Shimano Tekota 700LC

(3 customer reviews)

Shimano Tekota 700LC is a a trollers dream beeing the perfect cross-over reel for both freshwater and saltwater species, from walleye to tuna.

With line capacity, construction and advanced features, the Tekota 700LC 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 700LC 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 reel models are also available with a line counter to help target fish feeding at specific depths.

Description of Shimano Tekota 700LC:

  • 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
  • Clicker
  • Septon Handle Grip
  • Oversized Clicker Button
  • Double Paddle Handle
  • Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
  • Crossbar Forward Design
  • Metal Series

Line Retrieve Per Crank: 33″
Line Capacity (lb/yds): 24/410, 30/350, 40/290
Max Drag (lb): 24.0
A-RB Ball Bearings: 3
A-RB Roller Bearings: 1
Gear Ratio: 4.2:1
Weight (oz): 30.0

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.

Shimano Tekota 700LC Reviews:

3 reviews for Shimano Tekota 700LC

  1. Webmaster

    It turns out I should have bought the 600lc model since the 700lc is larger than I need, but it was difficult to tell by the pictures. Having said that, it will work fine for salmon fishing, just a little overkill. The operation is smooth and precise and just exactly the way it should be.

  2. Webmaster

    Great reel ; you betcha. I do a lot of trolling with lead core line and was using cheap reels that I was not happy with. I spent several days researching different reels before picking the Tekota 700. the size of the reel is big and heavy duty which was ok with me as the rod and reel sit in holders all day.The reel handles stripes with no problem what so ever.This reel has a great drag system,and is a first rate product.The reason it did not get 5 stars is because you can buy much better reels but you will pay a much higher price. I’m very happy I made the choice I did. For me this is the right tool for what I do.

  3. Webmaster

    I use the 700 series reels fishing the Pacific northwest. The reels perform flawlessly, as I use them for most all species of fish found here. There is one major design improvement that needs to be incorporated into the reel arm. The edges need to be radiused, as when reeling up a large fish, the sharpness of the edges can injure your reeling hand. this is especially true if you extend the length of the crank. I have had it happen numerous times. My reels get serious workouts every season, and again, perform flawlessly. They are properly cared for, and have never needed servicing or repair. I recommend them to all who are interested. as often as I can.

Add a review
Scroll to Top