Shakespeare Baitcasting Reels

So you thought the only “Shakespeare” was the English author and playwright? However, there is another William Shakespeare that has also made his mark in history—in fishing history that is. William Shakespeare Jr. invented a system that has revolutionized the way fishing reels are made today. The Level Wind System allows for the fishing line to be wound back evenly onto the reel’s spool.

Shakespeare Reel 1744 Model 31 Needs Handle
Shakespeare Reel 1744 Model 31 Needs Handle
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Shakespeare President II 1980 HB Model DF Fishing Reel
Shakespeare President II 1980 HB Model DF Fishing Reel
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Three Fishing Reels Pflueger Rocket Shakespeare and SBU Sweden Ambassadeur
Three Fishing Reels Pflueger Rocket Shakespeare and SBU Sweden Ambassadeur
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Vintage 1959 SHAKESPEARE INTRINSIC Baitcasting Reel Model GK Made In USA Patent
Vintage 1959 SHAKESPEARE INTRINSIC Baitcasting Reel Model GK Made In USA Patent
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Shakespeare 1788 Spincast Reel Mint New Condition w Exc Orig Box+Manual Read
Shakespeare 1788 Spincast Reel Mint New Condition w Exc Orig Box+Manual Read
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Vintage New Shakespeare BC 4600 Medalist Reel Six Bearing System New Old Stock
Vintage New Shakespeare BC 4600 Medalist Reel Six Bearing System New Old Stock
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Victory 701 signature Skeet Reese Shakespeare UglyLPA Baitcast fishing reel lot
Victory 701 signature Skeet Reese Shakespeare UglyLPA Baitcast fishing reel lot
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SHAKESPEARE DECEIVER LOW PROFILE BAITCAST REEL DCVLPB
SHAKESPEARE DECEIVER LOW PROFILE BAITCAST REEL DCVLPB
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Excellent Green Shakespeare Marhoff 1964 GE with Box
Excellent Green Shakespeare Marhoff 1964 GE with Box
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Vintage Shakespeare President II 1980 HB Reel
Vintage Shakespeare President II 1980 HB Reel
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PFLPURIST3LP Pflueger Purist Baitcasting Reel 8 oz RH
PFLPURIST3LP Pflueger Purist Baitcasting Reel 8 oz RH
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Shakespeare Sigma 20lb Multiplier Sea Fishing Reel
Shakespeare Sigma 20lb Multiplier Sea Fishing Reel
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Excellent Mottled white black Shakespeare Marhoff 1964 GA with Box
Excellent Mottled white black Shakespeare Marhoff 1964 GA with Box
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Excellent Black Shakespeare Marhoff 1964 Self Winding
Excellent Black Shakespeare Marhoff 1964 Self Winding
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VG Mottled white black Shakespeare Marhoff 1964 GA
VG Mottled white black Shakespeare Marhoff 1964 GA
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TRION3LP Pflueger Trion Right Hand Mono Baitcast Reel 78 oz 641
TRION3LP Pflueger Trion Right Hand Mono Baitcast Reel 78 oz 641
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Shakespeare President II 1980 HB Model DF Fishing Reel
Shakespeare President II 1980 HB Model DF Fishing Reel
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This William Shakespeare Jr. also invented a way to prevent overruns or backlashes with his braking system. Backlashing is a very common phenomenon that fishermen experience, when they cast their lines, and the spool stops rotating because the line runs off the spool at a too-slow pace or when the line just stops while the spool is still rotating as the lure reaches the water. Now, more than a hundred years later, Shakespeare’s company still makes some of the best baitcasting reels in today’s market, continuing the tradition of excellence and innovation that their founder began in 1897. Check out our Shakespeare fishing reels today!

The Shakespeare baitcasting reel line features five models of baitcasting reels. The Agility low profile baitcaster is equipped with three ball bearing and a one-way clutch instant anti-reverse bearing. It is manufactured out of graphite and has machined aluminum spool and a titanium coated line guide. It also has an adjustable magnetic and mechanical cast control. This Shakespeare baitcast reel is recommended for freshwater use and has a line capacity of one hundred yards. Its gear ratio is 6:3:1 and has a weight of seven point nine ounces.

Similarly, the Shakespeare Dimension baitcasting reel is a five-ball bearing reel, also equipped with a one-way clutch instant anti-reverse bearing system. It is made out of graphite as well and has a Titanium coated line guide. Its magnetic and mechanical cast control is also adjustable. The Dimension also features ported and machined aluminum spool. The Synergy baitcasting reels are also made from graphite and have a gear ratio of 5:1:1. It weighs slightly lighter at seven point six ounces.

Among Shakespeare’s round baitcasting reels is the Catera. The Catera has two ball bearings and a one-way clutch anti-reverse bearing. This is sturdier as it is made from anodized aluminum and has rigid chrome-plated brass pillars. Its spool is machined and anodized aluminum. It has precision machines brass gears, and on and off bait clicker, an adjustable four-pin centrifugal anti-backlash control, and a smooth main gear applied star drag system. The Catera has two versions, one for medium-sized/weight lures and another for large/heavy lures. This baitcaster is made for fresh water conditions and has a gear ratio of 5:1:1.

The SKP3100/4100 round baitcasting reel is also made from anodized aluminum with chrome-plated brass pillars. Available also in medium and heavy versions, this baitcasting reel has a line capacity of one hundred and sixty yards.

The Crappie Hunter 10 and 20 models have a chrome-plated metal frame, a selective on and off bait clicker and an anti-reverse system. These Shakespeare baitcasting reels feature an adjustable spool tension control and a left and right hand retrieve. These reels are made for light weight lures and have a line capacity of either two hundred and thirty or one hundred yards. Its gear ratios are 1:0:1 and 4:0:1 respectively.

What seems to be missing from Shakespeare fishing reels line are baitcasters that will do well in salt water conditions. They also have very limited reels for heavy lures. Nevertheless, they still manage to make durable and high quality reels that are worth checking out.

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