Shimano SpeedMaster II Lever Drag Reels

Shimano SpeedMaster II Lever Drag Reels

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Model
TD Code
RetrieveGear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankMono Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Braided Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
SPM12II
SHM-3806
Right Hand5.7:1/3.1:142in/23in20/350
25/280
30/230
50/580
65/400
80/355
440lb25.7oz$249.99 USD
SPM16II
SHM-3807
Right Hand5.7:1/3.1:142in/23in20/440
25/350
30/300
50/750
65/550
80/450
440lb26.5oz$259.99 USD
SPM20II
SHM-4041
Right Hand5.2:1/2.3:152in/23in30/470
40/320
50/260
65/725
80/575
100/435
444lb34.6oz$309.99 USD
SPM25II
SHM-4042
Right Hand5.2:1/2.3:152in/23in30/550
40/420
50/340
65/1010
80/730
100/470
444lb36.2oz$339.99 USD
Built to provide high end performance and dependability in a compact lightweight frame, the Shimano SpeedMaster II Lever Drag Reel is an absolute fish fighting machine. These two-speed lever drag reels feature the same sleek and functional design coupled with unrelenting power that blue water anglers have come to expect from Shimano conventional reels, but now at a price that everyone can appreciate. The rigid Hagane Body prevents the misalignment of moving parts under the heaviest of loads, giving the SpeedMaster II the strength to handle anything from tough pelagic species, to bottom dwelling heavy weights. Whether you are trolling, chunking, live-lining or jigging, the SpeedMaster II has the wide adjustable drag and high torque power you can rely on to come out on top. Included is a spare drag lever for adjusting the drag curve for optimal use with monofilament lines, giving the SpeedMaster II a less aggressive drag curve that is ideal for targeting sailfish and white marlin.
4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By tom
sc
very nice for the price
March 4, 2020
loaded with a mile of 65 lb braid
By Ben
Louisiana
Very happy
February 20, 2020
This thing is a winch. I have a TLD25 that I can no longer see myself using.
By Michael
Blackwood, NJ
AMAZING REEL!
February 19, 2020
One word: AMAZING!
By David
Torrance, CA
comfy reel
February 18, 2020
Used this reel my trip to Guadalupe Island Mexico for 50-60lbs yellowfin tuna, worked great and very comfy. Its comparable to my tallica or penn Squall 20. I'd definitely buy another.
By Aaron
, Galveston
Lots of power at this price
January 31, 2020
Tried offshore last weekend, the reel is impressive, handle several 40-pounders with ease. The handle is very grip friendly. It basically has most of the bells and whistles of the higher end ones but at half the price. Also get the other model for inshore. I already had two trips reel still feel like new.
ProsPowerful drag, fast and smooth cranking and easy to handle
ConsSo far so good after two trips, one inshore one offshore
By Frank F.
Newport Beach, CA
Not bad
January 28, 2020
Definitely not a Talica, and heavier than I thought
ProsInexpensive!
By Jon
Demopolis, Alabama
Nice reel
October 24, 2019
Everything seems to be good quality with the exception of the strap/clamp that is a secondary hold down on the reel seat.
15 Questions & 14 Answers
Ben
from New hamburger asked:
November 3, 2019
Would this reel be too big on a northeast teramar 6ft6in heavy rod for tautog
1 Answer
The speedmaster would be to much of a reel for tog. You may be better off going with the Torium star drag 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 4, 2019

Gabriel Cruz
from Pomona, Ca. asked:
October 1, 2019
Hi I fish tuna up to 100 pounds give or take we feel size will be best for me , the 12 or 16 speedmaster ?


1 Answer
Hello Gabriel, the 16 is going to give you a little more line capacity. That's the only reel difference is the line capacity. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 3, 2019

Mario Sison
from San Diego, CA asked:
July 10, 2019
Do they come with left hand
1 Answer
Unfortunately, it does not. 
Submitted by: Ethan on July 13, 2019

Jay
from fort lauderdale asked:
July 10, 2019
How many yards of 20lb mono does it hold?
1 Answer
20lb/350yds for the 12 size 

20lb/440yds for the 16 size 

Submitted by: Ethan on August 10, 2019

Joe
from Redlands, California asked:
March 20, 2020
What would be some comparable left hand reels
1 Answer

Comparable to the Shimano SpeedMaster II Lever Drag Reel isthe Avet SX 2-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel. This reel offers similar 2-Speedcapabilities while providing room for an almost identical line capacity. 

Submitted by: Sydney on March 21, 2020

Wes
from Mass asked:
March 20, 2020
Any thoughts about using one as a kite reel? Thank you. 
1 Answer

The Shimano SpeedMaster IIis commonly used as a kite reel. It is extremely popular in the sailfish gameand is well suited for kite fishing. 

Submitted by: Sydney on March 21, 2020

douglas sells
from North Carolina asked:
March 20, 2020
Size of speedmaster 16 compared to penn 60ld 2 spd in width & height.
1 Answer
The Shimano SpeedMaster 16 II has a spool widthof 3-3/4€, a total width of 7-1/4€, and a height of 3€. The Penn Fathom 60LDhas a spool width of 4€, a total width of 7€, and a height of 3-1/2€. 
Submitted by: Sydney on March 21, 2020

Nick
from South jersey asked:
March 19, 2020
Was looking to get a pair of 20s with 65lb braid, to be used for trolling or junking offshore. What rod would you pair with these reels?
1 Answer
Submitted by: Brian on March 20, 2020

Albefishing
from Clermont fl asked:
February 29, 2020
What are the gears made out of?
1 Answer
The Speedmaster II Lever Drag reels feature brass gears.
Submitted by: Brian on March 13, 2020

Tony
from Western Azeuro peninsula Panama asked:
February 28, 2020
What rod would you suggest for the SPM25II?

I plan on using it on the Pacific coast of Panama.


Chris
from Oradell, NJ asked:
February 27, 2020

Is this a good reel for Tile fishing in depths of 400-800 feet of water?  If so, which model would you recommend for 80lb braid?  The SPM16II or SPM20II?

1 Answer
We would recommend the 16 over the 20 and would also recommend dropping down from 80lb unless you are going with a thinner diameter braid like maxcuatro or similar. 50lb or 65lb would be best, thinner the diameter the less resistance and ultimately less scope in your line.  
Submitted by: Brian on March 9, 2020

Pete
from Atlanta, GA asked:
February 26, 2020
is this reel made of primary plastic or aluminum?  


1 Answer
The new series of Shimano Speedmaster reels with the lever drag feature an all metal frame. 
Submitted by: Brian on March 9, 2020

Jorge Macenas
from Manila Philippines asked:
February 20, 2020
Speed master looks like a very good reel. Do you have Left hand model?


1 Answer
The SpeedMaster is a great reel but unfortunately only comes in right hand. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 24, 2020

Cody
from Texas asked:
January 13, 2020
If I Purchase reels from yall can yall spool them?
1 Answer
Cody,


Yes, we can absolutely spool them up for you prior to shipping. Mono would be free, just include a note in the comments section when ordering online. If you are looking for braid, just add that to the order along with a note and we will handle the mono backing and topshot as needed. You can also call in to order in case you have some specific spooling instructions you would like to go over with us.

Submitted by: Brian on January 14, 2020

Rj Adams
from Orlando, Florida asked:
July 15, 2019
What would be a good rod to pair with this beast for some light trolling & bottom fishing. 
1 Answer
Tackle Direct Silver Hook 20-40.


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