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Shakespeare Contender® Spinning Reel

Gear Ratio

4.1:1, 5.1:1, 5.2:1

Reel Size

20, 60, 70
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.

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.


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SKU: 1366997 Model Number: CONT270B


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.

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  • 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

Compare Shakespeare Contender® Spinning Reel models

Model Number Reel Handle Position Gear Ratio Bearing Count Color Reel Size Mono Capacity Max Drag lb Drag Type Sku
CONT220B Right/Left 5.2:1 4 Silver 20 180/2 110/4 85/6 Front Drag 1366983
CONT260B Right/Left 5.1:1 1 Silver 60 190/4 140/6 110/8 8.0 kg Front Drag 1366995
CONT270B Right/Left 4.1:1 1 Silver 70 240/6 200/8 175/10 10kg Front Drag 1366997

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