Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Reel
$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$19.99View model specifications
MODEL # CONT230B$24.99View model specifications
MODEL # CONT235B$24.99View model specifications
MODEL # CONT240B$24.99View model specificationsView LargerReel Size40Bearing Count4Mono Capacity yd/lb240/8 210/10 175/12Gear Ratio5.2:1Reel Spool MaterialAluminumReel Handle PositionRight/LeftAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseDrag MaterialOil FeltDrag TypeFront DragMax Drag lb5kg
MODEL # CONT260B$29.99View model specifications
MODEL # CONT270B$34.99View model specifications
Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Reel is rated out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by alj_80033 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 Figgy 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 Blank 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 Diki 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 zzggyy 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 Tytyler 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 shortystuff 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 capt pat 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