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Shimano Tekota 500 Overhead Fishing Reel

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Shimano Tekota 500 Overhead Fishing Reel

Shimano made its name in creating high performance and heavy duty fishing reels, and those traits are in full display on the Shimano Tekota 500 Overhead Fishing Reel

The Tekota 500 Overhead belays a durability and longevity that very few reels in the market can match.

The Shimano Tekota Fishing Reel Model 500 is a great reel built in the mould of the traditional overhead reels, but comes equipped with advanced features found only in Shimano’s own high-performance overheads. The extra strong gear ratio of 4:2:1 alone is enough to make any angler hooked to this product.

The Shimano Tekota 500 Overhead Fishing Reel also comes with an extremely robust level wind and a super smooth Dartanium drag washers providing a super smooth drag.

Designed to be used in all sorts for offshore fishing, the Shimano Tekota 500 Fishing Reel can be used with monofilament line, but also makes a great reel to use with braided lines.

Features and Specifications

  • Mono capacity 5kg / 402m
  • Capacity Power Pro 40lb / 390yds
  • The Shimano Tekota 500 Overhead Fishing Reel Model 500 gear ratio of 4.2:1
  • Retrieve per crank is 64cm
  • The bearings for this reel are 3+1
  • Max Drag 8kg
  • Weight 435g
  • Diecast Aluminum Frame
  • Stamped Aluminum Right Sideplate
  • Aluminum Braced Graphite Non-Handle Side Plate
  • Aluminum Spool
  • Rod Clamp

Rod Suggestion and Target Species

The Shimano Tekota 500 matches up with overhead rods ranging in length from 1.5m to 2.2m in length, the Tekota reel can be used on a fishing rod with standard guides or a rod with roller guides. The Tekota 500 is great for bottom bouncing for flathead, pearl perch, snapper or morwong or as a trolling reel for pelagic like tuna, kingfish, wahoo and mackerel. Using either standard monofilament or braided super fishing lines.



  • Heavy duty and durable overhead reel can handle the harsh saltwater environment and the tough fighting fish that inhabit it
  • Effective in all types of fishing conditions; drifting baits, trolling or bottom bouncing the Shimano Tekota can handle it
  • Levelwind mechanism takes the trouble of making sure the line lays evenly consistently helping you concentrate on filling the ice box
  • One of the best deepwater braid reels in the market popular for deepwater fishing using zero stretch braided lines

Fishing the deep water or trolling in the cobalt blue the Tekota 500 Overhead reel from Shimano has got you covered!



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