Shimano TR-2000LD Charte Special Reel
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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.
5 Stars based on 4 reviews
By Kevin Parkerq
what a great reel
April 22, 2015
the shimano charter special what a outstanding reel for the money, lever drag and leverwind, you can't ask for more it has the best of both worlds...
Proslevel wind and lever drag
for the price you couldn't ask for more
September 25, 2014
Seems to be a pretty good reel bought it on the last day of fishing hooked up a few times the reel handled great only problem was the 50lb line broke next time out I will be trying 100lb braided I plan on buying another and spooling 80lb just in case 100lb is to much for the other one
ConsNo line counter
Campbell River BC
January 25, 2014
Last year I used my 2 x Charter Specials and 2 x Shimano TDR trolling rods to fish for Salmon. I occasionally used them to bottom fish as well and they worked great for both applications. The levelwind and lever drag makes it almost feel like you are cheating when you start to reel in your catch.
ProsLevelwind and lever drag are a great feature especially for a new person to the sport.
December 28, 2013
I have three of these reels and the all work great! Never had a problem with them. They have plenty of drag and are very smooth. They are light weight and I love the level wind lever drag ... it's a great combination that works very well. I use these reels for trolling, drifting live baits and bottom fishing, although the ratio is not great for bottom fishing deeps water. This is not a great casting reel nor is it my first choice for jigging ... overall this is a great reel. There is at least one on the boat every trip out.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Ocala, fl asked:
July 6, 2015
What is the max drag on this reel? and how does it compare to the TLD 20/25?
The max drag on this reel is 33 lb.
on July 6, 2015
from Clayton, de asked:
December 4, 2014
Need something in 6' 0' to match this reel for bottom fishing medium action saltwater
This Billfisher Standup rod will work out for you (SSR-0227).
on December 5, 2014
from clayton, de. asked:
December 3, 2014
what rod would be a good match for this reel for light to medium saltwater action? mainly bottom fishing.
Go with the Shakespeare 7' Medium 15-30 (SHA-0188). It will match well with the Charter Special.
on December 3, 2014
from Dallas, Texas asked:
September 25, 2014
Can this reel handle 100lb braided line
You could use the reel with 100# braid but, the drag isn't designed to handle such a heavy load. It is considered a heavy freshwater or light saltwater reel.
on September 27, 2014
from Ponce Inlet asked:
July 9, 2012
Looking for 4x bottom fishing reels in 65-125' of water of east coast of FLA. Thinking 50# braid with this reel - is this the reel you suggest?
This reel would be great for that type of fishing.
on July 12, 2012
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