Shimano Torium Star Drag Conventional Reels

Shimano Torium Star Drag Conventional Reels

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TD Code
HandleLine Retrieve
Per Crank
Mono Line
PowerPro Line
Full Max DragA-RB Ball BearingsGear RatioWeightHand RetrievePrice
Egg Handle3814/300
173+16.3:115.0Right$219.99 USD
Egg Handle4616/450
2436.2:118.9ozRight$229.99 USD
Egg Handle4616/450
2436.2:118.9ozLeft$229.99 USD
Egg Handle4620/420
2436.2:119.2ozRight$239.99 USD
Egg Handle4620/420
2436.2:119.2ozLeft$239.99 USD
Egg Handle4625/420
2436.2:119.8ozRight$249.99 USD
Egg Handle4625/420
2436.2:119.8ozLeft$249.99 USD
Power Handle3416/450
333+14.6:119.4Right$229.99 USD
Power Handle3420/420
333+14.6:119.8Right$239.99 USD
Power Handle3425/420
333+14.6:120.3Right$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 41 reviews
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
By jon
oceanport, NJ
Great reel
January 30, 2019
got this and love it!
By Brandon G.
Menifee, California
Great reel
January 25, 2019
This is a small light compact tough reel. Very smooth and cast great. The drag system is smooth and you can really put the heart on the fish.
ProsCompact, tough, and smooth.
25 Questions & 25 Answers
Mark E Conrad
from Hudson, Ma asked:
May 6, 2019
can I buy the power handle and install on 16hgal . waht is the part number and cost?

1 Answer
The power handle would have to be purchased through Shimano as we don't carry it. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

from Myrtle beach,SC asked:
March 31, 2019
For surf fishing what would be a good rod for a torium 20?
1 Answer
The tica tc2 surf rod or the MSC110MHMF2 from St.Croix 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 19, 2019

from RI asked:
December 27, 2018
can I put this reel on 12' spinning rod for beach fishing
1 Answer
You can pair a Torium with a 12 foot surf rod
Submitted by: Bernie on December 27, 2018

from nc asked:
November 22, 2018
what size for throwing long cast 8oz to drum?
1 Answer
The 16 or 20 depending on how much line you want
Submitted by: Bernie on November 25, 2018

from CA asked:
November 20, 2018
What rod would go well for rockfish/yellowtail at channel islands CA. Go with 16 or 20.
1 Answer
The TOR16HGAL would be your best choice, pretty much the same reel except the 20 has a larger line capacity and is a oz heavier.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 21, 2018

from MA asked:
October 24, 2018
I'm looking to get a baitcaster for surfcasting or fishing The Cc canal.. do you recommend this baitcaster and what kind of Rod do you suggest thank you
1 Answer
Either a 400 size Daiwa Lexa or a 500 size Shimano TranX paired with a 10' 6" St.Croix Mojo surf casting MSC106MHMF2
Submitted by: Bernie on October 26, 2018

from Riverside, CA asked:
October 21, 2018
Just bought a Shimano Terramar 90 H and I want to pair it up with a Torium. Not sure which one, i want to cast irons and live bait on it.
1 Answer
The Torium in the 30 size should pair up with the Shimano Teramar.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 25, 2018

from Santa Barbara Ca asked:
February 13, 2018
What is the spool width for the Shimano torium 20
1 Answer
The spool width is 1 3/4 inches
Submitted by: Bernie on February 14, 2018

from Alabama asked:
May 23, 2017
When ordering right handed real, what side of the reel is the handle on when you are fishing with it?
1 Answer
The handle would be on the right side.
Submitted by: Bernie on May 26, 2017

from Georgia asked:
October 17, 2020
Size recommendation for slow jigging in Hawaii?

1 Answer
It depends what you're fishing for but a good general size would be the Torium16HG or PG model if you want a power handle style reel
Submitted by: Alex T on October 23, 2020

Dwight Hafler
from Pennsylvania asked:
October 15, 2020
I have a Lamiglas Tri-flex 7030 CT 7' that I would like to pair with a Torium or Trinidad for offshore black seabass and deep water tog fishing.  My main running line will be 50lb powerpro. What size reel would fit this rod and application?
1 Answer
I would recommend going with the Torium14, it can hold up to 370yds or 50# braid and should make a comfortable pairing to bottom fish all day long
Submitted by: Alex T on October 23, 2020

from San Diego, California asked:
October 9, 2020
Can I use the 20 size for 30-50 ish pound yellowfin tuna on the west coast?
1 Answer
Yes this model will be fine for this fishing application, it would make for a light, fun reel for these fish. I would recommend going up to the PG model, it just provides a little more stopping power and back bone as well as a larger power handle.

Submitted by: Alex Trommelen on October 22, 2020

Jamie james
from N.j. asked:
April 15, 2020
Want to match a st croix mojo jig rod (heavy) 5 foot 8 inch 

With a shimano torium 20 or 30 

Which is a better match?

Is there much of a size difference between the two?


1 Answer
Very little difference between the two, just a wider spool on the 30 for more line capacity. Probably best to go with the 30 to increase your line capacity if you plan on using for tuna in addition to bottom fishing. 
Submitted by: Brian on April 16, 2020

from New York asked:
March 31, 2020
Looking for jigging outfit for party boat yft in the canyons. 

Would this reel be good for that? Would the mojo salt be a good pair?

1 Answer
In terms of power and capability, pairing the Shimano Torium with a St. Croix Mojo Salk will provide you with a strong and reliable setup that can be used from the wrecks, to the canyons, perfect for jigging and bottom fishing. 
Submitted by: Sydney on March 31, 2020

Tom s
from Long Island asked:
November 3, 2018
I’ve been told that the cage is plastic, is this true?
1 Answer
Yes, that is true.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 3, 2018

from Scituate, MA asked:
April 4, 2018
What rod would you recommend for the 16? This will be used for NE ground fishing - cod, haddock, etc. thanks.
1 Answer
The rod I would recommend using with the Torium 16 would be the Shimano Terez 7' M or the Shimano Trevala 6'6'' M for the style of fishing your doing.
Submitted by: Donald on April 4, 2018

Harry A. Moore
from San Diego California asked:
February 20, 2018
Does the Torium have a free spool adjustment for throwing jigs? What size reel should I get for a 7.5 jig stick using 30 or 40 test mono?
1 Answer
The Shimnao Torium does have the free spool adjustment for throwing jigs that size range.
Submitted by: Donald on February 22, 2018

joann behar
from roseland NJ asked:
February 11, 2018
do you have left handed reels
1 Answer
Yes. The left handed models in the Torium have an "L" at the end of the model number. Each reel is also noted as Left or Right hand retrieve in the far right column of the order chart.
Submitted by: Devon on February 13, 2018

Paco Collins
from Loreto bcs México asked:
January 26, 2018
This reel will be fine for jigging
1 Answer
The Shimano Torium Star Drag Reels can be used for jigging, live bait and bottom fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on January 27, 2018

Kyle V.
from Plymouth, Ma. asked:
April 10, 2017
i am interested in one of these but not sure on the size i should get for Cod fishing in the North East any suggestions?
1 Answer
The Torium 16 would be a good choice for Cod fishing in the NE.
Submitted by: Donald on April 11, 2017

from SOUTH CAROLINA asked:
February 8, 2017
What rod would you pair the 30 with for East Coast bottom fishing for grouper, Snapper, AJ's, etc.?? Thanks!
1 Answer
The Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods would be a good match with the Shimano Torium 30 for the style of fishing you will be doing.
Submitted by: Donald on February 9, 2017

from miami fl asked:
August 10, 2015
any type of brakes on this reel? does the spool spin forever like an avet lx?
1 Answer
Hello Chris. This reel does not have a braking system.
Submitted by: Brandon on August 13, 2015

from ca.Los Angeles asked:
April 21, 2015
How many Bearings dose this reel have and are the gears stainless.
1 Answer
Maurice, This reel comes with 3 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing, and the gears are made of solid brass.
Submitted by: Frank on April 23, 2015

from CA asked:
April 14, 2015
which size would be better to fly line bait on 50lb braid-30lb floro leader?
1 Answer
Wes, I would recommend Torium 20 for 50 lbs line. It has more than enough line capacity for what you are trying to do.
Submitted by: Frank on April 15, 2015

from Tuckerton, NJ asked:
March 30, 2015
Could you use the 20 size for jigging tuna
1 Answer
You could...definitely for the smaller inshore tuna.
Submitted by: John on March 31, 2015


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