Shimano TLD-2 Speed A Lever Drag Reels
$299.99 - $409.99
Per Crank (in)
|Max Drag at Full|
|Max Drag at Strike|
You don't need a big boat to catch big fish. In fact, there's absolutely no reason why you couldn't catch a 250-pound thresher shark from your 20-foot center console boat. Unless you left your TLD at home. If you own a small fishing boat, or you often find yourself elbow-to-elbow with your angling compatriots on the large party boats, you need a reel that's both nimble and versatile. Our TLD reels are light in hand, so easy to shift they're almost mindless, and they're adaptable to any number of bluewater species from tuna to striped marlin. And because they're built by Shimano, durability is an inevitable part of the package. A large, private, ocean-going vessel may be neat, but it's not necessary. Just match the tackle to the situation. And let the fish fall where they may.
- Graphite Frame
- Graphite Side Plates
- Rod Clamp
- Barrel Handle Grip
- Aluminum Spool
- A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) are specially treated stainless steel ball bearings that are at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings.
- Clicker increases the tension on freespool and activates a clicking alarm when a fish bites.
Great reels. Great Price
August 31, 2016
I bought 7 TLDs over 12 years ago and have abused them ever since. They've never let me down. Reliable, but affordable reels that you can count on.
Boynton beach, FL
Great affordable trolling reels
January 11, 2016
Great large trolling reel without breaking the bank
Dana Point, Ca
October 11, 2015
I have owned several of these reels for many years. They have served me well as dedicated trolling reels. Used with 60 and 80 lb tackle and have never failed me or anyone I have handed of fish to on them.
ProsSimple to maintain and take a beating and keep on ticking
ConsClicking without clicker engaged. Some people get annoyed, doesn't bother me
Long Beach, CA
Shimano TLD 30 II A
September 17, 2014
Great 2 speed reel for under $300. Works great for trolling or bottom fishing. Works great for fishing 40 - 50 pound mono.
By f m sultan
March 18, 2014
The best Gear
ProsI am a boat Captain and recently on a Charter my guest from Boca Raton fla caught a 1200 pound Black Marlin on a tld 50 w/ a taulrus rod the best gear I have fished with.
Consthe screws for the tie downs break easily
Unbelievable bang for your buck
February 24, 2014
I use a pair of 50LRSAs for mainly sharks and bluefin tuna on standup rods. I fish them alongside a pair of Penn international 50s and a pair of Penn 70 Vs. The Shimanos fish just as smooth as the Penns, they rattle less than the Penns, and they are easier to work on for maintenance. Along those same lines, the Shimano TLDs dont get scratched and dinged like the Penns do. I traveled to mexico for some fishing last spring and I brought my Shimano TLD 50s because they fish just as nice as my other reels and I didn't need to worry so much about them getting damaged in transit, or damaged by my guides. I highly recommend these reels if your are trying to get into big game fishing on a budget, or want some awesome reels that wont make you cry if you bump them against something or drop them.
ProsSmooth action, price, ability to handle 80lb test line on the LRSA, drag lever size and placement, and overall quality.
ConsThe drag adjustment knob is plastic and should be metal. It feels kinda cheesy and doesn't seem as sensitive as it could be.
January 5, 2014
Excellent reel for smaller fish all the way to the big boys. consistent drag control with two speed abilities. great reel for the money
Great value for money
December 19, 2012
Best reel for the money. Powerful enough to handle all the big pelagics we have.
ProsSturdy, durable, ease of use, price
ConsDesign, is not very pretty
4 Questions & 3 Answers
from L.A asked:
January 11, 2015
do you recommend this reel for trolling/bottom fishing? and what is the best rod ( medium/heavy) that would match the reel
from Tehachapi, Ca. asked:
June 16, 2014
I am looking for a reel to use with 80# for a long range trip that won't break the bank. Would the 30 work for this? I need something to fish deep dropper loop on a 6 day trip.
The 30 will work for your application. It should hold about 300 yards of 80# braid.
on June 17, 2014
from Farmingdale, NY asked:
June 4, 2014
Hello, I am looking for the smallest 2 speed reel that can handle at least 500 yards of 80 lb braid? Do any of the 2 speed TLD-2 fit that bill? Thank you for your time.
The Avet LX is a smaller reel than the TLD-2 and has a grater line capacity,
on June 5, 2014
from hyannis MA asked:
November 4, 2013
If I'm going to use 60 lb test should I use the 50 or the 50RLSA?
The LRSA has a greater line capacity, where as the standard 50A has less line capacity. With the weight and price the same I would recommend just going with the LRSA because of the increased drag and more line capacity.
on November 5, 2013