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TICA SS500 Trout and Panfish Spinning Reel


SKU B000BS0IY4 Category


Engineered for trout and panfish, the TICA SS500 spinning reel delivers smooth, reliable performance for recreational anglers. With a 5.2:1 gear ratio and premium internal components, this reel provides excellent line retrieval and drag power for fighting hard running fish.

Smooth 5.2:1 Gear Ratio

The SS500 features a medium-fast 5.2:1 gear ratio, giving you a nice balance of cranking power and line pick up speed. The precision cut brass pinion gear meshes smoothly with the drive gear for reliable performance cast after cast. This gear ratio allows you to quickly take up slack line when a fish makes a sudden run.

Lightweight Graphite Body

The lightweight graphite frame and side plates keep the reel comfortable during all day fishing trips while still providing strength and rigidity. By reducing excess weight, the reel balances perfectly on a light trout or panfish rod.

Powerful Front Drag System

Control hard fighting trout and panfish with the multi-disc front drag system. The carbon fiber drag washers provide smooth startup and consistent pressure across the full drag range up to 11 pounds. The sealed drag resists corrosion and stays smooth after repeated submersion.

Extremely Smooth Bearings

At the heart of the silky smooth SS500 are 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings plus 1 roller bearing. The main drive shaft spins on 2 ball bearings for powerful cranking without wobble. An additional 3 ball bearings in the pinion gear provide enhanced rotational stability.

The roller bearing supported line roller reduces friction when releasing and retrieving line. This bearing-supported design allows long, accurate casts and excellent free-spooling.

Sealed Components

The SS500 features extensive sealing to keep water and debris out of critical components. The oscillation gear, drive gear, drag washers, and bearings are all sealed to prevent corrosion and premature wear. The instant anti-reverse bearing keeps the handle from spinning backwards.

Lightweight Aluminum Spool

The rigid, cold-forged aluminum spool provides a strong base for superior drag pressure without flexing. By optimizing the spool lip diameter, line flows smoothly on and off the spool. The hole design reduces weight while maintaining strength.

Soft Touch Handle Knob

The ergonomic handle knob provides comfort for all day fishing. The oversized design fits nicely in your palm for increased cranking power. The knobs feature a soft touch coating and rigid stainless steel ball bearing connections for smooth rotation even after years of use.

Technical Specs:

– Gear Ratio: 5.2:1
– Mono Line Capacity: 2/270, 4/140, 6/110
– Max Drag: 11 lbs
– Bearings: 6BB + 1RB
– Gear Ratio: 5.2:1
– Reel Weight: 7.8 oz
– Handle Position: Right/Left Interchangeable

Experience the silky smooth performance of the TICA SS500 on your next trout or panfish trip. This lightweight reel has the versatility for finesse rigs as well as fighting hard running fish. With premium bearings and drag, you’ll enjoy the buttery smooth functionality for years to come.


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