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Shimano TLD 20 Overhead Fishing Reel

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Product Description

Shimano TLD 20 Overhead Fishing Reel

For over two decades, the Shimano TLD range of reels has been a mainstay in the Australian fishing market. There probably isn’t an offshore fisherman who doesn’t own a TLD reel.

The TLD series of fishing reels is one of the most versatile lever drag overhead reels out there. The Shimano TLD 20 Fishing Reel is one of the most popular model in this series. Best suited for light to medium tackle fishing.

Shimano TLD 20 reels are very easy to operate that even a newbie will feel like a pro in no time. All you have to do is to place a thumb on the spool, flip the lever back to the ‘free’ position and let the Shimano TLD 20 do its magic.

The lever drag system is a breeze to use pre-set your strike drag before you go fishing and no matter what you do (move from free spool or max drag) throw the lever back in to the position and your drag is set at the value you started with.

The TLd range of fishing reels from Shimano are popular amongst offshore fisho’s and can even be used on the rocks to live bait for big pelagics. Designed for big and fast fishes like small marlin, sails, mackerel, wahoo, yellowtail kingfish, yellow fin tuna, albacore, cobia and so on, this reel would never let you down.

Features and Specifications

  • Mono capacity 9kg / 640m
  • Braid Capacity 50lb / 787yds
  • Gear ratio of 3.6:1
  • Retrieve per handle crank is 81cm
  • 4 bearings
  • The maximum drag power 10kg
  • Lever drag, drag control system
  • Weight 670g
  • Graphite Frame
  • Graphite Side Plates
  • Aluminum Spool
  • Rod Clamp
  • Barrel Handle Grip

Rod Recommendations and Target Species

The Tld 20 reel is intended to be used with overhead style rods ranging in length from 1.5m up to 2.2m either fitted with runners or roller guides, the Shimano Backbone series of rods are well matched to the TLD reels. No matter if you target kings, cobia, mid sized tuna, wahoo, sharks, mackerel or big mulloway.



  • One of the most versatile drag overhead reels in the market
  • Best suited for light to medium tackle fishing
  • Designed for fast and large fishes like marlin and yellow fin tuna
  • Very easy to operate and control
  • Lightweight and durable

If you are looking for an effective, easy to use high performance game fishing reels at a great price? Then the Shimano TLD 20 Fishing Reel is certainly a great pick.



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