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Old 02-11-2012, 03:34 PM
craptacular craptacular is offline
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Default Shimano Tekota's - 500lc?

Hey I'm looking at getting a trolling reel for lake erie walleye and was thinking the tekota 500lc. Hope to double as a muskie trolling reel occasionally too with different line.

Do you think the 500lc is big enough for these applications or should I consider the 600lc?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:09 PM
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IMO the 500lc's are bullet proof. I use one fo backtrolling divers and plugs for salmon. I guess it all depends on the size of line your going to be using. I run 300yds of 12/50 braid and the 500lc works flawless. Yes, I would buy another one and hope to do so soon. Well hope this helps. Tight Lines. Reginald
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:18 PM
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The 500 is the one you want.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:36 PM
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It looks to have the same drag as 600 so would imagine it would handle muskie and bigger braids?
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:17 PM
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A buddy of mine runs 500Lc for Lake Ontario Salmon, I use 600Lc just because I like to have a little more line capacity for those kings, both sizes are equally good,
Get the one which suites your line capacity, great reels !!
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:50 PM
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The 500 lc will be plenty for that.Very nice reel.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:51 PM
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I've been using the Tekota 500LC's for a few seasons now and they are great. They are definitely up to the challenge.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:29 AM
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The 500LC is plenty big IMHO, the 600 is a little too big for walleye.

You'll never regret buying a Tekota regardless of the size you choose, they're awesome reels.

Waxy
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:45 AM
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600's if you want to use lead core!
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