Shimano TLD Triton Lever Drag Reels

Shimano TLD Triton Lever Drag Reels

$149.99 - $189.99
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TD Code
Line Retrieve Per CrankMono Capacity
PowerPro Capacity
Max Drag
at Full w/Freespool
Max Drag
at Strike w/Freespool
30 in20/450
22 lb15 lb4BB4.0:118.6 oz$149.99 USD
32 in20/700
23 lb17 lb4BB3.6:123.6 oz$169.99 USD
32 in30/600
22 lb17 lb4BB3.6:124.5 oz$189.99 USD
You don't need a big boat to catch big fish. In fact, there's absolutely no reason why you couldn't catch a 250-pound thresher shark from your 20-foot center console boat. Unless you left your Shimano TLD at home. If you own a small fishing boat, or you often find yourself elbow-to-elbow with your angling compatriots on the large party boats, you need a reel that's both nimble and versatile. The Shimano TLD reels are light in hand, so easy to shift they're almost mindless, and they're adaptable to any number of bluewater species from tuna to striped marlin. And because they're built by Shimano, durability is an inevitable part of the package. A large, private, ocean-going vessel may be neat, but it's not necessary. Just match the tackle to the situation. And let the fish fall where they may.
Lever Drag
Freespool or the perfectly dialed-in strike drag. With Shimano's lever drag reels - including Tiagra and all Shimano TLD reels - you won't make a mistake. Whether you need to back off quickly when a marlin starts its surface dance, or full drag pressure when a tuna goes deep and circles, you can rely on Shimano's lever drag to do the job.

Shimano TLD features:
  • Graphite Frame
  • Graphite Sideplate
  • Aluminum Spool
  • Rod Clamp
  • Barrel Handle Grip
  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
  • Clicker
  • Counter Balanced Handle (TLD 15 only)
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
5 Stars based on 32 reviews
By Dave
Barnegat Light, NJ
Great reel
March 19, 2021
After a hard debate on which reels to buy I’m happy I went with 4x TLD-25s! Was able to get 525 yds on these but probably could’ve gotten 600+ if the shop (not TD!) had done what I’d asked. Nonetheless very happy with the purchase!
ProsGreat braid + top shot capacity
ConsThe handle is a little short but that?s all fixable.
By Joe
Vero Beach Florida
Great reel for the price
June 9, 2020
I’ve used this reel over and over again, it’s never failed me, I love it ?
By Kyle
Port Aransas, Texas
May 21, 2020
Have had our 4 TLD's for 10 years and they are still in perfect condition and work perfectly every single time we use them.
By Kenny
Love the TLD line
November 19, 2019
The TLD line is an amazing entry level reel that will be there for years even on charter boats I've seen, my only downside to this one is the knob. If they just made all their TLD lines with a football or round knob these reels would take over the entry level field
By Terry
Corpus Christi
Great surf reel
October 29, 2019
I bought it to put on a 20~40 1954 12' Yellow Fenwick. I restored the rod all new guides and rewrapped it & I knew I wanted this reel for the rod. I've used TLD reels since the 90's great for casting, trolling and jigging. . I can use it on my surf rod or troll for kingfish & Dolphin in my kayak in the Gulf.
By Tyler
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Best bang for your buck
October 23, 2019
I personally love the TLD series reels. If you’re on a budget, and looking for a quality reel, this is definitely it. I have a tld 20 and 30 and absolutely love them. I’m honestly thinking about adding more to my arsenal for the 2020 season. If you’re beginning to fish for big game fish, the Shimano TLD reels are where it’s at!!
By Josh
Surfside, Florida
Amazing reel
March 27, 2019
Extremely well made and built to last. I've had mine for many years. Bought it for bottom fishing from party boats.
ProsWell made Very powerful reel Longevity
By OBX351
mclean, VA
Another classic and great reel from Shimano
December 16, 2018
I have 2, one is at least 10 years old, of these and a 25 and they are really great reels. They guy who cleans and services my reels in the off season, joking, said he doesn't service TLDs because they are too well built! We've never had an issue with any of them, even the one that's at least 10 years old. There's a reason everyone I spoke with about a trolling reel said to get a TLD.
ProsBest bang for the buck reel out there.
By Joshua
Jacksonville, FLORIDA
Good bang for the buck
July 26, 2018
These reels are a workhorse on our boat. They are the ones I give the novices so I don’t have to worry about them getting messed up. They handle the abuse. I’ve has them for 5+ years only disassembled once for a full cleaning and maintenance.
ProsGreat reels for the price and can handle abuse and neglect without issue.
ConsThe retrieval handle could be improved but is solid.
Manahawkin, NJ
Flawless with the most bang for your buck
November 10, 2017
Workhorse..... that�€™s all you need to say about these reels. Service it every other year no matter what you throw at these reels and you will not be disappointed. These reels will last a lifetime.
By Greg
North Carolina
June 14, 2017
Added 2 of these for off shore trolling in NC. Great for spanish, king, mahi and reef fish like grouper and Amberjack. Smooth drag, decent line retrive. Will be adding more as my squidders wear out.
By Brian
Sanford, Florida
August 24, 2016
Have had 4 of these over 10 years. They can't be beat at this price range. Will last a long time. Great for dolphin, kings and sails
By Kamran
Boynton Beach, Florida
Great offshore
June 14, 2016
Mainly use these reels for light trolling and they work amazingly. They have a smooth drag and a nice retrieve
By Michael
Wilton, CT
May 20, 2016
This reel is as good if not better than what I hoped for
By Carl
Valdosta, GA
Perfect Reel for Trolling
February 3, 2016
This reel is great for trolling for Mahi, Kings, or any Pelagic. Smooth actions and just the right amount of drag.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from hattiesburg ms asked:
June 25, 2019
Is this reel right handed?
1 Answer
yes, they are all and only available in right hand 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 27, 2019

from Edison New Jersey asked:
September 13, 2017
Will braided line work with this series
1 Answer
Braided line is suitable for the Shimano TLD Triton
Submitted by: Bernie on September 14, 2017

from Hartford Ct asked:
February 8, 2021
What size TLD Triton would you recommend to use on a 6’” 6’’

Live bait Pitch Rod  for Marlin (striped and blues) and sailfish. Using 

65 braid with 80 lb top shot. Do you think too shot to light or too heavy

So which TLD and what lb. topshot (100 yds.)

I will be fishing Cabo so some real monsters blues around.


1 Answer
For fish that size, you'll want minimum a TLD50 2 Speed. Blue marlin would smoke a regular TLD 25. 65-80lb. test braid would be fine, but I would up the topshot to 100+ if chasing larger blues.

Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 9, 2021

from St Augustine florida asked:
March 2, 2018
Good reel for live bait fishing for sailfish and kings?
1 Answer
The Shimano TLD Triton Lever Drag Reels size 20 would be a good size reel for using live bait for sails and kings.
Submitted by: Donald on March 9, 2018

from NY asked:
January 6, 2015
Is this reel good enough to use wire
1 Answer
They are not recommended for use with wire. Take a kook at the Tekotas.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 6, 2015

John schwab
from Haddonf asked:
December 2, 2014
What is a good rod for this reel. Tld 15. I plan to use it to troll for stripers and blues.
1 Answer
Go with the Shakespeare 7' 1 piece, MH rod (SHA-0189). It will pair very well with that reel and work well for your application.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 3, 2014


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