Tsunami TSSHD6000 Shield Spinning Reel

Tsunami TSSHD6000 Shield Spinning Reel

Price: $129.99
TD Code
Braid CapacitySealRatioBearingsPrice
30/450134.9:14+1$129.99 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 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 TSSHD6000 Shield Spinning Reel 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 34 reviews
By Chris
hit and miss
February 19, 2022
i have an 8000 size. i must say that i really like how light it is and i like the feel of the reel overall. the drag is stronger than the reel and the reel will fleck under load a bit. i did have an issue when it was colder at night with the drag being so tight it would basically lock up. this would go away once the sun came out and the day warmed up.
  • light. price.
  • flex. drag seems to be affected by heat and cold.
By Mark
Waste of money
August 22, 2021
I've owned many 100 dollar reels in the past and this reel is a piece of junk. If you need a reel for just one trip than this will work. The drag clicker broker within one use, the handle is very wobbly and squeaky, and reeling is not smooth at all. If you are going to spend the money on this, get a daiwa bg or shimano spheros.
By Fred
July 30, 2021
Excellent reel really enjoyed fishing with this reel
  • Power handle
  • None yet
By Peter
Long Beach, NY
Best Surf Reel for the Price Category!
June 29, 2021
The shield takes abuse from the salt, sand, and water and prevents them from entering the inside of the reel. It may not be the smoothest reel so if you do not plan on getting this reel wet then I would go to other products but for surf and jetty fishing this is a must. Plus they have a excellent 1 year warranty.
  • Price
  • Practically completely seal
  • not the smoothest
By Shevy
Half Moon Bay, CA
Over Rated
June 18, 2021
Tsunami designed this reel with one thing in mind, resist corrosion. And it does not do that very well, the reel started ceasing up within 6 months of moderate use while surf fishing (never dunked). Initially the reel is very smooth, light, looks good, and has good line capacity. However the bail, reel seat, and handle feel very cheap and bendable. If you fish with this reel for long enough you can tell it has cheap components. I've been through 2 of these, both ceased, and have had the bail bend after dropping it twice.

It's a good entry level surf reel, but it's over rated, I'm much happier with my PENN Spinfisher.
  • Very smooth, price, light, looks good, and has good line capacity.
  • Cheap construction, not as sealed as marketed, ceases up and breaks easily.
By Matt
So far so good
May 12, 2021
Bought these for my kids to use and so far they’ve been great. They cast well, reel smoothly. Paired them with Offshore Angler Gold Cup 7’ rods. Good affordable reels.
By Curtis M.
Southern California
Solid Reel for the Money
November 30, 2020
For around $100 this reel has features that make it great value. I got it for surf fishing but it's really a versatile size that can perform varied styles and functions.
By Curt M.
Southern California
Excellent Quality to Price Ratio
November 22, 2020
This reel delivers way more quality than you would expect at the price. I'm just getting back into fishing after over a decade hiatus and back in the day a reel of this quality and features would have been priced near the top end of the market.

I usually avoid Chinese-made products like the plague (no pun intended) but this is an example of a company that is right on top of the quality control at their Chinese manufacturer.
  • Water-resistant seals
  • All metal construction
  • Soundness of overall design
  • Handle is strong yet light with nice ergonomics
  • Spool is braid-ready
  • Spool is on the small side for a 3000
  • Not as free-spinning and smooth as a Daiwa, but that's a function of the water-resistant design so this isn't really a con
By Brian
Chesapeake, VA
good for the money
September 12, 2020
relatively lightweight vs the competition and well built, not as smooth as a Shimano nor Daiwa- comparable to Penn without the weight
  • good price
By Matt
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Excellent throw away reel
September 12, 2020
Bought this reel last off season, initial hopes were high. Seemingly very well built, nice and smooth out of the box, and a decent drag. After 5 months of fairly light use the bearings started to make noise. During disassembly for service, both side plates were too tight for the factory tool to handle, and the inserts stripped out almost instantly. Grabbed the trusty vice grips, and instantly the threads ripped out of the case rendering the entire case and side plates useless.
  • Price
  • Sub par materials used
By Sead
richmond virginia
Beast of a reel
June 2, 2020
This was my first "pricey" reel and it was worth every penny. It's built amazingly and durable, since it was weather sealed i didnt have to worry about it dropping the sand, and when it did i just washed it out with saltwater and didnt have any issues with it.
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Looks great, light
March 19, 2020
Seems like many of the bugs that impacted this reel are worked out. Checked out several, they were smooth and super light
  • Lightweight
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.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
David Donaghy
from Fairhaven Ma. asked:
September 6, 2018
Could you tell me the weight of a TSSHD6000 spinning reel
1 Answer
1lb .5 kg
Submitted by: Bernie on September 10, 2018

C. Pierre
from Long Island NY asked:
April 10, 2018
Can the retrieve be switched left to right and vice versus?
1 Answer
The Tsunami TSSHD6000 Shield Spinning Reel's handle can not be switched to a right handed crank model.
Submitted by: Donald on April 12, 2018

from Lynn,ma asked:
September 3, 2017
Is there any warranty on the reel?
1 Answer
We have a 30 un used return policy. Any other warranties will go through the manufacturer. We can help in any way working with the manufacturers if needed.
Submitted by: Donald on September 5, 2017

William Hillman
from Please Choose Florida State asked:
May 10, 2017
What is the drag on the tsunami 6000 Shield
1 Answer
William, Hello this reel has 20lbs of drag
Submitted by: Tyler on May 11, 2017

Brian Sommer
from Florida asked:
January 3, 2017
How many lbs of drag
1 Answer
The max drag for the Tsunami TSSHD6000 Shield Spinning Reel is 20 lbs.
Submitted by: Donald on January 3, 2017


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