Shimano TOR16HGA Torium SW Reel

Shimano TOR16HGA Torium SW Reel

Price: $229.99
TD Code
HandleLine Retrieve
Per Crank
Mono Line
PowerPro Line
Full Max DragA-RB Ball BearingsGear RatioWeightHand RetrievePrice
Egg Handle4616/450
2436.2:118.9ozRight$229.99 USD
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 43 reviews
By updateCategoryParent
Love this star drag.
November 22, 2020
Perfect for Dimond jigging Easley handled some 50lb plus striped bass and yellow fin.
By Bonito b.
Rocklin CA
Great all-rounder for my lightweight SoCal setup for bonito and yellowtail!
November 13, 2020
Casts super well with a 42g Colt Sniper and surface irons. Even hooked up with a Black Sea Bass and it held its own drag wise. Replaced a Daiwa Lexa. For this old school finger line winder coming from Newell's back in the 80s, this is a dream and inexpensive.
ProsSmall and packs a punch
ConsHolds a lot less line than the 16 and drag is less.
By Jeff
Liberty, MO
Great reel
June 19, 2020
Good bottom fishing reel. Like the smaller profile compared to some of my penns.
By Rum S.
Best Shimano conventional for jigging.
June 6, 2020
I purchased the Torium14H by Shimano. I paired it with a Jigging World Black Demon 7ft 6 m rod. It is like theyre made for each other..I love the smooth performance of the reel, star drag is exact and the fast return a must for deep sea bottom fishing. I reccomend.!
By Jarrid
Kailua, HI
Excellent versatile reel
March 20, 2020
This reel is extremely versatile! I use it for bottom fishing as well as trolling applications. Very smooth and powerful at an incredible price.
By Hong G.
New Market, Alabama
solid workhorse reel
December 30, 2019
very easy to handle and use, good for bottom fishing too
By Kenny
Love this reel
November 19, 2019
Star drag allows me to freespool then immediately pop to my drag I had it pre-set at which is great for when you don't need adjustments
By H H.
Harrisburg PA
Great price great reel
November 7, 2019
Retrieving was fast and smooth, very strong reel for the money.
By Enrique
For the price you can't beat it....
October 19, 2019
Handled well for my bottom fishing in Ensenada, Mexico. It's smooth reeling almost* felt like my Talica 16 ii.
ProsWell built
ConsThe composite reel clamp, even a simple stainless steel clamp piece would be better SHIMANO.
By Brandon G.
Menifee, California
Perfect reel
July 12, 2019
This reel is so smooth, the drag and retrieval.
It casts great, live bait and irons. Plus 24 lbs of drag, u can really put the hurting on the fish.
It's a perfect all around reel and for the price it's a win-win.
Pros24lb of drag Smooth reeling and smooth drag Looks good Feels great in your hand Price
By hani
Springfield Gardens, NY
Best Shimano conventional reel in this price
June 5, 2019
I have 5 toriums it's the best real for bottom fishing ..trolling and slow jigging ..I will keep buying them.
ProsBest value for money
ConsNone ever
By Hani
Dubai UAE
Amazing reel
June 5, 2019
It's the best torium I got so far ..I had the old silver model and the new HG black once ...but the new BG is just amazing !
ProsBig handle
By augie
sweeny, TX
toriums are very versatile reels
April 22, 2019
i beleive the toriumis one of the most versatile saltwater reel around. they are excellent for shallow water rockfishing and are also excellent to use on a jig stick to throw surface iron.
By Greg F.
Oviedo FL
Nice reel
February 25, 2019
My son and I fish offshore of Port Canaveral every weekend. Nice smooth reel and like the new handle. Reel handels large reds, mangoes, and muttons as long as you reel them fast enough to get them away from the tax man.
By Todd D.
Torium 16HGAL
February 5, 2019
Good solid well built reel, with ample cranking power with oversized handle sufficient drag to handle most situations. Fishing in New England like most other places you have no idea what you'll catch this reel can handle them all!
ProsPower handle, wide drag range, cast ability
ConsNot the most balanced reel one side much heavier than the other
7 Questions & 7 Answers
from New Hampshire asked:
May 6, 2017
What is the body and side plates made of on these reels
1 Answers
The Shimano Torium SW has a aluminum constructed body.
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 Answers
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

Andres Vargas
from Valle del Cauca asked:
March 26, 2017
Can a Torium 16 be use with a Trevala S casting rod?
1 Answers
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.
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
The Torium reels do not have centrifugal brakes or any other cast control mechanism.
on January 31, 2017

from Colombia asked:
June 10, 2016 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 Answers
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
1 Answers
These reels are not available in a left hand model.
on December 11, 2015


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