The Shimano Torium HG TOR20HGA Star Drag Reel performs at a level usually reserved for elite level (and priced) Japanese and American made reels. Luckily, the bourgeois TOR20HGA is priced suitably for us members of the fishing proletariat – coming in at just over two bills. Shimano really hit a home run with the TOR20HGA – it’s got the newly designed “S” Compact Body construction that gives the reel a much better Feng Shui if you will – efficiently using all the available space for a better, more symphonic operation. Speaking of efficiency, the High Efficiency Gearing system that resides inside the TOR20HGA utilizes a much larger and more powerful main gear that gives you much more cranking power and really puts the screws to the large, powerful fish that the TOR20HGA is designed to target. Those targets can include large bass and bluefish, amberjack, yellowtail, cobia, king mackerel, mahi, and schoolie sized tuna. The cold-forged aluminum spool will hold just about 500 yards of 50# braid, or 300 yards of 50# braid with room for a 75 yard 60# mono topshot – perfect for hard charging jigging applications which, with a 6.2:1 gear ratio, the TOR20HGA is perfectly suited for. The Shimano Torium HG TOR20HGA Star Drag Reel has the power to stop large predatory fish, pumping out 24# of smooth drag thanks to the newly designed Cross Carbon Drag system.
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