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Contender® is built tough with quality components that perform at high levels on the water. The Contender® is perfect for anglers looking to get out on the water without breaking the bank.
  • 3 ball bearings plus a one-way clutch instant anti-reverse bearing
  • Aluminum spool for strength and lightness
  • Magna oversized bail wire for durability
  • Lightweight graphite composite blank with cork handles
Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Combo
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Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Combo is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Rod I had received this rod for my birthday and I when fishing with it the next day. It handled a few good bass before the tip of the rod broke. I continued to use the rod regardless and I ended up landing my personal record bass on it. Great Job!!!
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome reel. But just like other reviews the rod broke the first time I got to use it. I usually use ultra light gear so I'm use to the lighter action rods. This one just wasn't made well at all.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke Bought 1, it broke before I got to use it; got a replacement; it broke the 2nd time I used it. Both times it broke near the tip. I would not recommend this. Tried to add photo. Wouldn't load
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Rod Bought this rod for the coast even though its not a salt water rod, and did amazing I caught me a lot of fish. Also been fishing the lakes and does amazing. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pole broke I bought two of them at $29.99 (20% off) at a Kmart closing sale. Hooked a brim and the tip broke. Then on the other I hooked a bass maybe 2 pounds and the other rod snapped in two places. Since it was a close out sale there's no returns. Very disappointed in Shakespeare. I've grown up on there rods and reels. This might effect my trust in there products. Was broke within 4 hrs of buying them. Ruined my trip.
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great combo! The rod is well constructed and looks great. The reel is above average for a lower priced item. It is smooth and works fine. Let's be reasonable. this is an inexpensive combo that does lack the style and sturdiness of higher priced combos. With and experienced fisherman who treats their equipment well, it will catch as many fish as any other.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Drag system didnt work I bought this reel back the end January and get to use it right away, it sat in my rod case for a couple weeks till I was able to get out fishing. Got the reel out put it on a ice fishing rod and straight out of the package the drag didn't work. It was like the drag system was backwards. It "clicked" when line was being brought in under pressure but not when being pulled off the reel the way a drag should work. So i tried to contact Shakespeare by thier customer service email and see what their thoughts are on the whole situation and, well I haven't heard anything back for about 2 months. WILL NOT EVER BUY ANOTHER SHAKESPEARE BRAND ITEM AGAIN. Poor customer service. I know it's just a 20 dollar reel but come on, if customer service can't get back to you what happens when you have a 100 dollar rod snap or a much higher priced item break. Not worth my time I'll go else where with my money. Part of reason for low rating on this product is because of customer service being so poor.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pre- bigbig fish I'll have to wait for the big one but, I like the feel and the reel is smooth. I must say that I am more rating Shakespeare on this one. When my order first arrived, the box was crushed and the pole was broken. I contacted, sent a few pictures and Boom, new poke arrived a week later. Awesome PR!!!!
Date published: 2017-11-05
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