Shakespeare® Contender Reel

Shakespeare® Contender Reel

Model#CONT35B
$24.99

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Contender®, selected as an Outdoor Life Great Buy, 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 (Sizes 50,60,70,80 have 1 BB)
  • Cold Forged Aluminum spool for added strength
  • Ported spool for a lightweight reel
  • Magna bail wire oversized for increased durability (Only on sizes 20,25,30,35,and 40)
  • Left/Right convertible fold down handle
  • On/Off anti-reverse
Shakespeare® Contender Reel is rated 3.3333 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome reel I recived this reel for christmas as it was on my wish list. I will say it is my favorite reel and is so smooth. I like the metal spool a lot. The handle is a strong, durable plastic.  Also when you reel it in it is silent. I have one on one of my 3 ugly sticks. Lastly overall it handles decent bass well and excels at getting the job done. I love this reel!
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A truly poor reel. I just bought the Contender Cont20. Brought it home and tried a few turns, only to hear a plastic clickity-clickity sound. Being an inquisitive person, I popped out the screws to open it up and have a look. The spool is featured on the packaging for being "Cold-Forged Aluminum" for maximum durability. Which is great! Except that the rest of this reel (including the frame and EVEN SOME OF THE GEARS!) is plastic. So unless you're planning to use that spool on another real after this one breaks, the durability of the spool won't matter. The components inside the reel had almost no lubricant on them whatsoever. And there are gaping spaces for water, dirt, sand, gravel, maybe even a large boulder, to get into the bearings and gears. I'm returning this piece of junk immediately.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice I got a size 90 rell contender that is the old one and is black not silver. But love it it is probably 10-20 years old and still works great i have it on a contender 7 foot surf rod also as old. I recommend this product but also recomend a bigger rell if you fish for reds or snapper but this will work for maybe reds a trout!
Date published: 2014-06-25
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  • MODEL # CONT20B
    Availability:  In Stock
    $19.99
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    Reel Size
    20
    Bearing Count
    4
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    180/2 110/4 85/6
    Gear Ratio
    5.2:1
    Pre-Spooled yd/lb
    Not Pre-Spooled
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Max Drag lb
    11
    Retrieve Rate
    22
  • MODEL # CONT25B
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    $24.99
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    Reel Size
    25
    Bearing Count
    4
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    200/2 120/4 90/6
    Gear Ratio
    5.2:1
    Pre-Spooled yd/lb
    Not Pre-Spooled
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Max Drag lb
    -
    Retrieve Rate
    -
  • MODEL # CONT30B
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    $24.99
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    Reel Size
    30
    Bearing Count
    4
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    190/4 140/6 110/8
    Gear Ratio
    5.5:1
    Pre-Spooled yd/lb
    Not Pre-Spooled
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Max Drag lb
    -
    Retrieve Rate
    -
  • MODEL # CONT35B
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    $24.99
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    Reel Size
    35
    Bearing Count
    4
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    240/6 200/8 175/10
    Gear Ratio
    5.2:1
    Pre-Spooled yd/lb
    Not Pre-Spooled
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Max Drag lb
    -
    Retrieve Rate
    -
  • MODEL # CONT40B
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    $24.99
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    Reel Size
    40
    Bearing Count
    4
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    240/8 210/10 175/12
    Gear Ratio
    5.2:1
    Pre-Spooled yd/lb
    Not Pre-Spooled
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Max Drag lb
    -
    Retrieve Rate
    -
  • MODEL # CONT50B
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    $24.99
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    Reel Size
    50
    Bearing Count
    1
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    280/12 215/14 195/17
    Gear Ratio
    5.1:1
    Pre-Spooled yd/lb
    Not Pre-Spooled
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Multi-Stop
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Max Drag lb
    12
    Retrieve Rate
    30
  • MODEL # CONT60B
    Availability:  In Stock
    $29.99
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    Reel Size
    60
    Bearing Count
    1
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    240/14 220/17 150/20
    Gear Ratio
    5.1:1
    Pre-Spooled yd/lb
    Not Pre-Spooled
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Multi-Stop
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Max Drag lb
    12
    Retrieve Rate
    31
  • MODEL # CONT70B
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    $34.99
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    Reel Size
    70
    Bearing Count
    1
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    300/17 250/20 200/25
    Gear Ratio
    4.1:1
    Pre-Spooled yd/lb
    Not Pre-Spooled
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Multi-Stop
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Max Drag lb
    20
    Retrieve Rate
    33