Rock-solid Shimano Tekota Levelwind Reels are palmable levelwind reels designed to keep you trolling comfortably for years. Rugged 1-piece die-cast aluminum frame construction with aluminum and graphite side-plates offers maximum strength and minimum weight. Crossbar-forward design provides direct access to the spool. Non-disengaging levelwind spool system with underbrace provides better line management and features an oversized clicker and a non-slip Septon ergonomic power handle. Smooth-meshing 4-bearing system incorporates 3 specially machined A-RB corrosion-resistant ball bearings, plus a one-way roller bearing associated with the Super Stopper anti-reverse system.
Anglers hit the water at sunup Friday Aug 19th when the more than 250 participants took to the Columbia in search of kings and silvers. After weigh in was closed, Team Trusty, captained by Glen Trusty, came in first place with an average team weight of 13.67lbs. per angler. Team Trusty was awarded a prize package of G. Loomis trolling rods and Shimano Tekota reels. Second place went to Team Raymarine captained by Dave Lee who led his crew to a 12.8lb per angler team weight, and they took home prize combos that included Lamiglas rods and Daiwa Lexa linecounters. To round out the top three was Team Okuma, led by Steffen Gambill, who bought in 10.82lbs of fish per person and won a TICA rod and reel combo set.