Super Stopper

Super Stopper uses a one-way,
stainless steel roller bearing that
eliminates backplay. This provides
the angler with instant hooksetting
Shimano Speedmaster IV TSM4 Reel
E.I. Surface Treatment

With E.I., after the anodization process is finished,
a second layer of surface treatment is added. This
Treatment is forced into the remaining surface
impurities. This gives salt no hideout, and also
results in an extremely smooth-to-the-touch finish.
(So don?t forget to back your spool with tape or a
few wraps of mono before installing your
PowerPro A reel with the E.I. Surface treatment
has more than double the corrosion resistance of
a standard anodized reel.
S A-RB Bearings

These bearings have been through
the same process as our A-RB
bearings, but feature shields on
both sides of the bearings that
reduce the possibility of salt or sand
inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
Super Free (SF)

The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear
system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on
the spool shaft during the cast. In standard
baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed
down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually
drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and
limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion
gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when the
clutch is disengaged the pinion gear and spool
shaft are kept in precise alignment. The result is
zero friction on the spool shaft for increased
Variable Brake System (VBS)

VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to
aid in controlling the cast. The individual brake
weights, when turned on, are forced outward at
the beginning of the cast when backlashes most
often occur, causing friction that reduces the
speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins
to slow, the pressure lessens, allowing the spool
to continue spinning. The result is a much more
consistent spool speed that is easier to manage
and takes advantage of the reel's maximum
casting distance. Settings range from zero
weights turned on for true freespool and up to 6
weights turned on for extremely windy conditions
and maximum cast control.

X-Ship provides improved gear
durability. By supporting the pinion
gear on both ends with bearings,
the pinion gear maintains precise
alignment with the drive gear. This
means the gears will stay in the
same position under the heaviest
loads. The added benefit is that
friction between the spool shaft and
gear are eliminated. This will
enhance the casting performance
of the reel with lighter lures, and
allow for longer casts.
High Effeciency Gearing (HEG)

HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the
frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First
we increased the size of the drive gear and the
pinion gear to offer increased leverage and
power. By using a one-piece frame that
incorporates the setplate and adding a one-piece
stamped sideplate, we have eliminated flex in the
drivetrain that causes normal gears to bind under
pressure. By eliminating the flex and increasing
the leverage, we are able to provide high-speed
retrieves and deliver an incredible amount of
torque, while maintaining the smooth, silent
retrieve Shimano reels are famous for.

•Diecast Aluminum Frame
•Stamped Aluminum Right Sideplate
•Aluminum Braced Graphite Non-
Handle Sideplate
•Aluminum Spool
•Rod Clamp
•Manual Clutch (excluding 300 LC,
500LC & 600LC which are Auto-
•A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings)
•Super Stopper
•Assist Stopper
•Dartainium Drag
•Oversized Cast Control Knob
•Septon Handle Grips
•Oversized Clicker Button
•Double Paddle Handle (300 models
•Counter Balanced Handle (Excluding
300, 300LC, 700 and 800)
•Adjustable Handle Shank (700 and
800 only)
•Non-Disengaging Levelwind System
•Palmable Linecounter with
Maintenance Port (300LC, 500LC,
600LC only)
•Crossbar Forward Design
•Metal Series
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono,
Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
•3 Bearings
•Retrieve Range 44 (in)
•17.6 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Star Drag
•11 (lb) Drag Power
•Moderate Crank Power
•Moderate Cast Rating
Series : SpeedMaster IV
Family Type : Star Drag
Models Offered : 1
Key Feature : Speed Retrieve
Ball Bearings : 3
Roller Bearings : 0
Maximum Drag (lb) : 11 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) : 44
The Shimano TSM4 SpeedMaster Salt Water
Conventional Reel Speed's 6.0:1 gear ratio will
help you catch more fish...period. with certain fish,
including wahoo, tuna, bonito, albacore and
kingfish, a super fast retrieve is necessary to
entice a strike. The SpeedMaster's total free spool
also allows it to be cast easily and features a ball
bearing titanium drag, stainless main and pinion
gears, stainless reel foot, aluminum spool, strike
alarm and a power handle. Its frame is built tough
from strong, non-corrosive one-piece
graphite/titanium. This product has a (3) ball
bearing, 6.0:1 gear ratio and (3) options for line
capacity. for line 20, this reel has a capacity of up
to 480-yards, line 25 up to 390-yards and line 30
up to 330-yards.
There is perhaps one reel that is more popular, in
New Zealand, with anglers after kingfish than any
other. It is the TSM IV from Shimano. This reel is
almost a classic in that it has endured the test of
time. It is reassuring to know that plenty of spare
parts are available in the unlikely event that you
should need them.

This is a true star drag casting reel with a clutch
system that allows the spool to totally disengage
from the drag. There is a small knob on the end
plate that you can turn to control the cast. This
causes a very light drag to be applied to the spool
to pre­vent over-runs and their re­sulting bird's
To cast you simply place your thumb on the spool
and with your other hand flick back the clutch lever
to dis­engage the drag. After cast­ing you flick the
clutch lever forward and start winding. It is possible
to send your popper or jig a considerable distance
with a TSM IV. I well remember being on a launch
in the Marlborough Sounds and making a good
cast with the TSM IV that turned out to be a bit
longer than anticipated, resulting in a new
home-made popper becoming hopeless embedded
in native bush some way up a hillside near French
Pass !