The Shimano Tekota 500 Conventional Reel Right-handed features Dartainium drag with a maximum of 18 lb. for controlling powerful fish and a nondisengaging levelwind system that distributes line evenly upon retrieve. Three stainless-steel antirust ball bearings and 1 roller bearing ensure the reel spins smoothly, and the 4.2:1 gear ratio provides powerful retrieves. The counter-balanced handle offers excellent control, and the aluminum spool spins fast for long casts. 440 yards/12 lb., 340 yards/14 lb., 285 yards/16 lb. 15.3 oz.
Features and Benefits
Nondisengaging levelwind system distributes line evenly upon retrieve
Approved for use in saltwater
Die-cast aluminum frame with a stamped aluminum right side plate and an aluminum-braced graphite nonhandle side plate for light weight and durability
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0n a dekote 500lc if I put backing at 50 to 1 with the same dia. line will I get an accurate reading with line out?---thanks
Asked by: dennis71
We suggest contacting the manufacturer with questions about the performance of the Shimano Tekota 500 Conventional Reel Right-handed. You can reach Shimano by visiting fish.shimano.com or by calling (877) 577-0600.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2015-03-06
Are these types of reel's the same as a bait casting reel? With not much experience, will I witness the same amount of backlashes as I do with a bait caster?
Asked by: King James
Hi King James,
Conventional reels are very similar to bait casting models in a variety of ways. Each has a spool axis that is perpendicular to the rod that it is mounted to and the crank handles on both convention and bait-casting reels are crank style. Onshore bait-casting reels offer smooth release and protection against backlash. However, Bait-casting reels designed for saltwater can cause backlash and disruption in your fishing trip. Conventional reels for saltwater are often more comfortable and better suited to dragging fish in when fishing in saltwater