Shimano Tekota 500LC
Shimano Tekota 500LC is the salmon trollers dream and a perfect cross-over line counter reel for both freshwater and saltwater species, from walleye to tuna.
With line capacity, construction and advanced features, the Tekota line counter reel 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 500LC 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.
Description of Shimano Tekota 500LC:
- Diecast Aluminum Frame
- Line Counter
- Aluminum Braced Graphite Non-Handle Side Plate
- Aluminum Spool
- Rod Clamp
- A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
- Stamped Aluminum Right Sideplate
- Super Stopper
- Assist Stopper
- Dartainium Drag
- Oversized Cast Control Knob
- Septon Handle Grip
- Oversized Clicker Button
- Double Paddle Handle
- Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
- Crossbar Forward Design
- Metal Series
BEARINGS: 3 +1
POWERPRO LINE CAPACITY (#TEST/YD): 40/390,50/385,65/260
MONO LINE CAPACITY (#TEST/YD): 12/440,14/340,16/285
WEIGHT (OZ): 15.3
LINE RETRIEVE PER CRANK (IN): 25
GEAR RATIO: 4.2:1
MAX DRAG (LB): 18
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.