Daiwa Tanacom 500 Electric Reel

Daiwa Tanacom 500 Electric Reel

Price: $599.99
TD Code
DescriptionBearingsGear RatioWeightLine Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max DragPrice
Tanacom 500 Power Assist Reel7BB + 1RB3.7:128.2 oz40/540
33.1 lbs$599.99 USD

The all new for 2019 Daiwa Tanacom 500 Power Assist Reel is a new size offering in the Dendoh Reel lineup for the US market. Weighing in at only 28.2oz, this reel will allow anglers to use electric reels for new applications such as bunker spoon trolling, light wreck fluking, and more. While this reel is super light, it is also extremely powerful with 33lbs of drag that allows it to still be used for targeting tilefish and other deep water dwellers. Its variable speed control and jigging mode feature also makes this reel even more versatile than other electric reels.

5 Stars based on 1 reviews
By Aladkan ).
Whittier Alaska
Wow why did i wait
May 28, 2019
As an owner and a guide probably one of the best reels that I've ever used. Clients love the simplicity and ergonomics and the quietness of this real. Can't say enough about these little gems. First day out in use 110 lb halibut 420 ft and not a single issue
ConsNone at this time
13 Questions & 13 Answers
from Panama City, FL asked:
May 14, 2019
Do you have a PDF version of the manual? 
1 Answer
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 15, 2019

Laurie Vanderipe
from New Jersey asked:
January 26, 2019
is the tanacom 500 capable for jersey tile fish.if so should i go to lighter braid for line capacity
1 Answer
Yes, you'll want a greater line capacity so a thinner line diameter would be best for this reel or going up to a 750 tanacom
Submitted by: Bernie on January 28, 2019

from CALIFORNIA asked:
December 11, 2018
Where can we get this reel service?
1 Answer
Either through Daiwa or the closest location to you would be cut rate sporting goods in Texas.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 12, 2018

from Atlantic Beach, NC asked:
October 25, 2018
Mostly using this for bottom fishing 100-200ft. Black bass, snapper, trigger... any particular rod recommended for pairing to this reel?
1 Answer
The Daiwa PRTWN76MHF Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod - 7 ft. 6 in. would pair up well with the tanacom for what your fishing for.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 29, 2018

from East Coast Florida asked:
October 24, 2018
Is line capacity for mono or braid?
1 Answer
The listing is for Braid
Submitted by: Bernie on October 24, 2018

Aiden Rose
from Charleston, South Carolina asked:
July 12, 2018
Does this come in left handed as well? (Tanacom 500)
1 Answer
The Tanacom 500 is only available in a right hand retrieve.
Submitted by: Bernie on July 12, 2018

from Md asked:
July 11, 2018
What type of fishing is this reel made for in mid Atlantic
1 Answer
The new Daiwa Tanacom 500 Electric Reel is way more versatile then in previous years, while you can troll Bunker Spoons you can also deep drop on wrecks for flounder or seabass
Submitted by: Bernie on July 16, 2018

Edwin Weiss
from Barnegat Bay asked:
July 11, 2018
Can this be used for trolling in salt water
1 Answer
Hello Edwin, yes the new Daiwa Tanacom 500 can be used for trolling.
Submitted by: Bernie on July 11, 2018

Kent Dickerson
from Marco Island, Florida asked:
March 25, 2020
Would this reel be good for grouper in a 150’ of water?

Is the spool aluminum?

Is reel made for saltwater?

Can you use portable battery pack?

Is cord included?

If battery pack can’t be used what model of battery to get 8 hours of fishing time?

1 Answer
This reel would be a great option for grouper in 150' of water. Less drag than the 750 or 1000 sizes, but it still puts out 33lbs Max Drag and will have plenty of line capacity for 150'. The spool is anodized aluminum, and yes this reel was surely made for saltwater use. A portable battery pack can be used but if you are able to hook up directly to a deep cycle marine battery even better. The reel comes with a cord in the box fixed with alligator clips. 
Submitted by: Brian on March 26, 2020

from AK asked:
February 9, 2020
Can this reel be changed to display depth in

 feet instead of meters

1 Answer
Yes, hold the 'Mode' button for 10 seconds to change from meters to feet!
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 10, 2020

Mark Stuart
from Hervey bay Queensland Australia asked:
April 4, 2019
Where running located or where is the reel getting sent from
1 Answer
These reels are made in Japan. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 8, 2019

Ed Fontes
from Massachusetts asked:
April 1, 2019
Is the 500 capable of deep dropping for tilefish using heavy weights
1 Answer
Yes this reel will work. 

Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 2, 2019

from Seaford De asked:
November 3, 2018
Does this real have a jig mode
1 Answer
Yes this reel have a jigging mode.
Submitted by: Ricky on November 6, 2018


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