Shimano Charter Special Lever Drag Levelwind Reels
Lever Drag Levelwind Reels
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Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? Okay, that one was easy. But when trolling can you grab the rod, fight the fish and reel in your downriggers at the same time? Ah hah. That gets a little trickier. Sometimes it's not such a bad idea to have a levelwind feature on your downrigging reels so all you have to think about is winding frantically. Nor does it hurt to have a solid, one-piece graphite frame, a large drag surface and your choice of lever drag on Shimano's Charter Special or star drag on Shimano's TRN. And you can even use both reels for light saltwater applications. Overall, it just makes the whole process a lot less complicated.
4.5 Stars based on 2 reviews
great reel for the price
September 26, 2014
Bought this reel on the last day out at port a texas it performed great the 50# line broke with no real strugle from the reel
ProsPrice the drag says it all
ConsNone that I experienced the day I used it
Great All Rounder.
July 28, 2014
I have a few of the Charter Special L/D L/W Reels for use when fishing for Gummy Sharks. They are level wind which is great for those that are not that familiar with over head gear, other great features of these reels are they have a generous line capacity and a fantastic drag system. Great All Rounder.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from Smyrna, TN asked:
November 9, 2015
Do these reels come with a rod clamp? If not, could you provide a product number for a rod clamp that would work with this reel? Thanks.
This reel does not come with a clamp, and from the information that I have received it is not designed to fit a clamp.
on November 10, 2015
from New Jersey asked:
May 9, 2015
Is this a good reel for trolling large stripers?
Vincent, That is a excellent reel for trolling for large stripers.
on May 11, 2015
from Napa Ca asked:
September 15, 2014
Can this reel be had with a line counter? If this has the quality of the TLDs, line counter and levelwind- THAT IS A REEL THAT I WOULD BUY. Several of them!
Unfortunately, Shimano doesn't make this reel with a line counter. You can use color metered braided line with it though.
on September 15, 2014
from Rock Hill, South Carolina asked:
June 15, 2014
Will this reel fit on an ugly stil tiger rod, specifically, the BWCA/O220270?
Yes, the Shimano Charter Special will fit on the Ugly Stick Tiger rod nicely.
on June 17, 2014
from Alaska asked:
May 29, 2014
Difference between the 1000 and 2000? I am salmon fishing in Alaska and on occasion hook into a halibut while trolling. Also what line should i use.
The difference between the two is line capacity, The 2000 holds 300yds of 20# mono while the 1000 holds 300yds of 14#. As for what kind of line to use, braid is more sensitive and has no stretch. Mono will stretch a bit and is less sensitive. Pound class depends on what you are fishing for.
on May 30, 2014
from Largo, Fl asked:
October 10, 2013
what is the Max Drag at Full w/ Freespool (lbs) what is the Max Drag at Strike w/ Freespool (lbs) Thanks for your help
In full = 33lb in strike = 22lb
on October 12, 2013
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