The Charter Special is a firm favourite with professional charter skippers and for good reason. With its simple but effective lever drag, and automatic level wind system, it’s easy to use for anglers of all abilities. Plus it’s tough, versatile and comes at an extremely competitive and affordable price.
Originally aimed at the professional charter market, the Charter Special has become a firm favourite for hundreds of thousands of anglers over the years. It doesn’t matter if you are inexperienced, or an old sea dog who prefers the convenience of the level wind system, the Charter Special still packs a big punch when it comes to affordability and ease of use. You can spool it with braid or mono, use it for bottom fishing, jigging, trolling and with a bit of practice you can even engage the free spool and cast with it. Like a trusted friend, the Charter Special makes a great companion for all of your saltwater boat fishing.
The Charter Special has a tough reinforced graphite frame and an aluminium spool. This results in a robust construction that has stood up to literally millions of hours of use by inexperienced charter boat anglers, so you can be sure it will serve you well. Overall the reel feels quite light, weighing in under 500g, but is remarkably solid and smooth thanks to the stainless steel gears, supported by Shimano’s A-RB anti corrosion bearings. But the real benefit, apart from the low cost, is in its ease of use. The lever drag is simple and almost intuitive in its operation and the automatic level wind ensures line is spooled correctly without any thought of intervention. Experienced anglers will find pleasure in its simplicity and reliability, whilst beginners will enjoy the thrill of catching without advanced knowledge.