Shimano :: Star Drag Reels :: Torium


Shimano Torium

Overall Customer Rating: 4.62 of 5 stars Shimano Torium Reels 4.62 out of 5 (8 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Shimano
Series: Star Drag Reels
Model: Torium
Reel Type: Conventional

Shimano Torium specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type


14/300, 16/270, 20/200


3 BB/1 RB




16/450, 20/320


3 BB/1 RB




20/420, 25/300


3 BB/1 RB




25/420, 30/350


3 BB/1 RB




40/490, 50/440


3 BB/1 RB



* All Torium Reels specifications from the official Shimano catalog. Shimano reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


Fishermen's opinions about Shimano Torium

Shimano Torium

Smooth and fast


2/6/2013 4:59:00 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Use it for boat fishing striped bass in long island sound from boat. Very smooth, lots of power, handle very comfortable. Paired with a 6-1/2 foot rod rated for 20-40 lb, gives you a good feel for feathering the bottom in 20-140 feet of water. Power and speed comes in handy when using heavy sinkers up to 20 oz. on 65 lb braid.
Thumbs up on this baby.
Reviewed by: Edward Huddle

Shimano Torium

Great Reel


1/24/2013 9:47:10 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I fish in the gulf of Mexico 2-3 times per week, and the Torium consistently delivers excellent results catching King, Ling, AJ, Dolphin, Snapper, Grouper, bull reds, and pretty much any fish over 10 lbs. I've used most of the others, including higher end shimano models, and Torium is the best value around.
Keep it clean and lubricated, as with any reel, and you'll get years of dependable use.
Reviewed by: Bubba (Orange Beach, AL)

Shimano Torium

Not for Deep Dropping


1/15/2013 9:46:04 AM 3 of 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars

Bought this reel for bottom fishing out of Hatteras,NC. I have used it 6 times. Started hearing grinding noise and the reel lost it's smoothness. I sent it to Shimano and they told me the gears were shot, now i did hook up with a few good size shark, but i do not think this reel is for med to heavy applications.
For striper,sheepshead, and tautogs yeh this would do it. 80% of my gear is Shimano, just going with something better.
Reviewed by: rons (Texas)

Shimano Torium

Great Reel


1/7/2013 10:51:35 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this reel for a few years fishing New York's saltwater and never a problem.
I have 6 Torium reels in different sizes that I fish for stripers and bottom fish and they never let me down.
Reviewed by: BBSporter (United States, New York)

Shimano Torium

shimano Torium and Tallus


12/26/2012 10:53:34 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

What a combo . I purchased a torium 20 and a 7 ft shimano tallus rod for deep water Cod and trolling for the striped ones in the spring . With the 6.2 :1 ratio its no problem pulling 8 to 15 lb. cod up in 150 ft or more of water . As for troling in the spring its not uncommon to get multiple hook ups . This combo has more than enough strength to put them in the box . Shimano makes top quality equipment and I would highly recommend it to every fisherman out there .
Reviewed by: JETTY PACER (Bucks County Pa)

Shimano Torium

Smooth drag


12/13/2012 10:51:00 AM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

Works well, feels sturdy and is well balanced and powerful. Spooled with 80# braid on a 6'6" med heavy rod.
Great performance at a moderate price.
Reviewed by: Toadster (United States, Florida)

Shimano Torium

Great Reels


12/6/2012 10:52:10 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I have used toriums for a few years now and have never had a single problem with them. My torium 16 has reeled in yellowtail, dorado, and yellow-fin tuna without a hiccup. The drag is smooth and has a lot of adjustment range when you need it, and it casts like a dream. I just picked up a 14 and paired it with a 7 foot Seeker rod.
It's the perfect kayak fishing outfit for southern California.
Reviewed by: sportsman (United States, California)

Shimano Torium

Best value


11/19/2012 10:52:54 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

If you're looking for a great performing reel but don't want to break the bank then this is the reel to buy.
I use a Torium 20 and have caught 40 lb Yellowin Tuna with 20lb test spooled.
I've used mine for 5 years now and have had zero problems with it.
Reviewed by: Halof (United States, California)

Using the 5 star rating system how would you recommend the Shimano Torium Reel?
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