Shimano Tekota 800LC

Shimano Tekota 800LC

Shimano Tekota 800LC reviews:

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 7 reviews)
Excellent: 100%
Very good: 0%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
Terrible: 0%

Shimano Tekota 800LC is a trollers dream and the perfect cross-over reel for both freshwater and saltwater species, from walleye to tuna.

With line capacity, construction and advanced features, the Shimano Tekota 800LC 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 800LC 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 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): 25/530, 30/450, 40/370
Max Drag (lb): 24.0
A-RB Ball Bearings: 3
A-RB Roller Bearings: 1
Gear Ratio: 4.2:1
Weight (oz): 31.0

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 800LC Reviews:

Five Stars

Rated 5 out of 5

Excelent. I recomend it.

The best so far!

Rated 5 out of 5

Just perfect. Size and drag enough to catch the biggest fish in salt and fresh water. Make sure to choose the right rod for it and enjoy. Love it!

Solid reel

Rated 5 out of 5

i own 3 more just like it and when i seen the price i couldn’t resist! this reel is tough and dependable!


Rated 5 out of 5

The reel is everything it claims to be; my use for it is bottom fishing HALIBUT. The fast retrieve, and the smooth drag ,system; plus the Quality stainless steel construction attracted me. You can not beat this one; and it sold for 40 dollars less than in town.

Great shimano reel

Rated 5 out of 5

Great reel for snook fishing and tarpon. Everything about this reel is made with great care. I enjoy it if I had to I’d buy another.

Great Reel

Rated 5 out of 5

I have been fishing for Yellowfin Tuna from an Oil Rig using another brand name reel, and I was losing fish it just didn’t have the power that was needed. I’d get one every now and then, when I tried my Boss’s Tekota 800, there was no comparison. So when I got home I purchased one, and now I’m fishing with the big boys. It’s a great reel, and I’m very satisfied with it performance.

I like the power

Rated 5 out of 5

Shimano. ‘Nuff said. I own three of these for bottom fishing in the Gulf. I like the power, line retrieval rate and the level-wind feature. I’ve found it’s surprisingly easy to inadvertently switch on the bait alarm, but this is a minor annoyance and I couldn’t see dinging it a star for that.

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