Shimano Triton Graphite Levelwinds Reels
Strong and inexpensive.
I use this reel for cat fishing the Ohio river. I have two of these on Shimano trevalas. This reel works flawlessly every time. Coupled with 65 lb power pro, I have landed 40-50 lb flatheads, and blues with ease. I like these reels for their durability and ease of use, but I love these reels for the price.
January 16, 2013
When it boils down to it all, in the charter biz full-time in Florida I need bullet proof tackle. And believe me, most of my clients don't know the difference between a $300 reel or a $50 reel.
What they want is Fish in the boat!
From 50 pound Redfish, Sharks, and monster Black Drum this reel is a work horse. And with a few ounces of lead, even casts a country mile.
I got rid of all my fancy reels and now use these exclusively.
Matched with "Striper" and "Catfish" series Ugly Stiks.
You're catching fish without loosing your pants.
October 8, 2012
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
triton T100 speedmaster
I have owned one of these reels since 1985. It is the most durable, dependable, universal, easy to maintain reel I have ever owned. I caught a 58 lb king salmon in Alaska with it, a 40 lb king mackeral in Florida with it and everything else small and large in between. It has never, ever malfunctioned or required repair. It is simply awesome. You cannot beat it for the money.
March 30, 2010