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The high speed, high power Shimano Torsa is the most versatile lever drag reel ever made. The Rapid Fire™ Quick Change Drag Cam System allows Torsa to change within seconds to cater to specific fishing techniques. And don't forget castability! Torsa offers better castability than all other lever drag reels.
Shimano Torsa Featured Highlights
Shimano Torsa Additional Features
- High Speed, High Power
The Torsa features the largest gear Shimano could build. This gear is 22% larger than the Trinidad drive gear and 67% larger than the TLD 25. The amount of power generated by Torsa's drivetrain, oversized handle shank and Ergonomic Power Grip is unbelievable. Two anti-reverse systems, Super Stopper with Assist Stopper, guarantee solid hooksetting power. An oversized drag washer, composed of the same proven material used in the Tiagra 2-Speed series, can generate incredible drag pressures for a reel its size.
Reducing the overall weight of the spool by meticulous machining means lower startup inertia. At the same time, most of the mass is distributed outward, which results in the spool spinning longer. Variable Brake System (VBS) uses centrifugal force to provide a more consistent spool speed, which translates into a more manageable cast. And lastly, the handle side of the spool is taller than the non-handle side. This extended spool lip gives the angler a very consistent surface to thumb during the cast. It provides more manageability than thumbing the inconsistent surface of the line on the spool.
- Rapid Fire Quick Change Drag Cam System
Shimano's new Rapid Fire Quick Change Drag Cam System is found exclusively on Torsa. Within seconds and without tools you can completely change how Torsa is set up to fish. Rapid Fire drag cams are removed by putting the reel into freespool and backing off the preset knob. Then insert one of 8 available Rapid Fire drag cams. (Rapid Fire Cam RF-LRS comes with reel.)
- A-RB Bearings
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.
- Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power. Assist Stopper is a backup system to the Super Stopper that consists of the traditional pawl and ratchet.
- Forged and Machined Aluminum Components
Frame, sideplates and spool are made from aluminum, which is first cold forged and then machined. This process results in extremely dense, rigid parts that not only allow the anodization to adhere more deeply for corrosion protection, but also provide a solid, unflexing platform for tight tolerances and precision performance.
||View complete details about Shimano Torsa, including drag settings and drag curves, to learn all the advantages of fishing with a Torsa. (Adobe pdf file, 320kb)
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