket carbon fiber discs.

Pros: Size, Capacity, Craftsmanship, Gear ratio

Cons: Drag

Best Uses: Copper trolling line

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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