Rated 4 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael92614 Smooth!
This is the best real for the money! I used last weekend on the back-side of Catalina and caught some bass, nothing that big but the Shimano Torium is very easy to use and works under any condiitonns. A multifunctional reel.
March 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by cudakilla power reel
I bought the TOR30 reel last year after comparing several others, went in to bass pro to look at it myself. I was looking for a reel that I could cast from the boat and that had extra power to reel in the monsters. the 6.3:1 gearing is exceptional. The reel did not disapoint.
It is very smooth on the cast using power pro braid, and the retr. is quick and smooth as well. From 250' depth to top water fishing the reel proforms great. Weight is not that bad if you consider the size & line cap, and if paired with the right rod can be balanced quite easilly. I paired mine with a Shimano 7' tallus casting rod.
Gears feel solid, as expected from a shimano.
If you can aford it, it is a good reel for the price. And you get what you pay for from shimano.
This is NOT a beginers reel by nomeans, more suited for seasoned anglers.
May 11, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gators5220 Jigging Reels
I bought a couple of Torium 20's for my clients to use when I take them vertical jigging for snapper, grouper, and reef donkeys (aj's), mostly because they were cheap...I have to say I've been very impressed I've gotten three years of hard use out of them, they don't owe me anything. I had some Daiwa saltist before and they were peices of junk, the freespool levers always broke, I wouldn't use a daiwa saltist for a boat anker. This coming from a guide with almost 15 years of experience.
February 5, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJAngler26 Great Reel!
I think the Torium is a great reel for the price. I have had my two Torium 20's for 2 years now and have had no problems. The reel is very study feeling and very smooth. It casts pretty well and works great for all my saltwater applications. Ive done everything from casting small poppers to cocktail blues, to trolling bunker spoons for 40+ pound stripers with this reel and have had great results all around.
July 27, 2009