Shimano TEK600 Tekota Reel

Shimano TEK600 Tekota Reel

Price: $189.99
TD Code
Per Crank
Drag (lb)
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 46 reviews
By Weldonk
San Diego, CA
A Solid, Well Built Reel
December 5, 2016
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.
  • Small, 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.
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By Todd G.
Waited for these reel's to come back into inventory
November 12, 2021
Already used both TEK700's and they didn't disappoint. I was told to buy these for my striper setups and they are perfect.
By Bob
Great reel!
March 28, 2021
Excellent reel for the price!!
By Jonathan
drexel hill, PA
Overall good reel
November 22, 2020
Used my tek800 for trolling stripers in new jersey. Has caught alot of fish in a couple of years with catching my pb at 46.9 pounds.
  • Good power, line cap, good looking reel
  • Seems to be getting a little worn
By fishyonado
Tekota 700s for SuperCopper long lines
October 27, 2020
Bought the 700s for “shallow” super copper lines 100,150, 200, 250. Way better than my 800s.
By Daniel F.
Enumclaw WA
Great Reel
October 3, 2020
Best reel available for Halibut.
By Tomi
Vacaville, CA
Been Using this Reel for 20 yrs
September 24, 2020
I am a veteran angler and fish alot for striped bass in Northern Calif rivers. After all these years, and having gone thru MANY line counter reels, this is my final go-to line counter reel. Trolling for stripers means a reel gets pretty beat up. This reel handles it and lasts for years.
  • Non rust materials
  • Occasionally the line counter mechanism needs to be cleaned and oiled. Other than that I have NO cons.
By Joe
Los Angeles, CA
August 31, 2020
This reel is my go to for rock cod fishing. My wife will use this reel for Yellowtail fishing. The line leveler allows here to focus on the fish and not the reel.

Great job again for Shimano.
  • Drag with level wind
  • None yet
By Dan
Great Reel
August 17, 2020
Great reel for Halibut
Romulus, MI
Shimano Tekota 300LC
May 10, 2020
One of the best out there!!!
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Stout reel
April 2, 2020
Great reel, pretty to look at, tough, with Shimano quality
  • Strong with good looks
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By kl
March 30, 2020
nice multitasking reel. a great reel to have on board as work horses.
By Sean
Buffalo NY
Great reel!
March 23, 2020
I run these for kings on lake Ontario. They are fantastic and the drag runs perfect.
By Peter8
Great reels
March 23, 2020
I have over a dozen Sealine reels. They have served me well but the Shimano is several steps up in smoothness and quality. I now have 10 of the Tekota reels and should be set.
  • Size, drag, Price, smooth and quality ?feel?
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By Dan
Anchorage, AK
Great Reel for the price
March 1, 2020
Good features and smooth operation for the price range.
3 Questions & 4 Answers
from Chattanooga Tennessee asked:
October 24, 2017
Hey! I fish better with my left hand. Is there a left handed version of this? ~thanks :)
2 Answers
Hello Sarah, the Shimano Tekota600 is only available in a right hand retrieve.
on October 25, 2017
The Tekota 600 is not available in a L/H retrieve.
on October 25, 2017

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?
1 Answers
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.
on February 9, 2016

from ireland asked:
October 3, 2012
Dose this reel come in left hand wind
1 Answers
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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