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Shimano Tekota Levelwind Reels - Old Models

Shimano Tekota Levelwind Reels - Old Models

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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
TEK300
SHM-0447
25''12/275
14/220
16/185
12.0314.2:113.3$179.99 USD
TEK600
SHM-0298
25''16/390
20/300
25/240
18.0314.2:116.0$189.99 USD
TEK500
SHM-0297
25''12/440
14/340
16/285
18.0314.2:115.3$179.99 USD
TEK700
SHM-0573
33''25/410
30/350
40/290
24.0314.2:128.8$209.99 USD
TEK800
SHM-0299
33''25/530
30/450
40/370
24.0314.2:129.8$209.99 USD
TEK300LC
SHM-0882
25''12/275
14/220
16/185
12.0314.2:114.3$189.99 USD
TEK500LC
SHM-0883
25''12/440
14/340
16/285
18.0314.2:116.3$189.99 USD
TEK600LC
SHM-0453
25''16/390
20/300
25/240
18.0314.2:116.9$199.99 USD
TEK700LC
SHM-1479
33''24/410
30/350
40/290
24.0314.2:130.0$259.99 USD
TEK800LC
SHM-1480
33''25/530
30/450
40/370
24.0314.2:131.0$269.99 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 26 reviews
By Weldonk
San Diego, CA
December 5, 2016
A Solid, Well Built Reel
Paired with an 8ft Seeker Inshore rod with 20 lb mono leader + 50 lb braid it's my go to outfit for fishing for calicos in the kelp with bait off SoCal.. If I want I can also cast a 1/2 oz-3/4 oz jigheaded swim bait a mile it's that smooth running of a reel. If I also get a pickup on a 20 + yellowtail or schoolie Albacore it can handle that too.
ProsSmall, solid, smooth drag and casts a flylined anchovy or sardine with no $#%@&* overruns. I like that I can freespool and let the bait swim around and then on the pickup engage the lever clutch,let the circle hook do it's thing and it's "fish on." Handles braid well.
ConsNone
By John
Huntington, NY
August 30, 2018
Great Reel with versatility
I have had one of these for several years and wanted to add another one so I did. This is a terrific reel for striped bass and blue fishing. You can use it for all types of fishing , trolling, jigging, live lining or chunking. Love the smoothness of the drag and crank. Love the level wind. Great when casting bait when chunking or eeling, Great value of the mone.
ProsExcellent reel
By anthony
florida
July 27, 2018
i love this reel
I was catching 6 ft bull shark off bridge 2 that night with 40 lb mono reel was screaming but held up nicely
By Peter
E. Longmeadow, MA
November 1, 2017
Excellent reel.
Great quality. Very strong and smooth. Large line capacity and consistent performance
By Rick
VA
December 23, 2016
Excellent reels
Well worth the investment for trolling rods. THe level wind makes it easy to guesstimate line out to help with depth estimation when your trolling for stripers. These are my second tekota purchases, totalling 10 in all.
By weldonk
San Diego, CA
December 5, 2016
Perfect Reel for Deep Water Bottom Fishing
I have mine paired with a stout 6 1/2 ft boat rod for deep water (250 ft and deeper) for big rock cod or lings in SoCal where a 16 oz sinker is a must. Great cranking power with 65 lb Power Pro braid. Get rid of those old big Penns and get one of these.
ProsVery solid reel mechanically and yet not too big/heavy and with a level wind line lay on the spool is no problem
ConsWhile it has an excellent handle I got an after market 5 " handle w/power grip for deep water cranking.
By Dan
Pa
February 20, 2016
Shimano!
Very nice reel used a few weeks ago for tog. Performed well.
By Frank
Longport, NJ
December 21, 2015
Great Reel!
This reel is a workhorse! It is light, has plenty of drag and a nice low gear ratio. The low gearing allows you to easly land big fish without pumping the rod like a mad man. The levelwind is a bonus when dropping and reeling for seabass in 100' of water. With a levelwind, you don't need to worry about line lay and IMO it helps prevent backlash. I've owned the Tekota TEK500 for 4 years now and have nothing but good things to say about it.
ProsReliable, low gear ratio, light weight, levelwind, line capacity, ect..
ConsNone.
By Rodrigo
Easton, PA
November 17, 2015
GREAT REEL
GREAT REEL BUT RETURNED MINE FOR THE 800 TO TROLL WIRE
By Tim Salisbury
Inverness, FL
August 18, 2015
Great small drop reel
Very smooth and strong. I'm very happy with my purchase of 4 of them. Very user friendly.
By John
Lake Saint Clair
May 6, 2015
Great Reel
Great trolling reel. Smooth gears.Very happy with the performance of this reel so far.
ProsSmooth gears Quality Design
ConsPrice
By Tommy
Dixon, Ca.
April 22, 2015
Great Reel
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 andre
boynton beach, florida
January 13, 2015
great for casting
This reel is designed for trolling. I have been using it to cast lures as light as 3/4 ounce. Many online reviews say this reel doesn't cast well but I reccomend this reel for casting
By Zak
Jackson, NJ
January 6, 2015
Recommend for fluke fisherman
Robust reel, use for striped bass & fluke
By John
California
September 20, 2014
Shimano TEK600
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.
1 Question & 1 Answer
Brad
from Portland, OR asked:
July 19, 2018
Is left-hand retrieve available on Takota reels?
1 Answers
The are only made in a right hand retrieve
Bernie
on July 20, 2018

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