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Shimano Trinidad Saltwater Star Drag Trolling Fishing Reel (Model: 12A)

ID: 79146 (Reel-TN12A)
Shimano Trinidad Saltwater Star Drag Trolling Fishing Reel (Model: 12A)
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  • High efficiency gearing; X-Ship gear support system
  • Dartainium II drag
  • Magnumlite spool
  • Compact, one-piece cold forged aluminum frame and left sideplate; one-piece cold forged and machined AL right sideplate
  • 8 shielded anti rust bearing
  • Super stopper with silent twin pawl assist stopper
  • Light weight handle knob
  • E.I. anti corrosion surface treatement
Trinidad is a name that resonates with all Saltwater Anglers. It has earned an impeccable reputation for power and reliability world wide. Our quest for the new Trinidad A was no easy task. Lighter, smaller and more compact were the key physical characteristics and they were accomplished. The performance goal was to build the best casting reel in this category. We shattered our targets and have built a reel for casting which all others will be measured by.

X-Ship: 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.

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 drive train that causes gears to bind under pressure.

Model: TN12A
Bearings: 8+1
PowerPro Line Capacity (lb test / yds): 40/280,50/275,65/175
Mono Line Capacity (lb test / yds): 12/300,14/420,16/220
Weight (oz): 14
Line Retrieve Per Crank (in): 38
Gear Ratio: 6.3:1
Max Drag (lb): 17

Manufacturer: Shimano

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