Shimano Tekota 700LC

Shimano Tekota 700LC

Shimano Tekota 700LC reviews:

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 7 reviews)
Excellent: 86%
Very good: 14%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
Terrible: 0%

Shimano Tekota 700LC is a a trollers dream being 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.

  • 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.

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Shimano Tekota 700LC Reviews:

Great all around reel

Rated 4 out of 5

I bought this to bottom fish in the Gulf. Spooled it with 80# braided and have used a few times and caught everything from sharks to red snapper. Line counter is excellent. good buy.

It's a Shimano

Rated 5 out of 5

What can I say. It’s a Shimano reel. Built well and built to last and stand up to heavy use. You can’t go wrong with any of the reels in this series. I use these for pulling large umbrella rigs for Striped Bass. Never had a problem with them.

Very Nice Reel!

Rated 5 out of 5

This is an impressive reel. Exactly what I was looking for. Seems very solid. Well made. Has a smooth drag.

I won't use any thing else!!

Rated 5 out of 5

I have been using the Shimano Tekota reels for a while. In my opinion they are head and shoulders above any thing else I have used, well since I started fishing as a kid. They are smooth, quite, rugged and dependable. All in all I won’t use anything else!!


Rated 5 out of 5

Its a Shimano. Enough said. Great reel

Trolling reel

Rated 5 out of 5

Trolling The reel itself it’s very well-made no complaints but the packaging it came in with was missing one nut The box was taped up and look mangled up the reel Was so dirty it look like a used Reel once I cleaned it it was good I love the reel Just the packaging was bad

Shimano makes a great reel

Rated 5 out of 5

Great reel. I think i have four Tekota. Got this one to add to my albacore arsenal. Plenty of reel for them. Line counter is awesome. Great salt water reel. Put some 80 # braid and your good to go.

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