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Shimano TOR20HGA Torium SW Reel

Shimano TOR20HGA Torium SW Reel

Price: $239.99

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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 24 reviews
Long Island
July 6, 2018
Light Weight Super Smooth Great Value
I'd take this reel and be able to buy another one if it broke before buying a $400 Shimano reel with similar specst. This thing is a well rounded do it all reel. Load it up with 50 pound braid 17lbs of drag when needed and a super smooth 38" line retrieve make this reel amazing value and a nice winner from Shimano. Thought the 14 size would be small for bottom fishing in 100+ feet but its not at all. Highly recommend this reel and its a perfect pairing with my 6'6" MH Trevala Rod.
By Jorge
Santa Paula, CA
May 2, 2018
Great reel
I have this reel in size 20 I been using it in Southern California for rock fish ,lincod,sheep head and does the job and much more I really recommend it.
ProsIt's small and very light
ConsNothing so far
Long Island, NY
January 25, 2018
Light, powerful and smooth
Like all Shimano reels this new version is smooth and light-weight with plenty of cranking power.
By Ben
Oceanside Ca
January 19, 2018
Outrageously great deal
i spend most of my time throwing jigs in Southern Ca for yellowtail, bonita; barracuda, and schoolie size tuna and this reel is awesome. Really solid feel, great drags, good frespool and strong gearing. Only hit is for weak clamp setup, the heads on the anchor bolts break off easily, purchased a tiburon clamp setup $40.00 so I could put on deckhand style rods - this is the only thing keeping it from 5 stars.
ProsHandle feel, drags and jigging ability.
ConsCheap clamp setup
By Tom W.
Stuart, Fl
December 23, 2017
Smooth Reel, Strong Drag
Used for the first time this Friday, off shore. No problem horsing up an approximate 100 to 125 lb nurse shark. Drag is smooth and strong.
By Drew
Margate, NJ
December 6, 2017
Small Powerhouse
Purchased 2 reels to compliment my 2 older Toriums and was thrilled with positive changes. Smaller footprint and better handle. Same great drag and high speed retrieve.
By Mark
Anaheim, California
November 12, 2017
Smooth and strong
I use this reel on my 9ft jig stick rod. The lightweight and smoothness makes it easier to cast and reel in yellows.
By Andy
Marshall, MI
September 14, 2017
Shimano TOR 16 HGA
Great reel for snapper and Togs. Love it
By Robert
Nashville, TN
July 16, 2017
Fantastic reel!
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
great reel
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.
By Exkeydet78
Lexington, VA
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.
By Ahmed
Doha, Doha
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
By Barry
Brooklyn, NY
May 12, 2016
cranking power
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
By jose
calexico CA
March 26, 2016
High Quality Reel at an afforable price !!
Better than expected !! Performance at it best, smooth and strong !!
ProsLight and Powerful !!
By Daryl
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
By Joshua
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?
By Zackary
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
By Ty
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...
By Ty
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
By Tony
Los Angeles, California
July 24, 2015
Super Smooth!
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.
By Steve
Portland, oregon
May 9, 2015
nice real
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!
By JimS
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.
By brandon
Norfolk, VA
March 11, 2015
Great Reel!
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
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Glenn A Lewis
from NJ asked:
May 23, 2017
What's the difference between the Torium 20 and the Torium 20 HG, does the HG perform better?
1 Answers
The Torium 20 HGA reels are newer to the Shimano line. This reel is a bit lighter and has changed in color to years past. Shimano is always looking to make reels better and the Torium HGA reels are just that.
on May 30, 2017

Emad Tadros
from Alberta asked:
October 6, 2016
can i use this reel for popping App from the boat ? thank you
1 Answers
The Torium20HGA can be used for popping from a boat.
on October 7, 2016

from Alberta, Canada asked:
December 11, 2015
Would this be a suitable trolling reel for targeting Dorado?
1 Answers
I would check out the Talica or the TLD for trolling for Dorado. The Torium is perfect for bottom fishing or maybe jigging. But, it is not a good reel for trolling.
on December 11, 2015


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