New Shimano Tekota A Reel 500 or 600 Size – Saltwater Overhead Boat Fishing Reel
The Shimano Tekota A 500 or 600 overhead reel has had an upgrade, and it’s brilliant. Having already enjoyed a loyal following, the new version is certain to attract certified fans as well as a whole new following.
Always robust and versatile, the new Tekota has increased strength by 50%, reduced the size by 20% and retained the generous spool capacities and high cranking power. Many will suggest that the best inclusion is Coreprotect which helps towards keeping the salt water out and that is critical if you want to get a longer life from your investment. With less worry surrounding salt water ingress, your Tekota will perform at peak for countless sessions.
The S-Compact body in tandem with the Hagane body has allowed for the significant reduction in reel size. Larger gears were added which has increased strength by a whopping 50%. Your new Shimano Tekota Reel will now stand up to the serious challenges from the likes of Tuna and Kingfish.
While mono line is fine for the traditionalist, braids allow you to maximise performance. The classic star drag delivers fingertip drag control, and the handle is made for cranking challenging loads. With 11kg of drag and 330 yards of 65 pound line, there’s little in the ocean you can’t point your Tekota at, confident of a win.
Troll or cast at the biggest Barra in the north. Shoot lures into the wash just outside the heads for serious Kingfish action. If your seeking a mega Murray Cod, rig up the biggest swim bait you have and work a spot patiently for a record specimen or just head out on the boat for a casual bottom bash with bait.
Your new Shimano Tekota 500 or 600 overhead for sale now can do it all. This is an awesome upgrade and comes highly recommended for anglers looking for a well mannered workhorse that can do just about anything. Land based, boat, kayak, or the back yard pool. You’ll never tire of fishing your new Tekota fishing reel, in fact, it will inspire you. Grab yours now.
Features and Specifications
Approx braid Line Capacity
Approx Mono Capacity
Line Capacity (MM/M)
TEKOTA 500 A
40lb/390yds 50lb/330yds Or 65lb/240yds
TEKOTA 600 A
40lb/540yds 50lb/460yds Or65lb/330yds
Model: Shimano Tekota A Reel Series
Gear Ratio: 6.3:1
Line Retrieve: 76cm per crank
Max Drag: 11lg
High Cranking Power
50% strength increase on previous model
Right hand crank
Note: Price is for 1 reel only. Choose which size when ordering. Price can vary depending on which model you choose to purchase. Muttiple images of Tekota A are for illustration only.
Shimano Tekota A Buyers Guide
The new Tekota A Reel is compact so whilst traditionally an offshore saltwater boat fishing reel it’s compactness could allow for multiple inshore options as well, such as barra and murray cod fishing. Your choice will simply boil down to what line capacities you need or prefer and how heavy you fish when deciding between the size models we have for sale. The 600 is slightly bigger and holds a decent line capacity especially braid.
These are an overhead reel which means they will require an overhead rod to match. If fishing for murray cod you’ll need a pretty heavy swimbait rod since for cod these are on the very large spectrum in terms of reel size but otherwise for offshore, your conventional saltwater offshore boat rod in around 5-7ft overhead style will be fine with either size reel in the series. The heaviness of the rod will be determined by the line class you use.
If you need a hand in choosing a fishing rod to match the new Tekota A Reel then simply touch base with our team and we will provide a few options for you.
The new Shimano Tekota A Reel has managed to increase the strength by 50% yet reduced the size by 20% on the previous model without losing line capacity.
The S-compact body reduces fatigue and provides a more connected feel yet strength has been increased by half.
High cranking power ensures you are optioned for a broader lure selection and a more diverse range of conditions and targets.
Coreprotect is a great addition to the new model. It helps to keep reel destroying salt water out ensuring your Tekota has a lonerg working life at peak spec.
The Hagane body is lightweight yet incredibly strong and rigid. Without twist, there is no loss of power and your gears are protected, operating with a perfect mesh even under the heaviest loads.
The Shimano Tekota A Reel in 500 or 600 size present an ocean of possibilities. The new inclusions in this latest incarnation, especially the strength upgrade and size reduction, will ensure the Tekota wins a brand new fan base. Get yours now and beat the rush.
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