Shimano Tekota 500 Review

With the Shimano Tekota 500 reel, it is recommended that you take advantage of all of its built in features.

One of these features is the Dartanium Drag system, this drag system gives you the power and smoothness you want to make an effortless catch.

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It also has the Super Stopper and the Assist Stopper like its cousin in this series of articles.

There are other features you will love as well, like the double paddle hand grip, the crossbar forward design, the oversized clicker button, and last but not least the oversized cast control knob.

All of these features were designed to maximize the usability and capability of this rod.

There are other features you will love as well, like the double paddle hand grip, the crossbar forward design, the oversized clicker button, and last but not least the oversized cast control knob.

All of these features were designed to maximize the usability and capability of this rod.

However, unlike its cousin, the Shimano Tekota 500 has 25-33 inches of line retrieval per turn and a rugged gear ratio of 4.2:1.

This gives you the strength, performance, and power you need to make any catch imaginable. It comes in at a weight of 15.3 ounces, so you can see it’s a heavy duty reel.

It is capable of handling all types of lines from mono, fluorocarbon, to Power Pros lines, with a max drag capacity of 18 lbs.

The Shimano Tekota 500 was built for a long life of usage.

It achieves this because it was designed with a die cast aluminum frame, a stamped aluminum right side plate and aluminum braced graphite none handle side plate with an aluminum spool.

This bait casting reel is a part of the Shimano Metal Series, so it is specifically designed with the above metal components.

The Shimano Tekota 500 is worth your money.

It’s similar to the far more expensive reels in this line from Shimano, and it does all of the same things with a variety of uses that are almost endless.

This product will certainly open you to other options when you decide to purchase your next reel.