Shimano Torium HG Star Drag Reels

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  • Cross Carbon Drag
  • S A-RB Bearings
  • High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
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Along with fish-fighting power from High Efficiency Gearing (HEG) and a high-speed 6.2:1 gear ratio retrieving 46-inches of line per crank, Shimano put a major emphasis on corrosion resistance with Torium star drag reels.

Anglers will quickly notice the smaller, lighter reel platform with Shimano's "S Concept Body" design, but it will be season after season of fishing in saltwater where Shimano's E.I. corrosion treatment comes into play. By having its own manufacturing operations, Shimano is able to put the reels through a special treatment process that will withstand years of use in any saltwater environment. Plus all six Torium HG reels are designed with a one-piece die-cast frame for increased strength, along with a durable cold-forged aluminum spool.

Additional features includes Cross Carbon Drag washers for smoothness and consistent performance in high drag pressure settings, along with an A-RB anti-rust bearings.

Technology in Shimano Torium HG Reels

Hagane Body

The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.

Super Stopper Anti-Reverse

Super Stopper anti-reverse uses a one-way stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates back-play. This provides the angler with instant hook setting power.


VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. When turned on, the individual brake weights are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure with which the brake weights contact the raceway lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning.

High Efficiency Gear

HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First we increased the size of the drive gear and the pinion gear to offer increased leverage and power. By using a one-piece frame that incorporates the setplate and adding a one-piece stamped sideplate, we have eliminated flex in the drive train that causes gears to bind under pressure.


These stainless steel ball bearings are specially treated to drastically increase the corrosion resistance of the bearing. These bearings will last at least 10 times longer than standard stainless steel ball bearings in high salinity environments.

CF Aluminum Cold Forge Spool

These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.

Metal Series

The metal construction showcased in some of Shimano's finest reels now appears throughout our line of Metal Series products. Metal frames not only keep moving parts in precise alignment, they also feature the use of the latest anodizing, plating and painting techniques for beautiful and durable finishes.


Model Line Ret Mono Braided Drag Bearings Ratio Wt Ret
TOR14HGA 38 14/300, 16/270, 20/200 40/375, 50/370, 65/240 17 3+1 6.3:1 15 Right
TOR16HGA 46 16/450, 20/320, 25/260 50,530, 65/330, 80/250 24 3+1 6.2:1 18.9 Right
TOR16HGAL 46 16/450, 20/320, 25/260 50,530, 65/330, 80/250 24 3+1 6.2:1 18.9 Left
TOR20HGA 46 20/420, 25/340, 30/280 50,710, 65/375, 80/310 24 3+1 6.2:1 19.2 Right
TOR20HGAL 46 20/420, 25/340, 30/280 50/710, 65/375, 80/310 24 3+1 6.2:1 19.2 Left
TOR30HGA 46 25/420, 30/350, 40/260 50,1015, 65/515, 80/415 24 3+1 6.2:1 19.8 Right
TOR30HGAL 46 25/420, 30/350, 40/260 50/1015, 65/515, 80/415 24 3+1 6.2:1 19.8 Left

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