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Shakespeare Contender® Big Water Spinning Reel

Reel Size

60, 70

Gear Ratio

4.3:1, 5.1:1
Reel Size

Reel sizes vary by manufacturer. To best understand the size of a spinning reel or casting reel, refer to the line capacity rating for the reel. Size standards are consistent across our reels.

Gear Ratio

Conventional Reels - Gear ratio describes how many spool rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.

Spinning Reels - Gear ratio describes how many rotor rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.



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SKU: 1532467 Model Number: SKPCONT70B


Shakespeare® Contender® Big Water reels feature a smooth 1 bearing system reel with durable aluminum spool for premium on-the-water performance.


  • 1 ball bearings plus a one-way clutch instant anti-reverse bearing
  • Aluminum spool for strength and lightness
  • Magna oversized bail wire for durability

Compare Shakespeare Contender® Big Water Spinning Reel models

Sku 1532466 1532467
Brand Shakespeare Shakespeare
Reel Size 60 70
Gear Ratio 5.1:1 4.3:1
Reel Handle Position Right/Left Right/Left
Braking System None None
Drag Type Front Drag Front Drag
Color None None
Specialty None None
Anti-reverse Feature Instant Anti-Reverse Instant Anti-Reverse
Bearing Count 2 2
Brand Shakespeare Shakespeare
Drag Material Felt Felt
Fishing Type Spinning Spinning
Max Drag Lb 18lb | 8.1kg 18lb | 8.1kg
Mono Capacity M/mm 220/0.36 200/0.38 135/0.46 285/0.38 230/0.46 180/0.48
Mono Capacity Yd/lb 240/14 220/17 150/20 310/17 250/20 200/25
Primary Technique None None
Recovery Rate 35" | 89cm 34" | 87cm
Reel Spool Material Aluminum Aluminum
Saltwater Freshwater Freshwater
Series Shakespeare Contender Shakespeare Contender
Subseries Shakespeare Contender Shakespeare Contender
Water Type 3 3
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