- 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.
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