Shimano TLD50IILRSA Reel

Shimano TLD50IILRSA Reel

Price: $409.99
TD Code
Line Retrieve
Per Crank (in)
Line Capacity
Max Drag at Full
w/ Freespool
Max Drag at Strike
w/ Freespool
BearingsGear RatioWeight
57.3$409.99 USD
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 20 reviews
By Nathan
Great reel
December 13, 2020
Great reel at a great price.
By Brian
Destin, FL
Great Reel!
July 21, 2020
Used this reel on a trip in Florida so had to get my own. Great reel!
By Chip H.
Chesapeake, Va
Typical Shimano...
July 17, 2020
Reel has very smooth operation and appears well-built. Drag is excellent. Changing speeds is simple. Love this reel!
TY TDirect for the super fast shipping.
ProsDrag Construction quality Price
January 2, 2020
Happy with my purchase of a pair of TLD30s. I have already used them before and are the best for rude battles. I hope to unleash them on a good marlin or tuna.
Consnot yet
By Cam
New Jersey
November 20, 2019
Will hold enough line for most fish you'd come across. Good drag and loud clicker. 2 Speed comes in handy with Tuna and other large fish.
ProsStrong Line Capacity Drag 2 Speed
ConsGraphite body No Casting
By Kenny
The ultimate budget reel
November 19, 2019
This reel is a bigger step up from it's other variant the TLD, this upgrade handle really makes it more comfortable for when you need to kick it into high gear and burn that line in
By John
Destin Florida
Awesome service with a great product!!!!
September 12, 2019
Heading out for a 3 day trip, needed additional tackle, these folks had what I needed, put everything together for me, great pricing, great delivery, made the trip in time, results fish in the boat!!!!

I have never written a review before but these folks really deserve it, 7 out of 5 stars!!!!!!
By Ford
Greensboro, NC
All around
June 20, 2019
Great all around reel
By Arne
Well made, easy to use
January 18, 2019
All around great real
By Nathaniel
Marathon, FL
Awesome Reel!
December 27, 2017
This reel is absolutely awesome! It comes extremely well greased in the box and is incredibly smooth. The drag works excellent and is very smooth. It has ample line capacity which is awesome. It is extremely durable and you can feel how well built this reel is - would definitely recommend!
By woomstr
Boca Raton, FL
July 5, 2017
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.
By Jake
Great reel for the price
June 28, 2017
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
By Justin
Charleston, SC
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.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
Great affordable trolling reels
January 11, 2016
Great large trolling reel without breaking the bank
By Zackary
Dana Point, Ca
Virtually indestructible
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
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from Volusia County, Florida asked:
July 16, 2019
Currently I have a Shimano TLD A 80lb Stand up rod, would the TLD50IILRSA reel be a good match? 
1 Answer
It would be a great match!
Submitted by: CHARLES on July 16, 2019

Richard L Shank
from Langosta, Costa Rica asked:
May 14, 2016
what does the rsa stand for
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on May 14, 2016

from Saudi Arabia asked:
February 28, 2015
What size of string or nylon can use on this model
1 Answer
The LRSA model has a drag curve designed for 80lb monofilament. This reel will hold 440yds of that 80lb monofilament. -Paul
Submitted by: Paul on March 12, 2015

frank Anton
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida asked:
April 4, 2013
What is the difference between this model and the Shimano TLD5011A
1 Answer
The LRSA is the "Long Range Series" and is designed for 80LB line not 50LB line like the TLD50IIA
Submitted by: Customer Service on April 5, 2013


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