The Shimano Tiagra’s are the go-to Game Reels when you’re chasing fish that can really heat up a drag.
It’s those pelagic that are capable of fighting for hours, repeatedly making long runs which can cause your reel settings to change, leading to insufficient pressure being put on a fish or at worst a broken line.
The Shimano Tiagra game reels automatically compensates for any heat build-up to maintain the original drag setting though Shimano’s automatic Hydrothermal Drag System.
Further to this, the Tiagra’s pre-lubricated graphite drag washer is resistant to salt water and will always operate smoothly.
The practical fishing knowledge and the resulting design of the Tiagra is incredible.
The leverage created by an angler in a game chair or stand-up rod bucket and harness with a big fish on the end of the line creates an enormous amount of pressure.
This is why the Tiagra’s one-piece frame is machine-cut from aluminium tube to a thickness of seven millimetres.
It’s also why Tiagra has:
- A-RB bearings
- Heavy-duty stainless steel gears
- Two speed shifting mechanism where the pinion and drive gears are continuously meshed
The Shimano Tiagra also feature a calibrated pre-set drag knob, which has detents that adjust in approximately half-pound increments.
It is however only a reference guide to be used when setting the drag and is no substitute for doing it through a loaded rod with a set of scales. At 89 decibels the ratchet is also the loudest of any production reel.
The Tiagra ‘A’ series feature:
- Heavy gold anodising
- Drilled drag quadrant with a drag curve suited to Australian conditions
- A specially designed rubberised power handle.
The heavier anodising makes the Shimano Tiagra highly resistant to the ravages of salt water, while the click-stop drag quadrant allows for more precise drag adjustments.
The counter-balanced handle falls easily to hand to make winding easier and its rubberised ‘tackiness’ combats sweaty palms which can be a problem during the course of a long fight or when fishing in tropical waters.
For those big fishing experiences head to Mossops Tackle World for your required equipment.
|Key Feature||Hydrothermal Drag|
|Drag Range||13-45 Drag Power range (kg)|
|Retrieve Per Crank Range||38-56/91-104 Retrieve range (cm)|
|Product Code||Description||Gear Ratio||Bearings||Drag Power (Kg)||Mono Capacity (kg/m)||Braid Capacity (lb/yds)||Weight (g)|
|TI50WA||Tiagra 50W A||3.1:1, 1.3:1||4.0||20.0||23/777||80/1575||2447.0|
|TI50WLRSA||Tiagra 50W LRS A||3.1:1, 1.3:1||4.0||20.0||36/503||80/1575||2447.0|