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Shimano TEK600 Tekota Reel
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
TEK600
SHM-0298
25''16/390
20/300
25/240
18.0314.2:116.0$189.99 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.
5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Tim Salisbury
Inverness, FL
Great small drop reel
August 18, 2015
Very smooth and strong. I'm very happy with my purchase of 4 of them. Very user friendly.
By Tommy
Dixon, Ca.
Great Reel
April 22, 2015
This is one of my favorite reels. No Reel does everything, but this one comes close for what I use it for. It's a great general purpose boat reel...
By John
California
Shimano TEK600
September 20, 2014
Very smooth fishing reel from a reputable company. Very easy to cast with this reel. I use it primarily for mooching for salmon.
ProsSmooth retrieve, cast well, durable.
ConsLine capacity may be limited for other applications. The drags are not quite as good as some other fishing reels of the same class.
By Jack
Brooklyn, NY
Great Reel!
July 1, 2014
Top notch level wind, smooth as butter! Can't get a better reel for the money.
ProsQuality, Price
By Don
East Lyme, CT
Bullet proof !
February 8, 2014
Great reel in the salt; never a problem, just rinse it every time and fish !
By scott
concord,ca
great reel!
January 16, 2014
first time out caught a 40 lb sturgeon. made my other sturgeon reels obsolete.
Proseasy casting,fast retrive.
Consnone.
By Doug Collyer
Killeen, Texas
Great Reel
November 20, 2013
Used both my TEK600 and my TEK500 on Bull Reds this past week down on the Galveston Bay, TX. We got 35 of them in a couple of half day trips. I got about 10 of the 35 on my reels. Both reels performed perfectly and "handled those big 25-30# fellers that didn't want to come aboard." We caught and released all but two that had been bitten by sharks, If you want a first class reel that isn't too expensive, either one of these will do fine. I used mono on another trip but I kept breaking off my main line so I swithched to 65# braid with floracarb leader which worked great. You can't go wrong with one of these. PS: I also have a TEK700 that I love.
ProsEverything works great.
ConsA lever drag might be easier to apply when you are fighting a big fish, but for the money, the star drag works fine.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Obie
from NJ asked:
February 8, 2016
Can this be used with wireline? Only difference between this one and the 600LC is the line counter on the LC?
Yes, just do not leave the wire on the spool for too long because it will corrode everything since the line and the spool are two different metals they will corrode each other. Also, you are correct that the LC model's only difference is the line counter.
Kaitryn
on February 9, 2016

james
from ireland asked:
October 3, 2012
Dose this reel come in left hand wind
This reel is not offered in left handed retrieve. For left handed retrieve look at the Shimano Cardiff 401A. If that reel is not big enough for what you are looking to do then check out the Penn Fathom level wind series.
Customer Service
on October 4, 2012

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