Shimano Charter Special TR-2000LD Reel
I have 2 of these reels, They are very adaptable for Salt and Freshwater fishing when going for the Bigger ones in the Lakes and Rivers. I use these reels for Saltwater fishing Yellowtails, Dorado and Tuna.They getter done! For $150 Bucks a reel that has more Max Drag (33lbs) than 90% of the reels out there. Those reels will cost 3 to 4 times more and I have them to, but only needed for Big Fish. For the guy that hasn't ever used a Conventional Reels I recommend this one with the Levelwind and Lever drag it makes it simple! Live Bait, Casting, YoYo (Irons) Etc. It does everything Good! Best Bang for the Buck!!
September 12, 2013
This is a great reel, looks very heavy and capable of handling about anything. The lever drag is nice and very easy to work. Clicker is nice and loud as well. Only issue I have is the reel doesn't have an instant anti-reverse system. This isn't really the reels fault, it's mine because I didn't research it beforehand, but it is something to take into consideration for anyone else looking to purchase this reel. Overall I'm still happy with my purchase.
June 10, 2014
Best Levelwind Conventional Yet
I have two 2000. I have the 2000 with 20lb mono and is very good for party boats and quick fishing outings with some friends. It is great for sailfish, grouper, mackerel, mahi, and awesome for fishing over reefs. My other 2000 has 30lb braid and will bring up the 50lb bluefin, midsized wahoo, kingfish, big mahi, and lots of grouper. The levelwind feature meake work alot easier for when you dont have to worry about line building up on one side of the reel. Highly recogmend it espcially for just $120 dollars.
February 15, 2010
As a Charter Captain I have several of these reels and they are almost bullet proof! Keep them lubed and they will serve you well.... They have boated everything from 90+ lb Cobia to 60lb Striped bass, they are well suited for saltwater conditions and myself and my clients have NEVER been disapointed in them! These are a must for peole looking for an excelent reel for eeling for stripers!
November 29, 2009