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Shimano Torium 16 Fishing Reels

Fishing Reels Manufacturer: Shimano
Shimano Model: Torium 16
Review Category: Fishing Reels

Purchase: I purchased this reel at Angler's Choice in San Diego, CA for 169.99.

Things I like about the Shimano Torium 16: The first thing I noticed about this reel is that it looked a lot like the more expensive Tiagra series also offered by Shimano. I took it out to a 3/4 day trip from Seaforth Sportsfishing and had a blast with it. For the price, it casted very smooth. I would rate it about an 8 out of a possible 10 for casting. I thought the 25 lb yellowtail I was fighting was going to do a number on the drag. But the drag system performed great. And it still does. Besides and aftertrip rinse, it basically doesn't need any maintenance. Great reel.

What I don't like about the Shimano Torium 16: The oversized gear box made it a little difficult for me to cup the reel (personal preference). Other than that, everything was great.

Torium 16 quality: The construction quality of this reel is great. You can easily tell you have a quality reel for the price you paid. So far, it is my favorite reel in my fishing arsenal.

Torium 16 summary: All in all, the price, construction, casting and drag performance, has really impressed me. I was surprised that this reel cost so little.

Rating for this Shimano product: 5

Author of this review on Shimano Fishing Reels: Mark Delunas

Date: 2004-03-05

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