Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4 out of 5 by coastcaster Little reel does the job
This is the second Shakespeare Contender I have purchased. It is smooth-operatiung, durable and inexpensive - more than adequate for casting for creek bass and jigging for crappie (sac-au-lait as we call them in South Louisiana).
November 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Captaindan59 Poor quality
Maybe had 50 casts with this reel and it broke while I was on vacation in Minnesota. Very didisappointed.
August 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by martenn work fair for its price
reel was a replacement for a lesser quality reel that had broken but the ulgy stick pole it was on was in good condition and needed a fair reel for my kids
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ncwc2000 Great reel
This reel may be small - but is powerful - just to let you know i have this reel spooled with super pro 10lb braid teamed with a B n M 10 crappie jig rod - was fishing in 20 foot of water for crappie and caught a 14lb Blue cat took about 15 min to finally land the cat but this reel handled it with ease. I will be replacing my other reel with Contender 20 spinning reels
February 15, 2013