Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Reel

Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Reel

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$19.99 - $34.99
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 (Sizes 50,60,70,80 have 1 BB)
  • Machined aluminum™ spool for added strength
  • Magna bail wire oversized for increased durability (Only on sizes 20,25,30,35and 40)
  • Left/Right convertible handle
  • On/Off anti-reverse
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  • MODEL # CONT220B
    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
    Reel Spool Material
    Aluminum
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Drag Type
    Front Drag
    Max Drag lb
    -
  • MODEL # CONT230B
    Availability:  In Stock
    $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
    Reel Spool Material
    Aluminum
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Drag Type
    Front Drag
    Max Drag lb
    -
  • MODEL # CONT235B
    Availability:  In Stock
    $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
    Reel Spool Material
    Aluminum
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Drag Type
    Front Drag
    Max Drag lb
    -
  • MODEL # CONT240B
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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
    Reel Spool Material
    Aluminum
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Drag Type
    Front Drag
    Max Drag lb
    5kg
  • MODEL # CONT260B
    Availability:  In Stock
    $29.99
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    Reel Size
    60
    Bearing Count
    1
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    190/4 140/6 110/8
    Gear Ratio
    5.1:1
    Reel Spool Material
    Aluminum
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Multi-Stop
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Drag Type
    Front Drag
    Max Drag lb
    8.0 kg
  • MODEL # CONT270B
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    $34.99
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    Reel Size
    70
    Bearing Count
    1
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    240/6 200/8 175/10
    Gear Ratio
    4.1:1
    Reel Spool Material
    Aluminum
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Multi-Stop
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Drag Type
    Front Drag
    Max Drag lb
    10kg

Product Reviews

Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Reel is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds expectations Bought the Shakespeare Contender for 9.99. In the 2 months I've owned it,it has blown away the 179.00 Daiwa it replaced. The bail opens and closes with a crisp pop. The gear ratio (6.2:1 I believe) makes for fast retrievals and the drag is very good. For the price, this reel is way above what I expected. I wish I would have bought a few more.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shocked Got combo 3yrs ago still my go to reel and rod best catch 25 Pnd cat reeled in no issues outlast 6 other combos all not this brand
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from $5+ cheaper than other manufacturers comparables. I notice an improvement over the older contenders. It is a hair noisy and a very slight vibration is transferred into the rod compared to a President or a 310 but for $30 less than those models its not fair to compare. Everything works fine and it handles 4lb trilene beautifully. One of the best $20 reels available.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit my rod perfect It worths the price and works great. Definitely I will buy again from you
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best I bought 2 of these specifically to use for trolling for crappie with 6# test line. Overall the reels are decent considering the price, but they suffer one fatal flaw. The line frequently slips off of the bail line roller & jams between the end of the roller & the bail arm. I tried tightening the screw holding the roller in place to see if it would tighten the gap at t he end of the roller, but it seems to have had little effect.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for bass fishing and great selection of size I chose the #20 contender with Shakespeare 7' light rod are a great combination. Every fish becomes a bigger fish. And practicing on the smaller, will help you a really big fish. I also am going to try the 7'6" rod with the contender 30 should be great, have not had a chance to try them yet.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fishing I purchased two of these and have not used them. As it is cold and snow. I have used Shakespeare products for years and have no problems with any of them. I will continue to buy Shakespeare as long as I am alive.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth with no reverse ticks Using for crappie and other panfish. Very smooth great drag just enough ball bearings
Date published: 2018-04-15
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