Shimano Torium HGA Reels
new Shimano Torium HGA is a
powerful compact saltwater conventional reel that is packed with
features and the
durability demanded by saltwater anglers. This reel is a
standout performing saltwater fishing reel for a variety of species from
inshore striped bass and bottom fishing to deep water wrecks to bluewater
live bait fishing and jigging. It offers excellent castability!
When comparing an old Shimano Torium to the new Torium HGA one can see
lots of improvements. First and foremost it is light (2-3oz lighter than
predecessor), compact/comfortable in the hand (S-Concept Body) and has a
very beautiful smooth finish (E.I.).
The S-Concept Body is a key element to the Shimano Torium HGA reel which results in a reel that feels one size smaller
in your hand. It also offers a rigid, stronger and more durable body.
Shimano's proprietary E.I. surface treatment after anodization drastically improves the corrosion
resistance of the reel. The E.I. treatment eliminates all micro surface
impurities leaving no place for salt to adhere, as a result doubling the
to a standard anodized reel.
The features that are internal and not seen are important too! The
Shimano Torium HGA Series features a "cross carbon drag" offering more
max drag (24-lbs, 2-lbs more than the old dartanium drags) and better
long term performance with super smooth and consistent high drag
pressures. The New Torium HGA has the same high speed 6.2:1 HEG (high
efficiency gearing) for fast yet powerful cranking with amazing
leverage. It also has the same rock solid
Super Stopper anti-reverse utilizes a one-way clutch roller bearing that
eliminates back play and provided the angler with instant hook setting
power. Even though the Torium HGA has a stylish new handle with an
ergonomic grip, Shimano also kept the angler favorite multi-position
The Shimano Torium TOR-HGA is anticipated to be available March/April 2015.