COLUMBIA, SC -The Shakespeare Contender was selected as an Outdoor Life Great Buy during their annual field tests. The popular magazine's editors selected the Contender based on the features offered by the newest Shakespeare product, which is also available as a rod and reel combo.
Designed for anglers of all skill levels, the Contender is built tough with quality components that perform at high levels on the water. The Contender is valued at $24.99, making it perfect for anglers looking to get out on the water without breaking the bank.
"The Contender spinning reels are not only priced right, but they really get the job done," said Joshua Silva, Shakespeare Brand Manager. "It has everything you could want in a reel. It is an honor to be selected as a Great Buy for Outdoor Life. There were many great reels included in the test."
The Shakespeare Contender features a Cold Forged AluminumTM spool for added strength, and three ball bearings plus an instant anti-reverse bearing. The reels also feature a ported spool, a 5.2.1 gear ratio and an oversized magna bail wire for increased durability. The rods feature lightweight graphite composite blanks with cork grips and aluminum oxide guides. The Contender is perfectly balanced and durable for any angler.
The Shakespeare Contender is available in 25 to 40 size reels and 5' to 7' combos with an MSRP of $24.99 for the reels and $29.99 for the combos.
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