Shimano Tekota 300LC

Shimano Tekota 300LC

Shimano Tekota 300LC reviews:

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
Excellent: 88%
Very good: 12%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
Terrible: 0%

Shimano Tekota 300LC – A trollers dream reel. Shimano Tekota 300LC is your perfect cross-over reel for both freshwater and saltwater species, from walleye to tuna.

  • Line Counter
  • Clicker
  • Aluminum Spool
  • Rod Clamp
  • A-RB = Anti-Rust Bearings
  • Super Stopper
  • Assist Stopper
  • Dartainium Drag
  • Oversized Cast Control Knob
  • Aluminum Braced Graphite Non-Handle Side Plate
  • Clicker
  • Septon Handle Grip
  • Oversized Clicker Button
  • Double Paddle Handle
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
  • Crossbar Forward Design
  • Metal Series
  • Diecast Aluminum Frame
  • Stamped Aluminum Right Sideplate

With line capacity, construction and advanced features, the Tekota is a great solution for anglers who troll for both fresh and saltwater species. Great Lakes anglers will appreciate the palmable line counter, and saltwater enthusiasts will appreciate the durability and strength.

For many types of sea-angling a slower rate of retrieve is required. In these circumstances, the Tekota range is ideal with its 4.2:1 gear ratio, whilst the addition of a level wind will also appeal to anglers looking for excellent line lay. All models are also available with a line counter to help target fish feeding at specific depths.

Line Counter
This convenient feature allows the angler to place the lure in the strike zone over and over again. The line counter tracks how much line has been cast off of the spool, and can be reset to zero by pushing a button.

These stainless steel ball bearings are specially treated to drastically increase the corrosion resistance of the bearing. These bearings will last at least 10 times longer than standard stainless steel ball bearings in high salinity environments. The secret of longterm rotation performance is to prevent any form of rust, corrosion or oxidisation of the bearings, which can cause a reduction in the reels performance over time. Shimano A-RB bearings are the answer to this and are fitted as standard on most Shimano freshwater reels and on all Shimano saltwater models.

Super Stopper
Super Stopper is a oneway roller bearing that eliminates backplay for solid hooksets. Super Stopper anti-reverse uses a one-way stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates back-play. This provides the angler with instant hook setting power.

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.

Clicker System
Increases the tension on Freespool and activates a clicking alarm when a fish bites.

Level Wind System
Level wind ensures perfect distribution of line across the spool

Diecast Aluminium
Diecast aluminium is used for many types of reel and is most common on fixed spool reel bodies and rotors. It is also used for spools on P4 fixed spool reels and come baitcasting models.

Cold Forged Aluminium
Cold Forged aluminium is used for some ‘round’ reels, fly reels and is also used for many types of spool. Made from one single piece of aluminium Cold Forging produces great strength.

Dartanium Drag
This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.

The HAGANE Body is produced from high-rigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rocksolid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.

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Shimano Tekota 300LC Reviews:

Great reel!

Rated 4 out of 5

This is the perfect size reel spooled with 50 lb braid to use either a 15 lb leader in the kelp for west coast calico bass or with a 20 lb leader for schoolie tuna, yellowtail or dolphin using live bait. Smooth drag and I would highly recommend it for flylining live bait on a M/H 8 ft casting rod for fish up to about 30 lbs.


Rated 5 out of 5

Well I just got one of these reels and I love it. For one thing the specs are off from this seller about the reel the max drag isn’t 12 pounds its 18 max pounds. And the other thing is they didn’t put line capacity for braid 30/255,40/210,50/205. I own two 300 and two 600 and I got a 800 for salt water fishing I do on the east coast and in Flordia. Now you can use these reels in fresh and saltwater that is the reason why I went with all these reels now don’t get me wrong the drag is nice but I would change them out before you use them like I did on all of my reels I use carbon fiber drag washers in mine and they do work very well. I hope this helps everyone out good luck to everyone.

Love this reel

Rated 5 out of 5

One if the best reels on the market for the money. I use it mainly for salmon trolling. Very smooth drag and holds up well in saltwater. I run 60 pound braided line and it will hold 140 yards.

Quality in a small package

Rated 5 out of 5

I own 8 of these reels in various sizes I use these for fishing salmon and sturgeon on the columbia river and have used them for many years I really like the smooth drags and the way they fit my fishing rods and just the quality of the reel it’s self I have more expensive reels but there not as durable as a tekota reel last week hooked and caught a 9 1/2 foot sturgeon that weight 150 lbs !!! If you want quality in a small package buy tekota.

Great reel, highly recommended

Rated 5 out of 5

This is an awesome reel. HOWEVER, if you are using it with flashers or anything else that creates a lot of drag I suggest getting the 500 model due to the handle. I have both the 300 and 500 and after using them both I spent 20 bucks and purchased the larger handle to put on my 300 reel. If I would’ve ordered the 500 to begin it would have cost me less in the end and have more capacity. In fact, I think the 500 size real just looks and feels more balanced on my salmon rods anyways. In less you really want to paddle handle, step up to the 500


Rated 5 out of 5

Great reels at a very good price.

The best reel. Expensive.

Rated 5 out of 5

These reels are really great. The line counter is on the left so it makes it easier to palm. I like to rest it against my left index finger. All the other reels on the market have the counter on the right.

Great little reel

Rated 5 out of 5

Great little reel. It’s perfect for drifting bait off my kayak. The line counter is a time saver. No regrets.

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