Shimano Tekota A Levelwind Line Counter Reel
The Shimano Tekota A Levelwind Line Counter Reel's full redesign and upgraded components are sure to make it the most robust salt and freshwater reel yet! Improving upon the original Tekota line, the Tekota A features Coreprotect water resistance to increase corrosion resistance, as well as a loud clicker, easy to replace anti-fogging lens, and new ergonomic S-Compact body design. The Tekota A is excellent for use with all trolling techniques including downriggers, divers, planer boards, lead core, and wirelines. The original Tekota is legendary for its durability and strength, and the vast improvements in the redesign will be sure to impress any Great Lakes angler or saltwater enthusiast.
- S-Compact ergonomic body design
- The concept of COREPROTECT is simple... to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.
- HAGANE Body
- The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.
- S A-RB
- These bearings have been through the same process as Shimano's A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
Ratings & Reviews
VERY IMPRESSED. BUT THEN AGAIN ITS A SHIMANO !
by BRIAN FROM BROOKLYN
I HAVE USED THE NEW TEKOTA ON SEVERAL BOTTOM FISHING OUTINGS AND ALSO ON THE SURF ITS CASTS WELL. A VERY STRONG SMOOTH REEL. ALL I CAN SAY IT HANDLES BUSINESS.
outstanding reel for trolling - state of the art Shimano = unsurpassed excellence
by iljFISH -
In comparison to its competitors this reel has lower mass, a smoother finely adjustable drag, and finer craftsmanship, at a very competitive price. Freespool is controlled by a side lever rather than a thumb button, so it takes two hands to let line go, but for most applications this is no big deal. There is enough room on the spool for hundreds of yards of monofilament, braid or lead core line. I am using it for trolling lead core and with 70 yards of that plus about 100 yards of braid as backing the spool is properly filled. The 500 series is compact but extremely strong - I'd only recommend the 600 series for exclusively Chinook trolling or bottom fishing for large prey like halibut.