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Shimano TEK500 Tekota Reel

Shimano TEK500 Tekota Reel

Price: $179.99
Model
TD Code
Line
Retrieve
Per Crank
Line
Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max
Drag (lb)
A-RB
Ball
Bearings
A-RB
Roller
Bearings
Gear
Ratio
Weight
(oz)
Price
TEK500
SHM-0297
25''12/440
14/340
16/285
18.0314.2:115.3$179.99 USD
"A trollers dream — the Shimano Tekota is the perfect cross-over reel for both freshwater and saltwater species, from walleye to tuna.
  • Diecast Aluminum Frame
  • Stamped Aluminum Right Sideplate
  • Aluminum Braced Graphite Non-Handle Side Plate
  • Aluminum Spool
  • Rod Clamp
  • Manual Clutch (excluding 300LC, 500LC and 600LC which are Auto-Return)
  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
  • Super Stopper
  • Assist Stopper
  • Dartainium Drag
  • Oversized Cast Control Knob
  • Clicker
  • Septon Handle Grip
  • Oversized Clicker Button
  • Double Paddle Handle (300, 300LC only)
  • Counter Balanced Handle (excluding 300, 300LC, 700 and 800)
  • Adjustable Handle Shank (700 and 800 only)
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
  • Palmable Linecounter with Maintenance Port (500LC and 600LC only)
  • Crossbar Forward Design
  • Metal Series
Tekota® Feature Details
  • A-RB® Bearings
    Stainless steel ball bearings that have been through the A-RB treatment process which makes them at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings.
  • Super Stopper®
    Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power.
  • Assist Stopper®
    This is a back up system to the Super Stopper that consists of the traditional pawl and ratchet. Should the Super Stopper roller bearing slip due to cold weather or over-lubrication, the Assist Stopper kicks in to provide a solid hookset the instant the roller bearing begins to slip. Most of the time the angler will not even know when this feature engages, because by quickly stopping the backwards rotation of the roller bearing, the Assist Stopper greatly reduces the chance of permanent damage to the Super Stopper, allowing it to continue to function as designed.
  • Dartainium® Drag
    This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • Oversized Cast Control Knob
    Comfortable and easy to use.
  • Clicker
    When engaged, the clicker increases the tension in freespool and activates a clicking alarm to alert you when a fish bites.
  • Septon® handle material
    This handle grip material is soft to the touch and does not get slippery when wet.
  • Oversized Clicker Button
    The button is larger and makes it easier to turn on and off.
  • Counter Balanced Handle
    These single grip handles feature an extended shank with a counter-balancing weight on the opposite end of the grip. This reduces the amount of wobble during high-speed retrieves.
  • Adjustable Handle Shank
    For deep water situations or for anglers needing more leverage, the handle shank can be extended to increase the amount of power that can be applied to the retrieve.
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
    On wide-spool reels with a non-disengaging levelwind system, the levelwind remains engaged during the cast allowing the levelwind to track back and forth with the line as it flows off of the spool. This eliminates the drastic line angles caused by a disengaging levelwind system that can cause extreme friction which can lead to short casts or frustrating backlashes. By doing this we have increased the efficiency of the cast, allowing for more distance less effort.
  • Palmable Linecounter with Maintenance Port
    Comfortably rests between the thumb and forefinger when palming the reel, providing depth readings in feet. The reset button is strategically located for easy, onehanded resets, yet prevents accidental resets. Inserting one drop of lightweight oil into the sealed maintenance port keeps the linecounter performing in top condition.
  • Crossbar Forward Design
    Allows more access to the spool for better line control, and provides more comfort when palming the reel.
  • Metal Series
    The metal construction showcased in some of our finest reels now appears throughout our line of Metal Series products. Metal frames not only keep moving parts in precise alignment, they also feature the use of the latest anodizing, plating and painting techniques for beautiful and durable finishes.
Shimano TEK500 Tekota Reel
$179.99
5 Stars based on 2 Review(s)
Frank
Longport, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Reel!
December 21, 2015
This reel is a workhorse! It is light, has plenty of drag and a nice low gear ratio. The low gearing allows you to easly land big fish without pumping the rod like a mad man. The levelwind is a bonus when dropping and reeling for seabass in 100' of water. With a levelwind, you don't need to worry about line lay and IMO it helps prevent backlash. I've owned the Tekota TEK500 for 4 years now and have nothing but good things to say about it.
Pros:
Reliable, low gear ratio, light weight, levelwind, line capacity, ect..
Cons:
None.

Darrell Lim
United States
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

good deal
September 18, 2014
very good reel for its price.




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Service
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If you are not satisfied for any reason you may return new and unused items in the original box with all accessories within 30 days for an exchange or refund to the credit card account charged, less any shipping fees incurred by the seller or purchaser. Special orders are not returnable. In order to receive a refund, all merchandise must possess the original manufacturer tags and identification stickers. Defective merchandise shall be returned directly to the manufacturer under their return policy; we can help you with that. All returns must be insured and postage prepaid. Please, clearly print/type your name and address on the outside of the package. Merchandise must include a copy of our invoice or packing slip. Shipping and Handling is non-refundable. There are no returns or credit available on pre-spooled line. Tackle Direct reserves the sole right to refuse the return of any item in which the purchaser has made previous multiple returns or if the product has been used. In addition, we will not accept orders from customers that have demonstrated a high incidence of returns after purchase.

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