Shimano Trinidad Reels


Shimano's new Trinidad reels deliver a high-speed (6.2:1) retrieve that eats up some 22 feet of line per second, making them ideal for high-speed jigging or ripping lures across the surface for tuna, wahoo, dolphin, billfish and mackerel. The oversized gearbox allows for the incorporation of large, heavy-duty gears and an extra-large drag, both designed to handle years of abuse from big, fast fish. The frame is made of machined aluminum, while the endplate and gearbox are created through a cold-forging process that allows them to be stamped as a single unit. The reels also feature six ball bearings for smooth performance, an adjustable clicker with 14 tension settings, and four removable weights for precise casting control. The three models in the Trinidad line are the TN-16 (460 yrds./16 lb. mono; $380), the TN-20 (430 yrds./20 lb.; $400) and the TN-30 (350 yrds./30 lb.; $420). Shimano, Irvine, CA; (949) 951-5003.