Monday, August 2, 2010

Shimano Tiagra 50W LRS 2-Speed Reel Review

We all know that Shimano has made name for itself in the big game fishing reel category. The Tiagra 50W LRS continues that great tradition. If you're after the big sport fish, these reels deliver.

The Simano Tiagra 50W LRS reels are tough - with their specially treated stainless steel ball bearings that are more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel by a factor of 10. The Tiagra's spools are machined from cold-forged aluminum, lending to its extreme durability even under heavy drag loads.

The screws on the side plate are chromed prevent corrosion. With 2 sets of alwyas engaged gears, gear ratio changes are quick and easy, even under load.

Drag surface is effectively doubled with the Tiagra's dual drag disks and floating drag plate. This combination provides a wide range of drag settings, increasing long-term durability. When a fish bites, the tension on the freespool increases as the clicking alarm is activated. The Septon handle grip is soft to the touch yet still lives up to the Shimano name. Parts are well lubricated and protected with the metal frame keeps all moving parts in alignment. Machined from solid aluminum stock, the frames are incredibly rigid and strong allowing extremely low tolerances.

This is a great reel and we are happy to recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. way to cut and paste from the press release.