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Shimano Tiagra Series 16lb Class 2-Speed Lever Drag Trolling Reel

The Shimano Tiagra 16 Trolling Reel is a great choice for smaller offshore species such as Dorado, Sailfish, School Tunas and may others. Anglers often spool these Fishing Reels with 20lb test monofilament to get the required line capacity.

 These reels can achieve an amazing amount of drag pressure, to maximize your reel you should fill with 60lb or 80lb Hollow-Core Spectra with a small topshot.

All Tiagras bodies and spools are constructed from Solid Bar-Stock Aluminum for strength and durability. The gears are all treated high-quality Stainless Steel for years of dependability.

All Tiagra’s feature Shimano’s famed 2-speed mechanism which has both gears always engaged for instant transmision from speed to power or vice-versa.

For extreme stopping power Shimano has introduced the Hydrothermal Drag System, this eliminates surges in drag pressures during prolonged battles. The Hydrothermal Drag System constantly cools the drag plates as it heats up during battle. This specialized mechanism has not been duplicated by any other company.

 Shimano Tiagra 16 Features:

  • A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
    Our specially treated stainless steel ball bearings are at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings.
  • Forged Aluminum Spool
    These spools are made from cold forged aluminum then machined to provide an extremely dense, solid construction that can withstand the heavy drag pressures the reels can apply.
    Chrome Plated Sideplate Screws
    The sideplate screws are chrome plated to prevent corrosion.
  • 2-Speed Gearing
    Uses 2 sets of gears that are always engaged for quick, easy gear ratio changes even under load.
    Ratcheting Drag Lever
    Eliminates the chance of the drag lever backing off due to boat vibration and allows for more precise adjustment.
  • Twin Disk Drag System
    Two drag disks and a floating drag plate effectively doubles the drag surface providing a wide range of drag settings and increased durability.
  • Clicker
    The clicker increases the tension on freespool and activates a clicking alarm when a fish bites.
  • Handle Grip
    The handle grip material, Septon, is soft to the touch and does not get slippery when wet
    This lubrication improves freespool while maintaining protection and durability of moving parts.
  • Metal Series
    With the Metal Series, metal frames keep moving parts in precise alignment for increased efficiency and durability.
  • Machined Aluminum Frame
    These frames are machined from solid aluminum pipestock, which makes them incredibly rigid and strong for ultra tight tolerances.
Line Retrieve Per Crank (High/Low in.)
Line Capacity (# Test/Yards)
Max Drag at Full w/ Freespool (lbs.)
Max Drag at Strike w/ Freespool (lbs.)
High Gear Ratio
Low Gear Ratio
16/980, 20/670, 30/430
6 BB
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