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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by PLB3 Best Purchase Ever
The Shimano Reel perform well beyound my expeciations, I plan on buying another one in the near future as soon as I get the other Down Rigger onboard.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SBYaker Good basic levelwind
Matched it to a Tiger Stick. Nice combo and weight balance. Now I just need to catch a fish with it.
April 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sginn best purchase
i purchase this 2 year's ago works great . i have beenfishing for 40 year's and had all kind now i only will buy Shimano they never let you down. the Quailty is the best i see in a long time and they stand behing there product
April 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by j4knee TRN 200G
This is a greal litle levelwind reel I use this reel to troll for trout in the lakes in then eastern sierra's. This reel is as reliable as it gets. We run leadcore rigs and this reel seems almost custom made for this application.
August 19, 2011
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