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Downrigging has its own special demands, and Shimano's® Triton Levelwind Reel surpasses them. The Triton's quick 4.3:1 gear ratio allows you to clear lines quicker, keep up with speeding fish easier, and work lures better. Additional features include: ball bearing drive, titanium drag system and strong, lightweight, 1-piece, graphite titanium construction. Non-corrosive stainless steel main and pinion gears.
still in the box till next weekend, but i have used one several times and loved it, pulled in a 41 inch redfish at san luis pass with out any problems
March 24, 2011
I have used Shimano reels both spinning and conventional for years and have always been very satisfied with them. These reels seem to be as good as any I have used before. I wanted a light weight rod and reel setup. I wanted a conventional reel, that is of good quality, light weight, sturdy and reliable, and priced right. I use these reels to troll inshore for bluefish and Spanish Mackrel, and they work just fine.
October 12, 2010
I had bought this reel on a recommendation by a friend and I haven't been disappointed yet it cast great and it is very smooth i would recommend this reel to anyone who needs a Strong ,light ,dependable reel for a good price
July 26, 2010
I have owned SEVERAL Shimano Reels. and totally satisfied with the rest of their products. ie TLD series, Bait runners. Charter Specials.
It will serve to catch flounders and Trout, but it's too noisy for my preferences.
July 5, 2010
You're going to have to start somewhere. Read about adjusting the spool and star drag for casting and it will lessen your frustration. I'm happy with its casting performance. From my seated position in my kayak I can cast 80-90' depending on the weight of what I'm casting.
Personally I wouldn't blow this much money on just a reel if I was learning. I would spend the money on a smaller bait caster reel combo and learn from there. Principals are the same. Master the basics and then go bigger.
I have used this reel in international casting compatitions, I didn't win but it was my first time competeing at that level(187 yds) just took out the level winde. there are no bearrings so the spool doesn't get away from you to fast. I also use this reel for plugging all over the south pacific. great for biginers.
some models have left handed versions...just not this model apparently and many of the (same class conventional) reels bassproshop sells have left handed models and bassproshop doesn't offer them on their website for some reason
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