Shimano TLD50IILRSA Reel
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.
5 Stars based on 10 reviews
Boca Raton, FL
July 5, 2017
TLD 30II, TLD50LRSA,
I have two of each, they are my main trolling rods. 50's are on Crowder 50-80 and running 80lb mono. 30's are on Crowder 30-80 running 40lb mono. I run the 50's with large bait, deep behind the boat and the 30's in closer with lighter bait. Great overall reels, easy to maintain, heavy drag when needed. The Big lever drag is right at your fingertips. Great value for a moderate priced reel.
Proseasy to maintain, step g frame, lovecrhe easy grip handle forvthe flight!
Consplastic drag knob.
June 28, 2017
Great reel for the price
I have never been disappointed with any Shimano products and this reel is no exception. I was looking to get a two speed lever drag but didn't want to spend too much. I am extremely happy with my decision. I primarily use this reel for shark fishing and trolling for wahoo.
ProsVery powerful and smooth drag
August 31, 2016
Great reels. Great Price
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
January 11, 2016
Great affordable trolling reels
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
September 17, 2014
Shimano TLD 30 II A
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
February 24, 2014
Unbelievable bang for your buck
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
December 19, 2012
Great value for money
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
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Richard L Shank
from Langosta, Costa Rica asked:
May 14, 2016
what does the rsa stand for
The LRS stand for Long Range Special and the A is just their model/part "number" or lettering. Shimano's famed "L.R.S." style drag curve. This style reel was originally designed for West Coast anglers who fish "Stand-Up" style from "Long Range" Charter Vessels. The Special-Cutting of the drag cam gives the LRSA model a much wider usable range of drag pressures. Directly out of Free-Spool the drag starts up soft and gradually increases to its max/full drag.
on May 14, 2016
from Saudi Arabia asked:
February 28, 2015
What size of string or nylon can use on this model
The LRSA model has a drag curve designed for 80lb monofilament. This reel will hold 440yds of that 80lb monofilament. -Paul
on March 12, 2015
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida asked:
April 4, 2013
What is the difference between this model and the Shimano TLD5011A
The LRSA is the "Long Range Series" and is designed for 80LB line not 50LB line like the TLD50IIA
on April 5, 2013