Tsunami TSSHD8000 Shield Spinning Reel

Tsunami TSSHD8000 Shield Spinning Reel

Price: $119.99
TD Code
Braid CapacitySealRatioBearingsPrice
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 4 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 8000 Shield reel contains 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 TSSHD8000 Shield Spinning Reel Features:

  • 13 internal seals for water resistant protection
  • Aluminum body
  • Machined aluminum spool and rotor
  • 4 sealed stainless steel bearing system
  • Braid ready spool
  • Carbon fiber drag system
4 Stars based on 24 reviews
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
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
3 Questions & 4 Answers
Dino Gonzalez
from New Zealand asked:
October 17, 2018
Is this reel available in right hand retrieve?
2 Answers
The Tsunami Shield Spinning Reel handles can be changed from the left side to right side.
Submitted by: Tyler on October 18, 2018
The handle can be switched for either left or right hand retrieve.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 18, 2018

Terry manning
from Plymouth,mass asked:
March 26, 2018
What is the drag and weight of reel
1 Answer
The weight of the 8000 is 18.8 oz and the max drag is 35 lbs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 27, 2018

from WI asked:
March 19, 2018
Where can I get parts?
1 Answer
For any additional parts you would need for a tsunami shield you would have to go through the manufacturer. They might have the part your looking for or have a list of dealers who carry their parts.
Submitted by: Donald on March 20, 2018


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