Shimano TR-2000LD Charte Special Reel

Shimano TR-2000LD Charte Special Reel

Price: $139.99
TD Code
Line Capacity
Gear RatioWeight
300/204.2:117.1$139.99 USD
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 14 reviews
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
Great reels for a charter business
November 19, 2019
These reels are very affordable which makes it great for charter captains and especially easily replaceable. If you're in the charter business there's always a risk that setup is easily lost to a beginner angler
By Scott
Thompson, CT
November 15, 2019
Great reel for the money.
By Frank
Best Reel Deal Out There
April 11, 2019
I own 6 of these now. Bought my first pair in the early 90's and they are still as good as the day I bought them. Been downrigging for salmon and trout with them now going on 27 years and never an issue. Same with the TDR rods I paired them to. These will last me the rest of my days. Superb quality and value and love the lever drag! Sure makes handling a breeze when you have a big fish on spooling off line and you have the downriggers to tend to at the same time.
ProsDrag/Lever Drag Durability Ease of use Value/Quality ratio
By Nick
Huntington Beach, CA
reel is fire
September 11, 2017
dope ass reel
By Loosey L.
Cape May, NJ
Awesome little lever drag
June 12, 2016
Spent a half hour on this reel spooled with 20lb and hooked to a big drum. These little Shimano lever drags get the job done. That's why I have several of them
By Kevin P.
Greenwood De
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
By Renato
Bronx,New York
great reel
March 28, 2015
Great reel: good price , multiple use, lightweight,smooth,portable,..etcetc
By Randal
Dallas, Texas
great reel for the price
September 26, 2014
Bought this reel on the last day out at port a texas it performed great the 50# line broke with no real strugle from the reel
ProsPrice the drag says it all
ConsNone that I experienced the day I used it
By Randal
Dallas, Texas
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
By Steven
Melbourne, Victoria
Great All Rounder.
July 28, 2014
I have a few of the Charter Special L/D L/W Reels for use when fishing for Gummy Sharks.
They are level wind which is great for those that are not that familiar with over head gear, other great features of these reels are they have a generous line capacity and a fantastic drag system.
Great All Rounder.
ProsPriced Well.
By Dan
Campbell River BC
Nice Reel
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.
By Chris
Great value
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.
By Colin
Wallingford, PA
Shimano Charter Special
December 22, 2013
This was my first lever drag reel, and I've used it for years for seabass, flounder, and striper. I like the reel, and it gets the job done. It's easy to use, and it spools line very nicely.
By Capt B.
Pentwater, MI
Awesome Reels For Downriggers On Lake Michigan
May 31, 2013
I run a charter boat and use my equipment more in a summer than most weekenders do in a lifetime. I needed to replace my old downrigger reels and bought these. I LOVE THEM.

The lever drag lets me consistently set the drag for strikes while in the holder and I can see if the clients are messing with the drag. I have had lots of clients move the drag with star drags, either on purpose or their sleeve of their coat catches the drag and rotates it. No move with these lever drag.

Now if Shimano would just make a lever drag linecounter reel my life would be complete LOL
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from staten island n y asked:
July 23, 2018
what is the retrieve ratio
1 Answer
Its a 4.2:1 ratio with 26" Per Turn
Submitted by: Bernie on July 23, 2018

Eugene Reed
from Texas asked:
April 12, 2020
How many yards of 40lb braid will this reel hold ?
1 Answer
This reel is rated to hold 410yds of 40lb Power Pro braid.
Submitted by: Brian on April 13, 2020

from Ft. Lauderdale asked:
June 14, 2018
Looking to use this real as a trolling set up for dolphin, tuna, kings, and wahoo. Is this an appropriate reel for that and what Star rod would you recommend?
1 Answer
This reel would a little light for what you are trying to do with it. I would recommend using a TLD 25.
Submitted by: Ricky on June 15, 2018

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?
1 Answer
The max drag on this reel is 33 lb.
Submitted by: David 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
1 Answer
This Billfisher Standup rod will work out for you (SSR-0227).
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 5, 2014

donald altemus
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.
1 Answer
Go with the Shakespeare 7' Medium 15-30 (SHA-0188). It will match well with the Charter Special.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 3, 2014

from Dallas, Texas asked:
September 25, 2014
Can this reel handle 100lb braided line
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service 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?
1 Answer
This reel would be great for that type of fishing.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 12, 2012


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