Shimano TLD-15 Triton Lever Drag Reel

Shimano TLD-15 Triton Lever Drag Reel

Price: $149.99
Model
TD Code
Line Retrieve Per CrankMono Capacity
(lb/yds)
PowerPro Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max Drag
at Full w/Freespool
Max Drag
at Strike w/Freespool
Ball
Bearings
Gear
Ratio
WeightPrice
TLD-15
SHM-0346
30 in20/450
25/350
30/300
50/700
65/530
80/405
22 lb15 lb4BB4.0:118.6 oz$149.99 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 30 reviews
By Kyle
Port Aransas, Texas
TLD
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
MD
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.
By GMC J.
Manahawkin, NJ
Flawless with the most bang for your buck
November 10, 2017
Workhorse..... that`€â"˘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
Classic
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
Bulletproof
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
Perfect
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.
By Kevin
Greer, SC
The standard for saltwater reels
January 12, 2016
When I started getting into the bigger fish and heavier duty fishing equipment I started searching for what reels to get. There's no other reel that's recommended more than the TLD25. For a fraction of the price of the high end reels you can catch pretty much anything in the ocean (realistically) with this reel. After starting with 1 to try it out I ended up buying 3 more to round out my trolling spread. The only thing I would say that could be improved is the handle. I've see several people who have upgraded to a larger handle that swear it makes it a much better reel.
Pros-Entry Level Priced -Rugged and sturdy -Large line capacity
Cons-Handle is a bit small
By Chris
Gaithersburg, MD.
Awsome for Kings and Cobia from the pier
November 19, 2015
If you ever walk to the end of a pier in NC and look at all the pin rig fishermen, 80% of them will be using this reel. I being one of them. It has proven reliability and durability when sitting in harsh saltwater environments for 15+ hours a day. The clicker is nice and loud and the drag is smooth. I've decked numerous kings and cobia. When that cobia gets up close and you need to lock her down this reel does the job.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
Dave v
from Nj asked:
May 3, 2019
Does it come with the 2 lugs to attach a safety tether?
1 Answer
This handle does not come with harness lugs 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

Tom Anderson
from philadelphia, pa asked:
November 28, 2016
Which rod would you recommend pairing this reel with? We will be using it mainly for Striped Bass fishing off the coast of southern NJ, usually using 16oz Mojo lures.
1 Answer
The Penn Rampage Conventional Boat Rods would pair well with the Shimano TLD-15 Triton Lever Drag Reel.
Submitted by: Donald on December 2, 2016

Brent Durstine
from Fl asked:
April 16, 2015
Does this reel have a line guide that when you reel the line in it puts it on the spool evenly?
1 Answer
Hello Brent. No, unfortunately this reel does not come with a level wind. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on April 16, 2015

Eza
from Malaysia asked:
December 11, 2014
Would like to know the reel is made from which country - Malaysia/Japan? I know this is a product of Japan.
1 Answer
The reel is made in Malaysia.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 12, 2014

Tim McElrath
from Virginia Beach, VA asked:
September 9, 2014
I am interested in this reel as a gift for my father. I have been reading the reviews on it and I found one that says this particular reel is prone to breakage with an internal pin that shears off. I am curious to know how common this is in your experience and if it is repairable? http://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfishing-charters-forum/265215-shimano-tld-15-a.html Above is the link that describes what I am speaking about. On that note, what size fish is this reel rated for? My father goes out on 3/4 day head boats out of San Diego and we recently got into a school of yellowfin tuna in the 20-40lb range. We were catching them on old Penn 155's and a Jigmaster spooled with 25lb mono. Would this reel be a good replacement for him going for smaller yellowfin tuna and yellowtail of similar size? Or should I step up to the next size reel? Thank you for your assistance.
1 Answer
We have heard about this issue however, we have not experienced it. The TLD-15 can handle fish up to 100#. He would be very well equipped for the fish he would encounter with this reel.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 10, 2014

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