Shimano TOR16HGA Torium SW Reel
|Full Max Drag||A-RB Ball Bearings||Gear Ratio||Weight||Hand Retrieve||Price|
The Shimano Torium Star Drag Reels are new to Shimano's Torium series reels. They are compact, rigid, and powerful saltwater conventional reels with excellent castability and durability expected by saltwater anglers.
- S Compact Body: Power-Rigidity-Durability, results in a reel that feels one size smaller in your hand. The B side sideplate is all one piece contributing to both rigidity and in-the-hand palming comfort. The A side side plate has the handle, drag adjustment and cast control knob.
- E.I. is a second layer of surface treatment that is added after the anodizing process. This treatment is forced into any micro sized surface impurities, giving salt no place to adhere thus preventing corrosion.
- Cross Carbon Drag: The ideal material for the high drag pressure setting, with smoothness and consistent performance.
5 Stars based on 16 reviews
July 16, 2017
The fast retrieve ratio is excellent for deep jigging and bottom fishing. Especially when you need to get up fast to re-bait and get back down! They are a big hit on my boat every time a new guest uses them.
ProsLightweight. Retrieve ratio. Smooth drag.
By Doug Snarley
June 25, 2017
Superb casting and fast retrieve. At this price there's no need to spend $500 plus on a 2 speed unless you have weak hands.
May 19, 2017
Excellent quality in a small package
The quality of these reels is excellent, however, the new Torium reels are far more compact than their predecessors. If balance and appearance are important to you, you may want to up-size your reel selection.
November 27, 2016
Good in slow Jigging
Very good in slow jigging , light weight with very good quality
By Kweku odei
June 4, 2016
Lighter smaller and Efficient22
This reel was just an excellent choice for my wife who is also my fishing partner I was looking for a smaller reel for her and my research proved right when I chose this reel it performed like a pro we love our choice she is Happy and I an elated
ProsGearing system is fluid very smooth
May 12, 2016
WOuld have given it 5 stars but only used it once so far. I was very impressed with the smoothness of the gears and the castability of this reel.
Consnone so far
March 26, 2016
High Quality Reel at an afforable price !!
Better than expected !! Performance at it best, smooth and strong !!
ProsLight and Powerful !!
February 5, 2016
Shimano 30hga torium
Combined with a jigging rod, great and lightweight!!! For the price you can't beat it.
ProsHi speed and lightweight
San Diego,92026, Holla!!
November 25, 2015
Even better than the last model!!!
Strokin dem cali yellows like its going out of style....small frame and large spool makes it very user friendly...took me a little while to get used to this one since i've been using the older models for so long...things kicks butt and is buttery smoothness....get yourself one!!!! Shimano does it again!!!
Prosergonomic(small frame,large capacity spool) lighter than previous models smooth drags exceptional free spool right out of box sexy,clean look
ConsCan you find any?
Dana Point, California
October 11, 2015
Awesome live bait reel
I have been using toriums for many years. I loved the older generation and was a little skeptical of this generation because of the smaller size. However, after using both a 30 and 20 size I really do like these just as well. They are much lighter and just as reliable.
ProsGreat reel for half the cost of the trinidads of equal value in my opinion
San Antonio, TX
October 3, 2015
I have two of the 20s and just got the 16. It will hold 500yrds of 50lb braid and it's like a little tank. Pairing it up with my new St Croix legend surf 11' rod.
ProsSize, value, everything...
San Antonio, TX
October 3, 2015
Great reel on price point
I have the older shimano torium 20 and loved it. I went to buy another and saw they have a new model. It's smaller, better, nicer looking. All good things. These are my surf reels I'll use from bull reds, to big jacks, to medium size sharks
ProsPound for pound champ
Los Angeles, California
July 24, 2015
This is an awesome reel. It casts great (I can easily average 40 yard casts on the boat) and reeling it is as smooth as a baby butt. I mainly use it for casting 2-3 ounce irons.
May 9, 2015
This is a replacement for the first one that I received from Tackle Direct which had a jerky drag. The new one has a much smoother drag much like my other Trinidads and Toriums. Props to Tackle Direct for exchanging the defective one for me.
ProsSmall size, large capacity and casts like crazy. I use on my Lamiglas GSB 1802m !5' surf pole to cast 100 plus yards out into the Willamette and Columbia rivers to catch the mighty White Sturgeon which can grow to over 9' in length and weigh in excess of 300#!
ConsYou can't get it with green stamps!
los angeles, California
May 3, 2015
nice reel for the money
Went out around so cali looking for yellowtails. Caught some decent sizes 15-30 pounders. Reel handled them with no problems. But compared to my trinidad it's not as smooth. But the price difference is almost double so can't complain. Other than that good reel.
ProsNice looking reel. Had no issues reeling up 30pound yellowtails.
March 11, 2015
Casting is great , using this reel as a surf reel on a 10 foot surf rod. Casts 8 oz of lead great!
ProsCasting/ retrieving/ drag ajustments
7 Questions & 7 Answers
from New Hampshire asked:
May 6, 2017
What is the body and side plates made of on these reels
The Shimano Torium SW has a aluminum constructed body.
on May 9, 2017
from Valle del Cauca asked:
March 28, 2017
Can you please recommend a Rod for the Torium 16? Or a reel for the Trevala S casting rod?
The Shimano TZC70MBLK Terez Conventional Fishing Rod Black would pair nicely for balance and durability with the Shimnao Torium 16. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 29, 2017
from Valle del Cauca asked:
March 26, 2017
Can a Torium 16 be use with a Trevala S casting rod?
The Shimano TOR16HGA Torium SW Reel would be a bit heavy for the Shimano Trevala S rods. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 28, 2017
from Ventura, CA asked:
February 20, 2017
What size rod would best suit this reel? Primary use would be rock fish fishing with shallow water surface fishing in spring and summer. Thanks.
The Shimano Trevala Butterfly Jigging Casting Rods 6'6'' M - MH will be a great match with the Shimano TOR16HGA Torium SW Reel. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs and have a great day.
on February 22, 2017
from Charlotte, NC asked:
January 29, 2017
Does the 16HGA have centrifugal brakes? If so, how many blocks?
The Torium reels do not have centrifugal brakes or any other cast control mechanism.
on January 31, 2017
from Colombia asked:
June 10, 2016
email@example.com I just came from a fishing trip to Colombian Pacific Oceans. Lots of yellowfin tunas in 40 to 50 pounds range. Some Dorados of 30 pounds and sailfish of 90 - 100. My equipment is very old and heavy. Senator 114H and a rod Senator special. I was very tired after each fight.I need to replace my old equipment for a new one. First question is Conventional or Spinning? Most of the time we fish with live baits from the boat but we trolling lures as well and some times slow jigging for Cubera snappers and groupers. My budget is $400 - 500 for the reel and the rod. I will use Power Pro to spool the reel. If Conventional I will buy a Torium 16HGA, If Spinning a Daiwa Saltist 4500H. I want a light equipment. What do you think about? Conventional or Spinning. Additionally can you recommend a rod to match each reel??? I will appreciate your advice.
Conventional over spinning for the fish that your targeting. The Torium 16HGA would be a good fit with a Shimano TFS63MH Trevala F 6'3" Med Heavy Spinning.
on June 10, 2016
from United States asked:
December 11, 2015
does this reel come left handed
These reels are not available in a left hand model.
on December 11, 2015