Metal Series

The metal construction showcased
in some of our finest reels now
appears throughout our line of
Metal Series products. Metal
frames not only keep moving parts
in precise alignment, they also
feature the use of the latest
anodizing, plating and painting
techniques for beautiful and durable

A-RB bearings are stainless steel ball bearings that
have been through the A-RB treatment process which
makes them at least 10 times more corrosion resistant
than standard stainless steel ball bearings.

•A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) are made of Stainless
Steel that has been through the A-RB process.
• At least 10 times more corrosion resistant than
standard Stainless Steel ball bearings.
• Easy Maintenance-no shield design allows for easy
flushing of debris and easy lubrication.
•Increased Bearing Speed-no shield design and
lighter viscosity lubrication reduce friction and allow
the bearing to spin faster and longer.
Cold Forged Aluminum Spool

These spools provide increased
strength and durability over diecast
aluminum or graphite spools.
•Specially treated A-RB Anti-Rust Bearings—at least
10 times more corrosion resistant than standard
stainless steel bearings
•Metal frames keep moving parts in precise alignment
for increased efficiency and durability
•PermaLube lubrication for effortless freespooling and
long-term protection
•Ratcheting drag lever eliminates play due to boat
•Twin Disk Drag System (Ti16 and Ti130 only)
effectively doubles the drag surface for a wider range
of settings and increased durability
•Offset ergonomic power grip with soft, nonslip
Septon® grip (all models except Ti12 and Ti16)
allows natural hand, arm and wrist angles for greater
power and comfortLine recovery in inches per handle
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.
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

•Forged & Machined Aluminum
Frame, Spool and Sideplates
•Super Stopper
•Ratcheting Drag Lever
•Ergonomic Power Handle
•Metal Series
•Harness Lugs
•S A-RB (Shielded A-RB Bearings)
•A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) Roller
•Redundant Anti-Reverse System
(Oversized Roller Bearings and
Spring-loaded Ratchet and Pawl)
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono,
Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
•8+1 Bearings
•Retrieve Range 43 (in)
•29.1-36.4 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Lever Drag
•34.1 (lb) Drag Power
•Extra High Crank Power
•Moderate Cast Rating
Series : Torsa
Family Type : Lever Drag
Models Offered : 5
Key Feature : Combines Speed
and Power
Ball Bearings : 8
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 34.1 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) : 43
The high speed, high power Shimano Torsa is the
most versatile lever drag reel ever made. The Rapid
Fire™ Quick Change Drag Cam System allows Torsa
to change within seconds to cater to specific fishing
techniques. And don't forget castability! Torsa offers
better castability than all other lever drag reels.
High Speed, High Power, extremely castable, with
interchangeable drag cams for any blue water fishing
scenario you'll encounter.
With the release of Torsa, Shimano included the
largest gear they could build. This gear is 22% larger
than the Trinidad drive gear and 67% larger than the
venerated TLD 25. The amount of power generated
by Torsa's "drivetrain, oversized handle shank and
Ergonomic Power Grip is unbelievable. Power of the
reel is a Super Stopper one-way roller bearing with
Assist Stopper back-up ratchet anti-reverse system.
The system has no backplay for solid hooksetting
power and the reliability of two anti-reverse systems.
"The oversized drag washer, can generate" incredible
drag pressures for a reel its size, and is created using
the same proven material used in" the Tiagra series of
2-Speed lever drag reels.
Meticulous machining of the Cold Forged Aluminum
spool, the overall weight of the spool was reduced to
lower the startup inertia. At the same time, most of the
mass is distributed outward. This results in the spool
spinning longer, just like a bicycle wheel, where the
tire and rim contain most of the wheel's mass."
Variable Braking System uses centrifugal force to slow
down the spool at the beginning of the cast, then
reduces the braking force as the spool slows. This
gives a much more consistent spool speed, which
translates into a more manageable cast. And lastly,
the handle side of the spool is taller than the
non-handle side. This extended spool lip gives the
angler a very consistent surface to thumb during the
cast. It has shown to be valuable in testing, as it
provides more manageability than thumbing the
inconsistent surface of the line on the spool.
Shimano Torsa Reel
Model # TS16