Shimano TOR20HGA Torium Star Drag Conventional Reel

Shimano TOR20HGA Torium Star Drag Conventional Reel

Price: $249.99
Model
TD Code
RetrieveGear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Braid Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max DragWeightHandlePrice
TOR20HGA
SHM-2982
Right Hand6.2:146in20/420
25/340
30/280
50/710
65/375
80/310
24lb19.2ozEgg Handle$249.99 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 71 reviews
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.
By Ralph
NH
Great reel
October 25, 2021
Fast shipping, and great product .. have a lot of hours on this reel already and works great
By Brian
Cromwell, CT
Great reel!
October 22, 2021
Smooth, high build quality.
By Jesse
Hillsboro, OR
Works every time
October 21, 2021
The quality shows over time as these just keep on working after 1000's of hours of use.
Pros
  • Simple comfortable operation. Ideal strength/noise on the clicker.
Cons
  • Shimano prices
By Keith
South Bay
Torium 20
October 14, 2021
I ordered the Torium 20 for an upcoming Yellowtail trip in San Diego. This reel is balanced perfectly with my Phenix Axis rod and is now my go to 40lb setup. The reel is super comfortable to hold and fish all day.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
Bob
from Dallas, TX asked:
October 29, 2018
Would the Size 20 or 30 be more suitable for Bottom Fishing for Red Snapper in 120ft-300ft of water using up to 10oz of Lead? What Terez Rod would go best with it?
1 Answer
Both reels are about the same size but the 30 will give you a advantage with line capacity, the rod you should pair it with is the 6'6" heavy Terez, here is the link:https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-tzcx66hblk-terez-conventional-fishing-rod-black.html
Submitted by: Bernie on November 1, 2018

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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
The Torium20HGA can be used for popping from a boat.
Submitted by: Donald on October 7, 2016

Michael
from Alberta, Canada asked:
December 11, 2015
Would this be a suitable trolling reel for targeting Dorado?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on December 11, 2015

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