Selected as an Outdoor Life Great Buy - The Shakespeare Contender Spinning Reel packs a lot of high-quality components without breaking the bank. Made to perform at high levels on the water, this versatile spinning reel features a ported, cold-forged aluminum spool for lightweight strength in your hands at all times. 3+1 ball bearings act as a smooth assistant with instant anti-reverse (Reel sizes: 250, 260, 270 only have one bearing) . It also includes an oversized bail wire and a tough multi-disc drag system to stop fish in their tracks.
First Shakespeare I've owned in years and wished it hadn't taken so long. Very happy with my choice. Shakespeare Contender Spinning Reel, CONT260B is a great choice of spinning reels.