Tsunami Shield Spinning Reels

Tsunami Shield Spinning Reels

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TD Code
Braid CapacitySealRatioBearingsPrice
10/220105.1:14+1$99.99 USD
15/300105.1:14+1$99.99 USD
30/400134.9:14+1$109.99 USD
30/450134.9:14+1$109.99 USD
134.9:14+1$119.99 USD
The Tsunami Shield series of Salt waterproof spinning reels feature up to 13 internal seals in key, strategic locations to shield critical components from harmful saltwater intrusion. The internal seals, super smooth and strong CF3 carbon fiber drag system and 5 sealed stainless steel bearings are wrapped in a hybrid machined aluminum body combining protection, precision and toughness. The heavy-duty rotor brake controlled bail system and precision machined aluminum, braid-ready spool assure the best control of super braids cast after long cast.

The 3000 and 4000 SHIELD models contain 11 strategically located internal seals for years of reliable use with minimal maintenance. The 5000 and 6000 Shield reels contain 13 various internal seals at all of the locations where salt water could reasonably be expected to penetrate the reel for even greater protection in these larger reels. Hybrid all metal construction includes precision machined aircraft aluminum and tempered aluminum precision stampings and heavy duty protective anodizing to keep these reels operating up to factory specifications year after year. The combination of these top-notch designs and precisely mated components are what make the Tsunami Shield spinning reels an all new contender for your favorite reel for years to come!

Tsunami Shield Spinning Reels Features:

  • 10-13 internal seals for water resistant protection
  • Aluminum body
  • Machined aluminum spool, rotor, side plate cover, and handle arm
  • 5 sealed stainless steel bearing system
  • Braid ready spool
  • Carbon fiber drag system
4 Stars based on 22 reviews
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
Really love the company but this reel eh
November 20, 2019
Reel started to become a bit grindy after a couple outings with very few fish (bad season) I typically rinse after every usage so I don't see how it could've corroded in such a short time maybe I just got a bad batch but it was fine when out the package brand new with the first few outings
By Michael
Satellite Beach, FL
I wanted to love this reel
September 26, 2019
I have now bought 5 Tsunami reels, 4 Guards and this Shield. All of them had issues that needed addressing. Quality control is bad on these. I would not recommend them. Save the money and get something nice like a Slammer or a Saragosa.
By william
New Jersey
Normally a huge supporter of this company
April 5, 2019
Never had a single problem with any of their rods to date and still love them, but their spinning reels on the other hand not so much. I made the mistake of recommending them to a friend who was just getting into surf fishing at the time on a budget. Seems as though he had the same problem as a few other people detailed in their reviews here and on other sites with a distinct clunking in the reel after minimal use. He swapped the reel for another new one and the same problem occurred with that one. This time he just spent the extra $ and went with a Penn, and could not be happier.
By thomas r.
wall nj
October 18, 2018
Blew the gear 3rd use.
Long Island NY
Nice Reel
July 26, 2018
Paired with Tsunami Trophy jigging spin rod for fluke buck tailing. Good price and solid construction, sealed up top of it. Smooth operation. Overall good reel for price.
By Todd
Plainfield, CT
Rough from the start
April 24, 2018
Bought a Shield 4000 with high hopes of an affordable and sealed reel to use inshore fishing. The reel never felt completely smooth out of the box, but not bad for a $100 reel. Filled the spool and went fishing. After a few hours the reel developed a clunk when retrieving a lure. Sent it back to TD for a replacement. I get the new one and it feels worse than the first one! This time I send it to Bimini Bay directly. I get the same reel back and and a letter that states they notice the clunk, but it doesn't effect the reels functionality and that they don't have any new reels they can give me. Now I have to send it back to TD again for a return. I have spent 1/3 the cost of the reel shipping it around to get nowhere.

I know it's no Stella or Van Staal, but for $100 you'd expect to get a well functioning reel at least from the start. Don't think it's possible to get a great reel for $100? Try a Daiwa BG. Smooth as glass and a higher quality build. Want a cheaper sealed reel? Do yourself a favor and spend the extra few bucks to get a Penn Spinfisher V.
ProsLightweight Looks good
ConsFlimsy build quality Started breaking down quickly
By David G.
tough for price BUT...
March 14, 2018
using 40lb braid the braided line gets stuck inbetween the black spacer and the roller on the bailed roller part....EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING when i retrieve....there is not an allen wrench setting to tighten...i suggest using epoxy to fill in between black spacer and roller on the bailed roller part
Prosnice eva foam handle and holds lots of line
Consas stated earlier 40lb braid gets stuck inside the black spacer when retrieving
By Jeffrey H.
Rockport, Texas
Very good reel
March 2, 2018
Had this reel for just a short time. Was knocked off the jetty in Port Aransas twice, the reel went swimming with me. Pulled in 1 redfish 26 inches. I fished around 6 hours, the reel is still as if I just pulled it out of the box. Awesome reel. I'm very happy.
ProsPrice, looks and smooth. And I must add Customer service was great and answered all my questions. There is great staff working there.
ConsWish I bought one sooner, at least I bought from the right people.
By Luke
Orlando, Florida
Solid reel for the price
February 25, 2018
Very solid reel for the price point. I live in Florida and am an avid saltwaterfisherman. I have the 5k and am pleased so far, the one complaint I would have is the first o e I got came with a loud squealing sound but tsunami immediately replaced it and my new one it flawless, I have caught dozens of slot to above slot snook, 40+ inch reds and tarpon up to 80lbs with out an issue. I do take good care of my gear so that may influence the longevity of my gear. But if you are not the best at reel maintnece the seals will be a nice added insurance.
ProsSealed Light wheight Smooth drag Affordable Good costumer service
ConsNot very good quality control so you may get a dud and have to return it
By Brian B.
New City, NY
I hope they don't up the price.....
January 31, 2018
I purchased this reel along wth a new pole from tackle direct back in early september 2017. I watched a youtube video of a guy bury this reel in the sand fully for 10 seconds. Pull it out, shake it off and cast it and it worked beautifully. I immediately ordered one and a week later was fishing it in Sandy Hook NJ. Outstanding feel to this reel. Super smooth reel action. The drag will lock down stopped when engaged all the way. It's by far one of the best reels i've ever purchased and it was only about $120 when comparable reels are between $300-$800. Ps- about an hour after using it i buried it in the sand, picked it up, shook it off and made a beautiful cast with it. The 13 seals in this reel truly does keep the sand out of your reel 100%. Now, Tsunami does not advise reeling this reel underwater, however I've seen it done in videos and i even took a few wavea to the chest this season in mid reel and i wasnt about to blow the perfect presentation i had going cause of a little water.....so i've reeled underwater and it still worked beautifully and ended up with no sand or grit inside my reel. Like i said one of the best purchases and the best reel for the money in my opinion.
Pros13 seals in reel to keep out sand and grit Can stand up ro a rough life of fishing There is a "bailless" kit available for thos reel which i have and love. Removes the bail and slows for alimmer profile of reel
By HKJonathan
New York, NY
Look elsewhere
January 9, 2018
I bought it after reading all the favorable opinions about how great it is. After my first schoolie, this reel developed a clunk in the retrieve. I can't say anything about the sealing on this reel since, but for similar (or less) money, the Daiwa BG is a MUCH better reel although it is not sealed.
ConsCheap construction, weak gears
By JoeD
Great reel at s great price
December 23, 2017
Very well made reel with a smooth drag. Used it for the first time while on vacation in the Florida keys. Handled hard fighting jacks with no problem. Love this reel.
ProsLight, corrosion resistance, smooth operation.
Durable reel
December 1, 2017
I been using this reel for about whole season surf fishing. This reel is still smooth and works well.
Prosseals keeps the water out. smooth reel.
Consdrag knob seems little too plasticky
By basil g.
tsunami shield reels
November 11, 2017
I bought the 4000 & 6000 due to the looks! if they begin to fail after heavy fish, why not update the gears, like S/S??? a mild increase in price wouldn't bother me.
Light and tough
October 11, 2017
Great reel. It is very light but tough. I have fought big blues and strippers with this reel.
ProsTough but light, no wind knots. Priced to sell
ConsFoam knob gets dirty but cleans up with a rinse of water.
42 Questions & 45 Answers
from Florida asked:
May 23, 2019
Can the knob be exchanged 
1 Answer
It can be replaced but no aftermarket knob available
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 24, 2019

from California asked:
May 16, 2019

I want to buy Tsunami Shield 6000. As i know that It had a problem with the first generation ones. My friend told me that Bail of Shield is auto close if we throw popper lure strongly and far away. So it could break rod. And Now, This problem has been fixed in new generation. Is that right ? Thanks you.

1 Answer
The 6000 shield has a manually closing bail which should eliminate the bail closing on you
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 27, 2019

from deleware bear asked:
April 5, 2019
what is the max drag on the 8K
1 Answer
30 pounds max drag
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 17, 2019

from Katy TX asked:
March 7, 2019
I'm considering purchasing the 8000 reel for surf fishing. What is the recommended rod length / action for this reel?
1 Answer
A 10 foot medium or medium heavy, fast action rod.
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 8, 2019

paul seiden
from long beach, ny asked:
February 25, 2019
Thinking about buying Tsunami Shield 5000. What rod would U put with it. Saltwater fishing from a boat South Shore of LI. Fluke, Sea Bass and jigging strippers.
1 Answer
A 7 ft medium heavy St.Croix tidemaster would pair well with the the Tsunami 5000
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 7, 2019

Roberto ladrón de Guevara
from Veracruz México. C.p 91714 asked:
August 21, 2018
Hola estoy interesado en comprar el carrete tsunami 6000 el envío es a la ciudad de Veracruz México. Cual es el costo de envío o el costo total del producto.
1 Answer
Hola, el envío a México sería de $ 33.48 UPS Worldwide Expedited además de los impuestos y aranceles que se pueden pagar durante el pago.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 22, 2018

from New Jersey asked:
August 3, 2018
Hello, I have 7' 3 piece travel rod, lure rating 3/8 to 11/2 Oz. Would you recommend a 3000 or 4000 series reel ?
1 Answer
The 3000 would balance out better with the 7' 3" rod.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 3, 2018

from NJ asked:
July 25, 2018
What is the size of the hardware on the reel handle? Looking to try and replace the foam paddle with a power knob.
1 Answer
That would be a great question for the manufacture, there's no spec sheet on this reel as far as what size hardware was used to attach the handle.
Submitted by: Bernie on July 26, 2018

from South Amboy, NJ asked:
April 3, 2018
I'm looking to get either the 3000 or the 4000. My question is does it come with the wrench for opening and maintaining these l three the inside. I've been told only the 500 0&6000 comes with the tool. Any truth to this rumor.
1 Answer
Hello Tim, let me put that rumor to rest because the 3000 and 4000 do come with the wrench to open the side plate.
Submitted by: Bernie on April 4, 2018

from NY asked:
August 2, 2017
How to get extra spool?
2 Answers
Extra spool can be purchased through Tsunami.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 2, 2017
Unfortunately we to not carry spare spools for the Tsunami Shield. Your best bet purchasing spare spools for this reel would be directly through Tsunami.
Submitted by: Donald on August 2, 2017

from Boston, ma asked:
January 4, 2017
What is the max drag on the 6000?
1 Answer
Dan, Hello the max drag on the 6000 is 30lbs
Submitted by: Tyler on January 5, 2017

from South Shore Long Island asked:
November 9, 2018
Would the Shield 5000 work well with a 10 ft med heavy surf rod for bucktails and plugging using 30lb# braid?
1 Answer
Yes the shield 5000 would be a great for that application.
Submitted by: Tyler on November 9, 2018

cody reeves
from Florida asked:
November 5, 2018
How much drag does the 4k have?
1 Answer
The 4k has a Max Drag of 20.0 lbs.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 6, 2018

Anthony J Aveni
from WALLA WALLA, WA asked:
July 17, 2018
The latest version of the 3000 and 4000 have 13 seals, as opposed to 10. Is that what you have in stock, the newer 13 seal style? It will indicate it right on the box
1 Answer
Our boxes say 13 seals.
Submitted by: John on July 20, 2018

from Orlando, FL asked:
April 25, 2018
What exactly does €œhybrid machined aluminum body€œ mean? What is made of aluminum metal, what is made if something else?
1 Answer
That just means the reel body/rotor is made of a mixture of die casted, machined, and stamped Aluminium
Submitted by: Tyler on May 7, 2018

from Atlantic City asked:
April 8, 2018
Which size reel would be best too pair with a St. Croix triumph surf 8 foot 1/2 oz too 2oz?
1 Answer
The Tsunami Shield 3000 would be the best reel to match and balance with the 8' St Croix Triumph rod.
Submitted by: Donald on April 10, 2018

from South Amboy, NJ asked:
April 3, 2018
Looking to put together an ultralight setup for fluke fishing from shore throwing mainly 3/8 - 3/4 oz jigs. I was thinking of using the 3000 with 10lb braid but not sure what rod to team it up with.
1 Answer
The St Croix Mojo inshore 7' M would be a great rod to pair with the Shield 3000. The two would make up the light setup your looking for.
Submitted by: Donald on April 4, 2018

from New York asked:
March 29, 2018
what's the best size rod for Tsunami Shield 5000. Fishing off Beach, plugs, bucktail, and poppers.
2 Answers
A size 10' - 11' rod would match well with the Tsunami Shield 5000 size spinning reel.
Submitted by: Donald on March 30, 2018
We'd highly suggest looking into the St. Croix Mojo Surf. Something like model number MSS100MMF2 would be a perfect fit.
Submitted by: Devon on March 30, 2018

from Heidelberg, Gauteng asked:
March 3, 2018
Hello... Is the handle interchangeable between left and right handed..?
1 Answer
The Tsunami Shield Spinning Reel handles can be changed from the left side to right side.
Submitted by: Donald on March 3, 2018

from Oklahoma tulsa asked:
February 22, 2018
What is the weight of the shield 8000?
1 Answer
The weight of the Tsunami Shield 8000 is 18.8 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on February 22, 2018

from New York asked:
January 4, 2018
I was looking at getting either the 7 or 76 foot mojo inshore spinning rod for some shore/kayak fluke and light gear application saltwater fishing. Would the 4000 be the best size for that those rods?
1 Answer
I would for Kayak fishing I would suggest the 7 foot rod with the 4000 size Tsunami Shield.
Submitted by: Devon on January 6, 2018

from Blackwood New Jersey asked:
December 29, 2017
What Tsunami shield will pair up nice with the Tsunami trophy series 8 foot medium heavy rod?
1 Answer
The best match for pairing the Tsunami trophy series 8 foot medium heavy rod would be to match it with the 5000 Tsunami Shield. The two would balance well and compliment each other nicely.
Submitted by: Donald on December 29, 2017

from Cranford, New Jersey asked:
December 2, 2017
I am wondering what size would be the best fit for a 7ft medium heavy fast action tide master st.croix. My guess would be a 3000 or 4000?
1 Answer
Either the 3000 or 4000 size would be a good fit on that rod.
Submitted by: Devon on December 5, 2017

Carlos Sandoval
from Huntington New York asked:
November 25, 2017
I have a g loomis PBR844S I will be doing mostly spring-early tog fishing with jigs, also jigging for fluke. I was thinking about the 4000 size, I have the 6000 on lamiglas surf rod and I love it. Which size would be best? Thanks
1 Answer
The 4000 size would probably be the most appropriate size for your applications. I would only suggest going up in size to the 5000 if you plan on using a very heavy braided line for tog fishing, as some anglers choose to use braid in the 65 lb. range (sometimes even higher) for the additional abrasion resistance around structure.
Submitted by: Devon on November 27, 2017

from long island NY asked:
November 6, 2017
what is the max drag on the 8000
1 Answer
The max drag is 35 lbs.
Submitted by: Devon on November 6, 2017

from NJ asked:
October 22, 2017
What size would be best on a 10 foot plugging rod that throws 3/4 to 3 oz.
1 Answer
I'd suggest the 5000 size.
Submitted by: Devon on October 23, 2017

from Mass asked:
October 22, 2017
What is the weight of the 8000 model ?
1 Answer
18.8 ounces
Submitted by: John on October 23, 2017

from Hawaii asked:
September 15, 2017
I have a 7 1/2 ft st croix mojo inshore heavy action spinning rod. Will the 6000 be just right?
1 Answer
I would say that the 5000 would be the idea size for that rod.
Submitted by: Devon on September 15, 2017

from irishchevy@msn.com asked:
July 29, 2017
Is there a bailess version or conversion kit available for the 5000 or 6000?
2 Answers
We do not have a bailess conversion kit available for the Tsunami Shield Spinning reels.
Submitted by: Donald on July 29, 2017
As of right now there is no bailess conversion kit available.
Submitted by: Devon on July 29, 2017

Troy Marden
from Massachusetts asked:
June 21, 2017
would this reel in the size 5000 be a good fit for a 9 ft surf rod and would a 6000 be too big and better fit a 10 ft rod?
1 Answer
Hello Troy. The 5000 size would balance well with the 9' rod and the 6000 size reel would not be to big for the 10'. Both would balance well.
Submitted by: Donald on June 22, 2017

Anthony Veliz
from Florida asked:
June 2, 2017
What is tsunami's warranty on these reels?
1 Answer
The Tsunami Shield reels have a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
Submitted by: Donald on June 2, 2017

from Florida asked:
May 9, 2017
What is a good 7 ft boat road for the 6000? The reel will be spooled with 50lb braid.
1 Answer
The St Croix Tidemaster Inshore 7' MH rod would be a good match for the Tsunami 6000 using the combo from a boat.
Submitted by: Donald on May 10, 2017

from east coast asked:
May 2, 2017
What is the line capacity of the 5000
1 Answer
The mono line capacity for the 5000 size Tsunami Shield is 400/8 lb € 300/10 lb € 220/12 lb.
Submitted by: Donald on May 3, 2017

Joe Piduch
from New Jersey asked:
April 5, 2017
What is the retreve rate on the 6000?
1 Answer
Tsunami does not list inches per crank as a spec.
Submitted by: Donald on April 6, 2017

from New jersey asked:
March 22, 2017
What rod will go good on 5000 size? For plugging?
1 Answer
the tsuami Airewave Elite Surf Spinning rods will be a 9'6'' M rod would be a good fit for the Tsunami Shield 5000. This combo will balance well and will be suitable for plugging. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 22, 2017

from Nj asked:
March 21, 2017
What size would be recomended for a 10 ft rod used for plugging
1 Answer
The Tsunami Shield 6000 would be a good match for that height of rod and for plugging from the surf. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 21, 2017

from San Francisco asked:
February 15, 2017
What is the gears made of?
1 Answer
The gears for the tsunami shields are made of Zinc. http://www.surfcastersjournal.com/first-look-at-tsunami-shield-600-reel-video/
Submitted by: Donald on February 16, 2017

from Fort Lauderdale, FL asked:
January 10, 2017
How much drag does the 4000 size have? And is this reel like the Spinfisher V that you can put it underwater, but just can't turn the handle?
1 Answer
The max drag for the 4000 shield is 20 lbs and can be put underwater but not cranked underwater.
Submitted by: Donald on January 10, 2017

Nestor Hernandez
from Palmetto Bay, FL asked:
January 6, 2017
How many lbs of drag
1 Answer
The max drag for the Tsunami Shield Spinning Reels are 20 lbs max drag.
Submitted by: Donald on January 6, 2017

from Boston, ma asked:
January 4, 2017
What is the retrieve rate on the 6000?
1 Answer
The Tsunami TSSHD6000 Shield Spinning Reel has 20 lb max drag.
Submitted by: Donald on January 5, 2017

from Florida asked:
December 22, 2016
What rod over 8 foot would you recommend for the 6000 for pier fishing for fishing jacks and small king mackerel
1 Answer
The St. Croix Mojo Surf Spinning Rods 9ft would be a great rod to pair with the Tsunami TSSHD6000 Shield Spinning Reel.
Submitted by: Donald on December 22, 2016

from NJ asked:
December 21, 2016
What is the weight of each of these reels?
1 Answer
The Tsunami Shield Spinning Reels weigh as followed 3000 - 9.5 oz, 4000 - 9.8 oz, 5000 - 16.5 oz and 6000 - 16.8 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on December 22, 2016


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