Shimano Torium 50 Conventional Reel

Shimano Torium 50 Conventional Reel

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Torium 50
4.9:133.2$299.99 USD
Shimano developed the Torium reel by borrowing from lessons learned from the development of their acclaimed Trinidad series of reels. Shimano Torium (non-levelwind) reels are durable, high-speed reels that cast well and have been designed for years of comfort and ease of use. Shimano Torium reels incorporate many of the features folks have been asking for - without the high price tag.
Shimano Torium Reel Features
  • High Speed 6.2:1 Gear Ratio
  • Super Stopper With Assist Stopper
  • Die-Cast Aluminum Frame
  • Precision "click" Star Drag
  • Oversized Clicker Button For Ease Of Use
  • Adjustable Handle Shank
5 Stars based on 11 reviews
By Wayne T.
Auckland New Zealand
Land Based Game fishing Rarotonga
December 3, 2017
Great reel for casting big baits and fishing for GT's in Rarotonga, but i am guessing the reel was never made for that so it does well considering.

24kg mono

could do with a bit more drag on the next version ( but that is just me )
  • Large line capacity - can cast 50m land based with 24kg mono
  • good drag, good retrieve ratio
  • scratches easy - but its not a big deal.
By Pinchy P.
Los Angeles
Great heavy duty reel for bigger fish
December 2, 2017
Holds a lot of line, even spooled with 50. Only necessary for the bigger varieties greater than 40pound fish to 100pound. For smaller Tuna take the Torium 30 - its a better and lighter caster. This is a bigger reel - single speed star drag make sure you relocate the handle to the extended position since it is shipped in the tighter position and you wont get a good enough crank on a big fish.
  • very powerful and great for flat falling bigger jig on heavy line
  • big and heavy not the best for casting distance. Also no trolling rings. Take the Tyrnos for trolling
By Wayne T.
Auckland new Zealand
Torium 50 LBG GT's Raraotonga
December 1, 2017
Great reel and good value for money. Caught many big rays and GTs.

Holds a good amount of 24kg /50 lb mono for land based fishing .

I need to cast baits long distance and it does a good job .
  • Large volume and smooth drag
  • Wish they made a 40lb drag version.
By John G.
Daytona Bch
Awesome reel
September 2, 2015
This is my second Torium and it catches big mean sea monsters .
By Jordan
Gulf Breeze, FL
Great Affordable Reels
January 29, 2015
We have a hand full of the Torium 30's. They are spooled with 80lb braid, and have a 25' top shot of mono. They are great reels for the money, plenty of stopping power, and the clicker is strong enough for freelining to blackfin tuna and king mackerel.
  • Price
  • Performance
  • Finish scratches easily
By Michael
Sweet reel
January 22, 2015
Awesome reel for bottom fishing. Smooth drag and pretty good max drag for under 200 dollars this is a great reel
By jose v.
Calexico, CA
Afforable high quality reel !!
October 1, 2014
Excellent for Troll, just the right size !!!
  • Smooth like silk !!
  • Reliable.
  • Wide application range(from dorado to marlin)
  • non
By Sean
Farmingdale, NY
Great bottom fishing reel...
July 21, 2014
As an avid Shimano user, I do have a tendency to be bias during these reviews. Rest assured, I do speak my mind about a product either positive or negative. With this all said, this reel is hands down one of the best reels I have had the pleasure of using!

I primarily use this reel for targeting deep water offshore bottom species. And always jig. This reel is light enough for me to be able to jig all day, every day during a 2 day offshore trip, without me needing Tylenol! Smooth drag and great gear ratio let's me rip my jigs through the water and boat a fish with ease in 300' plus! I have it matched with a Trevela F Butterfly Rod.

If you are not a big fan of the lever drag reels fishing offshore, than this is the reel for you. I would recommend this reel to anyone that prefers star drags and fishes offshore.
  • Great price, smooth drag, light weight, versital, ability to fish deep water wreck/reef fishing
  • Would like to see Shimano offer a larger power handle
By Ryan
Dover, DE
Good reel
May 28, 2014
I use a Torium 30 for deep dropping tilefish and seabass. The reel is perfect for this. I give this reel a 4 star because they are known for the internal gearing to lockup/break. I have owned 2 of these for the last 4-5 years and only one of them had this problem. I had to have a tackle shop replace the gearing. They told me that this happens sometimes to the Toriums. Besides that...the reel is perfect for what I want it to do.
  • Good for the price
  • possible gearing issues
By Stefan
South Afrika Gauteng
shimano torium 50
March 24, 2014
This is an great reel when targeting big fish as sharks and rays. It is a very big reel with a huge line captivity, complimented with dartanium drag washers. This gives you the pulling power to crank in that fish of a life time. It cast like a dream and give now problems with its heavy spool when casting. It has a slow gear ratio of 4.9:1 but is a great advantage when fishing huge strong fish.
By dave
Houston, texas
Shimano Torium 50
September 11, 2012
initially excelent, time will be the test as to how it holds up.
  • proven quality with a shimano product.
  • nothing
10 Questions & 12 Answers
from San Diego CA asked:
May 9, 2015
?What is the difference between a torium 16 HG vice a torium HGA
1 Answers
Frank, There is no difference, it is the same reel they are call the HA Torium HGA.
on May 13, 2015

from montclair,nj asked:
October 24, 2014
What rod do you rcomend for the Torium 20 for regular party boat fishing and some casting. 80 to 120 dollars?
1 Answers
Take a look at these 2 rods; PEN-0982 is a 7' 1 piece rod, rated 15-25# line. SHM-0204 is a 6'6" 1 piece medium action jigging rod rated for 30-80# test. Either would be great choices.
Customer Service
on October 24, 2014

from new jersey asked:
October 2, 2014
I would like to use this reel for blackfish on an NJ party boat. Would this reel be a good choice and which model would you suggest
1 Answers
The Torium 16 would work out best. It gives you more drag and faster line retrieve than the 14.
Customer Service
on October 2, 2014

from Greenville,NC asked:
August 6, 2014
how many pounds of drag do these reels have? looking for a reel for grouper and want a strong drag
1 Answers
The Torium50 maximum drag is 30#. The 16 thru 30 have 20# of drag.
Customer Service
on August 6, 2014

from Farmingdale, NY asked:
June 4, 2014
Hello. I would like to know the smallest Torium Model that can handle over 500 yards of 80 lb Power Pro, please? Thank you for your time.
1 Answers
Torium 30 would fit the bill.
Customer Service
on June 5, 2014

from Cape May NJ asked:
March 6, 2014
How much 65lb powerpro will the Torium 30 hold
1 Answers
The Torium 30 could handle well over 600+ yards of 65lb braid
Customer Service
on March 8, 2014

from PHILA. asked:
September 16, 2013
1 Answers
Yes, this is a great combo for deep water fluke fishing. With a high gear ratio of the Torium and the backbone of the Trevala this combo would be great for pulling some good fluke from the deep.
Customer Service
on September 16, 2013

from NEW JERSEY asked:
August 31, 2012
1 Answers
Take a look at the Trevala and Terez rods by Shimano.
Customer Service
on September 1, 2012

from singapore asked:
August 18, 2012
Can this reel use for surf casting? Is this reel made in China?
3 Answers
This reel was not designed for surf fishing, however can be used for such an application. This reel is made in Malaysia.
Customer Service
on August 20, 2012
this reel like its other bother the Trinidad, as definitely great for surf fishing, as we use these reels in south Africa for rock and surf, and its been tried and tested and comes out tops time and time again. you will see most surf fishermen use these reel and swear by them. i use this reel together with my blue marlin G3 rod 4.2m, and its awesome for fighting aswell as casting. Andre Pieters Cape Town
Andre Pieters
on December 18, 2012
from Cape Town
While it may not have been designed specifically for surf fishing, I personally find that the Torium 30 is capable of casting well over 100 yards and past the breakers (with 30#-40# line).
on February 25, 2013
from Kaneohe, HI

from Hngn,tx asked:
May 6, 2012
Do they make the 30 in a left hand? Shimano torium 30
1 Answers
There are no left handed Torium reels.
Customer Service
on May 7, 2012


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