Versatile 2-speed clutch puts you in total control
Sturdy graphite frame and sideplates
4 A-RB® (Anti-Rust Bearings)
Barrel handle grip
The Shimano TLD Reels' hard-nosed Triton Lever Drag technology and a versatile 2-speed clutch put you in control no matter which species you'll be slugging it out with. Big fish anglers can expect years of durable performance from the TLD Reels. Sturdy graphite frame and side-plates, aluminum spool, 4 corrosion-resistant A-RB® stainless steel ball bearings, rod clamp, barrel handle grip for leverage and comfort. Audible clicker increases freespool tension.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charliethetuna Can't miss classic
Bought another TLDII to fill out the lineup, my 2nd TLD 20. The 20 is probably the best in the series as far as ergonomics. With Spectra backing you have ample room and power to fish 40 or 50lb for any tuna under 100lbs. Unlike the 30 which is where the reels width starts to create side to side torque as you reel under pressure from a fish, the 20 is narrow and does not hit you hard with the side to side torque. Like all tldII the drag is super smooth and never misses a beat. Light , easy to use with a now classic look
March 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pescadorjj2 Another Shimano triumph
The Shimano TLD is a reel that I have used and enjoyed over the past 20 years. I have purchased 6 TLD's and had to repair only one, and it was very minor. They are all still in service. I find them to be rugged and dependable, fishing the waters of San Francisco, Mexico, and now in Panama. Big fish do not intimidate a Shimano fisherman! While I have not tried out my new TLD30II 2 speed reel, I am looking forward to more success in the second week of January 2013.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RangerMike61 Absolute beast
One of the best conventional saltwater reels for the price. This reel is solidly built and performs flawlessly. I do not feel I would need to spend more to get any better quality and performance. I use this for grouper and appreciate the 2 speed.
December 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by pshooks great bang for the buck
I have two TLD 50s and a TLD 20 and have been using them for the past three years without a hitch. The drag mechanisms are smooth and responsive and the graphite body is so much easier to handle than comparable steel models. A great performing reel. Highly recommended.
October 22, 2008