Shimano TOR16HGA Torium Star Drag Conventional Reel

Shimano TOR16HGA Torium Star Drag Conventional Reel

Price: $239.99
Model
TD Code
RetrieveGear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Braid Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max DragWeightHandlePrice
TOR16HGA
SHM-2981
Right Hand6.2:146in16/450
20/320
25/260
50/530
65/330
80/250
24lb18.9ozEgg Handle$239.99 USD

Catch mackerel, tuna and other big game with the lightweight power and solid construction of these star-drag conventional reels. 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 - a must for saltwater. Many top anglers use them bottom fishing or live-bait fishing as they are built for these extreme applications.

The Shimano Torium Star Drag comes in nearly a dozen models to find the perfect conventional reel. TackleDirect has right-hand and left-hand models with either an egg handle or power handle and several gear ratio options. All of them have specially treated anti-rust bearings and cross carbon drag that both result in the smoothest runs you've experienced. There's nothing conventional about this reel that comes with a satisfaction guarantee. Call or email us with any product questions.

Shimano Torium Star Drag Conventional Reel Features:

  • 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 sideplate has the handle, drag adjustment and cast control knob.
  • E.I.: This is the 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 75 reviews
By Nick
Odessa, DE
Great Product
August 7, 2022
Smoooth reel with an adjustable drag so you can adjust mid fight..
By Dean O.
Hawaii
Torium 50
August 7, 2022
Great reel for the price. Smooth and durable
By Erik
PIne Beach, NJ
Shimano Torium
July 30, 2022
Grat smooth durable reel
Pros
  • Smooth durable
Cons
  • nothing as of yet
By Skyler
Texas
Best budget jigging reel
June 10, 2022
This reel is great I have two of the 16pga one on a goofish slow pitch jigging rod and one on a custom bottom fishing rod the drag could be better as I’m not a fan of the star drag but still love the reel
Pros
  • Love power handle
Cons
  • Drag
By Chris
FAIRFIELD, CA
Great reel for the money
April 8, 2022
Love Shimano products Great reel for the money
By Chris
So Cal
Great reel for the money
April 8, 2022
Love Shimano products Great reel for the money
By TUAN P.
TEXAS
durable
March 30, 2022
This is my first conventional reel and i'm loving it.
By Jim G.
Pennsylvania
Great Tog Reel
March 14, 2022
Bought this reel to team up with the Jigging World Black Demon as my go to Tog set up. It performed beautifully on my PB Tog so far 8#. This was boated in 120 feet of water on a big tug wreck and the reel had the power to pull it out of the rubble
Thank you
By matt
gulf coast
solid little reel
March 5, 2022
decided to get a couple of these for nearshore use on snapper in 100 ft of water. the drag is perfectly capable, easy to use for anyone from beginner to expert.
By Frank
NY
Smooth Reel
February 9, 2022
Smooth cranking reel, smooth drag, and comfortable power handle.
By Bone C.
Little Italy
Bullet proof
January 28, 2022
Everything from 650' drops for Halibut to fly lining sardines this gets it done easily.
Pros
  • High speed retrieve, light weight but sturdy.
  • Drag is smooth and doesn't fade over a long BFT battle.
  • Idiot proof!
By Hunter
Savannah, GA
Awesome Reel
January 18, 2022
From trolling for kings, jigging for cobia, or bottom fishing for snapper, this reel does it all.
Everything you would expect quality wise from a Shimano reel. Extremely fast shipping from tackle direct!
By marshall
Freeport, TX
Fantastic Value. Fantastic Jigging Reel
January 5, 2022
I've owned a second-hand torium 16PG for over a year now and have caught yellowfin tuna up to 70lb on it as well as some sharks in the 80-90lb range with no issues. I love it for slow jigging. I recently bought a torium 14HG from tackledirect and love it even more. It holds 990' of 50lb jbraid- the spool is a little overfilled but 900' would be perfect. The drag is plenty to handle large red snapper, grouper, and medium sized tuna. It fits in my hand easily and the handle is comfortable. I like it much better than the valiant terns and valiant narrows that my friends use. Highly recommend.
Pros
  • relatively low price
  • small and light weight
  • smooth drag
  • suuuper fast retrieve
Cons
  • none yet
By KAN H.
NY
Good fishing reel
November 29, 2021
Good quality fishing reel
By Dan F.
Morgantown Pa
Torium
November 27, 2021
Nice reel, going to use it on a slow pitch rod. Star drag seemed a bit loose, sent it to Shimano just to check and it’s in spec.
9 Questions & 9 Answers
Pete
from Boynton Beach, Fl. asked:
August 29, 2021
I have a GLoomis MUR844C/7’ medium (Fast action) 17-40 lb Muskie Med. Action, that I want to match this reel with. I fish for stripers, fluke, & blackfish in the north, and cobia & grouper in the south.  Is this reel a good match?  If not, what would be?
1 Answer
Pete,

To pair your GLoomis 7' Musky rod and the Shimano Torium 16HG, that will definitely work for what you are targeting both north and south.  You can also pair with the Torium 14HG as this will save over 3oz in weight and hold plenty of 30-50lb braid.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with. 

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 31, 2021

jeff
from Pennsylvania asked:
January 25, 2021
I purchased a mojo inshore 7'6" mhf to put this reel on

do you think this is a good combo for stripers??

1 Answer
Yes, that combo should work.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 26, 2021

Forrest
from New Hampshire asked:
May 6, 2017
What is the body and side plates made of on these reels
1 Answer
The Shimano Torium SW has a aluminum constructed body.
Submitted by: Donald on May 9, 2017

Andres Vargas
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?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald on March 29, 2017

Andres Vargas
from Valle del Cauca asked:
March 26, 2017
Can a Torium 16 be use with a Trevala S casting rod?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald on March 28, 2017

Art
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.
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald on February 22, 2017

Kirk
from Charlotte, NC asked:
January 29, 2017
Does the 16HGA have centrifugal brakes? If so, how many blocks?
1 Answer
The Torium reels do not have centrifugal brakes or any other cast control mechanism.
Submitted by: Devon on January 31, 2017

Mauricio
from Colombia asked:
June 10, 2016
mauriciorpo03@hotmail.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.
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald on June 10, 2016

ALFRED
from United States asked:
December 11, 2015
does this reel come left handed
1 Answer
These reels are not available in a left hand model.
Submitted by: David on December 11, 2015

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