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
Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Reel
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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
    Availability:  In Stock
    $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 Smooth retrieve Finally got to use the reel this weekend, great purchase
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great price great price for a very nice reel, with quick delivery
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong and small Wanted a premium Spinning reel for medium light and this is it. The Bail say's it All, Built to last. You know where those extra couple dollars went when you feel the smooth action of this baby. The drag pulls nice and smooth /Not choppy like those other pretend premium reels and at the price of a single bearing. From heavy catfish to Crappie to Trout this is your do all reel at an unreel price. Seriously good reel for cheap.
Date published: 2018-07-18
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